WHO WE ARE

 

Established in 2011, we are a market leading consulting firm based in Sydney. Our team of passionate senior consultants have vast experience across government, the media, the private sector and industry and are uniquely placed to provide clients top end advice.

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    Over the past 25 years Adam has worked on some of the most high profile public affairs issues in Australia at both Federal and State level and has media trained some of the country’s most powerful figures. Adam served as Senior Media Adviser to the Australian Prime Minister, has been an in-house counsel within the finance sector for Suncorp, HBOS Australia, Bankwest, Macquarie Bank and AMP, and as a journalist for News Ltd (The Australian, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mirror). With unrivalled media contacts and deep and trusted relationships with journalists across Australia, Adam is skilled in crisis management, corporate and financial communications, media relations, government relations and investor relations.

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    Jasmine has a diverse portfolio of communications experience, spanning 15 years in corporate and public sector environments in Australia, the UK and Canada. She has held senior communication roles at Macquarie, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, Chubb Australasia and Pratt and Whitney Canada, a division of United Technologies Corp. She specialises in working with senior executives on external and internal communications strategy, key message development, thought leadership, crisis response and reputation management. Jasmine is known for providing meticulous and reliable advice, grounded in a deep appreciation of her stakeholders’ business objectives. She has a sound understanding of Australian and international media and is fluent in French.

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    Jaqui Cameron has a strong national and international record of providing strategic communications and public relations advice to government, blue chip global companies, industry groups and small to medium sized enterprises and charities. Drawing on her expertise as a political adviser, in-house public relations counsel and external communications consultant, Jaqui services clients across a wide range of businesses and industries.

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    Aaron is a highly motivated self-starting media producer, videographer, director and editor with more than 15 years professional experience. He has run several successful multi-media companies and has created video productions for Universal Studios (TV spots, 3D ride visualisations and direction, urban impact videos and attraction media); Walt Disney World (Digital content throughout resorts, 3D interactive and commercials); NASA (Content creator/producer, NASA TV visual designer and program producer); Tonerwoods Productions (Multi-media producer, Public Service Announcements; web development); and DVD Empire(Blu-ray/DVD authoring and distribution, BD-Live content creation).

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    Shannon is highly skilled in providing a strategic view to growing and building business, whereby managing bid teams, analyzing the industry and project research are at the forefront of her abilities. She is a well-trained creative professional whose confidence and competency is evident across architectural, urban and illustrative design, of which she has received international recognition. Shannon’s versatility enables her to be well-utilised at the creative and/or business ends of any project or business alike.

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    Lloyd has more than 6 years of proven experience in print media and strives to fuse creativity and design in his works by finding a harmonious balance between functionality and aesthetics. His key areas of experience include Art Direction, Design in Print, User Experience, Brand Identity and Packaging.

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    With over 10 years of industry experience in graphic design, print media, video production, and web design and development Nathan brings a wide skillset to any project. His recent role as the lead designer for the City of Gold Coast GCRT Corridor Measurement Project document and GCRT Stage 2 Alignment Options mapping – combined with managing a strong client-base for his personal business – has given Nathan the ability to interpret any client’s needs efficiently. This results in Nathan consistently providing industry-leading, professional project outcomes within accelerated timeframes.

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    Ben is a seasoned communications professional with an outstanding track record in delivering successful strategic media and communication programs. Over the past 10 years Ben has held senior roles with a number of high profile financial service, member association and industry bodies including Suncorp, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Insurance Council of Australia. He provides trusted advice to clients, has a strong knowledge of the Australian media landscape and established relationships with national journalists and editors.

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    During Ilse van de Meent’s professional career she served as Policy Adviser to Shadow Ministers and as Senior Adviser to a NSW Cabinet Minister, where she supported the development of key Government policies and strategic communications campaigns during a period of significant reform. She managed a number of important communication strategies across a diverse range of subjects and functional areas including Small Business, Fisheries, Agriculture, the NSW Food Authority and NSW Roads and Ports.

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    Jamie has been dedicated to creating an engaging interactive experience for over 10 years. His diverse range of skills as a 3D artist compliment the 6 years of project management experience working for several companies within the Interactive Media Industry.

     

    Jamie holds qualifications in Game Design and is extremely proficient in many software applications including 3D max and photo shop. Jamie's dedication to being innovative and achieving the client’s goals make him just as comfortable creating in 3D space or liaising directly with his clients.

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    Nick Whitehead is an experienced sales and marketing specialist. From live webcasting to branded video portals and community generated video content, Nick specialises in helping Government communication departments achieve more cost-effective and impactful communication through secure, cloud-based technology underpinned by WCAG 2.0 compliance. Nick’s work helps enable organisations to reach and engage with their audience using the power of live and on-demand video content delivered to any device, anywhere in the world.

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    Jai brings over 8 years of development and management of large scale 3D city and infrastructure models utilising varied technologies and vast data sets, often producing high profile communication based productions. Jai specialises in creating 3D assets and managing the development of visualization platforms with a strong focus on innovation and continuous improvement.

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    Cameron brings nearly 10 years of experience working as a 3D Visualisation specialist. His artistry includes environmental and asset modelling, scene management and texture asset creation, along with leading a team of 3D artists. Cameron has a proven ability to manage and coordinate data review, budgets, quotes and quality assurance processes and procedures.

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    David has over 20 years of experience working to develop client relationships for different companies around the world, and has been recognised by the Planning Institute of Australia for his work in 3D design. David prides himself on his ability to make things easy for the client, to be innovative, original and to bridge the gap between the built environment and creative arts. David has a proven ability to manage and coordinate multi-disciplinary teams. He has a reputation for developing positive and long lasting relationships with his clients, whilst adhering to challenging deadlines and keeping his clients informed and team on target.

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