Friday, May 14, 2010

Another Successful Kinetics Celebration

On 11th May the soon to be Hotwire Kinetics gang hosted a shin-dig for clients, media, prospects and friends to celebrate our merger and the appointment of MD Jörn Sander. Guests were given the opportunity to sample a range of gourmet offerings from Stix Catering's 2010 menu, with Kerrie Brown from Stix on hand to provide her expert knowledge on the dishes served. Delicious wine was also provided by team member Bridie Gaynor’s family vineyard near Orange NSW – Printhie Wines

The event drew a total crowd of 50, including 23 members our journo community – from media outlets including ABC Online, Appliance Retailer, CNET, PC World, T3, Atomic, 2GB Radio plus our favourite freelancers David Flynn, Brad Howarth, Angus Kidman and Graham Lauren – and 17 clients and prospects from the likes of Cisco, FileMaker, PicNet, bwired and BigHand.

Kinetics’ Jody Lennon commented that journalists often get calls and invitations from PR people who want something, so it's nice us to catch up with them face-to-face just for the fun of it! She said, “We kept things simple and relaxed, with the emphasis on good food and wine. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves... and lingered way past the time we thought we’d finish. The feedback from clients and media was very positive, both about the event and the recent news here at the company.”

And here is the pictorial evidence...

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Hotwire Kinetics

It's a little blurry and we're short one thanks to annual leave but here we are: the merry little band that is Hotwire Kinetics. From left to right there's Jody, Kya, Kat, Polly, Jörn, Bridie, Kenny and Andy (Hotwire's MD of International). Missing is Carly.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Kinetics goes International!

What do you get if you cross eight Aussie tech comms experts with 110 European ones? You get Hotwire Kinetics!

Hotwire is an international public relations consultancy headquartered in London. It employs over 110 staff in offices across Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the UK, with other sister agencies and affiliates around the world. Since launching in 2000, the Hotwire mantra has been 'next generation PR today': an amazing team, a real flair for creativity and an approach to measurement and transparency that means the client is in control. This approach has led them to a number of awards for their client work including PR Week, Sabre, IPRA and the Top Com d'Or.

... and as of July 1 Hotwire also have offices in... Australia! Yes, as of 1 July we’re formally joining forces with international Photon sister firm - Hotwire - to make sure that we can deliver the benefits of a larger firm while retaining our stealth and dexterity that we’ve honed as Kinetics.

So of course there is a cause for celebration. If you are in the city next Tuesday, please join us for a drink. Andy West, who runs the international portfolio of Hotwire, will be here to party with us. Details of celebrations are below:

Tuesday 11th May
Kinetics office
439-441 Kent Street

RSVP by 4th May to