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We bring storytellers and story sellers together

For over 30 years we’ve been the bridge between brands looking to tell their stories and journalists hungry for great stories to tell.

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About Us

THE MEDIANET STORY

We’re not just a suite of advanced PR tools. We’re not just the most powerful journalist database in Australia. We don’t just have the best media relations in the country.

We’re a people-first, story-thirsty company that gets stories told. We believe that great stories inspire Australians and that your story matters.

Medianet was founded as a place to make media connections simple. Combining the power of technology and human finesse, we’re here to support you and your strategy for optimised media relations.

Our unique relationships with Australian newsrooms is like no other, and we've built trusted partnerships with a community of media contacts where you can find insightful information – no matter your passion or vertical.

Our mission is to empower our customers with the incredible benefits of earned media, and we’re committed to being a deeply trusted provider of the most pressing, attention-grabbing news stories for our media partners.

We help tell every story.

icon-focus 50,000+ visitors each month to Medianet’s News Hub
icon-influencer 36,000+ media contacts and outlets
icon-influencer 12,000+ Australian and New Zealand journalists
icon-focus 5,000+ media relevant social media accounts
icon-list 1,400+ ready to use media lists
People centricity
People centricity

Nothing is more human than telling great stories, which is why our people are at the core of everything we do.

Initiative
Initiative

We hone our tech capabilities to constantly deliver the smoothest journey for our customers and partners.

Accountability
Accountability

We’re always building our knowledge and expertise and we strive to share our insights with our customers and partners.

Passion
Passion

Our passion for telling great stories is the driving force behind our mission and vision.

Integrity
Integrity

To get the right stories told, we empower our customers with the tools, education and support they need.

ABOUT US

Our people

Amrita Sidhu
Amrita Sidhu
Director of Media Intelligence
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Meet Amrita

Amrita is responsible for the executive and business management of Mediaverse and Medianet. She joined the companies in 2021 with a background in sales and marketing and as a senior executive in technology and digital services enterprises.

Amrita was formerly national sales director of the AAP newswire and has a deep understanding of the Australian and New Zealand media landscape. She brings a high level of commercial experience and management responsibility from her time as GM Asia for Tigerspike, a technology agency that designs and builds enterprise level digital solutions, and global head of commercial and partnerships for VMG, a SaaS social media video solution for digital advertisers.

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Katrina Sammut
Katrina Sammut
Operations Manager
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Meet Katrina

With a love for media and delivering customer success, Katrina has over 18 years of experience and oversees the operations of Medianet’s product suite. Katrina brings a strong customer focus to the role following 7 years of managing Medianet’s Client Services team, where consistent high-quality service was paramount.

Katrina is based in Sydney and as a product expert, she is committed to the continuous development of technologies for Medianet customers.

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Oliver Peters
Oliver Peters
Sales Manager
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Meet Oliver

Oliver loves helping new and potential customers to realise their full potential in the world of media and has more than 15 years of account management experience working with business, finance and government clients.

Oliver is based in Sydney and has been applying that experience with Medianet for more than eight years, offering his clients insights and comprehensive support in the dynamic and fast-moving communications industry.

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Shannon Smith
Shannon Smith
Marketing Manager
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Meet Shannon

Shannon is passionate about forging productive relationships and delivering engaging content to prospects and clients alike. She has more than 15 years of experience in marketing strategy across the advertising and media industry. She has led the optimisation and implementation of effective strategic marketing campaigns, focussing on innovation and collaboration.

Shannon is based in Sydney and takes on a client-focused approach in coordinating overall strategies of all things marketing while driving audience engagement with a creative approach.

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Jack Rozycki
Jack Rozycki
Data Manager
Meet Jack

Jack lives and breathes data with over a decade of experience in analytical and operational roles across distribution and content production within the media industry.

Based in Sydney, Jack leads the research team to deliver relevant and up-to-date data to meet the needs of our clients. His approach is outcome-oriented with a focus on the synthesis of qualitative and quantitative research methods.

David Darius
David Darius
Client Services Supervisor
Meet David

David views everything from a customer's perspective. His empathetic and supportive approach draws on 15 years of experience in service to understand the needs of an organisation.

David leads the Sydney-based Customer Support team to deliver outstanding service and product expertise across the PR software suite, finding solutions for customers to support their goals of achieving earned media.

Bryan Bugaoan
Bryan Bugaoan
Senior Account Director
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Meet Bryan

Bryan's love for media started with a career in advertising after years of working in finance. That love has now spanned to corporate communications where Bryan's objective-based approach helps customers to realise their media strategy goals. Ask any of Bryan's clients and they'll tell you he's an extension of their own team.

Bryan is based in our Sydney office and on weekends, (and weeknights and the occasional client lunch) you will find Bryan living his best foodie life.

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Claire Cassey
Claire Cassey
Account Director, PR Business Lead
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Meet Claire

Claire has owned and run a PR and Marketing business herself so she knows just how much it takes to run an agency, big or small and how every interaction, decision and dollar counts. Her three decades of experience in the media industry spanning Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and London has equipped Claire with the skills to assist with any PR or marketing requirement.

Claire is based in Sydney and outside of work, you'll find her painting large abstract works that are sold globally.

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Jim Castles
Jim Castles
Business Development Manager
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About Jim Castles

Jim loves to help his clients reach their true potential as he takes a seasoned, result-focused approach to drive strategic expansion and business growth.

Jim is based in Sydney and has helped hundreds of businesses over 24 years in media and commercial sales.

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Sally Chadwick
Sally Chadwick
Insights Manager, Mediaverse
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Meet Sally

Sally is well versed in media and works closely with clients across a range of industries to ensure that they receive meaningful and actionable insights.

Based in Melbourne, Sally has a Masters of Media and Communication and a Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) from The University of Melbourne, majoring in International Relations and Japanese.

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Sophie O'Shea
Sophie O'Shea
Senior Account Manager, Mediaverse
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Meet Sophie

Sophie loves journalism and uses this passion to develop rigorous media analysis approaches that deliver actionable and meaningful insights for clients.

Sophie is based in Melbourne and boasts a Bachelor of Journalism from The University of Queensland and has previous experience as a journalist for both Australian and international news organisations.

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Jessica Allan
Jessica Allan
Account Manager, Mediaverse
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Meet Jessica

As an account manager, analyst, and search string specialist, Jessica loves to help her clients discover key insights across a range of industries including financial services, government and consumer brands.

Based in Melbourne, Jessica has a Masters of Publishing and Communications and a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Melbourne, majoring in Media and Communications, English and Theatre Studies.

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Research Team
Research
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Meet our Research Team

Medianet's researchers work tirelessly to keep all of our media profiles up to date and to include unique insights that help our clients to identify and connect with the right person. No one loves the media more than this team, they consume more media than anyone we know and have more media connections than the newsrooms themselves.

The team is based in both Sydney and Melbourne and love it when clients ask them to help with unique campaigns.

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Editorial Team
Editorial
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Meet our Editorial Team

Imagine reading every press release, every day, and holding enough knowledge in your head for what is happening in the nation's news agenda right down to a hyperlocal contact that might need a certain story fulfilled. That's our editorial team. They are the sourcing and pitching machine that delivers Medianet's clients with a 95% average pick-up rate.

The team is Sydney-based and almost always wins at our team trivia nights.

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Client Services Team
Service
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Meet our Client Services Team

This is the team that is up early and goes to bed late to ensure Medianet's customers are supported no matter what time of day, or night it is. These are the amazing people that work to resolve our client's queries as quickly as possible with their 'first-response resolution' mantra constantly refining how we can help you.

The team is based in Sydney and collectively has over 70 years of experience working with Medianet.

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Mediaverse Analysis Team
Analysis
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Meet our Mediaverse Analysis Team

Our Mediaverse analysis team has a deep knowledge of the media landscape and are experts in the tracking and analysis of both digital and traditional media.

The team can provide analysis on media trends, campaign and reputation tracking, social media, and issues management. Our bespoke reports are designed to deliver actionable insights that give clients a strategic boost.

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PARTNER WITH THE BEST OUTLETS

OUR MEDIA NETWORK

Medianet is the ultimate PR software connecting you with media contacts and outlets to get your story told.

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