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 an event you’d like to bring to life but need help knowing where to start? Are you looking for some event marketing advice? Or maybe need to take your event to the next level.  

Whatever the reason, you’re here now! So how about you stick around and see how I can help you?

A bit about me…

My background in marketing landed me my first *proper* job at Suzuki Australia. My role there (still one of my favourites 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). Still, 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 kept growing, and a desire for a little more flexibility than the traditional office job allowed enticed me to set up business and eventually join forces with the highly creative Andrew Wiebusch, to form Oregional Collective. We now have a fantastic 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 our business name suggests, we love to bring original ideas to regional areas, and events, wine and tourism are our passion. 

So now you know, events are my thang, and I love what I do – but enough about me, let’s hear from you (always nice to finish with a rhyme)!