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Source: Accor Asia Pacific Australia. General Manager Communications, Peter Hook.
Comment: During the launch of Kosciuszko Alpine Guided Walks Nolen (of Zest Productions Pty Ltd) proved himself a most dynamic project manager, taking a fledging idea and turning it into one of the most successful new tourism products of the past decade.
Nolen was responsible for dealing with all levels of business, from environmental groups and tourism bodies to ministers and was instrumental in getting NSW Tourism Minister Sandra Nori involved with the project.
It is rare for a marketer to actually translate vision into reality but Nolen truly made the launch of the Kosciuszko Alpine Guided Walks (owned by Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort) one of the greatest PR successes Accor has seen.
I would not hesitate in recommending Nolen for any position in project management, communications, marketing or PR as he has shown himself proficient at all levels and will continue to play a vital role in Accor's communications and PR projects of Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort and Kosciuszko Alpine Guided Walks.
Source: SkiMax Qantas. Managing Director, William Kernot.
Comment: Nolen Oayda of Zest Productions Pty Ltd worked for SkiMax Qantas for over a five year period. His role includes creating, implementing and managing marketing and promotional projects, general business expansion, advertising placement, photography and brand awareness campaigns.
Nolen is an honest, self motivated, conscientious and able employee who is dedicated to ensuring that the job is well done.
Kellogg’s Australia Pty Ltd. Trade Marketing
Manager, Vivienne Bruce.
We were very happy with the coverage we received for this
event. The feedback from you in regards to our exposure was exceptional
and was presented in several great formats which were easy to circulate
around the business. I look forward to working with you in the future.
Red Bull Australasia. Sports Marketing Manager,
Comment: Zest Productions carried out the event management logistics of the Red Bull Ride, an international, world televised sporting event... and ran a well-organised and extremely efficient event that proved successful with competitors, staff, media, spectators & achieving all our set objectives... and continue to bring new management and marketing ideas to promote and run the event.
Zest Productions managed the Red Bull Rails ski & snowboard
event in Jindabyne. This proved extremely successful and hassle
free for Red Bull with Zest Productions managing all event operations
including site, council, traffic committee, land owner approvals,
staff management, budgeting and media management.
To be a great Red Bull event manager you need a Jeckal & Hyde
personality – in that you need to be extremely well organised
and also very creative – two qualities that are rarely found
together. Nolen (of Zest Productions) has plenty of both. I would
recommend Nolen & Zest Productions for any management position
that requires self-motivation, project management, people skills
& an innovative approach to the task.
Deer Valley Resort USA. International Marketing
Manager, Patricia K. Denny.
Comment: In cooperation with SkiMax and Qantas
Airways, Nolen and Daisy (of Zest Productions) have helped to put
Ski Utah on the radar screen in Australia. I personally worked with
them in Deer Valley during their production of a special Ski Utah/SkiMax
slide show. The resulting show was previewed to a group of key Sydney
media personalities and received rave reviews for both photography
and commentary. Following the press launch the show went on the
road to Thredbo and Perisher resorts to be seen by hundreds of winter
Tourism Snowy Mountains. President, David Last.
Comment: The event was professionally managed,
scheduled and well executed by the event management team from Zest
Productions Pty Ltd.
Crested Butte Mountain Resort USA. Director Media and Special
Events, Gina Kroft.
Comment: Thanks for the great article and brilliant
photography. Look forward to seeing you back in Crested Butte soon!
State Emergency Services. Local and Area Controller, Les
Comment: I would like to congratulate you on the way you conducted the safety aspects of this event... I was amazed and more than satisfied with the militarily precisions with which you maintained the event.
Australian Gallery of Sport & Olympic Museum.
Curator, Judy Hansen.
Comment: The Australian Gallery of Sport &
Olympic Museum has selected the following images from your collection
for the travelling exhibition (titled Australia: Our Sporting Life)
commissioned by the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade.
Verbier Switzerland Tourism Office. Marketing Department,
Comment: Thank you again for the magazines (feature
article) we received. We really appreciate them.
Snowy Hydro Limited. Area Manager, Robert Hope.
Comment: I would like to congratulate you and your
team in the professional manner the event was conducted. I inspected
the area during this event and way very pleased in the way the competition
and support crews conducted themselves. Adequate environment protection
had been put in place around the facilities being used and also
security precautions were excellent.
Zest Productions website - feedback from video sales client,
Comment: 1st/ correspondence with your company,
you get 10 out of 10. 2nd/ personality behind the emails, again
you get 10 out of 10. 3rd/ information conveyed and accuracy, yet
again 10 out of 10. 4th/ delivery of the product, 10 out of 10.
5th/ would I deal with your company again or recommend you? ABSOLUTELY.
And I have!
Jindabyne Chamber of Commerce. Nadene McLeod Moir.
Comment: The event was organised with real professionalism
in spite of no such event ever before being held.
Portillo Ski Resort Chile. General Manager, Henry Purcell.
Comment: Thanks for magazine, the article is great
and we all enjoyed reading it.
NSW Department of Sport and Recreation. Development Consultant
Industry and Partnerships Division, Peter Boardman.
Comment: Nolen Oayda and his organising committee
(Zest Productions) successfully applied for and received support
funding unde the NSW Department of Sport and Recreation’s
International Sporting Events Program toward the conduct of this
As a supporting sponsor, the NSW Department of Sport and Recreation
was extremely pleased with the professional manner in which the
event was co-ordinated by Nolen Oayda and his event team.
Tourism Snowy Mountains. Deputy Chairman, Greg Roberts.
Comment: Congratulations to you and your team on
a fantastic visual and technical event…
Telluride Ski & Golf Company USA. Communications Coordinator
Comment: I enjoyed reading the piece on Telluride
that you did for Ski Extra magazine. You took a great approach,
editorially and pictorially, to describing our area…
Emap Australia Pty Ltd. Editor, Tim Robson.
Comment: I consider Nolen (Zest Productions) a
valuable and talented contributor to our magazine, both from a photographic
and editorial perspective. Nolen is also a professional contributor
to local and overseas skiing media, both in print and television.
Snowy River Shire Council. Manager of Urban and Rural Services,
Comment: It appears from community reaction that
the event again exceeded all expectations. Overall I would like
to congratulate you on another successful event and look forward
to next year.
Online Sports Marketing. Project Manager Belinda Wight.
Comment: I would like to thank you for all your
had work as head photographer at the inaugural MobileNet Winter
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