Communicators embrace the gig economy as Commtract reaches 2000
Commtract has today vetted and enlisted it’s landmark 2000th expert, just 18 months after the platform launched.
Founded in 2017, Commtract is the world’s first marketplace for freelance and contract communications experts. Onboarding the 2000th expert represents a significant milestone for our vision to connect organisations to the world’s best communicators, in a more simple and cost-effective process.
Bringing together Australia’s best corporate and public affairs, financial, internal, media, social and content communicators, Commtract’s unique offering gives organisations peace of mind through individual face-to-face screening of every expert on the platform.
Reflecting the ongoing evolution of professional workplaces and their communication needs, Commtractallows experts and organisations to manage both short-term project opportunities and longer-term assignments in the most effective and efficient manner.
The platform has evolved since inception, now showcasing a client base of more than 450 organisations including half of the ASX Top 20 companies, large Federal, State and local government departments and agencies, SME’s, community organisations, start-ups, charities and leading PR agencies.
These clients are currently running close to $1 million per month in projects on the Commtract platform.
“The gig economy is here to stay in communications and corporate affairs, and Commtract is helping both sides of that economy to meet their needs,” said Commtract Executive Chairman Pete McConnell and former Head of Corporate Affairs for Woolworths.
“The evolution of priorities amongst organisations has arguably made the role of professional communicators even more vital than ever in modern business. Combining these requirements with a real understanding of the changing dynamics of employment has allowed us to create a platform that allows today’s forward thinking organisations to be more strategic in their communications planning.”
“The response and support from the market since we launched has been nothing short of overwhelming and partnering with our 2000th expert is an extremely positive validation of Commtract’s business model. In addition, our experts are adding real value to some of Australia’s biggest and most influential companies, indicating the success of our vision for the future of freelancing amongst the communications community,” he said.