Here’s a little more about me…
Stuart Gregor is the founder and creative director of Liquid Ideas – an award-winning public relations and communications business based in Sydney employing 30 full-time staff.
Liquid Ideas opened its doors in 2000 and after five years in Melbourne the business moved to Sydney with Stuart its sole director and shareholder. Liquid Ideas works on the public relations and communications strategies for a range of clients in the fields of food, drink, sport, travel, homewares, hospitality and retail. The company’s current client list of clients includes Kellogg’s, Singapore Airlines, Westfield, Citibank, Wine Australia and Carlton & United Breweries. Liquid Ideas also works closely with several not-for-profit organisations including OzHarvest and RUOK? Day.
Stuart was a budding cadet journalist for News Ltd in the late 80s and early 90s, authored six guides to wine in the 00s, and has penned several hundred columns on food and wine and a few on his other great passion – sport. He currently blogs intermittently.
Aside from Liquid Ideas, Stuart is partner in a small Victorian wine business, Dirty Three Wines and part-owns a luxury travel business based in Noosa, Gregor & Lewis. He also part-owns two thoroughbred racehorses, plays bad golf and follows every code of sport (but Wallabies, Swans and Roosters with most passion).
He has a Diploma of Wine Marketing (Adelaide), a Masters of Marketing (Melbourne) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Stuart is the inaugural Chair of the Public Relations Council of Australia, representing the leading consumer public relations firms in the country. He is also the co-founder of political group, the23million. He is father of two, husband of one and over the past couple of years has made several appearances on the ABC’s Gruen Planet.
Stuart is a well-known and recognised speaker, auctioneer and presenter. He has hosted dozens of events for clients including UBS, Macquarie Group, L’Oreal, Carlton & United Breweries, Starlight Children’s Foundation, OzHarvest, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Channel Nine and many more. Stuart can speak on topics as diverse as the keys to running a successful small business, the importance of PR and why it is crucial to success, the future of marketing and branding and of course on any topic in the food and wine space. Stuart’s style is energetic, fun and engaging – he is completely down-to-earth, avoiding any jargon and marketing-speak. He gets to the crux of any issue and is not afraid to call a spade a bloody shovel whether in the context of marketing or on what constitutes a good restaurant experience.