DRPR wishes Anthia all the best
Over the past two years, Anthia Crosby has become an integral part of the DRPR
team. Anthia's bubbly energy and online expertise has been an invaluable asset
to the life and growth of DRPR. Anthia has decided to end her internship stint
at DRPR to focus on her studies with plans to travel to Europe in the near
future. The team at DRPR wishes her all the best.
Nicola's latest bike riding updates
Our managing director, Nicola Rutzou has recently
caught the cycling bug. In September last year, Nicola decided to purchase
herself a road bike despite having hardly ridden a bike since her teenage years.
Nicola Rutzou and Tina Rutzou riding in the
Barossa Valley, South Australia
Nicola has taken on challenge after challenge as she continues to use her new
found love for riding to raise money for charity.
On Saturday, 17 January 2009, Nicola and her sister-in-law Tina Rutzou took
part in the 80 km bike ride in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. All
participants had to raise $3,500 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
to participate. Nicola successfully raised the money and completed the ride in
just over 3.5 hours.
On Saturday, 7 March 2009, Nicola and Tina once again stepped up to the
challenge and participated in the 'Gear Up Girl' 50 km women's bike ride from
Cronulla to Homebush. The event raised money for the Oncology Children's
New Media Summit 3 - 4 March 2009
In keeping with providing our clients with up-to-date information on the ever
changing online PR area, our account manager Kim
Larochelle attended the New Media Summit on 3 - 4 March.
The two-day conference focused on the online media evolution and how this is
changing traditional modes of communication. Tips, stories and statistics were
shared by speakers who advised on how to engage with social media and get
involved with online conversations. Kim is now looking forward to continuing to
implement social media strategies for DRPR and its clients.
Gemma joins DRPR as account coordinator
Having interned at DRPR while studying at university,
Gemma Crowley has now joined the DRPR team as an account coordinator. Gemma
is looking forward to the new challenges this role will bring.
Extreme Driving Rally Drive Day
DRPR wins four new client accounts
DRPR has hit the ground running in 2009 with the addition of four new clients:
Extreme Driving, SsangYong Australia, The Sebel Surry Hills and The Global Poll.
- Extreme Driving Rally Drive Day centres offer adrenaline-pumping rally
driving experiences. DRPR looks forward to raising the awareness of Extreme
Driving, its rally driving courses and franchising opportunities in the
- SsangYong cars are distributed in Australia by the Sime Darby Motor
Group. The current Australian range includes five models - 4WDs, SUVs and
dual-cab utility, all of which are diesel powered and manufactured in Korea.
Australian SsangYong Australia has appointed DRPR to help reposition their
brand reputation with a public relations campaign targeting leisure,
lifestyle and consumer media. DRPR is also developing a strategic online
social media campaign to further increase their profile.
- The Sebel Surry Hills, formally known as the Citigate Sebel, has
recently undergone a $20 million dollar renovation and a complete rebranding.
DRPR has been appointed to assist with the launch of the revamped Sebel and
to raise awareness of the hotel's new levels of comfort and refurbishment.
- The Global Poll offers two polling products including an online polling
and a text polling service. These products give individual voters a voice
with the possibility of having a say on a range of topics. DRPR looks
forward to launching The Global and to creating awareness and understanding
of The Global Poll products and benefits.