Tony Nicholls :: Melbourne

Founder and Director of Good Talent Media, Tony Nicholls

Tony Nicholls is a dedicated Public Relations professional with 13 years’ experience telling stories in the digital and broadcast media spaces.   Tony uses his extensive journalism experience to help organizations connect with their stakeholders, clients and or target audiences.

Whether it’s an organisation under fire from the media with a difficult message to sell, or a large not-for-profit looking for a bigger slice of funding, Tony delights in creating the right story, for the right platform, at the right time.

He is a digital native, not through age but through circumstance.  Tony saw the effects and power of social media first hand as a television journalist at ABC, SBS and Network Ten.  Social has transformed the news cycle and the opinion cycle and therefore the way organization’s need to communicate to increase their profiles and strengthen their brands.

If you’re looking for a passionate, creative, hard-working in the know PR manager Tony’s the guy.  He really sets the standards at Good Talent PR.  Clients are number one and everything else is a distant last.

Dean Felton :: Melbourne

Dean Felton

As a media professional Dean has done it all. With 30 years’ experience in broadcast journalism, Dean has worked as a city editor, news reporter, news anchor, bulletin producer, newsroom chief of staff and documentary presenter. Starting as a cadet at the ABC, Dean moved to 9, then 7, working on the news, current affairs, and documentary units.

Dean has also worked in corporate media as a Director of Communications and General Manager, and has almost 20 years experience in Media Training. Some of the clients Dean has worked for include Northern Health, IBM, Unilever, American Express, and AustralianSuper.

We’re thrilled to have Dean on board with Good Talent Media.

David Latham :: Melbourne

David Latham

David has worked as a journalist for over a decade, writing for Vice, The Guardian, and Crikey. David was appointed Managing Editor of RMITV’s cultural review site, In Review, commissioning and writing reviews from up and coming Melbourne writers and producing 26 episodes of film review show ‘Super Rate’.

Moving into the communications and public relations space in 2016, David has worked as a Public Relations Manager in the health, transport, entertainment, and not-for-profit sector, with clients such as Isuzu Trucks, Milwaukee Tool, Headland Machinery, Monash University, Linfox, and the Transport Workers Union. Specialising in media outreach, stakeholder engagement, and government relations, as a registered political lobbyist, David knows how to help peak bodies build public awareness, industry allies, and to help shape policy framework and funding outcomes.

Ali Evans :: Melbourne

Ali Evans

Ali Evans has over 20 years of Corporate experience in both Sydney and Melbourne having worked for such companies as NAB, Optus, News Corp, Drake International and more recently the award winning French Digital agency Linkeo (Winner France 2016/2017 European business awards) — all at head office levels. He is a strategic Marketing and Digital expert.

A successful innovator – Ali founded The Ultimate Job Competition and also project managed one of Australia’s richest art competitions – Signature of Sydney and Signature of M involving over 800 Corporations and Media. Ali also brought Prof. Chan Kim to Australia (Author of Blue Ocean Strategy.)

Ali’s philanthropic nature has seen him partner with Mission Australia, Make a Wish Foundation and he’s a strong advocate for sustainable business practice.

With a large network at senior level across diverse industries, he believes in collaboration and creating rewarding long-term business partnerships — especially in the Digital and Media space.

Inga Feitsma :: Melbourne

Inga Feitsma

Inga Feitsma has over 15 years’ experience in PR and communications, with a track record of highly successful campaigns across different sectors, including health, medical research, the environment, disability, aged care, mental health and government.

Inga was head of communications at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, the largest child health research institute in Australia undertaking research into infant, child and adolescent health.

Prior to directing communications at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Inga spent six years in radio and print media as a journalist, announcer and editor.

Inga is passionate, resourceful, has strong media contacts, and knows how to write and pitch engaging media stories that get printed and produced.

Peter Bonadio :: Melbourne

Peter Bonadio

Peter is a recent La Trobe University Media and Communications graduate, focusing in journalism and social media and is excited to start working in the media industry.

Peter has completed media internships at WCVB-TV, Boston’s number one news channel and at Tennis Australia. He has written for AFL Draft Central about potential AFL draft prospects.

As Good Talent’s ‘Mission Control’ & Public Relations Assistant, Peter has the role of Executive Assistant to the Director & Principal Consultant, Tony Nicholls, and works with our Public Relations clients.

Pete Burdon :: New Zealand Affiliate

Pete Burdon

Pete has 20 years experience helping leaders from numerous sectors communicate with the news media.

Pete’s background is in journalism and public relations. As a former daily newspaper reporter, he is well aware of what the media wants and how to control interviews. Just as importantly, Pete has worked on the other side of the news. As a high-profile press secretary for the New Zealand Government, he advised Cabinet Ministers on how to deal effectively with the Media. That role included back-up spokesperson duties. After performing the same role for a major industry lobby group and a leading public relations company, Pete moved into the world of self-employment with the formation of Media Training NZ.

He is the author of  “Media Training for Modern Leaders” and has Masters Degrees in Journalism and Communication Management.

Pete conducts workshops with groups of all sizes and presents regularly at conferences and other events across New Zealand.

Martin Evans :: UK Affiliate

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Martin Evans has 34 years’ experience in leadership, communications, PR and media relations.

Martin has held management and communications positions in the NHS and the Royal Air Force. He has led crisis communications in the military – training and advising senior officers and junior ministers – and health campaigns on local radio.

Specialising in presentation and messaging, Martin has worked with business leaders and spokespeople on ‘creating impact’; getting the key messages across and where appropriate, dealing with difficult lines of inquiry and questioning.