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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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Sway Cocktail Bar and Lounge

Ford Digital Agency is pleased to welcome new client Sway Cocktail Bar and Lounge.  If you haven’t already, head down to this great cocktail bar located on buzzing Constance Street in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.  This multi-level NYC inspired venue is offering VIP bottle service within luxurious booths which can host up to 20 people.  Sway Cocktail Bar & Lounge will provide house lovers and Brisbanites with access to the best local and international DJ’s on offer.  Like our Facebook page to stay tuned to upcoming events.

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November PR wrap-up

We’re hoping everyone has had an exciting November as we head into the last and busiest month of the year. Our clients are looking forward to a fun-filled December, but firstly here’s a recall of the month that was.

All of our clients were mentioned for being open over the G20 weekend, including The Urban List,  Gourmand and Gourmet, and The Weekend Edition.

New Farm venue Ponycat were featured in The Urban List for being among one of Brisbane’s best breakfasts, have you tried their Eggs Benny with smoked salmon? Its to die for!

Also featured in The Urban List was Howzat! Burger offering “burgers to satisfy every palate”.  Philip Johnson’s venue e’cco bistro were written about in Brisbane News Magazine in a review by Tony Harper and were also featured in Style Magazine‘s social sections covering the relaunch which took place in October.

Dutch Courage Officers’ Mess owner Matthew Hilan also featured in Style Magazine‘s Bachelor Profile for November.  Dutch Courage also got a mention in The Urban List for Melbourne Cup as one of 15 things to do this November in Brisbane.

Finally, Cobbler in West end were also featured in The Urban List for being one of Brisbane’s Best Dive Bars.  The Good Guide also commented “Sundays are fundays at Cobbler!”  If you’re stocking over 350 whiskies we can totally understand why its so much fun!

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September PR wrap-up

Ford Digital have had an excellent month grabbing numerous opportunities for clients.  The icing on top of the cake, Ford Digital Director Natalina Ford featured in the Sunday Mail’s, U on Sunday in an article by Liz Golding.

Dutch Courage Officers’ Mess appeared in this month’s edition of Cleo where they were described as Brisbane’s Gin Palace with over 80 varieties of gin.  DC were also featured in Fashion Weekly Magazine which encourages Brisbanites to experience Alfred Street’s newest bar with a unique theme.  Among this, Dutch Courage were also the subject of numerous blog posts by The Music Magazine, Styling You, and Our Town Brisbane.  Concrete Playground ranked Dutch Courage’s Martini Henry in their Ten Best Martinis in Brisbane write up, and Urban List included them in their Where To Find the Best Espresso Martinis article AND in their Top 10  bars and pubs for 2014 (so far)!  All this martini talk is making us thirsty!

Cobbler were featured by BMAG’s Majella McMahon  in First Class: Learn the art of cocktail making.  The Sunday Mail’s, U on Sunday’s Wendy Hughes claimed Cobbler’s whiskey selection as the best in Australia in her write up “Doors open to hidden gems”.  Pictured within the write up is Dominic Xavier who was recently up for Rookie of the Year in last month’s Sydney Bar Awards.

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Both of Phillip Johnson’s venue’s E’cco Bistro and Howzat! Burger received mentions this month.  Fiona Donnelly from Queensland Taste mentioned e’cco’s upcoming new look and renovation along with Natascha Mirosch from Good Food.  Howzat! Burger were suggested by The Weekend Edition for somewhere to take your dad to on Father’s Day at Eat Street Markets.  Style Magazine named Howzat! among Brisbane’s Best Burgers.

Kettle & Tin’s Big Tin Milkshake was also featured in Style Magazine as one of Brisbane’s best peanut butter dishes.

What a month!

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Hello, Howzat! Burger

Howzat Burger and Ford Digital Agency have teamed up! Be sure to check out our newest client, a delicious set-up by E’cco Bistro chef Philip Johnson.

One to try is the coke battered melted caramello koala, toasted marshmallow and salted raspberry caramel sauce, back for a limited time only.

Watch this space for more upcoming news!

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Martin Lange crowned Hendricks Gin King!

Congratulations are in order for Cobbler owner Martin Lange who won Hendricks Hot Gin Punch Competition in Vanuatu! He was one of 11 finalists from Australia and one of the four chosen from Brisbane.

Check out his video entry here.

Head down to Cobbler to try one of their amazing cocktails!

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