On 1 July 2015, Josie Campbell went public with her entertainment publicity company Great Things, announcing then Billboard #1 artist Wiz Khalifa's Vector Arena show. Since then, Great Things has spread the word about some of the most exciting concerts and events New Zealand.
The first 12 months saw Great Things develop a truly great client base, 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. Then there's been the pop/crossover music of SIX60 and Twenty One Pilots.
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 Cut Off Your Hands' first releases in five years.