How is it time to already be talking about wrapping up 2017? This year has just flown past and there have been so many fun times that it makes me want to rewind and do it all over again!
The Red Republic Sydney office hit the ground running this year and while we always make sure we come up for air (que a quick conference getaway to Tangalooma Island to chat about the year ahead, feed wild dolphins, sip cocktails and soak up the Queensland sunshine) we wouldn’t have it any other way!
We started the first quarter of the year flying up to the Gold Coast to launch Australia’s first Jelly Belly store boasting over 100,000 jelly beans, in every flavour you can imagine there was plenty of fun had at Dreamworld with lots of very happy kids.
Not one to turn our backs on US traditions we kicked off the 4th of July with all our travel, media and influencer favourites at an amazing party at Milky Lane. Think beer pong, hot dogs, loaded fries and unlimited soft serve buffets to get that all American feeling with Topdeck Travel, we even gave away a free trip to California!
Flying pass the mid-year mark, our amazing team pulled off a four day festival for Broadway Sydney that featured the likes of Tash Sefton, Carissa Walford, Yan Yan Chan, Jasmin Howell, Adam Liaw, Taline Gabriel and Max Made… Plus some of Triple J’s favourite bands rocked each night while we dined out on Zeus Greek Street Eats and The Burger Project including mega-babe Kyle Lionhart who got ‘In Bed With Carissa’ before playing an intimate set at Bondi Pizza to kick off the festivities!
We’ve actually been back to Broadway a few times working on its Fringe Festival art exhibition and most recently with the ultimate ‘Kris Kringle’, Kris Smith and Oxfam to encourage customers be the makers of goodwill this Christmas and give a little back.
We have also welcomed some new faces to the team this year not to be outshined by our favourite new furry team member Edwina the Chow Chow, who seems to distract us over actually contributing but how can you not love that furry face? (bias mum).
The Red Republic Sydney team wish you all an amazing summer holiday, we hope you enjoy lots of friends and family time and knowing me, a little too much food and wine.
See you in 2018 for another action packed year.
Group Account Director, Sydney!