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Consultation Services

The KarinArt Media Consultation's core competencies in media productions (fine art and commercial photography, videography, broadcasting and designs, media literacy, digital literacy, digital media, social media and marketing skills, instructional design for education, interface design for online businesses and eLearning, and digital culture and transformation.


The KarinArt Media Consultation Services




Consult about Digital Media and Media Productions

We always work through fundamental framework to achieve the best solutions for  clients' products and businesses. We provide high quality resources, data analysis, research and problem solving.

Consultation regarding media productions includes fine art and commercial photography, videography, broadcasting and designs.

Our core competencies are at media literacy, digital literacy, digital media, social media and marketing skills, instructional design for education, interface design for online businesses and eLearning, and digital culture and transformation.


Consult about Digital Marketing

We provide marketing services to promote client's brand, business and product within today’s contemporary industry and  society. We supports and guides the convert of
excitement on the visual appeal of your specialty of brand and business. 

Marketing campaign that includes consultations and marketing content through professional media production stages is about more than pitching your
product. We are here to help strengthen your communications, and elevate your brand that can hold its own within the related industry as a go-to in
Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs and national wide.


Consult about Visual Arts and Media Education

The KarinArt Media's Education is composed to educate youth and VCE students about awareness of contemporary media communications and media productions.

Moreover, we provides consultation and seminars for teachers, parents and professionals regarding media and digital literacy within education, instructional design for educational education, and designs.

Our Consultation Process

The process of consultation is an extremely important concept in the context of managing an organisation. Organisations exist to create value for stakeholders and consultation is a process by which the management of the organisation aims to better understand the needs, wants and expectations of stakeholders, so that value can be created.

Consultation is an active process in which organisation management opens formal and informal communication channels between the organisation and its stakeholders.

These formal and informal communication channels might include:

  • Open meetings e.g. stakeholders are invited to come to an open meeting or a series of meetings
  • Surveys e.g. stakeholders are invited to complete a survey (paper or online type)
  • Focus group e.g. a select cross-section of stakeholders, small in number, are invited to attend a meeting or series of meetings
  • Invitation to send a written response e.g. stakeholders are invited to submit comments in writing on a proposal or plan
  • Informal meetings e.g. organisation management might mingle with people at an event a canvass certain ideas and see what response they get

The purpose of consultation is three-fold:

  1. To invite stakeholders to provide advice to the management of the organisation about their needs, wants and expectations. In other words, tell the organisation what value it wants and how it can provide this value.
  2. To invite stakeholders to comment on plans that have been created by organisation management to provide this value requested by stakeholders.
  3. To quell any criticism that organisation management have not taken account of, or are not listening to the needs of stakeholders in developing strategic and operational plans.

There is a widespread view that if a plan is conceived without proper consultation with stakeholders then it has far less chance of successful implementation.

There is a clear need for anyone responsible for the formulation of a plan to consult with all persons who will be affected by the plan. For example, a budget for any area of organisation operation should not be set without consultation with people who work in that area of operation. Likewise, management should not construct a plan for a new sport program without consultation with people who likely be program users.

Setting an Operational Plan without consultation disadvantages the organisation because:

  • A lack of consultation fails to take advantage of all available knowledge and expertise
  • A lack of consultation makes people feel left out and creates negativity toward the emerging plan.

Developing a Consultation Plan

Developing a plan is the key to any good and effective consultation exercise. The consultation plan should include a communication plan that clearly sets out the purpose and desired outcome, objectives, issues, audience, key messages and strategy for communication throughout the consultation period.

When developing a consultation plan, consider:

  • tailoring the consultation process to available resources and political expectations (time, expertise and budgets)
  • involving people who are committed, who are effective at listening and communicating
  • considering the relevance of any council LGA consultation policy
  • proactively thinking about any potential cross-over with any consultation occurring around the same time - including under other legislation - and integrating with other consultation when appropriate
  • following any agreed consultation process included in the triennial agreement when preparing, reviewing or changing a regional policy statement
  • identifying and understanding your audience
  • identifying and planning for consultation with tangata whenua, including an understanding of any additional or specific requirements under Treaty of Waitangi settlements. This should include a plan to identify who the relevant iwi authorities are and, once identified, should consider their capacity to be able to consult and the different timeframes for agreement/approval by the relevant iwi authorities
  • the form and type of feedback needed in responding to input from consultation
  • being flexible and prepared to change the consultation approach as required, particularly as issues arise that need to be addressed more thoroughly
  • having a strategy to manage media involvement in consultation
  • considering what worked well and why in previous consultation exercises.

It is important to meet councillors overseeing the plan development process, to check that they are happy with the consultation and communication process. Clear messages from identified and well-informed spokespeople are essential when issues are raised by the community that may be controversial.


    Different forms of consultation

    • capturing people's attention and interest through the use of easy to understand, catchy media promotions such as advertisements in local papers, newsletters and brochures and using web sites
    • establishing a 'brand' or theme so that all information about the plan and the plan development process is readily identifiable. Carry this through to the web site and put all related documents on the web for public access
    • holding introductionworkshopsand seminars for public and stakeholder groups. Think about using existing community groups and local personalities to help you
    • setting up focus or reference groups for key issues
    • holding internal council workshops with key staff to identify issues and concerns that staff may have with existing plan provisions and to test the effectiveness of any proposed provisions. Consider including Council's legal advisors and hearings commissioners as well
    • providing notice of likely future plan development processes, including background information on the council website
    • preparing a'draft plan'highlighting the future direction with draft issues, objectives, policies and methods. Alternatively, consider preparing an 'issues or options document' that identifies the range of issues identified by the community and internal stakeholders and that explores options for dealing with the issues.


    Workshops are particularly useful as they can assist to:

    • find out how to best consult with the community
    • identify whether you should contract some groups to provide input
    • find out who is interested and what aspects of the plan or policy statement is of most interest
    • identify particular stakeholders for ongoing consultation.

    Workshop topics could include:

    • introducing the RMA and how it affects your area
    • introducing the plan development process and how it influences the future
    • introducing the rationale and need for any plan change or review
    • what could change and what is not likely to.

    Get In Touch

    To discuss you about photography/designs/videography needs and to obtain a quote, call us on:

    03 8589 4361 or 0402 169 718

    Or you can complete an enquiry form and we’ll be in touch with your quote.

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