Success Stories

Welcome to Commtract, the world’s first dedicated marketplace for communications professionals.

Written Content Creation is how organisations tell their story using the written word
Visual Content Creation is how organisations tell their story using visual imagery
Internal Communications is how organisations inspire and motivate their team
Corporate Affairs is how organisations tell their story to external stakeholders
Corporate Affairs is how organisations tell their story to external stakeholders
Social & Digital Media is how organisations utilise the reach of social media platforms
Financial Communications is how organisations communicate complex financial concepts
Media Relations is how complex organisations engage the third estate
Event Management is how organisations support critical events, from AGMs to major product launches
Community Engagement is how organisations interact with the community and account for their environmental and social impact

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

They were looking for a talented communications professional to support their agenda with a focus on the aviation industry.

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.

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Tony Harrington
Communications Executive

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.

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Anna Whitlam People (AWP) is one of Australia’s leading executive search and management consulting firm specialising in corporate affairs, communications and investor relations.

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 and was able to deliver a high quality report covering the event shortly after its completion.

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.

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Kristy McSweeney
PR Executive

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..

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An Australian Equities Fund Manager was looking a talented financial journalist to write two short articles they turned to Commtract.

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Journalist

We connected them with a prominent journalist who has more than two decades experience in financial communications and was a former journalist with the Financial Times, Australian Financial Review, Bloomberg and the Sydney Morning Herald.
Once again Commtract connected amazing talent with the demand.

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Macquarie University’s Applied Finance (MAFC) Centre has been delivering graduate applied finance education for more than 30 years. It has 5,000 alumni across 43 countries.

When MAFC needed to a former financial journalist for a few hours each month to attend the seminars and produce short content for their website they turned to Commtract.

As part of its commitment to the finance community the Centre regularly hosts free seminars targeting industry professionals working in the finance industry covering contemporary topics.

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Karen Krueger
Journalist

We connected Macquarie University with Karen Krueger. Karen has more than 20 years’ experience in professional services, business advisory, financial services and was a journalist with The Australian, SMH & ABC. Her corporate clients included Deloitte and the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Once again Commtract connected amazing talent with the demand.

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Streem is a recent entrant in the media monitoring market, providing fast, flexible news intelligence.

When Streem needed media support for its launch event it turned to Commtract.

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Kristy McSweeney
PR Executive

Commtract connected Streem with Kristy McSweeney, the owner of PR Counsel, which works with BRW rich-listers, innovation leaders and brands that dominate the property, financial services, technology, tourism, aviation, agriculture and med-tech sectors.
Kristy is a regular Sky News political commentator, appearing on Sky in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, providing insight into major political decisions and government strategy.

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The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) is Australia’s largest and most representative business association, comprising state and territory chambers of commerce and national industry associations.

When the ACCI was looking for an amazing communicator to attend an event and write a story for its website and member communications it turned to Commtract.

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Mark Skelsey
Senior Communications Executive

Commtract connected the ACCI with Mark Skelsey, a senior communications executive with extensive experience in public affairs and government communications, community and stakeholder engagement and journalism, who has carved out an extensive career in both the NSW government and News Limited.

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Lifeline is a non-profit organisation which provides a free, 24-hour telephone crisis support service, with volunteer crisis supporters providing suicide prevention services, mental health support and emotional assistance, not only via telephone but also face-to-face and online.

When Lifeline had a change management project relating to a new realignment working with the COO and HR director it turned to Commtract.

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Nigel Catchlove
Principal Consultant

Commtract connected Lifeline with Nigel Catchlove. Nigel is the principal consultant for Parsec Communications, his own business, specialising in change management, project and strategic communications (incorporating stakeholder engagement strategies), effective writing and media relations.
Nigel has worked in many private sector and government organisations, ranging from defence and civil aerospace through to fisheries and forestry.

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The Squiz is an exciting new Australia media company that has developed a morning news email aimed at professional women.

When The Squiz needed a fantastic photographer to develop material for its website and social media channels it turned to Commtract.

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Adam Taylor
Photographer / Videographer

Commtract connected The Squiz with Adam Taylor, a professional Sydney-based photographer and videographer who has more than 25 years' experience, having worked at Fairfax Media and News Corp.
Adam was a Walkley Award sport photography finalist for his coverage of the Birdsville Races.

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Brighte is an Australian technology company providing interest-free financing solutions for home energy and home improvements.

When Brighte needed its investor pitch deck designed and polished in two days it turned to Commtract.

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Jacs Wallace
Art Director

Commtract connected Brighte with BlueMelon Design Art Director Jacs Wallace, who has 10 years’ experience in art direction, graphic design, brand activation, exhibitions, events, set design, mobile media advertising, signage, display and lecturing.

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Airbnb is a global shared economy leader, with a mission to create a world where people can connect to local cultures and have unique travel experiences. Airbnb’s community marketplace provides access to millions of unique accommodations, from apartments and villas, to castles and treehouses, in more than 65,000 cities and 191 countries.

When Airbnb was looking for a talented adviser to support its public policy team it turned to Commtract.

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Julian Crowley
Senior Communications Advisor

Commtract connected Airbnb with Julian Crowley, a former senior adviser to several government ministers across a diverse range of high-profile and high-pressure portfolios, as well as a senior consultant with EY.

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Woolworths Group is one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest companies and largest employers, and is home to iconic businesses such as Woolworths, Countdown, Dan Murphy’s and Big W.

When Woolworths had a short-term resourcing gap in its government relations team and needed a fast solution it turned to Commtract.

 

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Amar Singh
Public Affairs Manager

Commtract connected Woolworths with Amar Singh. Amar has 10 years' public affairs experience, with a strong focus on international relations and issues management.

Amar had previously worked for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), including as a member of DFAT's international crisis management team, having worked closely with the minister’s office.

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Tank Stream Labs is one of Sydney’s most vibrant and dynamic technology hubs, and is home to innovative start-ups like Livewire and Stockpot.

When Tank was looking for an amazing media training program to support its resident CEO and founders it turned to Commtract.

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Amber Daines
Communications Executive

Commtract connected Tank with Amber Daines, an internationally experienced media trainer. Amber's clients include Deloitte, Nearmap, Nexa, Origin, Macquarie University, the Australian Graduate School of Management and many more.

Amber is a Walkley Award-winning print and TV journalist, having held business reporting roles at Fairfax Media newspapers, Institutional Investor, the Financial Times and Sky TV

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BRICKX is an exciting new start-up, solving affordability, accessibility and liquidity issues related to Australian residential property investment.

When BRICKX was looking for amazing talent to raise its media profile and awareness of its purpose it turned to Commtract.

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Sophie Onikul
Creative Media and Communications Professional

Commtract connected BRICKX with Sophie Onikul, a creative media and communications professional with nearly 15 years' experience, spanning from radio to politics, education and government.

Sophie has worked for government ministers, as a talk radio producer and has even lectured in communications at university.

Within her first week, Sophie had secured BRICKX a feature on Channel Seven, along with three additional newspaper articles.

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Infrastructure Partnerships Australia is one of Australia’s leading policy think tanks, including the likes of Transurban, Acciona and Lendlease as members.

When Infrastructure was seeking to launch a social housing strategy paper with a focus on media exposure and stakeholder engagement it turned to Commtract.

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Jon Dart
Senior Corporate Affairs Executive

Commtract connected Infrastructure Partnership Australia with Jon Dart, a former senior adviser to the prime minister and a former Fairfax Media journalist. Jon took control of the media output for the paper's launch, including speech writing, media planning and engagement, and social media.

Jon also prepared presentations for stakeholders, and conducted significant government and stakeholder relations.

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Lexoo is a fast-moving technology company that offers legal marketplace services across the United Kingdom and Australia.

When Lexoo needed a talented web copywriter to write its SEO landing page who else would it turn to but Commtract, Australia’s first communications marketplace?

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Libby Hakim
SEO Copywriter

Commtract connected Lexoo with Libby Hakim. Not only is Libby an experienced SEO copywriter, but also a former lawyer. So, Libby certainly understood Lexoo's sector! Libby is also a freelance journalist, who has written for The Sydney Morning Herald, MyCareer, body+soul, Sunday Life and more.

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Food360 is an Australian company that translates both the regulatory requirements and the science of nutrition and food, providing practical advice for food producers and consumers.

When Food360 was looking for advice and support around the development of presentation material it turned to Commtract.

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Harley Slatter
Copywriter

Commtract connected Food360 with Harley Slatter. Harley has more than 20 years' strategic planning and copywriting experience in the Australian food and beverage market, having worked with the likes of Nestlé, Goodman Fielder, Douwe Egberts, Dairy Farmers, Pernod Ricard and Tassal.

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Domestique is a corporate communication and reputation management consultancy, which has consistently led the M&A league tables across Australia and Asia.

When Domestique won several communications mandates for complex financial transactions it needed outstanding talent to provide short-term support.

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Helen Karlis
Senior Financial Communications Executive

Commtract connected Domestique with Helen Karlis. A former lawyer and investment banker, Helen has 16 years' communications experience with companies including David Jones, Coca-Cola Amatil and Westfield Corporation. Helen is an Australian leader in financial communications and investor relations.

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The Australian Food & Grocery Council (AFGC) is an industry association which represents the manufacturers and suppliers behind Australia’s food, beverage and grocery brands.

When the AFGC wanted to update its business development materials it turned to Commtract.

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Harley Slatter
Industry Engagement Adviser

Commtract connected the AFGC with Harley Slatter. Harley has more than 20 years' strategic planning and copywriting experience in the Australian food and beverage market, having worked with the likes of Nestlé, Goodman Fielder, Douwe Egberts, Dairy Farmers, Pernod Ricard and Tassal.

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Tyde is a unique healthcare platform, working on bridging the gap between clinicians and patients, combining health data sources in a centralised place.

When Tyde urgently needed an experienced content creator to write copy for an impending investor presentation it turned to Commtract.

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Nicole Madigan
Communications Specialist

Commtract connected Tyde with Nicole Madigan, a widely published journalist and senior content and communications specialist. Nicole has written for publications including BRW, The Australian, The Sunday Mail and The Deal, along with writing and editing for numerous online publications.

Nicole was deployed within 24 hours and helped Tyde finalise its presentation over the weekend!

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EML is one of Australia’s oldest and most respected providers of work injury insurance.

Having won three prestigious and respected awards, EML needed a communicator to turn the academic submissions into easy reading for customers and its website.

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Lindy Alexander
Freelance Journalist

Commtract connected EML with Dr Lindy Alexander, who has a PhD from the University of Melbourne, and who won the Grace Marion Wilson prize for non-fiction writing in 2010.

Lindy is a former journalist who specialises in writing about healthcare, early education, hospitality and small business, and her clients have included SEEK, Coles, Fairfax Media, News Corp and SBS.

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