Good Talent Media
Our team has years of experience across a broad range of disciplines, including Public Relations, Media Training, Digital Strategy, Search Engine Optimisation, Google Ads, Website Development and more.
Tony Nicholls :: Melbourne
Founder and Director of Good Talent Media, Tony Nicholls, is an accomplished journalist with more than ten years’ experience with the ABC, SBS and Network Ten; covering thousands of news stories across Victoria, Australia and the international media.
Tony has seen the rise of digital media transform communications and the news cycle forever; making new demands of journalists, politicians and media spokespeople. Riding the wave of change, Tony understands old-fashioned news values as well as what drives the new digital media landscape.
Tony has had the privilege of interviewing Australia’s movers and shakers – the people who have shaped news bulletins. Most importantly, Tony understands what a story needs to make it to air or print.
As Director of Good Talent Media, Tony conducts all media training personally; he knows what interview questions you’ll be asked, what the media wants, and how best to deliver an impactful message.
Ali Evans :: Melbourne
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.
David Latham :: Melbourne
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.
Simon Palan :: Sydney
Simon Palan is a communications professional who began his working life as a journalist, spending 10 years at ABC in Sydney, where he worked as a TV news reporter and presenter, specialising in business and finance.
Simon also produced and presented his own TV show called ‘The Consumer Quarter’ on ABC News 24.
Before coming to the ABC, Simon was a journalist at the Sydney Morning Herald, Media Week Magazine and SBS Television News. In 2014 Simon switched from TV journalism to corporate communications.
He now specialises in producing branded videos, corporate copywriting and running media training sessions to help executives prepare for journalist interviews.
Inga Feitsma :: Melbourne
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.
Emily Turner :: Melbourne
Emily Turner is experienced in Executive Assistance and Administration. She has recently moved into the Communications & Public Relations industry after realising her passion.
As Good Talent’s ‘Mission Control’, Emily has the role of Executive Assistant to the Director & Principal Consultant, Tony Nicholls.
She is excited and stimulated by the broader Public Relations and Media Industry.
Pete Burdon :: New Zealand Affiliate
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.
Pete conducts workshops with groups of all sizes and presents regularly at conferences and other events across New Zealand.
Martin Evans :: UK Affiliate
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.
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