Let an Event Agency Manage Your Next Event

There are some companies out there that think they can save money by planning their events themselves. This is not always the case. We’ve just started working with a company that thought this and for some time had been adding the role of Event Manager to some of their team as a bit of a side job for them, after all, how hard could it be right?

Well, it may not necessarily be hard but like all professions, there are specialised learnings that come with experience and strong industry contacts developed along the way. It’s these vital attributes that ensure our clients get the best prices. We know what to look for and what to ask to make sure that what we’re paying for on behalf of our clients is for what they need. 

The 'Must-Knows' of planning an Event:

  • A clear understanding of what audio visual is actually required is sometimes very different to what an audio visual company will quote you for. We have found many a saving for clients on this key budget line that is usually written up in quite technical language.
  • A strong event planning background brings with it a powerful database of suppliers. These relationships help save time and money.
  • Venue contracts can sometimes have as many pages as a novel. Having a clear understanding of what fine print to look for usually saves a fair bit of time and can result in cost savings for the overall event.
  • Most businesses try to upsell, that’s business right? Well, if you’re dealing with suppliers in industries you don’t usually have experience with, it’s quite possible that they will have an easier ability to upsell you on items that your event just really doesn’t need.

 

Experiential Marketing - Callaway vs Lamborghini

The Event

A filmed activation pitting the new Callaway Diablo Octane driver against Lamborghini in the ultimate test of superior speed over 300 metres. This experiential marketing stunt was designed to attract media attention to the launch of the new Diablo range of clubs. The connection between the two brands was their mutual use of an innovative lightweight carbon designed to enhance performance.

Objectives

Our objective was to create and film a live activation that would position Callaway as an aspirational brand alongside luxury brand Lamborghini and create media-worthy content around the launch of Diablo Octane.

Challenges

A key challenge with any media stunt is ensuring you capture the right footage and can turn around the content quickly to maximize exposure. In order to streamline this process we worked with a trusted professional team to be on standby to receive raw footage and package it into quality, media-grabbing content ready for broadcast. Working to tight timeframes it was crucial to have a strong understanding of desired outcomes from the client and to communicate this to our filming and editing teams. To ensure the content reached the networks for same day coverage, couriers with motorbikes were on standby to deliver the goods.

Successes

The activation ran seamlessly but the true success was measured by the extensive media coverage that followed with footage featured on same day national news across Channels 7, 9 and 10 and internationally on the US Golf Channel. The activation also received international coverage across numerous golf websites and print media and had 200,000 hits on YouTube.

Watch the video...

Raising a Hand for the Raise Foundation

We recently had the honour of producing a brand video for the Raise Foundation. Raise works tirelessly across Australia to positively and proactively impact the wellbeing of young people at risk of disengagement across the country. The scope of work the Foundation undertakes is quite phenomenal with over 3,400 young people having been mentored by approximately 2,400 volunteers from communities all over Australia. This year alone, there are over 1,100 young people benefiting from Raise’s programs but the need is for the Foundation to grow much larger to be able to help young people across all Australian high schools. To do this, over 15,000 mentors need to be mobilised throughout the country. It’s a huge undertaking but the need is real and it’s urgent. More young people in Australia die of suicide than by any other cause!

Sometimes, asking for what you need or what you want in business is difficult. We worked closely with Raise’s CEO, Vicki Condon to help hone in what is needed for the Foundation to grow and better serve Australian communities. The genesis for the video was to help with the ‘ask’ and to build a strong and emotional story around why the need is so great. Getting to know Vicki and her husband Leon personally allowed perspective on what needed to be done. The skills we hold at Peanut in storytelling helped us develop a video that could convey the story that needs to be told and clearly articulate how people can help. The video is being used across all marketing and sponsorship channels as well as being a powerful call to action at fund raising events. 

Peanut’s ability to help create content that can tell compelling brand stories and then to build the events around those stories is what sets us apart. Being able to do this in partnership with an organisation as important as Raise makes doing what we do, something a lot larger than video production.

Watch the video below.

Bank of Melbourne Foundation Gala Dinner Fundraiser

The Bank of Melbourne Foundation is in the business of raising valuable funds for Victorian charities striving to help the financially disadvantaged step out of adversity and realise their full potential. For three years now, the Foundation has held a gala fundraising event at Crown’s Palladium. The event is fully funded by the BoM and all funds raised go straight to the charities that the Foundation supports. 

We were privileged to be invited to help reinvigorate the event and to deliver a stronger, more powerful message to the audience to help maximise the best financial outcomes for the Foundation. As well as this, we were launching a new brand for the bank as it went from BoM Neighbourhood Fund to BoM Foundation.

We believe events are about storytelling across all of our senses. Done well, we have the potential to encapsulate people in our vision allowing them to momentarily immerse themselves in a world of our creation. How we choose to convey each key moment of the experience is integral to reaching meaningful communication with our audience.

So, what was our approach?

Firstly, we needed to create a powerful canvass from which to communicate key messages. Working with our close and trusted audio visual partners we built a massive 10m wide LED digital screen made up of 5 independent sections all of which could play content individually or merge to become one massive screen surface. We built a series of beautiful and relevant branded videos that graphically brought the new brand to life and creatively represented Melbourne throughout the evening. 

Working with 3 of the key charities the bank is supporting through 2018 we produced a video that brought their stories to life. In this 3 and a half minute video we explored who the charities are, what they do, why the need for them exists and what they need to continue supporting the disadvantaged within their communities.

Relevant entertainment at an event can often be a challenge. For this event we wanted something special that spoke to community values so we partnered with the MSO and aligned with their unique initiative, ‘Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Pizzicato Effect Ensemble’. The Pizzicato Effect is the MSO’s flagship community music program which provides free string instrumental and musicianship tuition to children living in some of Melbourne’s most socially challenged economic regions. The result was an outstanding performance of 16 young people performing with six of MSO’s world class musicians all under the watchful eye of company’s Artistic Director and Head Conductor.

As part of our creative styling we created a colour palette using light to bring the bank’s brand colours, shapes and motifs alive across the ceiling and walls and built an 11 metre x 8 metre installation of varying sized balloons over the central part of the room.

Success is in the outcomes and in this case the money raised on the night… A hugely successful outcome that will go straight back to service communities and people in need throughout Victoria. Thank you for your trust and faith in us Bank of Melbourne and thank you to all how attended, had a great time and gave back.

You can watch the video here

Why have a Service Agreement?

Raising the topic of a Service Agreement with a client can sometimes be an awkward issue to tackle. After all, no one likes to feel that there could ever be a need or reason to have legal protections in place. It’s much easier to shake hands, have faith and trust that everything is going to roll out perfectly on the event. We know that sometimes we've felt uncomfortable about handing over a Service Agreement to a new client, but apart from that personal awkwardness we believe it’s the most responsible document for both parties.

So, why is a Event Service Agreement the most responsible document for both parties?

  • It clearly solidifies the framework of the professional relationship between client and event agency.
  • It provides clear dates for progress payments. These payments are necessary to ensure the right level of cash flow is in place to keep the event rolling forward with deposits for venues and other relevant payments to third party suppliers.
  • It ensures transparency for all parties and allows others that are not necessarily privy to the client agency relationship access to clear information on what has been agreed to.
  • It outlines a clear description of what the services being provided are.
  • It shows how the calculation of fees are made up and outlines any other charges as well explaining the parameters around scope change (check out our blog on scope change here).

When we provide our clients with an Event Service Agreement, what we're really giving them is our commitment with legal assurances, that we're going to deliver exactly what we pitched

 

It started with a Peanut

Along the way, many people have asked us, why "Peanut" Productions... where did this name come from and what significance does it have to an events agency? 

Read it first hand from our Creative Director Michael below. 

So, what’s in a name? Every journey begins with a first step. Mine began some 20 years ago producing fashion parades, which led to an event producing career across Australia and the world, working with some of the biggest brands on the planet. That journey then led me some 15 years later, to establishing my own Event Company.

For some time I was stuck on a name for the venture. It needed to be something that captured the spirit of what we would become and what we would stand for. It had to be playful and creative but most importantly it had to mean something, stand for what and who we are.

Around the same time that I was searching for inspiration my sister had received the wonderful news that she was pregnant with her first child. This was probably the most exciting nine months of our family’s lives and this birth was to be the first for a new generation of our family. During the initial ultrasound the doctor showed Michelle her little baby to which her first reaction was, “Oh my God, it’s a little Peanut.”

From that moment on and until well after her birth that word stuck and Peanut became the nickname of our beautiful little Mia. That little Peanut is today, a boundless bundle of energy with tremendous potential. She epitomises everything that Peanut Productions represents.

An amazing opportunity to engage and excite.

A wonderful celebration of life!
— Michael Mostrodimos

Well there you have it... from the birth of a little peanut sparked the birth of the events agency we have today. 

Event Planning - Creating your own venue

When you’re in the business of creating unique event experiences, sometimes you have to pull out the big guns and start from scratch. Sometimes, what’s out there just doesn’t fit the bill. We had an experience like this for a large multi-national client. Being no stranger to regular events, the client felt it was time for something quite different, something quite playful, unusual and bespoke for their annual national internal rev up.

The Problem

Our audiences for each event to be held around the country would number from 300 people in the smaller cities to over 1500 once we hit the east coast. Somehow one size had to fit all!

Catering was also another consideration to be turned on its head. It was felt conventional catering didn’t quite sit right for this client’s diverse demographic. No more canapés, no more bite sized petit items for this national team.

“So Peanut, what’s your recommendation?” Following some initial head scratching that light-bulb moment started to flicker and the all those years of hard event planning started to pay off.

The Solution

We decided to hire a massive contemporary circus tent that could be quite easily scaled up or scaled down in size with the addition or removal of some of its structural supporting poles. First we had to approach inner city councils around Australia and ensure the correct infrastructure was available to house our venue. Then we hired a team to not only build a giant tent, but also mark out massive areas of public land and check for pipes and irrigation… everything had to be perfect, compliant and safe! Finally, multiple generators were brought in to power such a massive audio visual and lighting extravaganza (gotta make that power point presentation sing!), toilets, heating and in some cities air conditioning, furniture and fridges (to name but a few of the key items). This was not a simple task.

Catering

With catering, we tried to make this fun, interactive and engaging. Having such a large canvass to work with and with not being tied into a venue’s catering restrictions, we brought in a number of food vans into the tent and guests were able to roam from van to van enjoying scrumptious offerings from tacos to sliders to gourmet burgers to choc covered snow cones.

Overall, an amazing and unique experience for all, us included!

Sometimes, we just need to step outside the box and when we do the magic just starts to happen!

Cultural Disconnect Leads to Inspiring Event  

In 2018, teams are more diverse than ever. Through the impact of globalisation, cultural diversity and technology, many industries are seeing a change in culture due to ‘smaller’ international borders. 

One of our clients was experiencing some cultural dissonance, and what better way to improve this team then through an invigorating event. Over several years a disconnect had been developing between the local Australian and New Zealand teams from their European Head Quarters. Globally, the company was a thriving and forward thinking enterprise developing cutting edge innovation and growing steadily. Unfortunately, this has not been the case here in the ANZ region.

A key challenge presented to our team was a lack of effective internal communication that had ultimately disempowered the team from excelling in their roles. Additionally, lack of engagement and a poor understanding of the range of products and innovations the team had at its disposal was considered a major problem. This resulted in stagnation for the ANZ region and a downturn in sales while internationally the company is thriving.

Working closely with the client, we were able able to create an event that confronted the challenge head on, resulting in an engaging, communicative and educational experience for their staff.

 

Here are some key ways in which we approached the challenge:

Brand Content Video

Over the past 7 years, all key communications had been managed and delivered by HQ which meant that there were no internal videos or content that had been produced in ANZ or featured local accents.

In responding to this lack of local flavour and identity, we created brand content that spoke specifically to the ANZ team and featured as key content at the event. The video was honest and allowed for the company to address the challenges to their staff in an open forum. The tone was inspirational and inclusive and featured local faces and voices.

Live Stream Broadcast

A two-way live stream broadcast session was built into the agenda that allowed the ANZ team to engage directly with the European HQ, learning first hand about key innovations, products, R&D and company strategy. This session allowed for authentic engagement, Q&A and also featured a virtual tour of the company’s Head Office.

Innovation and Collaboration Session

Additionally, we included an internal Innovation & Collaboration focused session which allowed the staff to talk openly to their employers. As a result, our client was able to take key learnings and feedback from the team which are now being implemented into internal programs and engagements.

Success Story Videos

Furthermore, whilst working with the ANZ team, we are identifying and celebrating achievements in the areas of innovation, sales and collaboration by packaging strong examples of success stories into short videos which are being profiled and communicated across their intranet site.

I believe the greatest achievement from this event has been the ability to work with a client collaboratively and creatively in finding strategies, that are today empowering positive changes for the future.

 

The Power of Great Video Production

When it comes to marketing, there is a lot of talk around content creation and how it drives and generates results… So, why not turn your next event into a key part of your social media campaign?

 

Do you know how much video production content you can create from an event?

 

We’ve built our business on unique and exciting content for events and brands. Strong, emotive content can help tell your brand’s story. In a live event environment these messages can become larger than life and help give that ‘hairs standing on end’ sensation that creates real and genuine engagement. Content at your event and the overall event experience can be repackaged and reutilised well beyond the event. 

Take a look at this video, we produced it and played it on a 20 metre long screen to launch ‘The Power of 100’, a book created by Westpac coinciding with the 100 year celebration of International Women’s Day.

How to Find the Right Venue for your Event

Finding the right venue for an event may not be as simple as following a yellow bricked road. As an event agency, selecting the right venue or location can be one of the most important decisions in the success of great event planning. Staying on top of new venues is what our clients expect and what we demand of ourselves.

The venue and subsequent additional costs it covers like catering and beverage can have significant impact on the overall budget and can really influence the direction and the over-all performance of the event.

It can be the hero or the villain and will most definitely leave an impression, good or bad that will last well beyond the event.

 

So, what do we look for when selecting an event space and location?

  • It needs to provide the starting point from which the desired outcome can be created.
  • Parking and easy access to taxis and public transport.
  • The right events team at the venue is imperative. It is the venue’s event manager that will ensure all of our requirements and requests are dealt with throughout the relevant venue departments and teams.
  • Great service must always be at the forefront of the guest experience. Anything less will just leave a negative experience.
  • Easy access for the various suppliers we’ll need to bring on board to help create a unique and beautiful experience.
  • More often than not, we will need a venue that will allow us to transform its space for our creative objective. Therefore, working with a venue and team that is open to finding solutions and thinking outside the box is really important for us.
  • Flexibility in tailoring the event for the event brief rather than being pushed into a conventional venue package is imperative to ensuring a bespoke and relevant experience.

Or you could give us a crack! 

 

Interactive Live Streaming at Events

Last year, we had the opportunity to work on an event for a global company, in which we created an interactive experience by linking their Head Office in the United States with their teams in Australia and New Zealand.

Working closely with our technical team in Australia and the Head Office in Michigan, we were able to create an event that transcended distance seamlessly. We accomplished engagement that went both ways in real time. It was a remarkable experience allowing the Australia and New Zealand teams to have an authentic and deeper connection with their global counterparts by experiencing a virtual tour of key R & D technologies that they’ve only ever had the opportunity to read about in the past.

From virtual tours to live Q & A’s, both sides of the globe were able to fully come together as if they were in the same room. At our end, three camera positions ensured everyone at both sides of the Pacific were getting to see all that was on offer.

All of this was managed and put together by our team at very reasonable cost. To help put it into context, it would have cost more to have flown two people to the US to experience this first hand than it was to create the experience for a team of 150 people.

The world is getting smaller and smaller and the ways in which we connect are getting smarter and more reliable. I believe that utilising technology to further our event capability by creating interconnectivity is only going to continue to build momentum. Companies ready to move into this area and utilise these technologies are going to create greater connections between their teams located across different regions, whether interstate or across oceans. These are exciting times for how we can create and present events.

How We Generate New Business

Can I just get something really important out of the way straight up? I hate sales.

I hate trying to sell to people and I hate the idea of being that person on the other end of the phone trying to get into someone’s ear who probably has just as long a ‘To Do List’ as I do. I was never born to be a salesman and I’ve avoided it at every turn, relying on prayer (just kidding), word of mouth, repeat business and from wowing people attending the events we produce. Of course, all of the above is not a strategy and it took me a long time to really accept that the only way to really capture new business was to put myself out there.

There are so many methods and theories on how to go about creating a sales strategy but what I’ve learnt is two very important approaches in helping me to generate new business:

  1. Give – It doesn’t matter how good I think our service or product offering is, it’s all about what the prospective client thinks and the only way to give anyone the confidence to trust us is to give them a sense of what we can do. Therefore, knowing who I’m approaching and having a clear understanding of their products and brand allows me to give teasers of what we’d love to do for them. There’s nothing like giving a authentic taste of what you can deliver when given the opportunity. For example, we love to be creative and to conceptualise from the ground up. That gives us the scope to walk in with an idea of what we’d love to do and to create visuals and words that brings the idea to life.
  2. Be yourself – We are social beings and we tend to work and connect with people that we like and relate to. Therefore, I think it’s absolutely vital to just be ourselves in a way that is true and genuine. Who we are may not appeal to everyone but we don’t have to. We just need to connect to the people that we’re naturally suited to and in turn that will allow us to create the right relationships with the right people.

For me, there is no greater reward than having given my best for people that I genuinely connect with. It’s that kind of authentic connections I seek in business and enjoy.

Experiences VS Events

I’d like to think that we create experiences within events, not just events. To me it’s all about how we immerse an audience in a unique, multi sensory environment. Of course, this can sometimes be a challenge but that’s what we love, an opportunity to think outside the box and to create something that is memorable and that ensures people walk away feeling like they’ve been part of something special and exclusive.

We were recently given a great challenge, to recreate the experience of what it feels like to have a Coke all over again for the first time. The project was part of the Colour my Summer 250ml can campaign. So, let me see if I can rebuild the experience for you in words.

We’re in a giant circus tent in a surround amphitheatre environment. The room goes dark, a loud voice over starts to guide us on our sensory journey. The famous clicking sound of a can of Coke opening sets in motion a range of effects throughout the tent. Suddenly a 360º digital video wall comes alive with swirling black liquid followed by thousands of bubbles floating down from above the screen and over the audience.

The voice over directs the audience to reach under their chairs to share in a icy cold Coke and experience it for themselves.

By the end of the session, a dazzling light display brings the coloured can concept alive followed by four exploding streamer canons falling over the audience in the four can pack colours.

It was an amazing experience to be a part of. Of course, not all campaigns are going to be as big and somewhat overwhelming as Coke but that doesn’t mean that we won’t give our all to always create something that truly brings our clients brands and products to life in exciting, dynamic and always relevant ways!

Watch the event video here

Welcome to Peanut. We are a Melbourne and Sydney based Event Agency. We are passionate and we love to create experiences that emotively connect brands to people.

Don't be shy, there's no nut we can't crack!

Events Are About Storytelling

Why do companies have events? Although we often think of events being about champagne and canapes that’s obviously not why companies spend thousands of dollars on entertaining their customers, media, staff and leads.

Sometimes we forget about why we do things and end up acting out of habit without really thinking through our motives and drivers. Whenever we sit down with a client and start taking a new brief, we’re always thinking about, what is the core message here, why are we creating this event, who is it for, what is the desired outcome?

At their core, events are really about storytelling – a story that is a fully immersive sensory experience!

How do we want people to feel?

How do we want to communicate with them?

What do we want them to hear?

What do we want them to see?

These are all very powerful considerations that when used sharply and with precision, can truly align brand to audience.

Almost all of our daily interactions with other people are done via our devices. So often we forget to look up from our screens and remember how we truly connect.

Does your brand have a message that it wants to express authentically and genuinely? Do you want to stand out from the ever scrolling news-feeds and bombardment of messages constantly taking up the ethereal space around us?

Tell your story with the power of real connection and engagement. Build trustworthy and real relationships with those you want to engage. Allow your message to come alive with the power of events and brand activations.

Welcome to Peanut. We are a Melbourne and Sydney based Event Agency. We are passionate and we love to create experiences that emotively connect brands to people.

Don't be shy, there's no nut we can't crack!

Year of the Monkey - Happy Lunar New Year

Happy Chinese New Year!  We've has just come off our 5th year running of the Westpac Chinese New Year national Road Show.

Year of the Monkey has been a playful and exciting theme to run with. Our brief this year was to incorporate both traditional with contemporary. The result, a series of truss structures throughout each space creating a web like series of lantern canopies above guests heads. Ticking the contemporary box, we created a digital activation on each of the truss with upright vertical LCD panels featuring cheeky monkey video animations. From monkeys climbing trees to swinging from branches.

Our client at Westpac gave us great scope and trust this year to really push the event to a new level. An outstanding result that we’re all really ecstatic about.

Now, to next year and the Rooster, cockle doodle do… here we go again!!!

The Event Pitch – How much to you give?

What’s the line between giving too much or supplying too little?

Imagine this… A potential new client approaches you with the prospect of an exciting project that you’d love to be event planning. You’re eager to pitch and make a strong impression but how much do you give in the pitch? I’ve had countless conversations about this that mainly revolve around how to best protect your intellectual property. Formulating a thorough and cohesive event pitch can require quite a bit of work and effort and once you put it on paper or hit ’send', what happens to all of that IP that you’re pretty much giving away?

In my opinion, if the lead is solid and the potential client someone you really want to work with, then you’ve just got to go for it, give it your all and keep a healthy and positive attitude toward the outcome. You can’t control what people do with your IP but if you’re not prepared to put it out there and show people confidently what you can achieve for them, then why expect anyone to take that next step and hand over their project to you.

I believe you’ve just got to take chances and put yourself out there. If it’s not this one, then it’ll be the next, or the next. Every pitch we do  makes us better, stronger and more competitive.

Don’t believe me?… then let us pitch

Welcome to Peanut. We are a Melbourne and Sydney based Event Agency. We are passionate and we love to create experiences that emotively connect brands to people.

Don't be shy, there's no nut we can't crack!

What Makes a Great Event?

There’s nothing like a job well done and there’s nothing like a great experience. Whatever we do professionally, we all know that feeling when we know we’ve absolutely ‘nailed it’. It’s an amazing feeling and it makes all the hard work worthwhile.

If we were to dig a little deeper though, what makes a event Great? In my opinion it’s when all the pieces of the puzzle come together just as you pitched and just as your client expected from the pitch. After all, that’s what got you across the line to begin with. If I was to sit down and try to deconstruct a Great event though, for me there are a number of factors to consider:

  • No matter how hard or challenging it may have been to realise the event, the end result is how we envisaged it.
  • Guests have a great experience. For me, watching people start pulling out their phones and taking pictures of the set or overall event design is a great acknowledgement that we got it right.
  • Our clients success is our success. When our client is highly praised for the event I feel highly praised. It all flows on.
  • Theres nothing quite like all the elements coming together just as they’re supposed to on the Run Sheet. Sometimes though it’s about how we trouble shoot the Run Sheet when things (especially time) are not going as planned. Being able to think on your feet and find ways to bring the event back on track is highly rewarding, especially when no one is the wiser.
  • Social media has become so important at events. When you start trending you know you’re on the right track and that you’re client is starting to get the additional ripple effects of a great event.

And then there’s that one final great moment for me...

...It comes at the end of the event, sometimes hours after everyone has gone and I just let the whole experience wash over me. It’s an amazing feeling that makes everything we’ve gone through to pull it all off worthwhile. Accompanied with a  glass of good red, it’s a great way to finish a great event.

Welcome to Peanut. We are a Melbourne and Sydney based Event Agency. We are passionate and we love to create experiences that emotively connect brands to people.

Don't be shy, there's no nut we can't crack!

Raising a Hand for Sparkle Ball

A couple of months ago we produced an awards ceremony event for Coca-Cola Amatil called Partners for Growth. The event encapsulated the very best examples of collaboration between CCA and its key strategic supplier partners. It was a great event but what stood out for me was a powerful and moving speech by the Raise Organisation’s CEO, Vicki Condon. CCA in partnership with the Coca-Cola Australia Foundation provide support to Raise and CCA invited Vicki to the event to share the company’s vision and mission to its guests.

Raise works tirelessly across Australia to positively and proactively impact the wellbeing of young people at risk of disengagement in Australia. The scope of work the organisation undertakes is quite phenomenal with over 3,400 young people having been mentored by approximately 2,400 volunteers across communities all over Australia. This year alone, over 700 newly trained mentors are providing mentoring to 1,000 young Aussies. You can check Raise out here or support their the upcoming Sparkle Ball here which I’ll explain a little further down.

Research shows that focused mentoring can greatly improve a young individual’s confidence and self-respect. For teenagers at risk, mentoring has been shown to help reduce the risks as well as provide invaluable support around mental health issues, drug and alcohol addiction, teenage pregnancy, juvenile justice issues, homelessness, and poverty in later life.

What I discovered about Raise and what moved me to action is their commitment and passion toward making a difference! Here is an organisation working tirelessly and without pretence, inspiring ordinary Australians to roll up their sleeves to help young people truly in need.

So, where am I going with this? I’m very proud to say that as a team, Peanut is rolling up it’s sleeves to lend a hand too. We’re very excited to be working with the Raise team doing what we do and love best…. putting on amazing events that connect and inspire people. On Friday 8th September we’ll be working with Raise to put on a dazzling Sparkle Ball and deliver the highest return on fundraising to date. This Gala Ball will be held at Sydney’s Ivy Ballroom and hosted by comedian and actor Jean Kittson.

We are Peanut Productions, a Melbourne and Sydney event management company. We are passionate and we love to create experiences that emotively connect brands to people.