Thursday, December 17, 2009

December Birthdays

Well you would think that with all the Christmas parties at this time of year the @KineticsPR team would have had enough to celebrate...

Thankfully for the gang this is not the case. Yesterday we celebrated three birthdays in one – JodyLennon’s, @KatRoss’s and mine (@KdeR). In true Kinetics style we secretly passed around birthday cards to be signed whilst turning a blind eye to our own and then feasted on raspberry and white chocolate cheesecake. Could December get any better???

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

And so the end of 2009 is nigh...

There's just over a week until Christmas to go and the end of 2009 is nigh. December is being its usual crazy self and acting like a strange combination of winding down to the break and frantic mania trying to get everything crossed off the to-do list before the end of year. I imagine it's this strange juxtaposition for many businesses and it is certainly the case for a PR agency like Kinetics. You end up juggle the looming 'Christmas closedown/slowdown' deadlines of all the major publications against client's expectations of getting news out the door and achieving targets for the year. Throw in the mix Christmas parties, 2010 strategic plans, contract renewals, staggered annual leave calendars (both clients' and our own), family interruptions (there's always some this time of year), early invoicing and reporting requirements and you've got a recipe for organised chaos. This year has been no exception. For example at the moment I'm sitting in the office all alone as one colleague is on personal leave, one finding lunch, one on a last minute client Christmas present mission, the other hand delivering presents, one picking up relatives from the airport, one at the last board meeting for the year and some others at a final client meeting. Tis the season eh!

In any case, I thought I'd take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We especially want to thank our clients for their support this year and looks forward to an even better 2010 ahead working together! And to the team, I want to thank you all for your hard work and effort in what has definitely been at times a trying year, you're brilliant and deserve a break this Christmas. Travel safe and have a happy time!

NB: The office will be closed from 1pm on Thursday 24th December to Monday 4th January but if you need us call the office number and it will divert to Kenny's mobile.

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Photons

Did we mention that Kinetics is part of the Photon Group? The Photon Group is Australia's largest marketing communications services company and the 12th largest marketing communications services company in the world!! It's made up of over 50 specialised companies in Australia (and the rest of the globe), with companies split up into five divisions:

Specialised Communications - public relations and public affairs consultancies, corporate communications and events management (which is Kinetics' group);
Marketing - provides outsourced sales execution and merchandising services to FMCG, telecommunications and other industries;
Internet & E-Commerce - high growth combination of digital services, innovative product sales and transaction based marketing;
Integrated Communications & Digital - world class advertising agencies, recognised for creative talent; and
Strategic Intelligence - independent communications advisory and consumer research.

Being part of the Photon Group is excellent as we can offer all of these services to our clients via a single contact (or one butt to kick). The other excellent thing about being part of the Photon Group is that they throw very good parties... Last week Kinetics attended the annual Photon conference which was at the Sydney Convention centre and hosted by comedian Wil Anderson, and then in the evening we were shipped off (quite literally) to Cockatoo Island where we were wined and dined, enjoyed the lovely DJ Ruby Rose and the incredible Australian act Empire of the Sun... not bad for a Christmas party really :)