Project

Tank Stream Labs (TSL)

One of Sydney’s most vibrant and dynamic technology hubs, TSL was looking for amazing talent to help them engage and raise their awareness in government and industry.

Solution

Commtract connected them with Jon Dart, a former adviser to Malcolm Turnbull and a Fairfax journalist.

Though Commtract, Tank Stream Labs was able to gain quick access to a strong list of talent available to coordinate our industry event that featured a key government minister. Commtract understood our needs clearly and we engaged a commtractor perfectly suited for the project.
Bradley Delamare
CEO/General Manager
Tank Stream Labs

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Jon Dart
Jon Dart
Jon is fast emerging as a leader in the government relations and communications field. His combined experience as an adviser to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and as a Fairfax journalist makes him uniquely positioned to understand the nexus between media and political strategy. This has delivered outstanding results for his clients.

Project

Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF)

TTF is the peak industry group for the Australian tourism, transport and aviation sectors, and were looking to develop their aviation policy direction.

Solution

Commtract connected them with Tony Harrington who is a corporate communications executive with over twenty years’ experience for major companies in markets including Australasia, UAE, and Europe.

As the peak industry group for the tourism, transport and aviation sectors, TTF is active across a diverse range of policy areas in a dynamic environment. Commtract is the perfect way to complement our permanent staff with specialised and flexible talent on a project-basis. With their background in communications and corporate affairs, Commtract understands the industry.

Margy Osmond
CEO
Tourism & Transport Forum

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Tony Harrington
Tony Harrington
Tony is a corporate communications professional with broad and extensive experience supporting CEOs and leadership teams. In addition to Australia, he has been engaged on complex issues in markets including the UAE, Europe and the US, particularly with major brands in the air transport and tourism sectors. Tony has extensive in-house and consulting experience, and the ability to deliver strategic and best-in-class communications across traditional media and digital media platforms. Prior to entering corporate communications Tony was a journalist with the Fairfax media group in Australia, and Asia Pacific contributor to specialist international publications.

Project

BRICKX

BRICKX is an exciting new start-up which is solving the affordability, accessibility and liquidity issues that exist within residential property investment in Australia. BRICKX was looking for amazing talent to raise its awareness and profile through the media.

Solution

Commtract connected them with Sophie Onikul who has worked in politics and media, and even lectured in communications.

Commtract delivered us 6 very strong candidates within 1 week of engagement. Within the first week of our new hire starting, we secured a feature on Channel 7, and 3 additional newspaper articles. We couldn’t be happier with the service provided and quality of Commtract’s network.
Anthony Millet
CEO
BRICKX

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Sophie Onikul
Sophie Onikul
Sophie is a creative media and communications professional with nearly 15 years of experience across radio, politics, education and Government. She has worked for Government Ministers, as a talk radio producer and has even lectured in communications at University. She understands audiences and how to deliver relevant and powerful content, and has deep relationships with the media. She is energetic, enthusiastic, and just a little bit mad.

Project

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is Australia’s largest and most representative business association, comprising state and territory chambers of commerce and national industry associations. They were looking for amazing talent to write copy about their events for their website and member communications.

Solution

Commtract connected them with Mark Skelsey who has carved out an extensive career in both the NSW Government and News Limited.

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Mark Skelsey
Mark Skelsey
Mark is a senior communications executive with extensive experience in public affairs and government communications, community and stakeholder engagement and journalism. Having carved out an extensive career in both the NSW Government and News Limited few professionals have a better knowledge of the NSW communications landscape than Mark.

Project

Anna Whitlam People

Anna Whitlam People is one of Australia’s leading executive search and management consulting firm specialising in corporate affairs, communications and investor relations. They were hosting a professional development event for leading industry executives, and needed amazing talent to help collate the outcomes of the event into a white paper for circulation.

Solution

Commtract connected AWP within 24 hours to Kristy McSweeney who is a PR specialist who has worked with a former Prime Minister and two Premiers, and led projects for Qantas, Air New Zealand, AMP. Kristy started within 48 hours of AWP’s contract.

We needed a communications professional on short notice to cover a roundtable event that we were hosting. Commtract were able to deliver an exceptional candidate within just 24 hours. As a small business we didn’t have the time or resources needed to find such a high calibre individual. Commtract made this process effortless and in doing so added value to our business beyond measure.
Anna Whitlam
Managing Director
Anna Whitlam People

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Kristy McSweeney
Kristy McSweeney
Kristy has worked at the highest level in business, media and government. She has served as press secretary to a former Prime Minister, Federal Trade and Investment Minister and two Premiers. She has led PR, Marketing and Corporate Affairs projects for Qantas, Air New Zealand, AMP Financial Services and JBWere. Kristy is also a regular contributor on the Sky News Network..

Project

EML

EML is one of Australia’s oldest and most respected providers of work injury insurance. Recently they won three prestigious and respected awards for their work. They needed a talented communicator to turn the academic submissions into easy reading for customers and their website.

Solution

Commtract connected them with Dr Lindy Alexander, a former journalist who specialises in writing about healthcare, early education, hospitality and small business.

With most marketing teams expected to do ‘more with less’ these days – finally we have a responsive service that fills the gap. Commtract is exactly what I was looking for: a great way to quickly and painlessly service all those projects that were keeping me awake at 2am. Their network of professionals is vast and hits the brief every time. My only gripe is – what took you so long to fill this niche!
Kerren Turcato
Marketing and Brand Manager
EML

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Dr Lindy Alexander
Dr Lindy Alexander
Lindy is freelance writer and content creator who turns complex information into interesting, cohesive and relevant content. She specialises in writing about healthcare, early education, hospitality and small business, and her clients have included SEEK, Coles, Fairfax, Newscorp & SBS. Lindy has a PhD from the University of Melbourne, and in 2010 won the Grace Marion Wilson prize for non-fiction writing.

Project

Tyde

Tyde is a unique platform working on bridging the gap between clinicians, patients and their Electronic Health Records. They urgently needed an experienced content creator to write copy for an impending investor presentation.

Solution

Commtract connected Tyde with Nicole Madigan, a former journalist for leading titles such as BRW and The Australian. Nicole was deployed within 24 hours and helped Tyde finalise their presentation over the weekend!

Tyde uses Commtract for all our app and Website copy. We find them extremely professional and their writers can turn around in the shortest of time. We previously tried overseas freelance group and were never able to get the tone right. Commtract’s roster of local talent was just the perfect fit for our needs.
Romain Bonjean
Co-Founder & CEO
Tyde

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Nicole Madigan
Nicole Madigan
Nicole is a widely published journalist and senior content and communications specialist. She has written for BRW, The Australian, The Sunday Mail and The Deal. She has written for and edited numerous online publications including Domain, couriermail.com.au, smh.com.au, and The Punch. Nicole specialises in communications services, including content creation, copywriting, editing and proof-reading, project management, corporate communications, collateral development, digital marketing strategy and social media management.

Project

Ulysses Strategic Communications

Ulysses Strategic Communications needed advice on how to refresh their brand and better utilise social media channels to communicate their offering.

Solution

Commtract connected Ulysses with Liz Stephens, a highly-experienced PR and media advisor who has worked on high profile events such as Sydney’s New Year’s Eve. Liz was able to meet with the client that week.

Commtract successfully identified our requirements and secured a commtractor in a timely and professional manner. Ulysses was very happy with the outcome and will continue to use Commtract in the future.

Ian Kortlang
Principal
Ulysses Strategic Communication

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Liz Stephens
Liz Stephens
With more than 15 years national and international experience, Liz began her career in marketing and as a writer for TV and radio shows. She quickly moved to political journalism working with some of the world’s most respected media outlets. Liz has led PR for high-profile events including Sydney New Year’s Eve and also major media and communications campaigns for government and not-for-profit organisations. She’s also helped some incredible small-to-medium businesses get the attention they deserve.

Project

Infrastructure Partnerships Australia

Leading policy think tank Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (IPA) developed a substantial housing policy paper that required a launch strategy including media exposure and stakeholder engagement.

Solution

Commtract connected IPA with Jon Dart, a former senior adviser to the Prime Minister and journalist for Fairfax. Jon took control of all media outputs for the launch of the paper including speechwriting, media planning and engagement and social media. Jon also prepared presentations for stakeholders and conducted significant government and stakeholder relations.

Commtract sourced us highly talented staff that were available immediately to fill a short-term gap in our communications team. For us, Commtract has been an excellent new way to source the skills needed for particular projects and I highly recommend it.
Brendan Lyon
CEO
Infrastructure Partnerships Australia

Meet the Commtractor

Jon Dart
Jon Dart
Jon is fast emerging as a leader in the government relations and communications field. His combined experience as an adviser to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and as a Fairfax journalist makes him uniquely positioned to understand the nexus between media and political strategy. This has delivered outstanding results for his clients.