Energising Marketing & Events

Vanessa Briody

Why hi there!
Looks like you’re interested in the Geelong Chamber of Commerce mentor program. Way to go!
Have you got a campaign or product you’d like to bring to life? Do you want to connect to a regional audience? Maybe you’re looking to take your event to the next level?
Whatever the reason, you’re here now! So how about you stick around and let’s see how I can help you.

A bit about me…

It was a background in marketing that landed me my first *proper* job, at Suzuki Australia. My role there (still one of my favourite to date) involved dealer conferences, motor shows and press launches, kick starting my passion for events. Then a six month road trip around our great country (in my beloved Suzuki, of course), heightened my love of tourism (which I did actually study), but it wasn’t until I started working in the country racing industry that I saw first hand the significant impact events have on regional and rural communities, not just economically, but socially.

My love for events, marketing and regional prosperity just kept growing, and a desire for a little more flexibility than the traditional office job allows, enticed me to set up business, and eventually join forces with Andrew Wiebusch and Kate Kirkpatrick to form Oregional Collective. We now have an amazing team of fun loving and stupendously talented individuals helping us to deliver creative, marketing and event projects to clients across regional Victoria and beyond! Just writing about it gives me all those super proud feels.

I feel privileged to have worked with some of this country’s sharpest minds, not just in events, but also on marketing, creative and strategy projects in tourism, food, wine, beer (oh, it’s been a hard life) and local government.

How I can help you…

As the name of our business suggests, we love to bring original ideas to regional areas. We’ve all sampled the produce, “sipped” the wine (we *really* have), hiked the hikes and shared in the culture with our friends and family. We don’t just love what we do – we LIVE what we do. So now you know, I love a great time, and I love what I do – but enough about me, let’s hear from you (always nice to finish with a rhyme)!

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