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Sydney Children's Festival - CarriageWorks

Sydney Children's Festival - CarriageWorks

"Amber Forrest-Bisley and her team at Cardinal Spin were appointed as contract publicists for the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Sydney Children's Festivals. The Children's Festival is a difficult publicity event in that it is still a young brand, as well as being an arts-based festival at a time of great activity within the Sydney region. I have nothing but sincere praise for Amber and her team. They are enthusiastic, fun, professional, and delightful to deal with and work tirelessly in the lead up to understand our event, our story and our aims. The level of coverage we have achieved across both years has far exceeded our lofty expectations, both on a local and National scale. I feel that due to the work of Amber and her team, we are now in a National market position that is giving us great leverage for programming and fund raising. I would strongly recommend Cardinal Spin to any company and I look forward to working with them on future events within the CarriageWorks banner."

Jamie Dawson - Executive Producer – CarriageWorks Festival Director – Sydney Children's Festival


Launching in 2008, the Sydney Children’s Festival provided a carefully curated selection of performances, workshops, exhibitions, tangible experiences and special events for children aged 12 and under. For five consecutive years, the event drew thousands of people, with over 75 per cent of the program remaining free.

Campaign Highlights

* Cardinal Spin was tasked with launching the inaugural Sydney Children's Festival in 2008 and managed the continuing communications of the Festival for four years.

* Overall coverage highlights included: TV interviews and live crosses with Channels 7, 9 and 10 as well as multiple front cover stories and major features in top-tier metro newspapers and magazines.

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