Talk To Bec team 2018
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Talk To Bec
Marketing, Events & Creative Strategies


I develop marketing strategies, run events and provide consultation to creative innovators, cultural activists and community-oriented causes. My mission is simple. I seek to activate the ideas of groups and individuals to foster a sense of place, connection, meaning and belonging. I do this through publicity, events, advertising, branding, digital media and other targeted marketing and communication activities.

 I am an advocate for the value of creativity; with it comes empathy, inspiration and ultimately, change.


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Director | Marketing Strategist, Event Manager & Creative Consultant

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The Impossible Bohemian Market

Free spirited artistry will be the feature at the October incarnation of Newcastle’s ever changing market night, The Impossible, this Sunday night. RSVP Now! Featuring a Bohemian theme, the line up of stalls will showcase exotic treasures from turquoise rings, hand poured candles, leather bags, floaty summer dresses, healing crystals and spring blooms.

Making The Impossible Possible

UK import Rebecca Stern has always been creative but knew that her creativity was best when it was shared. A graduate of Brighton University’s Critical Fine Art Practice, she travelled to India before settling in Australia with her young son.  A tutorial on stamping herb names on spoons inspired “House of Bec” – a collection of vintage silver plated cutlery brought to life by stamping inspiring, funny and sentimental messages on them. Her range then extended to silver floristry, using casts of real succulents to capture nature’s fleeting designs into wearable pieces of jewellery.

A seminar by Marcus Westbury, “serial starter of new things”

The man who inspired so many of Newcastle’s creative projects and has helped drive Newcastle’s living culture, Marcus Westbury, is someone I’ve always looked up to. A self-confessed “serial starter of new things”, Marcus is responsible for two of the projects that have helped me find my feet within my niche: This is Not Art Festival (TiNA) and Renew Newcastle. I identify with his career as he what he does is so integral to the arts scene but in itself “Not Quite Art” (also, fittingly, the title of a three-part ABC series written and hosted by Westbury in ’07 & ’08).

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Working with Bec to realise the 2015 This is Not Art Festival was an absolute dream.

Despite very limited resources, a tiny team and a high pressure environment, Bec delivered high quality, engaging and creative marketing and communications. She really went above and beyond, managing everything from high-level strategic planning around fundraising and sponsorship, and the development of a new website and app, to on-the-ground festival logistics.

Thanks to Bec the festival saw its best attendances yet, a huge increase in media coverage and visibility, a complete re-brand, and a promising start to a new sponsorship program. As Executive Producer of the festival I couldn’t have asked for more.

Kate Britton, Executive Producer, This is Not Art (2015)

I’ve been at The Roost since 2013 have seen dramatic changes occur since Bec became manager in 2015.

The professionalism and organisation of The Roost has improved so much and this has flowed on to an overall improvement in the vibe and day-to-day productivity. This has attracted many new members, the most we’ve ever had.

Under Bec’s management, The Roost is now an inspiring and positive place to work with a great culture and strong sense of community.

Mark Tisdell, President, The Roost Creative

Bec has served on the HYP board for three years and has been instrumental in helping to deliver our current three year strategy.

This strategy mainly focussed on the repurposing and redevelopment and rebranding of HYP (formerly known as Newcastle and Hunter Junior Chamber). This project involved a complete overhaul which Bec led from start to finish. Bec is also our go to marketing guru on the board, she is a creative thinker and marketer and understands what our target market’s needs and wants are.

Over the past few years, Bec has also led some of our key events which have been sold out at premier venues that she has secured with her strong networks in Newcastle and the Hunter region.

Adel Issa, President, Hunter Young Professionals (2013-2015)

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We are proud to be a part of The Roost – a community of independent creatives located in the heart of Newcastle, NSW, Australia.