Alumni from the Media, Marketing, Advertising & Media Agencies, PR agencies and all associated suppliers from the past few decades are invited to come along for a few drinks at a Sunday Session at the Brisbane Hotel on Sunday 19 May from 2pm to 6pm.
The event is born from a simple idea of creating an opportunity for anyone who has been part of the wider Advertising, Marketing, Media & PR industries over the past few decades to catch up with old friends and familiar faces over a few drinks at an open invitation event. It is quite simply an opportunity to get together with a range of old industry mates who you may or may not get to see regularly these days and reconnect over a few drinks.
The first event was held last year as Christmas Drinks in November with an initial smaller group of alumni via a call-out on social media to test the idea and from the success of that there was encouragement to grow the idea with a call-out and open invitation across the industry for a mid-year event.
“If you ever enjoyed going to a Sunday Session and bumping into a stack of friends from far and wide in the one place – then this is what we are trying to recreate at the Brisbane Hotel on two Sunday’s during the year,” said organiser, Alischa Wunsch, Managing Director of Multiplier Digital (ex The West Australian & Fairfax). “Grab a couple of industry friends you’ve been meaning to have a drink with for awhile and come down and see who else is there. The more the merrier is the theory. We’ve extended it from 2pm to 6pm so there is plenty of time for people to drop in on a Sunday afternoon.”
“We just need people to RSVP via Eventbrite so that we can let the venue know how many to expect and it will ensure we have name tags for everyone (to help jog those memories). It’s a simple affair – you buy your own drinks at the bar but this time we are asking everyone to pay $10 at the door to provide grazing platters for everyone to enjoy with those drinks before you Uber home.”
A Facebook page has been created for the group under the name OMMAPR Group which is an acronym for the Old Marketing, Media, Agency & PR Group in an attempt to be all inclusive. (Creatives are welcome to suggest ideas for a new name after a few drinks.)
The Group is being organised by a small committee of helpers including Alischa Wunsch, Rae Bateman from Elevate Business Resources (ex Marketforce & OMD) and Silvana Visinoni from Workhouse Advertising (ex Marketforce).
There will be another event in November for Christmas Drinks if you can’t attend this one.
To find out more and RSVP to the Sunday Session on 19 May head to: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ommapr-group-sunday-session-get-together-tickets-58766290557