Perth event gurus launch Behind the Clipboard podcast

Krystle Thein, Tamara Cook and Melissa Howie, Tamara is the brains behind Known Associates Events that has come up with a new podcast  about event planning. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au   d492262
Krystle Thein, Tamara Cook and Melissa Howie, Tamara is the brains behind Known Associates Events that has come up with a new podcast about event planning. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d492262

PERTH event gurus Tamara Cook, Melissa Howie and Krystle Thein have joined forces to launch WA’s first events podcast Behind the Clipboard this month.

The triple threat, who have 40 years of combined events experience and are the brains behind memorable city events, came together to give listeners tips and tricks on how to create the perfect event.

Cook, a Melville resident, who runs bespoke event company Known Associates Events, said the podcast came about after noticing a gap in the market between people who throw events regularly, and those who can afford a professional events manager.

“There are some fantastic events out there, people with big ideas and big hearts, and in-person events are now more relevant than ever in this digital world we live in,” she said.

“There’s nothing quite as good as being able to not only see, but hear, touch, smell and breathe in the energy of another person face to face.

“Unfortunately people, brands and organisations are so often getting this beautiful opportunity horribly wrong.

“I’ve attended events, which on the surface have a lot of potential to be great, but they fall short.

“We want to empower people to have all the right knowledge and determination to create amazing and memorable experiences.”

Cook said each episode would feature an original topic ranging from the importance of run sheets, what food and catering style is right down to budgets and sponsorship.

Perth guest speakers and event suppliers would also star in the podcast to discuss their own event hacks.

“Embracing creative ideas and thinking outside of the box is something we want to highlight in our podcast,” Cook said.

Alongside the podcast will be event workshops where participants will learn how to manage events with Known Associates Events Director Tamara Cook guiding their way.

For more, visit the Behind the Clipboard podcast at Instagram @behindtheclipboardpodcast.