Party like it’s 1989

It’s almost time! Time to dust of the pastel jumper (if it still fits!), get your hair permed and head to the Republic Bar for the annual pilgrimage that is the Standing Room Only Concert.

Those of us of that vintage would remember only too well Hobart’s vibrant live music scene of the mid eighties and early 90’s. Bands like Modern Daze, Lingo,  Stynes Legends and Forecast were tearing it up at packed venues all over the city.

Friday nights for me were spent at Tatts where Billy Whitton the Be Bop Brothers were kings, but Saturday nights were the whole nine yards!

Kick off for me and my mates was always Maloneys where we stayed until alcohol and gravity conspired to make dancing on the front bar a tad dangerous, at least for those below us! A quick meeting and the next venue would be decided and we’d be off in search of live music – a quick dodgy hot dog from Charlie Browns and a cab to the Brisbane or Travs or a walk to the Cadillac Club and even dodgier food from the takeaway over the road. Throw Pips, Winstons and the Red Lion into the mix and we had plenty of bands and venues to choose from.

The quality of local bands around back then was incredible and there were a lot of venues and punters around to support them. Apart from the Brisbane, none of those venues are around today which makes me appreciate the Republic Bar and it’s determination to support live music acts in Hobart even more.

This is the fifth year the Standing Room Only – For the Fallen gig will be held at the venue and Resilience Marketing are proud to have played a major role in every one of them. Darren Roach, the Managing Director, is passionate about live music and has been instrumental in getting the intitial concept off the ground, planning and organising for each gig and taking control of the publicity and marketing. Resilience have produced all of the marketing materials from the TV ad right through to the tickets!

So as Molly would have said – do yourself a favour and get to the Republic Bar on May 20. Tickets sell fast though so don’t miss out.

Modern Daze, Lingo,  Stynes Legends and Forecast with an accoustic set from Steve Miller Project – to use another 80’s catchphrase – Pity the fool that doesn’t get there!


Wonders, Waves and Wanderings

I’ve been through Eaglehawk Neck hundreds of times in my life but rarely lingered to take the place in.

School holidays spent on the Tasman Peninsula and day trips to Port Arthur with visiting relatives meant we flew through the Neck at the allowable speed limit to get to where we were going and didn’t look back. If only I’d known then what I know now!

The place is fascinating! So much to see and explore – Roaring surf, A rich but gruesome convict history, one of nature’s wonders in the Tesselated Pavement – a magnet for photographers near and far; and some of Tasmania’s more spectacular and rugged coastal features like The Blowhole, Devil’s Kitchen and Waterfall Bay just around the road will keep locals and tourists plenty busy.

Of course all that exploring builds up an appetite, so it’s just as well that one of Tasmania’s iconic hotels is situated at Eaglehawk Neck too! The lufra hotel has an outstanding reputation for great local food and wine as well as accommodation options for those that want to spend some time exploring the local region.

Resilience Marketing are proud to have the Lufra Hotel as longstanding clients and have completed several TV, Radio and Branding projects for them. Peter and staff make every visitor feel welcome and make the Lufra the ideal place to launch your Tasman Peninsula adventure from.

Here’s a taste of what to expect:



New Corporate Video for Tasmanian Agricultural Jobs

We’re very lucky here at Resilience – we get to work on a variety of projects with a lot of Tasmanian Businesses out there making a real difference in our lovely state.

None more so than Tasmanian Agricultural Jobs – an organisation dedicated to improving Tasmania’s rich and longstanding rural traditions through training and facilitating workforce opportunities in the Agricultural sector.

Resilience has completed a number of projects now for Tasmanian Agricultural Jobs, the latest of which is a Corporate Video to add to the Branding and Web work already completed.

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Shut the gate!

Could have a field day with gate puns here but that horse has bolted!

Autogate Services have been a client of ours for a while now.  Andrew Montgomery and his team install automated gates, boom gates and pedestrian turnstiles to help their customers with the convenience that automation brings and the additional property security it provides.

They have key staff in Hobart, Launceston and Penguin and a legion of happy customers right around the state all rolling in and out of their garages or property gates at the click of a button.

The Autogate team look at all aspects of every project they undertake, ensuring that all aspects of the gate automation project are properly designed and integrated with power requirements, proper operation in the event of power failure, safety and activation facilities. They look bloody good too!

Autogate Services have trusted Resilience with their branding, web site and introductory television commercials:


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For those about to Rock

Remember when kitchens were just that room at the back of the house. That forbidden place where mums across the country put the 3 veg on to boil for an hour and a half every night while they did the washing, ironing and caught up with I Love Lucy repeats. Then they’d finally return to pour the hot green water down the sink and throw the grey sludge on the plate with some rissoles and smother the lot with gravy.

Our kitchen was replendent in bright orange and lime green laminex, contained a Sunbeam Mixmaster the size of a labrador and worst of all had a drawer which contained the oft used wooden spoon.

How times have changed! Masterchef and MKR have brought kitchens into the limelight and home chefs out of the closet for ever. No longer the bastion of congealed cabbage and unbridled disciplinary action, kitchens have become the hub of most homes and Thermomixes, Kitchenaides and Cook Books are the norm. Of course they have to look good too – laminex and dodgy brown tiles giving way to modern bench tops and splash backs that wouldn’t look out of place at the Vatican or Warney’s place.

Renshaw Stone in Glenorchy have been making kitchens look good for a while now. Granite and Marble are their materials of choice and Elliot, Annie and their dedicated staff have the expertise and experience to guarantee to put a smile on the dial of kitchen owners right across the state.

Resilience have been lucky enough to work with them for a while now and recently completed their new web site and online estimator.

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Cleaning Up

Familiar sight?

Most of us that have kids know that hours spent on our knees picking up toys, finding stray bits of food stuffed into the sub woofer and fixing broken stuff are facts of life.
In my kids’ case I’m afraid it’s genetic. Frustrated sentences uttered by my mother which included both “your room” and “bomb site” were a very common occurrence. Naturally back yard cricket and footy were at the top of my priority list – hospital corners on the bed? Not so much! A trait that sadly has followed me into adult life.Continue Reading..


Cool for Cats

Ever had one of those dodgy pre packaged holidays? You know the ones. The glossy brochure promises an idyllic setting, hammocks strung between palm trees, white sand, warm blue water lapping up to your straw thatched villa and drinks with pineapple shards and mini umbrellas.

Sucked me in once! Off I jetted to an exotic South East Asian location next to my partner full of romantic notions of sun, sand, food, drinks and well romance! Casually looking around the plane inwardly gloating that most of these suckers wouldn’t have got even close to the incredible deal I got. Eventually emerging from the relative calm of the airport into the absolute chaos that seems to be peculiar to that part of the world, I was already looking forward to the promised welcoming cocktail and relaxing in at the resort.Continue Reading..


Pimp your Ride

Ah, 1984 – The Bombers beat their arch rivals Hawthorn for the flag, Darryl and Ossie are doing their thing on the box and Springsteen’s Dancing in the Dark.

It’s also the year of my college formal, and dressed to the nines in my Miami Vice white suit and pastel green square bottom tie, I’m on my way to pick up my girlfriend of three weeks in my 1972 two door Corolla coupe. A quick stop into a servo to grab some fuel, whack a $2 note into the acceptor and I’m good to go. Nervous as all hell because I’m about to meet her parents for the first time, I pull into her driveway to find her old man washing his Datsun 180b and looking at me, then my ride, looked me up and down again, finally fixing his gaze at the hotwire mags on the front, rolled his eyes and said “So you’re the bloody reason I can never use the phone at night.”

At that moment the front door opened and my girlfriend’s mother came out with a smile on her face, Emma trailing behind. Any hopes I had of a reprieve faded as quickly as the smile on her mum’s face though as she eyeballed my car. A look at her husband and a quick tilt of the head followed by a whispered conversation 10 yards away ensued as I slowly changed colour from white, through the shades of pink to scarlet and then back to white again. Eventually after expressing their grave concerns about the quality and safety of my car they admonished me to drive safely with my precious cargo and allowed us to leave. As first impressions go at least there was no where but up to go in their estimation!

If only Tasmanian Luxury Limousines were about in my day! That embarrassing footnote to my adolescence could have been avoided entirely (I’m not talking about the suit!) and I would have been viewed in an entirely different light!

The good folk at Tasmanian Luxury Limousines specialise in Meet and Greet services, provide personalized and extended tours, meetings and conventions, shopping, shore excursions for cruise vessels, sightseeing, sports events, weddings, airport transfers, VIP and corporate arrangements are also available.

Resilience are wrapt to count them among our valued clients and have provided web design, branding and graphic design services for them as well as producing their TV Commercial.

Here it is!:

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Tasmanian Luxury Limousines Branding

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A Frenchman in Tasmania

Resilience Marketing are proudly Tasmanian. We’ve been here a long time and have helped hundreds of Tasmanian businesses with their marketing and web needs.

Aside from business though we love being part of the fabric of this lovely island we call home. Owners, Darren and Jody, and their family are off cruising around the Island every chance they get in their motor home, pulling up to spend a night or two in some of our iconic tourist destinations and sampling our awesome produce and beverages.

Our picturesque little slice of paradise also has a thriving art scene,  MONA being the jewel in the crown. But long before David Walsh built his incredible world class museum on the banks of the Derwent and supercharged  the Tasmanian art landscape, Tasmania’s natural beauty had already attracted a host of photographers and artists from all over the world.

Among them, a few years ago, was Michel Gintrac – a Frenchman who now calls Tasmania home and produces high quality landscapes in oils showcasing Tasmania’s natural beauty.

Resilience have completed a web site for Michel, showcasing his work – which showcases Tasmania. You can see it here:



Anyone up for a quiet ride in the country?

Ah, nice summers day, gentle breeze blowing and the sound of helmet clips and bikes starting can be heard all around Tasmania.

One by one, two by two and well, lot’s by lots, motor bike riders head out on the highway, looking for adventure and whatever comes their way (Thanks Steppenwolf!)Continue Reading..