After completing a law degree in the UK, David decided not to become a lawyer but to set up his own business. After five years in the small business world, David swapped to the corporate world, taking a sales position in publishing company John Wiley & Sons which took him around the UK and Europe, later moving to a subsidiary of Thomson in an international sales role.
Before moving to Australia in 2000 he worked in London for a printing company and was involved in helping the company set up an internet-based print broking service. Bitten by the dot com bug, he arrived in Sydney just in time to see the dot com bubble burst at first hand working at an internet startup, and subsequently worked as a sales/marketing contractor for a number of startups.
It was while working in a (primarily) sales role for a new retail franchise he realised the power of online marketing and public relations techniques, implementing programs which resulted in the company achieving a high profile in the industry, with one publicity strategy alone netting the company around $450,000 in revenue.
Since this experience David has helped many SME (small medium enterprise) business clients devise and implement successful marketing and public relations campaigns to raise their profiles and expand their operations.
Expertise General marketing, marketing strategy, digital marketing, content marketing, email marketing, publicity, public relations
Based Brisbane QLD
Anna has worked as a journalist, bureau chief, academic and public relations consultant and has won many awards in these roles. She has written for National Business Review (NZ), The Australian Financial Review and The Economist and has worked in radio and TV (National Radio News in Australia and TVNZ’s Eye Witness program).
As a public relations consultant she has worked for large corporations, industry peak bodies and government departments.
Anna founded the Sunshine Coast Mentoring Service, which has helped more than 400 companies.
Expertise Low cost business establishment and growth strategies, streamlining work processes, public relations/publicity, business writing, content marketing
Based Brisbane/Sunshine Coast QLD
Roop has over fifteen years experience in marketing, specifically in customer engagement, new product development, product management, digital media and new ventures.
He has worked in these roles all over the world with digital agencies and in his own ventures, spending some time in Silicon Valley where he raised over US$1.25M for one venture.
More recently he has been focusing on customer engagement (online and offline) and is currently completing a PhD at the University of Queensland in this field.
Expertise Marketing strategy, digital marketing, customer engagement
Based Brisbane QLD
With a 20 year career in retail working with some of Australia's most iconic retail brands, Kristian's passion for customer centric ethics inside the retail space is industry best.
Delivering watershed results for The Rebel Group, The Super Retail Group, Westfield and Cash Converters, Kristian left the corporate world in 2012 to start a new business direction, but soon found himself back in retail land in a pursuit to help retailers move into the new world of retailing.
Kristian loves working with retailers on meaningful problems, creating more customers, finding growth and helping them feel the sense of business freedom.