About Us

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Our
Story

EP Agency is an award-winning Australian strategic and creative experiential agency.

Our mission is to connect brands and audiences through the creation of powerful live and digital experiences that inspire emotion and influence behaviour.

For over two decades we have successfully cultivated relationships that build communities, generate prosperity and bring joy.

We invest our expertise and energy to deliver purpose-driven brand experiences that harness the combined powers of creativity, connectivity and community. We motivate, educate, promote, share and entertain.

To our clients, we are a true partner from ideation to execution.

We collaborate with our clients to embrace an innovative blend of strategy, creativity and technology to deliver memorable experiences with measurable outcomes.

Our team of industry specialists is renowned for going ‘above and beyond’ to deliver success.

Together, we aim to be the experiential agency our clients can’t live without.

Since 2012, EP Agency has twice won the Best Australian Event Management Company of the Year Award. We have been recognised as Highly Commended National Finalists for this award four more times. In addition, the business has been awarded Best Product or Service in the Australian Event Industry at the Australian Event Awards.

View our Client Testimonials page.

 

Decorated bar at Paspaley event
Audience watching Paspaley pearl presentation on big screen

Our
Approach

We bring our clients and their audiences together to create genuine bonds and lasting loyalty. From the beginning, we take the time to understand what is needed; the brief, the brand and the objectives.

We tailor everything we do to meet or exceed key performance targets. From concept creation through to delivery, our project management methodology ensures that our clients are with us every step of the way.

1. Brief

First and foremost, we listen. We do research to fully understand the client profile, the organisation, the brand and target audience. We probe to uncover a comprehensive picture of the business objectives and investment opportunities. From here we build a targeted strategy to drive success.

2. Creative

With the strategy as our guide we generate, develop and challenge ideas to exceed expectations. We embrace modern technology and pursue innovative solutions. Our team presents the creative concepts that best respond to the brief and can be delivered on time and budget. As a team, we integrate client feedback to ensure all key stakeholders are aligned.

3. Plan

We develop and deliver an integrated production plan that maps out a clear timeline with key milestones – together with a fully itemised budget. From this point onwards, clients experience our high standard of project management, systems, processes and reporting that we have refined over two decades. The devil is in the detail.

4. Delivery

The best part for everyone is when we bring our ideas to life!

Operating to best practice standards, we deliver high quality products and services with efficient resource allocation. We are agile and responsive to ensure seamless execution on the day.   

5. Evaluation

We debrief with our clients. In our post project review, we assess and evaluate the return on investment and deliver an itemised budget reconciliation. This report outlines key learnings and future opportunities. This is our blueprint for future projects together.

Floral display at entrance to Tabcorp marquee
Melbourne Cup trophy

Our
Team

EP Agency has a true pioneering spirit. Five corporate values fuel our team in every aspect of the work we do. They are:

Excellence

We are relentless in our pursuit.

Ingenuity

We don’t just think outside the box. We think like there is no box at all.

Collaboration

We collaborate with our clients, our trusted suppliers and amongst our team.

Passion

For our clients, for building meaningful connections and sharing communal experiences.

Integrity

We do the right thing, the right way, always.

At EP Agency we embed our practises with corporate social responsibility (CSR), ethical decision-making, care for the environment and employee wellbeing.

We greatly value community and recognise the importance of giving. EP Agency actively contributes to a number of charitable and not-for-profit organisations by providing pro bono creative, strategic and project management services, sponsorships and donations. 

Amy Merriman

Amy Merriman

Founder & Managing Director

Bio
Amy founded EP Agency, formerly Event Planet, over two decades ago. Since then, she has worked at the pinnacle of creative events and communications in Australia and overseas. Amy specialises in high level strategy and delivery. She easily manages complex multi-stakeholder briefs for both corporate and Government events. Her strengths are in quality assurance and team leadership. She is passionate about realising the client vision, creatively commercial solutions and delivering success.

Qualifications & Awards
B. Commerce; Marketing, Finance & Commercial Law, University of Sydney; Executive Education Program; Leading Professional Service Firms, Harvard Business School.

Connect with Amy on LinkedIn

Michele Deece

Michele Deece

Operations Director

Bio
Michele has over 20 years’ of experience producing award-winning corporate events both in Australia and around the world. Whilst managing our operations, Michele also specialises in producing multifaceted events and has produced both live and virtual events for a range of corporate clients. She is passionate about designing events that are seamless and leave a lasting impression on the guests. Michele believes that attention to detail is the most important factor in every successful event.

Qualifications & Awards
B. Business Administration; International Business & Sports Marketing, University of Technology, Sydney; Graduate Certificate in Events Management, University of Technology, Sydney.

Connect with Michele on LinkedIn

Kristie Turner

Kristie Turner

Client Services Director

Bio
Kristie has over 15 years’ experience in creating and delivering corporate events and B2B communications. She has produced a vast array of client projects in a multitude of desirable destinations around Australia and abroad. Her specialities include building and maintaining client relationships, planning integrated projects and implementing brand-building communications strategies. Kristie loves seamlessly delivering memorable client and guest experiences.

Qualifications & Awards
B. Business; Marketing, Deakin University; Tourism & Hospitality Management, TAFE NSW; Project Management, University of Sydney Business School.

Connect with Kristie on LinkedIn

What our
clients say

Quote Marks

In my 35 year career in broadcasting and now government I have never worked with a more professional team that delivered well beyond expectations and was so delightful to work with. Each member of the EP Agency team was just wonderful to liaise with and I have to say you’re a class act. I would like to sincerely thank you for your professionalism, creativity, planning and management.

Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

Thanks for putting on a wonderful night. The room was amazing, the food was brilliant, the entertainment was out of this world and we put all of this down to your hard work, attention to detail and commitment to making the night a success for us. We honestly can’t say thank you enough. We are truly grateful and there is a buzz around the office this morning on just how good the night was.

Coca Cola

Working with your team has been nothing but a pleasure. They have made my job so easy, and have enabled me to focus on managing my internal partners. Meeting notes and regular communication has been excellent, and again has only made my job easier. Huge thanks for your team for all of the hard work.

Cricket Australia