Why the name?

1.  People find it remarkable (in the Seth Godin sense)
2.  We like aviation, M*A*S*H and phonetics
3.  It keeps us up-front in trade show listings

Bravo Charlie

Founded in January 2009 by Philip Bateman, Bravo Charlie have worked with startups, SME’s, large corporate, ASX listed companies, educational institutions and government organisations in Australasia, Europe, North America and the UAE.

Through experience the company and those that work with it are firmly committed to the fact that the principles underpinning business growth are similar for established companies, startups, independent musicians, not-for-profit activists and large brands alike – to use research, science and proven methodology to understand a market, to explore and align the vision of staff and executive through in-person interaction, then to tell good stories that educate, empower and inspire a target audience, distributed and focused using cutting edge data tools and software.

1.  The web is important.  Art and truth are important.  Combining these elements creates genuine, world changing impact.
2.  Together, we can tell stories that matter, about who you are and why you do what you do.  This will beat a product placement piece day or night.

Since 2012, Bravo Charlie have been Tailored Advisory Service providers for Australian businesses, via the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

As of February 2017, Bravo Charlie have been appointed to the ICT Services Panel for the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, in the areas of Enterprise, Information and Application Architecture, Web, Audio Visual and Video services.

As of June 2018, Bravo Charlie has been appointed to offer Victorian Government Boost Your Business grants of up to $50,000 in matched spending, in the areas of Advanced Manfacturing, Defense, Aerospace and Security.

Philip Bateman – Founder & Managing Director
Dip. e-Bus, MEI, MAICD – Diploma of Electronic Business, Master of Entreprenuership and Innovation, Member of Aus. Institute of Company Directors

Digital architect, artist, strategist, leader, story teller and film maker.  I am fascinated by people and the planet in general; each moment is a chance to do good for the world.

Getting to this point I have been a race-car driver, mechanic, salesman, designer, programmer, account manager, journalist, strategist and negotiator.  I have bought and sold businesses, prepared small-scale offers with ASIC, courted and pitched Angels and VC’s.

Talking to anyone in your organisation and bringing out the best in them is a passion of mine (on camera! 🙂

I principal myself on:

– Creating beautiful work that meets your business growth objectives
– Making complex ideas and technology easy to understand
– Learning, having fun and respecting our world

Find me Facebook or Linkedin

It takes a team (of consultants)

The pace of the modern world requires specialists in many domains, and the advancement of technology means we can bring together some of the very best at a moments notice

Shown below are some of the many talented industry leaders we bring together, depending on the requirements of the project.

Zoe Fawcett Enticott – Project Management Consultant

Zoe began with a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, a Masters Degree in International Development, extensive volunteering in rural India then 3 years experience in the Australian not-for-profit and social services sector.

Her passion for connection – in her own words “.. taking complex phenomena, then forming these into processes and systems that enable people to positively influence their society and environment” – When required, Zoe is available to support large projects that have complex delivery requirements.

Additionally Zoe has completed Cert. 2 Security in the field, via the United Nations Department of Safety and Security, along with Personal Safety, Security and Communications for field work with https://www.redr.org.au Australia.

Danny Zheng – Digital Production Consultant

As a Project Manager, Digital Solution Integrator and Digital Marketing expert, Danny has led projects for the Industrial Bank of Japan, Sanofi, Michelin and the Walt Disney company.

Speaking Mandarin, Cantonese, Shanghainese and English, as a Chinese born native he brings fundamental knowledge of operating in Chinese markets to Bravo Charlie, alongside a passion for qualitative consumer research.

Charles Qin OAM – Managing Director and Chief Interpreter of Chin Communications

25 years ago Charles Co-Founded one of Australia’s most renowned translation companies – Chin Communications. As their branding suggests, Bravo Charlie rely on the team at Chin as ‘our trusted language partner’ to translate our produced video content for distribution into Chinese markets.

Murali Maheswaran – Human Centered Design Consultant

“It’s messy and it’s emotional. Healthy, open, vulnerable and authentic cultures breed creative innovation. Through uncovering and consciously co-creating our personal cultures, then working through existing issues, we release the power to change” – Murali M.

Before any great story can be told, having organisational alignment around what that story is and can be, is a corner stone of succesfully transforming your company into an aligned, digitally pro-active, marketing machine.

For this reason we turn to Murali to engage the hearts and souls of your employees and your executive, usually in as little as a single day, to begin the process of embodying the ‘where we are’ and ‘where we are going’, idetifed through our initial Gap Analysis consulting.

Paulina Hryniewiecka – Customer Insight Specialist

Having worked for Australia’s leading brands including Country Road, Myer, Ferrero, Mecca Cosmetica, Sussan group, The Just Group, Pacific Brands and BPM Corp in the branding, photography and digital creative space, Paulina now focuses on evidence-based brand growth and consumer research for names such as Jetstar, Optus and Virgin.

Ask someone ‘what will you pay for’ and they will tell you whatever is top of mind, which is not usually what really drives their behaviour.  As an example in the context of airlines people always say ‘safety’ – when you model their purchasing behaviour, safety doesn’t come into it.

Thus through identifying the Customer Journey – what motivates people to buy, to advocate for your brand, what makes them unhappy or happy with your service and what drives them to defect – the communication we create at Bravo Charlie will be based on science rather than chance.

Tania Rose – Social Video Queen

Tania is available to support large editing projects and has strong experience in event interviews, filming, social video curation and editing for UK and Australia brands.

Kristoff Brunet de Courssou – Digital Systems Consultant

A digital systems manager, technical support and IT roadmap visionary, Kristoff has worked in Australias banking and finance sectors, as well as the fast paced, high growth world of Swisse.  He supports Bravo Charlie as needed with systems management.

Love Hawkridge – Executive Grooming & Make up artist

Love has over a decade of experience working in the International Make Up industry, spanning South Africa, the UK, Ireland, the United States and now Australia.  Her career includes editorials, music videos, short films, commercials, film premiers, fashion shows, magazines and newspapers, with a variety directors, photographers and studios including Walt Disney, Universal and Sony BMG.

Working with Bravo Charlie since our 2nd year of incorporation, Love brings professional styling to our corporate and location interviews, ensuring your staff not only look their best, they are also excited to be engaged in the process of film making.

Francesco Vincenzi – 360 / VR and Principal Stills Photographer

An Italian photographer based in Melbourne, Francesco started his career as a photojournalist in 2007, shooting for La Repubblica in Italy, after completing a degree in Media.

His passion for photography as a powerful tool of social change encouraged him to travel and work in many countries including Central and South America, where he worked for a Costa Rican weekly magazine, The Tico Times.

Francesco’s latest interest is creating immersive 360 Content, beautifully shot and delivered in 4k and 8k resolution through his company Organic VR.

Joshua Stafield – Cinematographer / Director of Photography

Josh brings a diverse skill-set to the art of cinematography, supporting the clients of Bravo Charlie to reach world class levels of visual quality.  Click here to visit his website.

With professional experience in writing, directing, editing and producing, he has a broad knowledge base via broadcast television, short narrative film and feature documentary.

A graduate of the VCA Film and Television School, Josh won the cinematography award in 2015 and in 2016 earned an ACS Silver Award in the category of Short Film.

Glenn Clayton – Steadicam Operator

As productions get more complex at Bravo Charlie, it takes away from our founder (Philip Bateman) running around with his MōVI M10 and Canon C100, whilst directing a set, which is when we turn to Glenn to ‘fly’ the big rigs:

“.. from a young age Glenn Clayton had dreams of one day becoming half man / half machine.  When doctors told him that the surgery would be “impossible” he searched for a way to make his dream a reality.  He soon discovered steadicam, a craft that mixed creative thinking with an intense physical discipline.” – GlennClayton.com

Glenn’s awards include operating steadicam on the winners of the 2013 and 2014 Tropfest, as well as the Cannes Gold Lion Award for the ‘ANZAC Day Appeal’ TVC

Anthony Rilocapro – 1st AC

Anthony has extensive experience in film and tv production; Bravo Charlie rely on him on-set as a knowledgeable 1st AC for larger projects

Andrew Lock – Gaffer (Lighting and head electrician)

It’s often the first part of ‘Lights, Camera, Action’ that people forget!   Working in the film and television since 1997, Andrew has ‘lit’ over 460 TV commercials, 170 TV episodes, 220 corporate productions, 80 music clips and 6 independent films and telemovies.

Whether we need a small or big van full of lighting or to illuminate half a city block, Andrew Lock Lighting has us covered.

Doing great work for your company is an endevour we are collectively happy to take on, provided that you already take pride in what *you* create and deliver to the world!

Ready to get in touch?  Give us a call on 0402 017 700 or email philip / – at – / bravocharlie.tv

Thank you to all of our friends and clients that have taken the time to share our footage, pass on our details and send across a kind word.

It makes it all worth while to know you enjoy the process of interaction and creation as much as we do!

LinkedIn and video recommendations follow – click here to find our LinkedIn profile;


Virginia Birrell – CEO of Australia China Business Council VIC – July 31, 2018

Philip is a talented videographer and interviewer. Philip supports the work of The Australia China Business Council in Victoria to educate businesses to help them to grow their opportunities with China. I recommend a conversation with Philip if you are looking to promote your organisation via a social media platform.

Sh’ana Shean – Womens’ Mysteries Leader – April 18, 2018

Philip was an incredible champion for our campaign. We would not have been able to realize our dream without his unwavering support, knowledge and clarity.

With Philip’s guidance we were able to get to the very heart of what we had to share with the world and then he set about teaching us how to build and reach a receptive audience to share it with.

His direction and support made our campaign an enormous success on so many levels. My co-founder and I went beyond our original goal, we now have a strong professional network, are so much more competent and able to steer our business in alignment with our mission statement; our general network has grown enormously and we have crossed geographic boundaries to reach a global audience – mainly, we have been equipped to continue to grow the foundations he has created for us, which we are so grateful for.

In short, Philip is very professional, human and understanding of our personal quirks and ways of doing things.

More than working in and on our project, he supported us in growing within ourselves so that we could authentically achieve what we set out to.

The team at Bravo Charlie set up systems for us to collaborate and work effectively within from our first meeting; communication was always open and our many questions were answered clearly and with consistent overall direction to our goal; Philip never stopped giving 100%.

My co-founder and I highly recommend Bravo Charlie and Philip to any one building a project or business. With this man at your side, you will achieve your dream, your goals and so much more.

Sonny Neale – Strategic Futurist – March 13, 2018

I was extremely impressed with the work Phil did for me. I asked him last minute to create a referral video for me out in the Yarra Valley and he got organised, stayed in communication and did a sterling job. The quality of the video was great, but more importantly, he asked questions that brought the best out of my clients and really captured what was amazing about the seminar. I’ll be using Phil again.

Peter R. Lewis AM – Group CEO, Hydrix / Panorama Synergy – November 22, 2017

I cannot rate Bravo Charlie and Philip Bateman too highly. Given only limited notice and provided with scant notes, it took Philip only 2 weeks to develop a highly professional and polished corporate promotional video that captured the core of what our company is about. Thank you Philip !

Greg Brereton – AusCol / GrainCorp – July 11, 2017

How to Increase Stakeholder Engagement through Video Production to “Tell the Story” & “Gain Acceptance”?

We came to Philip Bateman and his team with short notice, a tight time frame and broad requirements, then used the videos created to summarise and sell the future of our business unit in a national roadshow. Clients and internal stake holders loved it and the program is ongoing; I’d highly recommend Bravo Charlie if you want serious engagement and acceptance for your initiatives.

Mackenzie Amara – Researcher and 5Rhythms Teacher – June 4, 2017

I worked with Philip on a rather massive crowd-funding campaign over the course of several weeks. Despite having a totally disjointed band of hooligans on the project (volunteers), Philip was able to streamline our process, offered amazingly useful organization and direction, and ultimately we reached our goal of $15,000.

Philip was tireless in his support for the project & was always full of helpful tips to keep us moving forward. He was professional, efficient, passionate, and knowledgeable. He clearly knows what he’s doing.

Sam Rosenberg – President, INPAX | Academy of Personal Protection – August 26, 2016

As a business owner, I could not recommend Philip and his team more highly.

Not only is Philip is a true master of his craft, he possesses the rare ability to teach his methods in a way that produces immediate results. Literally, within 90 minutes of our first meeting, he’d helped me define a simple, useable, and effective process for maximizing strategic communications with our existing clients, and for reaching new clients through social media.

His process made immediate sense and is light years beyond anything I’d been taught previously.

I intend to use Bravo Charlie and Philip on an ongoing basis – despite the fact we are located on different continents!

Lisa Rose – National Corporate Communications Manager at AIG Australia – June 6, 2016

Phil and the team at Bravo Charlie were fantastic to work with. We were extremely happy with the results of the employee videos he filmed and edited for us and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing corporate videos created.

Angela Goodwin – Director of Share – March 2, 2016

I was really impressed by the video that Philip made for UnitingCare Werribee Support & Housing. It captured the work of the agency brilliantly and told their story in a very compelling way.

As fundraisers we do our best to engage the hearts and minds of people in our cause and videos like Philip’s are a very powerful tool for achieving this.

Vlado Baban – Business Analyst at the Geelong Manufacutring Council – December 8, 2015

The Geelong Manufacturing Council (GMC) engaged Bravo Charlie to develop a comprehensive bespoke package of video content designed to ‘message’ the GMC value proposition into our preferred target market(s) using digital channels.

The video concept, development and recording process was at all times a professional seamless experience and enabled the GMC to shift its ‘messaging’ into web based channels in order to engage with an increasingly digital (commercial) audience.

Sharon Dawson – Director at Dawsons Group of Companies – September 23, 2015

Philip jumped to it at very short notice to produce a suite of YouTube clips detailing our business processes and capturing the essence of Dawsons people, services and clients.

He has provided excellent “post sales” service since, ensuring that we get the maximum impact from being multi media stars.

Ravi Agarwal – MEDIQ Financial – Medical Accountant & Wealth Adviser – August 23, 2015

We engaged Philip and his team to help us create online video content to tell our story.

We are happy with the result and look forward to long-term relationship.

Patricia Griffiths – General Manager, International Trade at VECCI – August 5, 2015

Philip Bateman from Bravo Charlie produced a video for our VJBP Program. Philip is a bright young man with lots of innovative ideas and energy.

He made what appeared to be a very complicated process seem very simple and all we had to do was follow his instructions.

Philip is a people person and showed respect and professionalism in all his dealings with myself, my team and our clients.

He shared with us a lot of insights on how to present the program well and how to achieve the best results.

He definitely knows his business and does it extremely well.

We found his work substantially improved the market awareness of our product and has had a positive effect on our sales and marketing.

Philip is committed in his service delivery to clients and therefore is flexible in order to meet client requirements. I would recommend Philip to any company who wants to improve their marketing through video and social media.

Shane Dunstan – Director, Aran – March 25, 2015

Philip is an enthusiastic, creative professional who can assess what a business needs very quickly and accurately.

His ability to develop a business strategy through extracting the company “story” is as effective as it is fun.

Philip’s skill of asking the right open, leading questions not only helps to convey the business to your clients, but also galvanises the business focus to the management team and staff.

Storytelling is a dying art –  Philip instills a passion to tell a story and as a result, it give a business a sense of purpose and your clients a passion to follow.

Charlotte Roberts – Musician and Performance Artist – January 27, 2015

Before the Filming of The Musical Body Promo film: I chatted with Phil a bit about what I do, and what I wanted to achieve: he supported me to get clear on exactly what I needed and wanted from the work he would produce.

During the filming: Phil was professional, friendly, communicative – he and Marian were a warm and calm presence as I facilitated the class, and gave clear details to participants so everyone felt at ease. The process was enjoyable and I felt like I could rely fully on Phil’s expertise.

After the event: Phil was efficient in his editing, and surprised me by finishing editing before the date I’d thought it would be finished. I was blown away. I was in tears as I watched the film, as it captured the essence of what I was hoping to share with the community through my facilitation, and gave such succinct and sophisticated angles on the work that were truly masterful.

Students and friends of friends have said how powerful and engaging the film is, and are impressed and curious to find out more about The Musical Body and attend class as a result of this film!

Katharine McLennan – Head of QBE Global Leadership Academy – November 3, 2014

Philip Bateman was a lot of fun to work with for the video that we created for the Leadership Academy at QBE. He is very organised and relaxed at the same time. He makes the people he films be at complete ease — and is very pragmatic with the suggestions he gives us for filming at the right budget with very high quality results. I would happily be willing to support Philip in his endeavours for the future.

Simon Dehne – Social Futurist @ Conscious Futures – September 18, 2014

We hired Bravo Charlie to video record a presentation my business was doing that we wanted to have uploaded onto our website.

Phil was fantastic, took control of the situation and guided me through the process to ensure the end product was very professional.

I was also wrapped with the after sales production and service, Phil wanted to make sure the end result delivered what we were wanting to achieve and continued to make further recommendations to enhance how the video would look on my website..

It is my pleasure to recommend Phil and his business.

Brett Bonser – Executive Director MathMarketing – August 4, 2014

Philip brings unique skills to the world of video production within the B2B context. He understands that in B2B marketing video has to be about more that just positioning and branding, it must play a role in buyer progression.

Combine this with awesome core video production skills and you have a guy that every Marketing Director should consider.

Philip Wollen OAM – Founder Winsome Constance Kindness & Kindness House Melbourne – July 8, 2014

Philip Bateman set up our YouTube and Facebook presence from scratch. It was at his urging that we took this step. As a consequence, we have been able to communicate our message of ethical treatment of human and non-human animals, environmental responsibility and social interdependence to a wider audience than we had previously considered possible.

Amie Green – Green Chief Sustainability-Sustainable Event Practitioners – May 26, 2014

Philip was recommended by a mutual friend as a filmmaker of high quality to produce a sustainability film/documentary. Considering the minimal brief I provided him with (sustainability film longer than 3 minutes) the man worked wonders! A shot list was drawn up and adhered to and the concept and storyline was developed collaboratively at the same time as filming was undertaken. Phillip functioned as cameraman, interviewer, editor and everything in between!

Post production work was completed before the due date and immaculate attention to detail was given to all aspects of the film- from fading to sound levels through to font and title design. Communication throughout the project was clear, specific and direct without becoming entangled in technical jargon.

At every stage of the film Phillip was professional, articulate and most of all easy to work with. So easy,in fact that it’d be fair to say a friendship has sprung up where previously only a business relationship existed. I would highly recommend Bravo Charlie for all of your film making needs.

Joanne Sharkey – Acupuncturist at Fertile Ground Health Group | March 24, 2014

Philip is extremely thorough and efficient at his work. We hired him to make five videos for our website, he understood the brief quickly and directed us from here. A few weeks later the job was complete. Not only did he create the videos he also set us up with YouTube and gave us strategic ideas on how best we make the most out of our content. It was obvious to me he cares about the outcome of his work and the impact it will have on our business.

Wayne Mahmoud – Director at Sports and Spinal Group | March 20, 2014

Philip is the sort of guy that you want all the people you employ or do business with to be like. He listened to our film project requirements, guided us about the best way forward, sent us a summary of what we agreed & delivered the work plus much, much, more.

He is bright, talented, structured & very knowledgeable. He is a master of his craft.

We got on well together during the filming & throughout the entire editing process. He was great at organising all the physical requirements, scripts, lighting, sound & the team of people that helped create the film.

I can highly recommend Philip for anyone looking for a film maker that provides you with more than a big file on a hard drive.

I always tell my staff that it’s not enough just to provide our customers with what they paid for, after all that’s what they would expect. We need to give them more than they expect & turn them into lifelong customers. That’s what Philip at Bravo Charlie did for us.

Deanne Love – Hoop Lovers | March 19, 2014

Philip has an obvious talent for reviewing businesses and providing powerful and creative strategies for success. He recently conducted a gap analysis of my business and developed a workable and insightful strategy for the future. Philip’s clarity and vision is a great asset and I would highly recommend his service.

David Juriansz – Director, Moving Essence, Senior Facilitator, BeyondBlue | March 5, 2014

Philip at Bravo Charlie is a tech ‘boffin’. He understands how communication is changing, how viewable content is becoming a must-have platform as part of a business marketing system. His skills have been refined by countless hours learning his craft. He is a filmmaker with an eye for detail and creative vision. We works faster than a speeding bullet. I would recommend him if you are looking to integrate website, social media and film as part of a business solution.

Jonathan Osborne – Senior Acoustic and Audiovisual Consultant at Arup | March 2, 2014

Philip is assisting me with digital strategy and creating my online platform, leveraging my recent TED appearance.

It’s rare to meet someone who has as wide a skill set as his, and still rarer to find a person like that who can listen. It’s been a pleasure to work with him and I would strongly recommend him to anyone looking to develop their digital or personal branding strategy. His assistance in navigation through the new online / social media landscape has been invaluable, and he’s helped me articulate some of my key drivers and translate them into an online presence.

Peter Hayward – Foresight Educator | Janaury 16, 2014

We had undertaken a research project into the Future of Management Education and near the end of the project we decided to produce a video to go with the final report. We contacted professional producers who quoted three times what our budget could handle and most importantly they wanted to take away the innovative nature of our work by asking for a completely scripted and controlled product. Philip on the other hand gave us tremendous value for money, made significant contributions to the overall work and most importantly was comfortable with us doing something innovative and emergent. It was a delight to work with someone of his professionalism and competence.

Michael Warshall – Executive Director of the Nulab Group of Companies | December 24, 2013

Philip directed and produced a 30 second TV commercial which we aired nationally, also documenting our facilities, processes and staff for inclusion in our social media. We were very happy with the TVC, and including coming back to re-shoot interviews after the first round missed our intent, the overall job was done well.

Shanaka Unantenne – Director Product Quality & Engineering at Dara Switchboards | December 19, 2013

The videos and digital marketing we created with Bravo Charlie have improved our sales and perception in our target markets. Philip was recommended by Enterprise Connect and started by consulting to us on our processes and what we were seeking, then directed and filmed our senior management and staff over 4 days. He brought a team with him for the filming and we are very proud of the results. From this we made 18 videos and receive ongoing support – video works for our business

Aulay Macaulay – Founder @ Roster Plus | October 8, 2013

I contacted Philip to assist with script writing and concept for our new video marketing campaign. He was in San Francisco as it turns out, though even remotely he got back to me within a few hours, then within 48 had sent me back an improved script, plus a transmedia strategy I wasn’t expecting, that I feel will deliver great results for our organisation. Onwards to implementation! Thanks Phil!!!!!!

Verity Thacker – Quality Coordinator at Ranger Industrial Supplies Pty | September 22, 2013

Philip was recommended to us via Enterprise Connect. After initially flying to Sydney to meet with us, we went ahead with a week of filming – he captured our company culture and ethics, including visiting several clients who gave us great references on camera.”

Top Qualities: Great Results, Good Value, Creative

Lauren Robertson – Owner at Larger Than Life Event Agency | February 20, 2013

We met Philip in 2012 whilst he was filming with a client of ours. Based on that event we asked him back to speak with us about video marketing. His initial consulting helped us to see the ways we could use social media to reach our business goals, whilst also writing a digital strategy to be implemented by our website provider.

From here his team filmed a time lapse construction of our rooftop project, filmed the first half of the opening night, mixed the content together and worked with projectionists to show it live at the launch – we received excellent feedback.

From setting up our YouTube channel to providing ongoing digital marketing support, Philip continues to film, edit and produce video content for our events. It works – capturing and sharing our story through social media and video is improving our sales.

Jordan Green – Chairman at Australian Association of Angel Investors | July 13, 2012

Philip single-handedly recorded our entire 3-day conference and workshops event – the largest of its category in Australia. He also did vox pop interviews and day end testimonials. After the event Philip edited the whole thing into some excellent summary video pieces and got them on to YouTube for us which made it really easy to put them on our web sites. Conference delegates commented on Philip’s professionalism and pleasant engagement style which made them very comfortable to respond in front of the camera.

I would certainly recommend Philip to anyone with an event, large or small, who wants a quality video record and subsequent video marketing collateral.

Malcolm Hiort – Director at Australian Craniofascial Therapy School | February 22, 2013

Philip recently shot photography and video for our School, including organising photography models. He created our social media presence, took me through how to update and manage our new systems, wrote clear instructions for my website developer to integrate the new elements, at all times operating in an efficient, professional and creative manner. In two days work we achieved what I’ve been thinking about for several years; the client feedback I have received has all been extremely positive.

Pavel Chuchuva – Entrepreneur | October 24, 2012

I needed help understanding video editing and how to turn what I had into what I wanted. Philip showed me clearly and easily in a way that meant I could go forwards and get the results I needed. Thank you!

Simone Lawson, 2012

“I have known Philip Bateman from Bravo Charlie since 2011 when he was invited to create a professional mining video for Steinert Australia. Our Sales and Marketing team, myself included, have felt quite inspired and impressed regarding the quality and potential for the Steinert video produced by Bravo Charlie.

We initiated and have been shown by Philip the process for developing a total social media strategy (please see links on our website www.steinert.com.au).

This has been very well received by the company globally and we will continue to seek Philip’s expertise and advice in the future for Steinert’s social media and video production needs.

We have no hesitation in recommending Philip to future business contacts or employers and we would be happy to provide further information on request.”

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, On Time

Chris Dawson, 2012

“Philip was contracted for several months to help a trio of directors develop the foundational IT infrastructure of websites, service delivery processes, CRM, outsourcing arrangements and project delivery management for a rapidly scaling automotive website company. He was thrown in the deep end of hands on technical work, copy writing, graphic design, web production, client and supplier liaising, staff training and office management duties from the first week – all of which he handled remarkably well and delivered to us high quality results.

Added to this his knowledge of social media marketing and the role video production can play in improving a businesses bottom line was highly valuable. If you need hands-on support in your organisational growth rather than just advice, this is definitely someone I would recommend.”

Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative

Click here to see the recent written referral we received from Steinert Australia (February 2012)

Click here to watch the video and verbal referral received from the Australia Government Enterprise Connect program manager (February 2012)

Click here to see the written referral we received from Shocolate (November 2011)

Written recommendations are below the video referrals.


Luke DiLodovico, June 5, 2012

“I was recently seeking some business advice and direction and, as such, was put in contact with Philip.  Having shared my business objectives and current challenges, he quickly understood the situation, then provided useful guidance on a structure for growth, combined with creating a relevant process I was able to implement immediately.

I highly recommend Philip and thank him for his timely advice which has proven invaluable. Thank you!” May 29, 2012

Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, High Integrity

Laura Dinstell, May 22, 2012

“Philip’s business and marketing acumen is what sets him apart from a typical videographer. His ability the think on his feet and make on-the-spot recommendations add value and save time. He delivers excellent work and is a pleasure to work with.”

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative

Nastassia Milevoj, September 14, 2012

“Philip was fantastic, he completed more work on our website in 2 hours then our previous developer did in 2 months. Philip understood my brief and also contributed to the project with his own intelligent ideas.”

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, On Time

Michele Peppler, Tuesday 21st February 2012;

If anyone is looking for someone to help launch their business in the digital space I’ve just spent time with Philip Bateman of Bravo Charlie who was great and held my hand step by step through setting up my website and social media infrastructure.

He really helped me to understand how these systems work together to profile customers and generate potential business, instilling in me the confidence to create and manage the entire system going forwards, and even coached me how to make awesome video.. ”

Mark Reid, Enterprise Connect Business Adviser, NORTH link, October 10, 2011;

Philip’s expertise, experience and commercial success on behalf of his clients justifies his overt enthusiasm for what Bravo Charlie can do. He is a knowledgeable and engaging professional who I happily recommend to anyone toying with the idea of video content to support their social media marketing mix.

Rebekah Hayden, Founder of Yoga Camp, March 23, 2011

Philip Bateman recently produced a promotional video for our Yoga Camp event.  We use it on our facebook page as well as the homepage for our website. I believe it contributed greatly to the success of our last camp – our numbers doubled!

Feedback from people has been consistently positive and it gives visitors to our website an instant idea of the kind of event we are running. Personally I feel the video is of a high professional standard with music and images that accurately capture the flavour of Yoga Camp; I would not hesitate to recommend Philip and the services of Bravo Charlie.

Deva Nandan, 5 Rhythms instructor, May 06, 2011, Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

“Philip made a video of my recent dance workshop. I am quite impressed at how professional, considered, creative and non-intrusive he was while we were doing such deep personal work.  I found Philip had lots of ideas and still was receptive to mine.  He gave more than I asked and I am grateful for his work.” – http://www.5rhythmswithdeva.com

Kathryn Bottrell, hired Philip as a Business Consultant in September 2010, Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative

“Philip provided incredibly grounding support for my visions and planning. His reflections and guidance were very real and supported by online reference and examples of client implementations, helping to highlight the areas of my knowledge to build on, and how that fit with my vision. From the breadth of his expertise and understanding he was able to help me become very much clearer on the next steps I needed to take.

Thank you very much Philip. I look forward to working with you again in the future!

Melissa Carstens, hired Philip as a Business Consultant in April, 2010- Top qualities: Personable, High Integrity, Creative

I found Philip very knowledgable, informative, creative and very energetic. I would recommend Philip’s services to those seeking tailored service delivered with in a unique manner.

David Naylor, hired Philip as Digital producer more than once in March 2010, Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

“Philip is a dedicated and creative operator. He worked with me hands on from start to finish to create a promotional video of highlights of a recent comedy show I produced. He is constantly thinking ahead to ensure all opportunities are seized. As a video editor he works fast, with a sharp eye for detail and timing that makes the final product look schmick! And did I mention he is very patient in adapting to my needs. Phil brought an abundance of up-to-date web and digital production knowledge saving me many headaches and research time “ invaluable as a sole operator. I also appreciate his ability to contextualise his work within my broader business strategy, and to consider all issues such as copyright.

If you’re seeking a jump-start on your competitors in terms of video/YouTube promotion with a quick turn around, then talk to Philip.”

Karen DempsterDirector & Lead Consultant, KD Creating Change worked directly with Philip at Bravo Charlie in September, 2009

“Philip has been a co-mentor within Swinburne University offering guidance to entrepreneurs and business students in terms of ideas-generation, structure, funding options and marketing – in fact all aspects of leveraging success in multiple industries through unique selling points, ethical practices and cutting edge thinking. Philip has the ability to offer suggestions that are clear and insightful, yet deliver these insights in a manner which is respectful of the individual’s own goals and personal identity. Interacting with him over other issues (e.g. the Aust. Grad School of Entrepreneurship Alumni Association) has also been likewise a rewarding and easy communication process, and I feel he has not only the ability but the drive to succeed at driving multiple projects.”

Jules BrookeFounding Partner, Handle Your Own PR was a consultant or contractor to Philip at Bravo Charlie in September, 2009

“Philip is a breath of fresh air! He was one of the first people we met who truly understood the power of PR and he wanted to try it himself. He is anything but lethargic! Within a day of purchasing our media contact lists he had refined his press release and sent it out to the media – all with great results. Philip is a doer and is tenacious – two qualities that will stand him in good stead as he builds his business. I would recommend him to anyone who wants someone to really achieve what they have set out to do…and he’s not bad at PR either!”

Daniel Granot, hired Philip as a Business Consultant more than once in 2009, in September, 2009, Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

“Thanks for your insights on marketing and social media in relation to Marketbeagle.com. Despite thinking that I’d heard it all, you surprised me with many in depth insights and a lot of food for thought. I’ll be utilising your services again shortly!”

Sean Dostal, hired Philip as a Business Consultant in September 2009, Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative

“Philip has an infectious energy about him and it shows in his results. He has helped me through his canny ability to distill the essence of a business model and make constructive recommendations on future growth paths. He is also extremely well connected, particularly in the environmental business sector and has put me in touch with some very influential people. It’s exciting to work with him and I recommend him highly.”

John SalibCreative Director, 8Global Pty Ltd worked with Philip at 8Global in February 2010

“Philip is a strategic, creative, professional and friendly person to work with. I worked on many client projects with Phillip and every time he would have new ideas that always excelled the project further then what the client expected.  It was a pleasure working with Phillip and I would recommend him to any business. He always brought to the table a creative way of lifting business’s bottom line through sales and marketing.”

John LonerganLecturer, Swinburne University, taught Philip at Swinburne University of Technology in September 2009

“I worked with Philip during his Masters program at Swinburne.  In particular, I lead a “Business Growth” simulation, during which Philip took on the demanding role of CEO.

What impressed me most about Philip was the way he combined the capacity to make decisions and assume authority with the willingness to listen and engage his people.

In essence, he modeled the CEO role at its best.  It is a simulation I facilitate regularly, and I rarely see someone embrace and excel in the CEO role as effectively and/or readily.

Clearly, Philip has what it takes to manage and to lead.”

John BatrosLecturer in HRM & Organisation Studies, Swinburne University, taught Philip at Swinburne University of Technology in December, 2008

“Philip is a man full of passionate ideas. He is able to see a wide perspective and to quickly decide how to respond to situations as they emerge. He solves problems quickly and effectively.

Creative and thoughtful, Phil is very engaging and communicative.”


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