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Nicolas Turner

Nicolas Turner

Managing Director

Nick has 25 years experience as a journalist and public relations professional in Tasmania. A former journalist with the Mercury, he worked in the newspaper’s Hobart, Queenstown, Launceston and Burnie offices covering State politics, industrial relations, rural affairs and sport. Nick maintains extensive contacts in the media, both in Tasmania and interstate.

He manages the full range of communications programs on behalf of the consultancy’s clients and provides strategic communications advice to major business in the public and private sector. He consults to enterprises involved in tourism, primary industry, sport and recreation, energy distribution and retail, public transport, manufacturing and mining, building and construction training and the maritime sector.

Nick also oversees the consultancy’s media skills training program that involves a team of consultants and external facilitators.

Nick has won numerous state and national Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) awards for public relations excellence.

He is a former national and Tasmanian president of the PRIA, and is a Life Member of the organisation.

Outside of the business, Nick is a Life Member of the OHA Hockey Club in Hobart.

Craig Harding

Craig Harding

Director

Craig has extensive marketing experience, working in the discipline for more than 16 years. He has managed campaigns for a variety of clients including State and Commonwealth Government Departments and small to medium-sized private enterprises.

His marketing experience encompasses the broad range of marketing-related mechanisms including brand positioning strategies, brand image development, producing advertising and marketing collateral such as script and copy writing, media planning, pre and post campaign research and analysis, sponsorship direction and project management. Craig has an intricate knowledge of the Tasmanian media ensuring campaigns efficiently and effectively reach their intended target audiences. Craig has successfully managed and implemented the consultancy’s integrated advertising and marketing campaigns covering issues such as campaigns for bushfire awareness, anti-domestic violence, drug education and work experience placement for humanitarian placements.

Craig, who manages the consultancy’s marketing division, has undertaken numerous buyer behaviour and customer satisfaction surveys for a range of clients, providing a strong platform for strategic marketing planning and direction.

Nathaniel Hiller

Nathaniel Hiller

Director

Nathaniel has more than 17 years commercial advertising and design experience working with multinational, national and local clients. He is a strategic thinker who loves the ‘big idea’ and has won a number of advertising awards.

He has worked across a spectrum of industries focusing on business to business, business to consumer, government and publishing.

He has extensive experience overseeing creative development, graphic design, advertising and marketing services. He has produced quality publications, advertisements, promotions and marketing collateral from initial concept development, design, layout and photography through to finished art, pre-press and print production. He has also overseen the design of websites, and has experience in writing, producing and directing radio and television commercials.

Nathaniel has worked as a graphic designer, commercial producer, copywriter and art director at advertising agencies in Hobart, Melbourne and Brisbane. Working agency side has given Nat broad insight into some of the Australia’s biggest companies, brands and businesses and has a broad range of campaigns under his belt.

Clients he has worked with include News Limited, Career One, Realestate.com.au, True Local, One Degree, Carsguide, Brisbane City Council, Queensland Government , Nufarm, Crop Care, ABB Grain, BASF, ACMC Pipes, The Age, Cascade, Aurora, Mercedes Benz and Subaru.

With art and design in his blood, Nathaniel loves to create visual strategies that work – he combines his purist creative side with true business acumen, and in the process delivers exceptional creative solutions tied to business objectives.

Daniel Leesong

Daniel Leesong

Director

Daniel has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and is an accomplished senior executive with extensive general management, sales, marketing, national and state corporate affairs, public affairs and business development experience.

He has returned to Tasmania after spending the past two years heading up the national Communications Council, successfully managing the amalgamation of the Advertisers Federation of Australia, the Australasian Writers and Directors Association, the Account Planning Group and the Australasian Promotional Marketers Association. The combined body represents a $32 billion industry.

He was previously Chief of Staff to Premier Paul Lennon, Chief Executive of the Tourism Industry Council Tasmania, State Director of the Australian Hotels Association and a senior nation executive with the Distilled Industry Council of Australia, and the Australian Hotels Association.

Daniel’s expertise spans private enterprise, government management, media relations, negotiation, lobbying, education institution management, tourism industry development, sponsorship negotiation, strategic alliance negotiation, public speaking, event management and face-to-face and written communication.

Alisa Burgess

Alisa Burgess

Office Manager

Alisa is our Office Manager and Accounts guru. With up-to-date skills in MYOB accounting software, Alisa has 10 years experience in accounts receivable, processing and payment of staff payroll and superannuation, customer invoices, cash handling and EFTPOS transactions. Alisa also handles bank statement reconciliations, inventory and stock adjustments and prepares our monthly reports.

Her previous positions have included accounts supervisor, accounts officer, bookkeeping and management consultant as well as a number of roles in administration.

Lisa Jekimovics

Lisa Jekimovics

Design and Media Consultant

Lisa joined Corporate Communications in 2003 and has worked in a variety of roles.

Her principal responsibility is as the consultancy’s design and media consultant.  Lisa brings an important skillset to our team.  She provides design and creative advice to clients for advertising projects, newsletter layout, annual reports and web design.

Lisa works closely with creative director Nathaniel Hiller, allowing the consultancy to provide the full range of design services in-house.

Lisa designs and lays out the consultancy’s three community newspapers, the quarterly Prime Times magazine, client newsletters and provides internal IT support to consultants and manages clients projects, including events, as required.

Tracey Wright

Tracey Wright

Advertising Sales Executive

Tracey sells print advertising for the consultancy’s publications division in the monthly Glenorchy Gazette, Eastern Shore Sun and Hobart observer newspapers, as well as the quarterly Prime Times magazine targeting an older demographic.

She has more than 14-years experience in sales, including nearly seven years with News Corp Australia where she sold print advertising for the Tasmanian Country rural newspaper, winning several achievement awards.

Prior to joining News Corp, she worked for five years as an area sales manager for Mars Petcare, and before that was a sales agronomist with Webster Ltd.

Tracey holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Agriculture) from the University of Tasmania.

 

Camilla Thomas

Camilla Thomas

Marketing and Public Relations Consultant

Camilla joined Corporate Communications almost five years ago after completing a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Tasmania, double majoring in Journalism and Media Communications & Sociology.

Camilla has built a diverse skill set in communications, which has seen her work as a key member of the consultancy’s community newspaper production team and provide marketing and public relations consultation to a range of CCTAS’ clients from government, not-for-profit and private sectors.

Camilla now primarily works in the marketing space developing and implementing strategic communication plans for a number of clients including the Tasmania Fire Service, Department of Premier and Cabinet and Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service’s Three Capes Track.

Camilla’s passion lies in social media and digital marketing. These platforms provide Camilla with the ability to deliver bespoke strategies that are fresh and clever to effectively communicate clients’ key messages in the ever-evolving online world.

Madison Jones

Madison Jones

Public Relations Cadet Consultant

Madison graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree, majoring in Journalism, Media and Communications.

Madison completed her thesis – focusing on road safety advertising, social media and the evolving methods of public health messaging in the digital age – with first class honours.

She was awarded the University of Tasmania’s Murray Todd prize in recognition of her high academic achievement, and as the student with the greatest proficiency in the Bachelor of Arts with Honours course in the Faculty of Arts.

As a part of her studies, Madison completed professional placement at Hydro Tasmania and gained experience in numerous aspects related to corporate public relations and media communication.

Madison is primarily working on the consultancy’s newspapers.