We’ve been a thriving communications firm for more than 40 years. But about a decade ago, we agreed to evolve to reflect the way that people were beginning to consume information and relate to corporations, governments and values-based communities.
We are now a team of curious, hard-working writers, designers, creative planners, publicists, researchers, social media specialists, brand experts and corporate affairs practitioners.
We evolve and flex around ever-changing consumer, media, stakeholder, competitor, policy and organisational landscapes. We mix social marketing, integrated campaigns, corporate communications and consumer marketing with contemporary smarts, and an emphasis on the corporate, agribusiness, education, FMCG, retail, government, health and not-for-profit sectors.
Whether we’re working to magnify impact or mitigate risk for a brand, a reputation, a behaviour or an idea, we know our best work is in the overlap of tension where industry, community and government intersect. We believe our best work is based on evidence, and we commit to strategy first.
We’re determined to find the win for an organisation, not only a communications output.
Porter Novelli Melbourne is owned by Clemenger Group Limited, Australasia’s largest, most successful marketing communications company.
He is a strict adherent to an evidence-first approach, and his best work is enhancing the opportunity where corporate, government and community interests intersect.
Peter’s strengths are his experience and passion for the industries and people of rural and regional Australia, and improving the connections, understanding and opportunities across the increasing divides of a highly-urbanised Australia.
He is a director of Porter Novelli Australia, a director of Variety Victoria, a mentor with Leadership Victoria, and is involved in a voluntary capacity advising a number of social benefit organisations.
Arj joined Porter Novelli Melbourne in 2009 bringing significant experience in corporate and brand strategy, major stakeholder programs and integrated communications campaigns for clients in the education, retail, sport and health sectors.
His unwavering commitment to research and insights to uncover creative solutions has delivered award-winning community campaigns for federal and state governments.
He also supports Porter Novelli Melbourne’s chief executive and finance director to manage the Melbourne office and sits on Victoria’s Divisional Council for the Public Relations Institute of Australia.
Rhys finds the singular story for companies to communicate with complex stakeholders — he helps his clients win in business — not only in communications.
Following an early stint as a broadcast journalist, Rhys moved into strategic communications, developing expertise in corporate communications for consumer-facing companies in the FMCG, retail and primary produce sectors, as well as significant experience in B2B marketing.
A media and politics devotee, Patrick has a knack for connecting the dots between stories and stakeholders; creating meaningful relationships for his clients across private and public sectors.
Patrick’s knowledge of agriculture and rural communities is built upon his deep family roots in grain and livestock farming in northwest Victoria enabled him to establish PN Agribusiness, a specialist team of consultants offering an unmatched working knowledge of agricultural industries and a network of engaged stakeholders across Australia.
Over 10 years of working for corporations and NGOs in some of the most world’s most dynamic geopolitical environments, Jennifer developed the practical experience to navigate the dynamics of public opinion and interest groups across multiple stakeholder sets.
Jennifer’s direct approach makes her a problem-solver who can interpret the big picture beyond an immediate situation for clients across state and federal governments, and the automotive, energy, FMCG and not-for-profit sectors.
CPA qualified, Bree is responsible for a range of business functions including national and global level financial reporting, human resources and training, compliance, and business strategy development alongside Porter Novelli Melbourne’s Chief Executive Officer.
Bree is process and results driven, believing there is always a better way of doing things. Most recently, she has led the organisational launch of the innovative Salesforce CRM.