Christmas Characters taken by Nicolai Kjærgaard (flickr)
Christmas Characters taken by Nicolai Kjærgaard (flickr)


We’ve profiled some colourful, creative and cheeky communicators in 2010 and we’re looking forward to speaking with many more in the year ahead for our “Communicator’s Corner”.

In the meantime, here’s a look back at our year of chats with communicators.

We kicked off “Communicator’s Corner” with a chat with our MD, Jack Walden where he told us about getting a taste for communications while helping promote his school plays.

Then we asked David Taylor, the Director of Privacy Awareness for the Office of the Victorian Privacy Commissioner a few questions. He told us he can’t live without curiosity and admires the Obama campaign.

After David we chatted about copy with our content strategist Aimee Said. Her biggest communications challenge is Convincing People to Stop Overusing Capital Letters. (We Promise We’ll Kick Our Habit In The New Year!)

It’s been a busy year for The Sunday Age’s State Political Reporter, Melissa Fyfe with a federal and state election. She shared some insight into life as a political reporter. We’re sure she’s looking forward to a well earned rest after a year of reporting from the campaign trails.

In the week leading up to the AFL Grand Final we spoke to Heath Evans, the Communications Coordinator at the AFL Players’ Association. He shared a heart-warming story about working with AFL Samoa in the 2008 AFL International Cup … yet another reason why we all work in communications!

Then we headed to Delhi where Liz Franzmann was helping a non-profit get ready for the Commonwealth Games. She chatted about the challenge of embracing social media.

Closer to home we got behind the wheel (well not literally) with Olivia McLean, Advertising Manager, Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific. She said it’s never too early to find a mentor and seek to learn effective strategic influence skills – they are like gold in the business world whatever your role.

Then it was off to the movies with Gabrielle Oldaker, Theatrical Marketing Manager, Madman Entertainment. Our chat coincided with the 20th anniversary of and she shared her favourite marketing campaigns for movies.

Finally, we headed back overseas for a chat with a former c-worder who’s living and working in London. Laura Crowden is the Media Officer for South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, (the United Kingdom’s oldest and largest, mental health hospital).

Thanks to the cool communicators who shared their valuable experiences, tips and insights in 2010.


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