Experienced publicity manager with a demonstrated history of working successful events in Western Australia. I endeavour to give clients an honest and open appraisal of their project and do not make targets which I cannot achieve. I do not work on an hourly basis as I believe it is better to work with the client on a fee that we both feel is reasonable. My media contacts are extensive and ALWAYS up to date.Testimonials are available upon request from WA media and clients. I also have a FB page called Whats Happening In Perth and Western Australia that is currently sitting on 22,000 'likes' and 22,000 followers.
Current and former clients include SongStory Project, The Last Great Hunt, 24 Hour Play Generator, Ubud Writers Festival (Sharon Flindell), Rolling Thunder Vietnam, The Indian Ocean Craft Triennial, Plating Up WA, My Fair Lady, The Addams Family Regal Theatre, Chugg Entertainment, The York Festival, Various Fringe World artists, Carnarvon Visitor Centre, Carnarvon Sweeter Banana Co-OP, Mellen Events, WA's Great Graze statewide, Farmer On Your Plate, Perth Trail Series, Chugg Entertainment, Leigh Nash Dingo Sauce, Australian X Trials Championships, Gascoyne Dash, Gascoyne Food Festival, Australian Burlesque Show, Narco's, Manchester United Legends game, Vika and Linda Bull, Margaret River Guitar Festival, Paul Kelly,Silverchair, Missy Higgins, EMI Music, Matt Tarrant, The Greatest Magic Show, Ian Moss, Constance Hall, John Williamson, Marina Pryor, Crowded House, Neil and Tim Finn, Kasey Chambers, Busking trial programme for the City Of Perth, The Waifs, Here Comes The Sun festival, Perth Burlesque Festival, Cinderella at Regal Theatre, Sculptures at Bathers Beach, Farming Champions, Children's Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation and many more!
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"Dixie Battersby is one of the most dedicated publicists I know. She is always striving for the best result and always delivers. She works tirelessly and I would highly recommend her for publicity work to anyone needing it. Dixie will always be my first call when we start a new campaign and I'm so grateful for what she has helped us achieved ! 5 stars!!!!!"
Leah Maund, General Manager, WA Youth Theatre Company
"We are a small arts org that uses consultant support for event marketing and publicity. Each engagement is so important to us, we need people who know what they are doing and we need results. As a publicist, Dixie is the real deal, an experienced and go-get-'em doer with a fantastic network. Dixie worked with us in a no-fuss manner, confidently coaching us where needed, to ensure that we didn't miss opportunities. She got us results in a highly uncertain environment and we can't recommend her highly enough!"
Have a Go News
"I have worked with publicist Dixie Battersby for many years in my role as editor of Have a Go News. Dixie is a genuine person who always follows through. She has excellent contacts throughout Western Australia and is always a pleasure to work with. Dixie gets the job done with her publicity – I have no hesitations in recommending her and her work ethics."
Dixie has exactly the type of tenacity and contacts you want in an excellent publicist. We loved working with her and will definitely do so again.
Carola @ Indian Ocean Craft Triennial
Jo Trilling - Journalist ABC Perth
"Over the (almost) two decades I have worked with Dixie she has always been reliable, trustworthy and a delight to engage with.
Dixie pitches stories that resonate, has great talent to offer and never wastes my time.
If Dixie calls… I answer."
Melissa Worthington, Program Manager Buy West Eat Best
"Dixie has worked on our June Plating Up WA campaign for the past two years delivering outstanding results. Her ability to ensure the campaign is known and picked up by media and community groups state-side, particularly in the regions, contributes significantly to the success of the campaign and broader awareness of the Buy West Eat Best program."
Fresh Creative Management
"Dixie is a force of nature and great to work with! She is able to pick up an event or campaign brief and use her extensive network of media contacts to create much-needed exposure and opportunities. Dixie also channels her own social media audience and use community groups to boost campaigns and support clients. "
James Berlyn - Artistic Director - WAYTCo
"Dixie is a joy to work with and truly knows her stuff. There is no one in WA who can get the same publicity results for your event as Dixie. I wish we had been working with her sooner."
Sarah McNeill - Arts Editor Subiaco Post
"Dixie Battersby is a dedicated publicist who works hard to get the very best for her clients. She works the phones for print media, and knows all the right social media contacts."
Tanya MacNaughton - (features writer) West Australian
"Dixie is one of the most experienced publicists I have worked with over many years, and she truly understands the way the Perth media world has evolved during that time. She’s a straight shooter who will do her utmost for any of her clients."