about great things
After 15 years working in-house across the entertainment and events industry, communications specialist Josie Campbell decided to strike out on her own as an entertainment publicist.
Great Things launched on 1 July 2015 with the announcement of then Billboard #1 artist Wiz Khalifa's Vector Arena show. Since then, Great Things has managed publicity for some of the most exciting shows to reach New Zealand shores, across all imaginable genres.
Within months, Great Things began to develop an enviable client list, signing on as the New Zealand publicist for Laneway Festival and announcing tours for influential artists including rappers Pusha T, ScHoolboy Q and A$AP Ferg for Live Nation and alt rock's Courtney Barnett, Death Cab For Cutie, Kurt Vile, Father John Misty and Shellac for Drunken Piano Touring, amongst others.
There was no second year slump with Laneway Festival's big move to Albert Park precinct hailed a huge success, and tour publicity for young guns like Angel Olsen and Vince Staples, and music heroes including Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey, Pixies and legit Kiwi legend Dave Dobbyn.
Expanding the focus from strict event publicity has allowed time for special projects the first ever Music Therapy Week and the New Zealand Ukulele Festival, which saw 2000 uke playing youngsters take the stage at Vector Arena. Music releases included the debut LP from Leisure and publicising the first singles in five years for Cut Off Your Hands. From May 2017 Great Things runs publicity for Border Music - the New Zealand distributor for Ace Records, Carte!l, Ninja Tune and Warp Records.