We work with for-purpose organisations seeking to increase public awareness, and influence stakeholders and public policy through strategic communications, public relations and advocacy.
Bespoke communications and stakeholder engagement strategies to help you communicate more effectively with your audiences with effective positioning and messaging.
Advocacy campaign planning to drive positive social change by increasing awareness of issues, and influencing uptake of research findings and policy briefs.
Reach your target audiences via the mainstream or specialist media by telling effective and authentic stories and making complex issues relatable to wide audiences.
I’m a trilingual, post-graduate qualified strategic communications and advocacy consultant who believes in the power of storytelling to effect positive social change.
For the past 12 years I've been helping INGOs, NGOs and for-purpose organisations authentically communicate with their audiences and effect positive social change using a range of communications disciplines.
"Jackie's expertise has given us a communications roadmap to where we want to be. Her understanding of who we are and how we can best convey this has been amazing. Jackie has worked with us at both strategic and tactical levels to iron out kinks, explore new approaches and further develop our message; she gave us solutions to questions we didn't even know to ask! We look forward to continuing to work with Jackie into the future and highly recommend her."
"We were looking to do some groundbreaking work on how we do storytelling and Jackie has really filled the role of what would normally be about 4 or 5 different people; developing an innovative and sound strategy which received the buy-in from our global comms community, identifying compelling stories in the midst of a 'Covid environment' where it’s difficult to find new stories, expertly engaging with a complex web of stakeholders from global specialists to field-focused implementers, and both developing (and guiding others) in creating game-changing, market-ready communications. Jackie's experience and professional approach creates immediate respect, and her practical, output-driven, passionate approach make her someone who everyone wants to work with. She has been both a critical element and a driving force on our project and an incredible blessing to work with."
"Jackie’s skills in strategic comms for advocacy were exactly what we were looking for, and she ‘got’ what we were trying to do right away which meant we could hit the ground running. She brought a range of skills across strategy, framing, copy writing and pitching, as well as the networks and contacts to back it up. Jackie really went the extra mile in trying every avenue available, proactively documenting lessons learned and integrating them in real time."
"Jackie provided outstanding media and public relations support to the End Child Detention Coalition with expert and accurate advice regarding the best approach to lobbying parliamentarians, running a campaign and attaining significant media coverage to support our work. We relied heavily on Jackie’s advice and networks right down to the shaping of our communications. We are forever grateful for her skilled, ethical and impassioned approach to her work."
"We really enjoyed working with Jackie and wouldn’t hesitate to call on her support again. Her ability to get her head around new issues quickly then package them up into compelling pitches for media was impressive as was the relationship she forged with journalists which for us, led to a number of really important stories being published. Jackie’s mix of industry experience and passion for animals made her a really valuable asset for Animals Australia."
"Jackie was very easy to work with, she really gets how the media works, and was able to quickly get her head around the specialised subject matter of the campaign. She navigated complex stakeholder relationships, including with external organisations. Most importantly, she achieved fantastic results, with a successful national media campaign."
"I’m not sure who introduced me to Jackie but I was relieved and remain grateful that they did. If you need a smart, self-starting strategic communications specialist who gets the job done (and way better than most) without dramas, she’s someone to call."
"It’s rare to find and work with someone as exceptional as Jackie. Her writing, creative and strategic skills are of a uniquely high standard, and she has an unparalleled ability to translate complex concepts into easy to understand, relatable language. She has an incredibly strong work ethic, works tirelessly as required, is open to feedback and always seeks to make positive change both in her working style and for our organization."