UnLtd, the industry’s social purpose organisation, recently brought 40 executives across Perth’s media, marketing and creative industry together for an evening of inspiration.
The UnLtd Good Drinks saw like-minded people from the industry with passion to do good come together to hear from inspirational speakers from UnLtd’s charity partners working with children and young people at risk.
The guests got to see first-hand the Dismantle workshop, and hear from their CEO about how they are using bike mechanics to mentor youth at risk and help them gain critical life and employment skills.
They also heard how Shooting Stars is improving school attendance for indigenous girls in rural WA through netball and how ZeroHero is empowering young people to effectively deal with mental health issues. The event was the first face-to-face event held by UnLtd at the Perth market since the inaugural Big Clash cricket tournament in March, after which the pandemic hit.
Carol Morris, General Manager of UnLtd WA said: “It was so wonderful to be able to bring the industry together in real life after so many months of just webinars and virtual events. Our charity partners captivated the room with their stories and provided much needed inspiration and hope after a tough year. The work they all do in helping create generational change is just phenomenal and we can’t wait to get more of our industry involved with them.”
The guests included senior executives from organisations such as: The Brand Agency, Block Branding, Cooch, Verizon, oOh! Media, JCDecaux, Isobar, King Street, Seven West Media, Nine Network, Network 10, Nova, QMS, Val Morgan, Foxtel, News Corp, Initiative and Wunderman Thomson to name a few.
Natalie Jenkins, CEO of Block Branding attended the event and said: “What a fantastic night! It was so good to see industry peers again and to hear from these incredible speakers making the world a better place for so many young people at risk. I know our industry has the skills and resources to help these organisations grow and I can’t wait to be part of supporting UnLtd and the charity partners in their mission.”