Ruby Assembly @ Get Connected – Launching the Carlton Community Website

Last Friday as the sun was breaking golden and warm over Drummond and Rathdowne Streets, this little writer popped out of bed, walked up University Street and stopped for a VERY strong coffee before going to the 7:30am launch of the Carlton Community Website, courtesy of our brilliant clients Peter and David Barnes of Harcourts Carlton.

Iolanthe on the way to Carlton Espresso, strolling up University Street.

Held at old skool favorite italian restaurant La Notte on Lygon Street, this second incarnation of the Carlton Community website was launched to a selection of local traders, in addition to members of the City of Melbourne and Yarra. The Carlton Community website is a hub where the community can connect – for business, for employment, for culture – for fun! Featuring beautiful naive illustrations and logos, the website is a real investment in the local community and is already being used and invested in by businesses in the area.

Peter and David Barnes of Harcourts Carlton – key supporters of the Carlton community website.

We were impressed by the local employment and news sections particularly, as the website is built for maximum interaction with the community – hopefully connecting local people to jobs, projects and arts events that are occurring in our suburb. There are a range of sponsorship opportunities available to traders for advertising on the page. Editorial submission is welcomed – so if you’ve got a happening in the 3053 postcode, make sure to touch base with them for extra exposure! For further details on marketing your business or becoming involved, email We look forward to working with the Carlton Community Website, promoting some of our own client’s ventures on this exciting new page.


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Digital polymath and Director of Melbourne’s social media agency Ruby Assembly, Iolanthe Gabrie knows good business. Creating inimitable brand content of rare depth, Iolanthe is a mentor, speaker and author with a focus on the startup space. Iolanthe builds exceptional online voices and develops productive, engaged communities across social media platforms for individuals, businesses and organisations.

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  1. Elizabeth December 12, 2011 at 11:05 am - Reply

    That is an amaaaazing photograph…who took it. The light, the buildings, the model! Looks like it could have been taken in Napoli…layout for a fashion magazine.
    bella. xxx

  2. Kyra Pybus December 24, 2011 at 12:07 am - Reply

    I just love the idea of a community hub — great initiative! And isnt the light wonderful in the early hours? The La Notte back room seems the ideal venue for an early morning community get-togehter.

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