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Grill The Marketer 2024

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Grill The Marketer 

You're not going to want to miss Grill The Marketer in 2024! We've got a new home - but it's the same event vibes and community that you've come to expect from Clayton and Carma over the last 5 years. 

Who's up for a grilling this time?

We're grilling Kate Kirwin, Founder of She Codes and WA Young Australian of the year!

Kate is passionate about world changing ideas and is dedicated to building pathways for women to enter tech careers. Kate Kirwin founded She Codes Australia in 2015, providing the neworks, technical skills, and confidence for women to enter tech careers.

Born in regional WA, Kate strongly believes in empowering women from some of Australia’s most remote regions. So far, more than 7000 women from all over the country have learned to code through She Codes, with more than $2.5 million worth of scholarships given out to women.

Kate’s motto in life is always bring the sparkle, which you can see at She Codes events. Kate has more than a decade of experience working in events, coming from a background of charity events, which she uses to craft impactful, powerful events and programs. Kate is a skilled community builder having successfully nurtured communities at Spacecubed and Plus Eight as well as She Codes.

Her achievements have been recognised with the Business News 40 Under 40 Award and The West Australian’s Rising Star Award. She was recently named as WA's 2024 Young Australian of the Year.

The Event Background

Grill The Marketer, in partnership with the Australian Marketing Institute welcomes all marketers, business owners and managers, and marketing students - if you have marketing questions, come and ask them.

Don't have a specific question - but you want to chat marketing with people who LOVE to talk about marketing? Great! Come along.

Are you looking for a marketing role? Maybe we can introduce you to your new boss. It's happened before.

Our community is generous with their time and skills and believe that when it comes to marketing, the better you do, the better we all do. That's why so many awesome projects and collabs have been born from this event. We LOVE connecting our networks.

We don't enjoy events with pitches, boring PowerPoint pressos, and upsells. So Grill The Marketer is simply our marketing brains directed at your challenge or topic. What would go for a bundle in consulting fees or training dollars, comes to you in this fun package for less than an order of Uber Eats.

Clay Smith & Carma Levene (AKA The Marketer) will let you grill them, and our MC will keep us all on track.

We also invite special guests from the industry who have a story to share with you and we've had some cracker guests in the past like Hannah Muirhead of The Brand Agency, Amber Martin of Hypnosis Creative Agency, Alison Balch, CMO at Penanet, David "DG" Gardiner from DGPR, Personr's Charlie Westerman, Crown Perth's Kelly Townson, Hayley Boneham, TikTok sensation Seva Mozhaev (@sevspics), Michael Haluwana from Aeroture, Gabe Mach, Cory Gale from Tourism WA, So Perth Founder Adam Barrell, Facebook Ads powerhouse Paul Ramondo, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Rare Callum Mackenzie, Brand Strategist Carolyn Hall, Kimberley Lim, Head of Regional Marketing, APAC for Hexagon’s Mining division, LinkedIn Trainer Jo Saunders, and Pretzel founder, Brittany Garbutt.

You'll love the informal format and awesome community vibe while we help YOU on the aspects of marketing you're stuck on.


Cost: $48+bf (includes snacks)

Date: Multiple

Where: The Court | Verdict Bar (upstairs)

Time: 5.30pm - 8.30pm


How does this all work anyway?

Come along, grab yourself a drink at the bar and mingle. Clay and I try to get around and meet everyone beforehand, but our crew's friendly af anyway so you'll be fine to rock up by yourself.

Our MC, the incorrigible Jacqueline Baril, will let you know when it's time to start. We'll introduce ourselves, outline the event, and intro your marketing question answer-ers.

If you're called on to ask your question, please say your name and the business/industry your question relates to and we'll do our best to tailor our answers to you specifically.

Once we’re done feel free to hang around for drinks and to chat more about marketing 🙂


Grill The Marketer came about from talking to marketing event attendees who really just wanted their questions answered without the fluff and sales agenda.

Grill The Marketer is proudly presented in partnership with the Australian Marketing Institute, and affords members certain perks.

AMI WA Emerging Marketers will receive a 15% discount to attend Grill The Marketer events to broaden their experience and deepen their connections with the industry as they launch their careers. Ask us for the discount code.

For those who hold the Certified Practising Marketer (CPM) certification, attending Grill The Marketer events will allow you to collect points towards maintaining your CPM status. You could even find your way onto the panel, as previous WA Committee Chair, Gabe Mach did.

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