Who We Are

The Press Gallery is a dynamic public relations and communications collective dedicated to telling compelling stories and creating an unparalleled level of influence for our clients.

The Press Gallery

was born to do PR differently

We are a team of experienced and respected media and public relations professionals with a fresh approach to strategic communications and engagement. Our edge is our commitment to promoting and protecting your brand through our relationships, up-to-date insights and understanding of the fast moving media landscape.

We are agile, dynamic and resourceful. We listen to find your strengths and tell your story.

services

Every business and organisation faces issues. Some will encounter crisis. It’s how you deal with both that ultimately separates you from your competitors and in some cases sees you emerge from the tough times even stronger.

The Press Gallery has a culture of preparedness. Ideally, we work with clients well before an issue arises or a crisis hits to mitigate risk and plan for the worst. At the same time, we are ready to step in to support you – even if we’ve never met.

Rapid responders, we have the experience and expertise to break down complex issues quickly to provide respectful but also frank and assertive advice.

With a proven ability to ‘see around corners’ we proactively prevent and, where needed, diffuse issues through timely, strategic and targeted action.

Our calm and articulate approach ideally positions us to protect, enhance and, where needed, restore reputations.

From the moment a journalist calls, your brand is on show. How you and your staff respond to a journalist’s initial request for comment or content speaks volumes about your company, its values, professionalism and any potential issue. Our specialist media training courses equip clients with vital communication strategies to expertly engage with media across multiple formats. Under the guidance of experienced news journalist Belinda Heggen, you will learn the golden rules of media interviews: what the media needs and wants from you, how to craft key messages (and stick to them), crisis communication and on-camera delivery techniques. The bespoke course will provide specific emphasis on broadcast interviews for television and radio. Strong media performers are highly sought-after and quickly become the “go-to’’ experts in their industry, can calmly handle any crisis and help ensure a good story receives the attention it deserves.

The Press Gallery team includes some of the best news writers and presenters in South Australia.

We know what news is and we know where your story will best make its mark and how to get it there for maximum publicity for our clients.

The Press Gallery won’t  just write a press release and push it out the door to media outlets and their paper piles, never to be seen again.

We invest in your news from start to finish. We listen to you to learn your story and work with you to shape it before using our unrivaled network of contacts across all media to get outcomes for you.

Our work is readily measured. It is there in print, on radio and in news bulletins, not sitting on a pile of press releases on a news editor’s desk.

The Press Gallery team offers a fully integrated approach to communications, with our services encompassing digital and social media strategies which work within a wider communications plan. In today’s digital world, the ability to engage on a range of social media platforms is paramount to remaining relevant.

Our social media services are bespoke and tailored according to the client and their unique objectives. These services include content creation, day-to-day social media channel management, advertising campaigns and analytics.

We also offer strategy development, policy guidance and audits which help businesses put in place long-lasting social media systems and processes. The Press Gallery can help roll-out these strategies or simply assist in providing the foundations which a client can implement independently.

With a passion for telling stories in creative ways and the rise in the popularity of video content marketing, The Press Gallery offers a video production service to oversee the creation of quality video work from the inception to completion. The seamlessness of this service ensures your message is consistent, your goals are met, your direction is followed and the video is a work of art.

The Press Gallery’s video production service includes:

  • Storyboarding
  • Scripting
  • Editing
  • Video production
  • Key message creation
  • Location liaison
  • Distribution on social media
  • Graphics
  • Royalty free music

Be it a video for a presentation, a boardroom lunch, a high-powered event or a promotional video – we’ve got the skills, expertise and network of renowned videographers at our fingertips to create a tailored and stylised product.

our team

LEISHA BOND

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Leisha is a results-driven public relations professional with a commitment to changing up the communications landscape in Adelaide. Since launching The Press Gallery in 2015, Leisha has attracted an enviable client list including Rivergum Homes, McConnell Dowell and Qatar Airways to secure press at a local, national and international level. Leisha is also highly regarded as an expert in issues management.

Prior to launching The Press Gallery, Leisha worked extensively as a journalist and editor locally and overseas with senior positions at Channel Ten, News Corp Australia and Gulf News. She was also a regular contributor to Harper's Bazaar Interiors, SA Life and her by-line has appeared in the UK tabloid, The Sun, and the front page of the New York Post.

Her expertise spans a variety of specialist industry sectors and disciplines, from architecture and property to government and the media. Leisha holds a Bachelor of Journalism and Asian Studies from the University of South Australian and has won several awards for her work. Early in her career she was named Young Journalist of the Year. Her achievements and success in her 17 year career as a media professional is a testament to her dedication to producing elite results.

BRYAN LITTLELY

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Bryan joins The Press Gallery team, fresh out of a senior media adviser role and bringing with him two decades of experience at the coalface of print media. Having led newsrooms in regional, community-based and daily metropolitan settings, Bryan knows news and how it will be distributed in press and in the ever-present digital landscape.

Prior to joining the team, Bryan was editor of award-winning regional newspapers, and had filled roles including Chief of Staff and section editor at The Advertiser, and Assistant Director of Media with the Fair Work Ombudsman. As a senior journalist and Investigations Editor at The Advertiser for more than 15 years, Bryan played a hand in covering the biggest stories and events on a local, national and world stage. He's also covered issues including transport, wine, industrial relations, Indigenous affairs and motoring. Bryan earned The Advertiser’s Journalist of the Year award in 2011. For 5 years at The Advertiser, Bryan was Regional Editor and dubbed “The Voice of The Country”.

BELINDA HEGGEN

ASSOCIATE

Belinda is one of South Australia's most recognised and well-respected journalists with more than 17 years' experience across all media platforms - television, radio and print. Belinda is a proven and renowned communications strategist with valuable government and public relations expertise. She heads up The Press Gallery's Media Training and Presentation Unit and provides informed public speaking advice to our clients. Belinda also acts as a master of ceremonies for major events.

Prior to joining The Press Gallery, Belinda was a national and local news anchor at Channel Ten and the Seven Network, senior print reporter at The Advertiser and Sunday Mail and opinion panellist on Sky News. Belinda was also a media adviser within the Department of Premier and Cabinet and hosted a successful talkback program on 1395 FiveAA afternoons.

SARAH COLIGAN

SENIOR CONSULTANT

Sarah spent a decade in marketing and communications management at major national companies, including Telstra and Ericsson before she garnered extensive client management experience in her own public relations firm for the next decade. Here, Sarah worked on major marketing and PR projects for Thoroughbred Racing SA across 26 clubs and 45 feature events per year.

She also achieved great results in marketing and PR contracts for City of Adelaide, Helping Hand Aged Care, and Guardian Insurance Brokers, while also contracting as LJ Hooker's Regional PR Consultant for SA/NT.

Sarah has been working in communications in the financial services industry as part of a leading financial planning business since 2011 and holds tertiary qualifications that include a Diploma of Financial Planning, Graduate Diploma in PR and Bachelor of Arts (Communications).

VICTORIA MOORE

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Victoria joined The Press Gallery after earning her journalism credentials in the SA newsrooms of the ABC.  She brings to our team exceptional TV, radio and digital experience, refined while working as a newsreader and lead news journalist in the national broadcaster's Riverland and Mallee bureau and during her time at some of Adelaide's major media organisations.

While at The Press Gallery she has worked on accounts including Rivergum Homes, the Local Government Association, 354 Bowden and HeartKids SA/NT, the latter for which she secured Adelaide Crows player Mitch McGovern as ambassador and more than $250,000 worth of press. Victoria's interests include travel and politics which led her to pursue a double degree in Journalism and International Studies at UniSA before earning a First Class Honours in Politics and International Relations from Adelaide University.

SARAH ROHWEDER

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Sarah joins The Press Gallery from News Limited, where she earned an enviable reputation as one of Adelaide’s most respected and connected local government reporters. She spent two years reporting on local government issues for the Messenger Newspaper, in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. Prior to this, she was a journalist in Central Australia, in which she also cultivated-high level digital skills and a broad knowledge of varying cultural groups that enable her to work with people from a range of backgrounds to shine the light on their successes and stories. During her time with News Corp Australia, Sarah covered a raft of topics including state and local governments, transport, indigenous affairs, courts and crime, environment and social issues. She also contributed to a number of in-house campaigns, including Shop Small, Fit for Business, the Northern Messenger's Healthy Heroes and Pride of Australia Awards - all of which aim to instil pride and ongoing support for community groups from residents across SA. Sarah has a keen interest in state and territory politics, travel, rural affairs, information technology, and design.

faq

What services do you offer?

We can support you through a range of services which include:

- Media engagement and liaison
- Digital and social media
- Video production
- Media and presentation training
- Crisis and issues management
- Strategic communications planning
- Stakeholder and government engagement
- Speech and copy writing

What makes you different
from other public relations
and communications agencies?

We are connected and networked with very recent and real newsroom experience. We are honest and respectfully frank in our advice. We don’t work to a formula – we tailor strategies, plans and initiatives to your needs.

On what terms do you engage
your clients?

We will work with you to determine the scope of work and how best to deliver value for your investment – whether that be on a project basis, hourly rate or retainer.

I need help now. What should I do?

Contact us anytime via email hello@thepressgallery.com.au.

How do you measure success?

We pride ourselves on your satisfaction with our services. We focus on achieving outcomes which value-add and enable you to see measured and quantifiable results.

We provide an overview of work undertaken, analytics, results achieved and dollar values equivalent to the publicity achieved. In terms of social media, we provide an overview of how organic and paid content has performed, highlighting key metrics and assessing data to inform campaigns.

Are you local?

We are based in Adelaide with reach across the State and country. With senior media and public relations experience across the country and world, our contacts and professional relationships are unrivalled in the local market. We appreciate the different challenges and opportunities as they relate to where you live and do business.

How much does it cost?

After meeting with you and listening to your needs and goals, The Press Gallery will develop and tailor a fee and services proposal for you.

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