Julia Nekich – Principal
Julia was a PR consultant, advertising copywriter, journalist, corporate writer, and book editor over more than a decade before establishing The Ideas Suite in 2007. She has helped produce books by well-known Australians such as Paul Keating, Ian Thorpe and Susie O’Neill, and reported for leading media such as Sydney Morning Herald, Sunday Telegraph, Belle and Vogue Living. As a communications specialist, she has helped implement strategies for brands such as Sanitarium, Ella’s Kitchen and LivingSocial. At The Ideas Suite, she has built a strong portfolio of clients in e-commerce, B2B, property, consumer and lifestyle.
Elizabeth Coad – Account Director
Elizabeth has 10+ years’ experience as a communications consultant and has managed diverse clients, from entertainment and consumer/lifestyle to media, telecommunications and business. Key accounts include Universal Pictures, CNN, Fairfax, Harley Davidson, Australia Post, Telstra Business and LivingSocial. She has managed integrated campaigns for Speciality Fashion Group, including TVC production, budgets and schedules, celebrity brand ambassadors and all aspects of the PR. Elizabeth’s skill set is supported by experience in event production, social media management, talent management, consumer promotions and marketing.
Suzanne Colville – Account Manager
Suzanne has over five years’ PR experience across a wide range of brands in Australia and the UK, including Google, YouTube, eBay, Harley Davidson, eHarmony, Toys “R” Us, Heineken and the Scottish Government. Working across a diverse array of clients has seen Suzanne build relationships with key journalists across a number of media categories. She has worked across stakeholder engagement, client and celebrity ambassador management, product launches, national brand awareness campaigns and event management.
Tess Borges - Account Executive
Tess has experience in managing audience engagement in social media campaigns, media liaison, events, photo shoots, and office management. She has assisted on campaigns in the ecommerce, consumer product, B2B and property industries. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Public Relations from the University of Notre Dame and is currently studying an MA (Public Relations) at QUT. Tess also represented an Australian beauty brand as team leader at the International Beauty Expo in Las Vegas.