Interview Series

Andrew Smith, Director at escherman, discusses his extensive career path, projects at escherman, changes he’s seen in industry and the future of PR – INTERVIEW

Mandi Bateson, Head of Social at Mindshare, talks about her role at Mindshare, her creative process, technology trends and what skills she thinks will become increasingly important in the future – INTERVIEW

Ishtar Schneider, Senior Account Executive at Palin Communications, talks about her career path, working at Palin, her thoughts on company blogs and emerging PR trends and how she keeps up-to-date with news – INTERVIEW

Dan Fonseca, Content Creation Specialist at FirstGiving, gives us an update on what he’s been up to since our last interview and discusses his role at FirstGiving, working with non-profit organisations and content marketing – INTERVIEW

Luisa Regattieri, Account Coordinator at Espresso Communications, talks about her current role, past internships, choosing PR as a career path and job hunting – INTERVIEW

Wai Chim, Digital Content Specialist, talks past standout projects and campaigns, brands that are great at delivering content, future of content marketing and her creation process – INTERVIEW

Ross Simmonds, Digital Strategist at Colour, discusses his role as a Digital Strategist, content marketing and strategy, the value of Quora and increasingly important skills for content creation – INTERVIEW

Johnny La, Technical Analyst at Fairfax Media, talks about his career path, highlight role to date and observations on trends in the IT industry – INTERVIEW

Edward M. Bury, Marketing Communications Consultant, talks about his 30-year career path, working as a journalist before moving in communications and the media landscape today – INTERVIEW

Andrew Tran, Social Media Specialist at Vodafone Australia, discusses the importance of blogging for businesses and the evolving role of content creators and producers – INTERVIEW

Thang Ngo, Strategy and Planning Manager at SBS Australia, talks about staying active on social media, online engagement tips for businesses and his food blog – INTERVIEW

Arik Hanson, Principal at ACH Communications,  talks about how he stayed updated with news, important skills for future PR professionals and his #HAPPO initiative – INTERVIEW

Lars Voedisch, Principal Consultant at PRecious Communications, talks about the differences between in-house and agency and the evolution of the PR industry – INTERVIEW

Jessica North, a Bournemouth University student, discusses her placement at BBC Worldwide, running her own blog and where she sees herself in the future – INTERVIEW

Cameron Blair, Digital Media Consultant at Wilkinson Group, talks blogging for PR, staying up-to-date with news and industry trends and the future of the communication industry – INTERVIEW

Kristine Simpson, Account Coordinator at Thornley Fallis Communications, discusses her career path, producing a podcast and her most memorable moment in her career so far – INTERVIEW

Catriona Pollard, Director of CP Communications, talks about the different sectors of PR, starting up her own company, teaching PR strategy and important skills for PR professionals – INTERVIEW

Caroline La Rose, Consultant at Max Australia, discusses what attracted her to the PR, studying communications, social networking, her role at Max Australia and staying up-to-date with industry news – INTERVIEW

Aubrey Hamlett, Intern at Milkk PR, talks about her blog My Interning Life, the gap between university and real-life PR and where she wants her career to go – INTERVIEW

Jamie Garantziotis, PR Manager of Social Media at Southern Cross Austereo, talks about his career path, internships, keeping up with the communications industry and New York’s PR scene – INTERVIEW

Adam Boland, Director of Social Media and Strategy at Channel 7, discusses working in the media, his career path and the future of the TV industry – INTERVIEW

Abby Stollar, Intern at Inside Out Creative, talks about studying communications, her internship, standing out in the job market and creating content – INTERVIEW

Laura Skelley, Group Managing Director of Max Australia, talks about her career path, different sectors in the PR industry and staying up-to-date with trends – INTERVIEW

Roger Christie, Head of Digital at Sefiani Communications, talks about his transition from journalism to PR, internships, job hunting via social networks and his collaborative blog – INTERVIEW

Stephen Waddington, Managing Director at Speed Communications, discusses what he looks for when hiring new team members, using social networks to build professional relationships and PR blogging – INTERVIEW

Jessica Ben-Ari, Account Manager at Bite Communications, discusses her career path, making the transition from journalism to PR, agency life and important PR skills – INTERVIEW

Tabish Bhimani, Deputy Convener of Media Relations, talks his love for PR, career paths, time management and importance of social media and blogging for a job hunt – INTERVIEW

Dan Fonseca, Blogger and Communications Student, discusses blogging, time management, personal branding, internships and job hunting with social media media – INTERVIEW

Vu Nguyen, Director of Advertising at Residence Hall Association, talks advertising internships, importance of a portfolio and networking via social media – INTERVIEW

Kelly Ahern, Blog and Content Manager at Astonish Results, discusses her career path, blogging as a full-time job, networking and internships – INTERVIEW

Lauren Gray, PR Student and Intern, talks about her (many) internships, time management and Twitter chats – INTERVIEW

Gregory Tan, Digital Analyst at Ogilvy 360 Digital Influence, provides insight into his role at at Ogilvy, co-founding an online magazine, importance of internships and PR advice – INTERVIEW

24 thoughts on “Interview Series

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  11. Hao, this is a great blog mate. I have worked in journalism and PR for nearly 20 years at the top level. my only advice is to keep this blog active…and follow your true passions. well done. dc

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