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May 19, 2022 | Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney

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May 19, 2022 | Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney

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Connect with the PR and Communications Industry

Connect and engage with the PR and Communications industry

Returning in 2022 with a day full of content dedicated to the Australian communications industry, Mumbrella CommsCon is your opportunity to dissect and discuss the pertinent issues on the local and international scene.

Hear from senior executives and influential leaders on the big topics and gain insight on cutting-edge strategies - it's a day to network with your comms professional peers and keep your finger on the pulse of a rapidly evolving market. With a tumultuous year behind and the great unknown beyond, this is a day you can't afford to miss. Book your earlybird tickets now and save $100.

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MEET THE SPEAKERS

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Vuki Vujasinovic

Founder & CEO, Sling & Stone

Vuki Vujasinovic is the founder of Sling & Stone, starting the agency in a Sydney sharehouse, growing it to become a multi-award-winning agency that remains one of the fastest-growing in the country.

Vuki is obsessed with partnering with the world’s most ambitious challengers, disrupters, and entrepreneurs, to help them launch and grow. He has been named in the Forbes 30 under 30, B&T 30 under 30, and StartupDaily Top 50 Emerging Leaders.

Vuki works on growing the agency’s service offering and geographic footprint, while maintaining a relentless focus on the types of clients Sling & Stone partners with. He believes it’s possible to build a modern agency built on the latest technology, that does things differently, with a fantastic company culture, all the while remaining selective about the clients Sling & Stone represents.

Lynnette Edmonds

Head of Talent & Engagement, Edelman

Lynnette has worked in people, culture, and talent positions over a 20+ year career fulfilling a passion for creating positive change in complex work environments.

She joined Edelman – the world’s largest independent communications agency - in 2015 where she manages the employee experience cycle and is responsible for all HR/people/culture responsibilities for Edelman Australia. Agency-land is never dull and Lynnette particularly loves working with smart, driven, creative people who push the boundaries of innovative and forward thinking every day.

Lynnette and her team are especially passionate about supporting and nurturing young people in the industry to grow them into our future leaders and working on innovative programs to make Edelman their first choice. But she is equally focused on ensuring the industry continues to evolve to suit not only the needs of today’s workforce, but to ensure it continues to thrive over the next decade and beyond.

Mandy Galmes

Managing Director & Partner, Sefiani

With more than 20 years as an agency leader, Mandy has a proven track record as a strategic advisor and partner to a breadth of local and global organisations – from disruptors to industry leaders. Her work has spanned complex regulatory and legislative change programs, behaviour change campaigns, brand activations and reputational issues. Mandy’s skills span stakeholder management, risk mitigation, consumer engagement, brand building and channel planning which makes her an ideal partner for organisations seeking an integrated approach to their communications programme.

Julia Hoy

Sustainability Communications Practice Lead, Sefiani

Over the past 15 years, Julia has advised some of the world’s leading brands on corporate sustainability, social impact and communications. She brings a wealth of experience and valuable insights, having worked both agency-side and in-house in sustainability and communications roles.
Her extensive experience in developing internal and external communications strategies, advocacy, awareness building, strategic partnerships and thought leadership has been recognised with several internal and industry awards.

Shane Allison

Founder & CEO, Public Address

Shane is the CEO and founder of Public Address, the media management platform, and Australia’s leading authority on CommTech. Prior to founding Public Address, Shane was the Client Services Director at Sefiani Communications where he led teams which delivered award winning work for a variety of high-profile organisations in professional and financial services.
He has been recognised as the Mumbrella Commscon PR Professional of the Year and Mumbrella neXt Award PR Talent and was recognised as one of the AFR's Top 100 Future Leaders while studying at MGSM.
Shane is the President of the Public Relations Institute of Australia.

Sonia Clarke

Director Future of Work, PwC Australia

Sonia is a strategic communications expert with a passion for storytelling. At PwC, she helps leaders think through how they connect, collaborate and create with employees, stakeholders and citizens to solve complex problems and build trust.

Prior to joining PwC, Sonia spent more than a decade in PR, where she held senior agency leadership roles and directed award-winning campaigns which spanned consumer brand building to corporate reputation management.

Most of all, Sonia loves speaking about herself in the third person - because she can make outrageous claims (like she invented the press release) and no one can question them.

Jacquie Potter

Chief Growth Officer, Ogilvy PR

Jacquie is an experienced communicator, developing integrated and behaviour change campaigns for leading local and global brands including, Microsoft, Telstra, American Express, Twitter and Ancestry, along with working on a number of state and federal government projects. ​

 

She has a deep understanding of what organisations need to do to tell stories that shift behaviour and drive business impact from earned storytelling through to sales enablement. Known for her strategic leadership, interagency collaboration and team work, Jacquie provides senior counsel to some of Australia’s biggest brands.  ​

 

During her time at Ogilvy PR, she’s had the opportunity to work across a broad range of clients spanning multiple sectors and audiences, giving her a deep understanding of the Australian and APAC landscape. ​

 

Jacquie is an acknowledged client relationship leader and has a tremendous track record in building high performance teams and award-winning campaigns.​

 

Jacquie holds a Bachelor Degree from Charles Sturt University, Bathurst and has MBA from the University of New England, with a strong interest in organisational behaviour change and technology.

Kate Dinon

Managing Director, Character + Distinction

Kate Dinon is a communications and public relations strategist who helps interesting people execute ambitious ideas. She is a trusted advisor to founders and business leaders across Australia and has more than 17 years of global experience working with the startup, technology, government, design and cultural sectors.

Kate is the managing director of Character + Distinction, a communications and public relations agency she started in 2017. The agency’s clients include Culture Amp, Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia & New Zealand, Powershop Australia, MYOB, Deliveroo, Glow Capital Partners, ABB, StockX and Luxury Escapes.

COMMSCON 2022 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Session
Speakers

WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY

WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

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Marketers

CommsCon will bring together CMOs and marketing leaders from Australia and New Zealand. Hear what some of the brands making the biggest waves in PR and social believe their advantage is, plus their thoughts and ideas on the industry and their specific challenges.

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Agencies

Hear from agency leaders across media, creative, digital, social and more. Learn about their market conditions and challenges, their ideation processes and the client opportunities they are seeing.

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Media

Some of the biggest media brands in the world speak at CommsCon, providing a platform to discuss a wide array of industry topics when it comes to the global and local media industry.

30+ SPEAKERS

300+ DELEGATES

14 SESSIONS

MAY 19, 2022 | FOUR SEASONS HOTEL SYDNEY

ABOUT THE EVENT

Mumbrella’s CommsCon 2022 will be the biggest event for the PR and communications industry in Australia, providing professional growth and networking opportunity that will deliver great ideas and substantial learnings.

I think it's always important that we take the time to step outside of the everyday, be inspired by new thinking, new perspectives and bring the outside in to our own world

Ava Lawler, Managing Director, Weber Shandwick 

If you want a space where you can step away from the day to day, where you can step away from the speed and the treadmill and the deadlines, get some new ideas, hang out with some people in the industry then the Mumbrella CommsCon is a good place to be

Mark Worthington, Managing Director, Klareco Communications

Particularly after the year that was, it was extremely rewarding to be back with the best-of-the-best in the industry in person to share tales of stresses and success from the last year.

Attendee 2021

I'm new to PR. It's my first graduate role and so I found the conference very inspiring in terms of highlighting the scope of the PR industry and where you can go with your career - be it creative, corporate, or strategic. The speakers were upbeat, positive and clearly in love with what they do, and I find that extremely motivating

KEEPING YOU SAFE

Your safety is our top priority. The team at Mumbrella are carefully following the latest advice and guidelines to put new measures in place to deliver a safe event for you to meet and learn.

Although our upcoming events will slightly look different than normal, these changes will allow you to enjoy the full experience whilst keeping yourself, and others, safe.

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EVENT DETAILS

COMMSCON 2022