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, pop queens Little Mix and music heroes including Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey, Pixies and legit Kiwi legend Dave Dobbyn.
Summer 2017/18 saw the biggest Laneway Festival New Zealand yet, a record 40,000 punters at eight SIX60 concerts and a host of shows from Kamasi Washington to Khalid.
Great Things has worked on music releases for local and international acts including Great North, Carnivorous Plant Society, !!!, Kelela and What So Not.
More recently, Great Things has taken on the Media Management role for ANZ Premiership team SKYCITY Mystics.