Whether you’re a long time client of Pitch or you’re just getting to know us, you may be familiar with what we do but how well do you know our team?
Pitch has been providing tailored public relations, content and social media solutions to our clients for a decade now, in a range of industries from property development to not-for-profit.
In that time we have experienced a lot of changes and learnt to adapt and thrive in an ever-changing media landscape.
Although the faces may be different now compared to a decade ago (except for Stephen), our skills and expertise are stronger than ever!
We thought now would be the perfect time to reintroduce our team. After all, it is our people that make all the difference to what we do at Pitch.
Meet Stephen. As the founder and director of Pitch, Stephen often wears many hats. On most days you can find Stephen in his office working hard to achieve the best outcomes for our clients.
A former Deputy Editor of The Courier-Mail newspaper, Stephen has worked at the highest levels of media and communication and is most proud of his writing skills.
Outside of the office, Stephen enjoys sailing and loves taking his boat out on the water with his mates or taking his dog, Chloe, for a stroll.
Although he is a bit of a workaholic, every now and then Stephen likes to take his team to their favourite brewery on a Friday afternoon. His go-to drink is a lager or red wine!
Meet our social media and marketing guru, Aly.
Aly has been with the team for four years and brings extensive experience in the media landscape, working in print, radio and television journalism, as well as public relations and social media management.
Something you might not know about Aly is that she did ballet dancing for 11 years!
When she isn’t writing captivating content for Pitch’s clients, you’ll find Aly raising her twins and renovating her home – talk about multi-tasking!!
Working at Pitch since our humble beginnings, Matt is our resident Pommie, but don’t hold that against him!
Having worked in communication roles in London and Brisbane for the last 20 years, Matt brings vast experience to the team. Before his career in communications, Matt worked in various roles including being a minder for the cast of the Harry Potter movies!
When Matt goes to the pub, he loves pretty much anything that involves seafood and a cold beer.
Meet Darren, Pitch’s media relations expert.
Like Stephen, Darren has been involved in media for more than 30 years, working in senior roles at metropolitan and suburban newspapers. His knowledge of the industry means he’s our go-to guy when it comes to all things media relations!
Since joining the Pitch team more than two years ago, Darren has consistently gone above and beyond for our clients, helping them gain excellent television, print and online coverage!
When he’s not working, you can find Darren riding his bike with the Hamilton Wheelers Cycling Club! As a keen cyclist, Darren often fits in a ride before work.
With a background in social media, content and copywriting across a number of sectors, Lauren is no stranger to communication.
Although she has only been with us for 16 months, Lauren has proved to be a valuable member of the team and was recently promoted to Senior Consultant!
Her skills don’t start and end with public relations though. She can also rap every song on Black Eyed Peas’ 2003 ‘Elephunk’ album which is always a hit after a few espresso martinis!
Outside of work, Lauren loves heading to the beach or playing with her cat, Melon!
Meet Michaela, another new addition to our Pitch team. In fact, Michaela was interning at Pitch last year before she was offered a permanent position!
Michaela is in her final year at The University of Queensland studying a Bachelor of Journalism and Communication. Since moving to Brisbane four years ago, Michaela has gained lots of experience in communications, working in marketing roles and interning at news stations and public relations agencies while studying.
In her downtime, Michaela loves to play netball, spending time with her housemates or listen to podcasts.
Meet Kerryn, the newest member of the Pitch team.
Although Kerryn has only been with us for a few months she has close to 15 years’ experience in journalism and public relations.
In her short time with Pitch, Kerryn has already achieved fantastic coverage for our clients with her strong work ethic and eagerness to do well!
Kerryn loves getting out and about and has visited many overseas countries in her life. One of her proudest achievements was trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp!
Weekends are never dull for Kerryn. When she isn’t working, she is looking after her two kids, both under the age of six, or out socialising with friends!