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Naughty or nice Valentine’s Day events

Love is in the air and time is running out to book your event with your special Valentine!  We’ve got a couple of events to win you over…

Ecco Bistro are hosting Valentine’s Day lunch and dinner, get in quick as e’cco bistro are fully booked for dinner already!  Why not take this rare opportunity to head down to e’cco bistro for lunch on a Saturday, open only for this special occasion for which Philip Johnson’s specially designed a lunch menu.

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For an alternative Valentines Day vibe check out Fifty Shades of Sway at Sway Cocktail Bar & Lounge. A naughty night designed for singles, couples, or groups.  Whoever you are, ditch the traditional dinner or singles event and tickle your tastebuds with Sway’s special Valentine’s cocktails. It gets even better…  be one of the first 50 guests through the door and receive a Mr Grey goody bag… or should we say naughty bag, including a mask, handcuffs and a whip.


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December PR wrap-up

Happy New Year Everyone!  2014 was an amazing year for Ford Digital Agency and our clients and we think 2015 is going to be even bigger and better.  December, the party season month was super busy for all of our clients and as we all look forward to the new year – here’s a quick recall of what we got up to at the end of 2014.

Dutch Courage Officer’s Mess had the busiest month featuring in numerous even listings including BMag’s “Ultimate Guide to NYE in Brisbane” along with new client Sway Cocktail Bar & Lounge and Cobbler Speakeasy.   They were also named one of Brisbane’s top picks for New Year’s Eve and among Brisbane’s best New Years Eve parties.  More notably  since opening in June, Dutch Courage was featured in the Urban List who named good ol Dutch as one of   Brisbane’s Best Bars of 2014 (from the whole of Australia!). Amongst all of this, Dutch Courage were also featured in the Weekend Edition in a round up of the freshest new summer brews.

Cobbler‘s Led Zeppelin cocktail made the Weekend Edition’s seasonal cocktail list boasting ingredients such as fresh Bowen mangoes, Pisco, Campari, lemon juice and leatherwood honey. Cobbler also made it into West End Magazine’s “4101 Mover’s & Shakers”.  Dominic Xavier (pictured below), Cobbler’s award-winning bartender recently returning from competing in the international final in New York City for Bulldog Gin’s Defying Conformity competition after recently winning the Australian final.

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Sway Cocktail Bar and Lounge is our third venue to be featured in the Weekend Edition’s seasonal cocktail list.  Head down and try their Spritz blend featuring Aperol, Chandon and a twist of peach, garnished with grapefruit, orange and lime.  They also featured in numerous listings boasting their Hedkandi NYE White Glitter Ball, including Scenestr’s New Year’s Eve Guide to Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Sunshine Coast.

2015 marks the opening of Howzat Burger at The Triffid, Brisbane’s newest beer garden and live music venue in Newstead.  Grab a Triffid Burger, open Tuesdays through to Sundays.  The Weekend Edition and Gourmand & Gourmet both mentioned the opening of Howzat at The Triffid.  The Don burger made it onto Eat Drink and be Kerry‘s list of the 10 best burgers in Brisbane.

E’cco Bistro were featured in Indulge Magazine “Resounding e’cco” where journalist Chris Hassall boasts e’cco’s incredible menu.   2014 marked the amazing relaunch of e’cco Bistro and Queensland Tourism writes “E’cco Bistro is well and truly roaring into its 20s, celebrating two decades of serving Brisbanites.” Photos of the spectacular relaunch event were featured in My City Life‘s December social pages.

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SWAY’s Hedkandi NYE VIP’s

Ford Digital Agency was pleased to host some of Brisbane’s VIP personalities at  Sway Cocktail Bar and Lounge‘s  Hedkandi NYE White Glitter Ball.

VIP guests included QLD young cricketer Nick Buchanan, Big Brother runner up Skye Wheatley, Channel 7 personality Liz Cantor, Vivien’s model and social influencer Michaela Wain, and Miss World Queensland finalist and TV personality Hayley Wilson. View the full album here.

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“DC has a charm that takes revellers on a journey.”

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Map Magazine describes Dutch Courage Officers’ Mess as “A welcome addition to Brisbane, a place that will transport people back to a time when explorers of new frontiers would face adventure and discovery with a sense of humour and playfulness.”

Head down to check out the bar’s 240-plus choice of liqueurs and spirits, and encompass yourself in it’s unique character.

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Click here to read the latest issue of Map Magazine online.


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Cobbler featured in Qantas in-flight Magazine

Ford Digital Agency  are proud to announce that one of our clients, Cobbler, has been featured in the small bar section of the Qantas in-flight magazine for this month! A great achievement to be featured in a magazine with high circulation and readership distributed and available on all Qantas flights.

The article boasts Cobbler’s whiskey selection and seasonal cocktail list, so join the crowd and try one today.

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NOW OPEN: Dutch Courage Officers’ Mess


Dutch Courage Officers’ Mess opened it’s doors to the public on Friday 20th June. With the help of us at Ford Digital Agency, Dutch Courage owner Matthew Hilan hosted a VIP media launch party on Thursday 26th June.

The exciting event was attended why the who’s who of Brisbane and was hailed as “the must-attend event” by the Courier Mail’s U on Sunday. Guests included The Voice Australia’s Luke Kennedy, Brisbane Lions’ Daniel Rich, Big Brother’s Mike Goldman, Channel 10’s Josh Holt, and social darling Amelia Sprenger who recently wed Australian Olympian Christian Sprenger.

Photo’s are up on the Dutch Courage Officer’s Mess Facebook page, check out who else partied with us! Here a few sneaky peaks.



Good Food Month is back in Brisbane!

084177ba-bf7c-b222-0d0f-fe81adc3af43-1We are all so excited for Good Food Month here at Ford Digital Agency, we love food and a couple of our clients have some great deals on so check them out!

The Kettle & Tin, a well established Paddington restaurant, is offering good dinner under $30, a Lancashire hotpot for main, and Portuguese tart for desert. For more information click here.

Bohemian Rhapsody will take place on July 29th. The Kettle & Tin are teaming up with Hobohemia to deliver five tastes of varied street food with a beverages to match including a selection of wines from the Kettle & Tin’s brand new wine list.

Newly opened Dutch Courage Officers’ Mess in Fortitude Valley is part of the Bar Hop event. Offering a delicious Tanqueray gin cocktail paired with cayenne and black pepper calamari for just $20! For more information click here.

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Fantastic deals by two of our clients so hurry down  and don’t miss out, offers end on July 31st!

PR Photos – Camilla Chaplin’s website

Last year we coordinated a very lovely PR shoot for our client Camilla Chaplin and we’re pleased to announce that her brand new website is now live.  The images look fabulous and fit in well with a fresh, healthy and clean living vibe.

Check them out on her website – www.camillachaplin.com.au

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PR Photoshoot for Camilla Chaplin

We recently organised a PR shoot for the lovely Camilla Chaplin – Chinese Medicine, Nutritionist and Women’s Fertility Expert – AND she looks absolutely amazing!

Camilla has just joined the I Quit Sugar program as a guest writer/ health expert.  The health industry can expect to see alot more of Camilla this year!

The photos will be used for her upcoming website and for media.
Photos by Callie Marshall / MUA Fairlie Exintaris.

Check out the rest of the photos in the Facebook Album.

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