August has been an amazing month of growth for PlanBig. We’ve had 72 new plans, more than 150 new members and our twitter followers increased by 19%. Thank you - you’ve made this possible by spreading the word about PlanBig and making it such a phenomenal community!
Supporter of the Month – Jennifer Murphy
We’re so pleased to announce that our Supporter of the Month for August is Jennifer Murphy! Jennifer, from Western Australia, is one of the most active and engaged members of our community. Not only does she have three plans of her own, but she is also a huge source of support for her fellow planners, having posted more than 200 helpful comments to other plans since joining PlanBig. The PlanBig community has benefited in a huge way from all of Jennifer’s advice, support and energy. With her dedication to creating a stronger, more vibrant community, Jennifer really embodies the spirit of PlanBig, and truly deserves to be recognised as our inaugural Supporter of the Month.
Plan of the Month – Ride-the-Talk
John Knox, a Victorian father of two in his 50s, joined PlanBig to help facilitate his plan of a solo bicycle tour across Australia to talk with communities and raise awareness about climate change. Due to his involvement with PlanBig, John has already appeared in 10 media stories reaching more than 500,000 Australians. These stories have helped John spread the message about what individuals can do to minimise their impact on climate change. John started out in Victoria two weeks ago, and has already reached Sydney, visiting many communities along the way to spread his message. You can find out more about John and his Plan at www.planbig.com.au/Ride-the-Talk.
PlanBig media update
PlanBig has been popping up all over Australia this month in newspapers, blogs, magazines, TV and radio. This media coverage has helped get the word out about PlanBig which in turn leads to more people joining our community and contributing to your plans. PlanBig media coverage this month includes:
- The 1egg1world boys and their crazy chicken Trevi were featured in Herald Sun, on Channel 7 news and on TV show The Circle
- John Knox has been on Prime TV, Win TV, various radio stations and local papers as he travels across the country on his bicycle
- Our very own Jeanette Miller was featured in the Saturday Herald Sun career section on August 14 talking about her career progression with Bendigo and Adelaide Bank and how she’s ended up spearheading PlanBig