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Nicolas Turner FPRIA LMPRIA

Nicolas Turner FPRIA LMPRIA

Managing Director

Nicolas has 28 years experience as a journalist and public relations practitioner in Tasmania. A former journalist with the Stateís major daily newspaper, the Mercury, he worked statewide covering State and Federal politics, industrial relations, rural affairs and sport. As Managing Director of the consultancy, Nicolas maintains extensive contacts in business, government and media, both in Tasmania and interstate. He manages the full range of communications programs on behalf of the consultancyís clients and provides strategic communications advice to major business in the public and private sector. He consults to enterprises involved in tourism, primary production, employment services, sport and recreation, energy distribution and retail, building and construction, racing and wagering.

Nicolas also oversees the consultancyís media skills training program that involves a team of consultants and external facilitators. Nicolas has won many awards for excellence at both a state and national level for the Public Relations Institute of Australiaís (PRIA) and was one of the first young practitioners in the profession in Tasmania to win the coveted Young Practitioner of the Year award, which was in his first year with the consultancy. He is the immediate past National President of the PRIA, the professionís peak body for communication specialists, and is a former Tasmanian President of the PRIA.

Outside the business, he is a Life Member of the OHA Hockey Club.

Craig Harding BEc Dip E.M FAMI CPM

Craig Harding BEc Dip E.M FAMI CPM

Marketing Director

Craig has extensive marketing experience, working in the discipline for more than 21 years, with international exposure working in Australia and the UK. 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 worked across a variety of industries and sectors including fast moving consumer goods, financial and professional services, health and fitness, food and beverage, industrial supplies, tourism, racing, publishing, social policy and government services and logistics.

Craig has an intricate knowledge of the Tasmanian media ensuring campaigns efficiently and effectively reach their intended target audiences, while also using global online advertising networks to access web site and smartphone advertising space inventory through a significant range of global and local online publishers. While the access is through global ad networks the approach ensures ultra local targeting.

Craig, who manages the consultancyís 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.

Craig worked overseas as a product manager for two key food distribution companies in the United Kingdom, introducing new marketing programs and initiatives that resulted in significant sales increases for both companies. Prior to working overseas, Craig was brand manager for Aquatas Pty Ltd (now Tassal Ltd) where he was responsible for the companyís brand development strategies.

Nathaniel Hiller BEc, Assoc. Dip. Art

Nathaniel Hiller BEc, Assoc. Dip. Art

Creative Director

Nathaniel has more than 20 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 Australiaís 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.

Adrian Smith

Adrian Smith

Director

Adrian has spent the past 15 years as a marketing and communications manager with some of Tasmania’s most iconic brands including Chickenfeed Bargain Stores, Hazell Bros, TasWater and Ten Days on the Island.

Adrian started his career in copywriting and creative advertising and moved into the retail sector, delivering hundreds of television, catalogue, print, direct mail and point of sale campaigns.

Having worked in very large organisations, he has a strong interest in change management and internal communications practices, having created dozens of people focused communications to diverse workforces diverse workforces across Tasmania.

He has strategic and tactical experience in crisis communications, media management, stakeholder relations and community engagement from working with large infrastructure projects and public utilities major asset upgrades.

With 15 years of senior management and executive experience, Adrian has sound business judgment and is quick to understand a business, its customers and key stakeholders. He has delivered many successful business-to-business marketing and communications campaigns across a multitude of sectors including construction, concrete, quarrying and water and the arts.

His broad skills in marketing and communications support the entire team at Corporate Communications.

Adrian is a passionate Tasmanian and lived and worked across the state his whole life. He is board member of the Blue Cow Theatre Company and provides pro bono marketing and communications support to Muscular Dystrophy Tasmania and The Reclink Community Cup.

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 BappSc(Ag)

Tracey Wright BappSc(Ag)

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 BA MAMI

Camilla Thomas BA MAMI

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 BA(Hons)

Madison Jones BA(Hons)

Public Relations 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 ñ focusing on road safety advertising, social media and the evolving methods of public health messaging in the digital age ñ with first class honours.

She was awarded the University of Tasmaniaís 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 consultancyís newspapers.