Inaugural Friends of Project New Dawn Event held at Clayton Utz

The Friends of PND event was held at Clayton Utz Lawyers, food sponsored by Henry Bucks and drinks by Clayton Utz.  A special thanks to Andrew Walker, Dan Trindade, Jason Molin and Stef Faubel for facilitating a great event.  Guests saw the launch of a new PND promotional video, with Melbournian film-maker Daniel Wieckmann providing some context on the film’s direction and from where it drew its inspiration.  The new video will be made available on the PND website ASAP.  A quick plug for Daniel’s business, Kintaro Studios, any Corporate or NFP looking to make a new promotional video, Daniel will do a magnificent job!  Thanks to Jon Burgess for funding the video.

Earlier on in the day, a Monash-PND Marketing Plan competition was also held at Clayton Utz.  A group of 40 Monash University Students majoring in Pysch-Marketing and Pysch-Management, in their allocated “consulting groups” presented their PND Marketing Plans to a Panel of business leaders, including Tim Cecil (Henry Bucks), Martin Cooperwaite (Kiandra IT), Rebecca McGrath (holds four ASX Board positions) and Craig Wallace (Bunnings).  The presentations were fantastic and significant number of potentially ground breaking opportunities were presented.  The Marketing Plans will greatly assist the PND Steering Committee to plan out its activities in 2014 and beyond, the task now rests with the Steering Committee to pick and implement the “gems” of ideas.  A special thanks to Jane Carroll for making this happen, Corinne Harle and Pat Nally for being the inspiration.

During the Friends of PND event, the “winning” marketing plan was awarded to R.A.R.E Consulting, with team members Rachel Coffey, Ailisha Windsor, Rebecca Bannar-Martin and Emily Thwaites.  Team GJIML (Isabelle Leung, Gabe Fraser, Jennifer Liey, Mariessa Peiris and Lucas Seymour) was given a special mention for some of the innovative ideas presented.  Four students were offered vocational opportunities at Kiandra IT, Bunnings and Henry Bucks.  It was great to see students mingling with corporate/NFP invitees post the formalities.

All in all, a fantastic night out, hoping to see you in 2014.

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