Who are Callister Media?
We’re a bold, fresh agency. A synergy of highly skilled specialists with decades of proven industry experience and the vitality of a new generation of PR professionals eager to earn their stripes. We’re a clever, adaptive and savvy team that understands the nuances of tested PR strategy, yet can embrace and mobilise new media platforms and technologies for our clients.The perfect blend of experience and the future. Think Rolls Royce meets Tesla.
Libby has had more than 20 years experience in communications, media and marketing with a vast range of experience in both the private and government sector at the senior level. She has been the director of her own company for the past eight years.
Libby Callister has worked in State Government at a senior advisory level offering strategic advice, media advice, formulating policy, corporate development, stakeholder and community management and issues and risk management. She has worked within a range of government portfolios such as Sport and Recreation, Treasury, Emergency Services, Local Government and Planning, State Development, Communication and Information at all times liaising closely with a variety of stakeholders at all levels of Government.
Libby has extensive knowledge of the machinations of Government and a keen understanding of the corporate environment. She has invaluable and vast experience liaising with State Government leaders, State members, Local Government, Government staff, industry leaders and business and community agencies to develop policy, provide key strategic advice, media relations and communications. Her valuable insight and her wealth of experience has delivered outcomes beyond the expectations of her clients with clearly measurable results.
Most recently, Libby undertook a role as the Strategic Communications and Community Engagement Manager for GOLDOC, GC2018 Commonwealth Games.
Libby Callister was directly engaged to identify issues which had the potential to become a negative media issues and tarnish the brand.
Libby was tasked with developing a communications strategy, managing an extensive budget and leading a team across a range of functional areas and lead agencies, including Gold Coast City Council, the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Travel Demand Management, Get Set for the Games, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation and Queensland Police Service.
Libby holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Griffith University, Queensland and undertook a cadetship as a journalist with Queensland Newspapers.
She is also a Producer on the movie A Rose in Every Cheek currently in development.
Jamie has had a broad and extensive career, having worked at both Channel 10 and channel 7 as a Television Advertising Executive before moving into property development and construction. In 2012 he wrote his first book The Man Who Invented Vegemite (Murdoch Books/Allen and Unwin) which was shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards 2013. He is currently adapting the book into a feature film currently in development.
Jamie undertakes speaking engagements on The Vegemite Story: Spirit of Australia: an amusing and entertaining story about how his grandfather invented the iconic spread Vegemite.
Jamie is an excellent communicator with an extensive general knowledge across a broad depth of industries. He can inject humor into any situation and is an invaluable asset to our team.
Jamie is your go to for feature writing, blogs and marketing collateral. He also works with our younger staff members heading our video and digital content.
Matt has expertise in the fields of journalism, communications and media relations developed during his more than 15 years as a professional write, journalist and media consultant.
Matt has an insiders knowledge of the world of journalism and has been published in Australia’s major newspapers, dozens of regional publications and niche magazines, and has written news and advertising copy for radio and television.
Matt has a Bachelor of Arts (Creative Communication) from the University of South Australia and a Graduate Diploma in Journalism from the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Sue has been a journalist for almost 20 years, including 13 years covering State and Federal politics for the Gold Coast Bulletin and a stint at The Times in London.
Sue’s roles have included reporting each year from the State and Federal Budget lock-ups in Brisbane and Canberra, searching for the economic implications for her newspapers’ readerships. Sue has a wide knowledge of parliamentary and legislative processes and has been a close observer and follower of several election campaigns.
During her time as a journalist, Sue has developed extensive local, state and national contacts in the media and politics. Sue has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism and Literature) from the University of Queensland.
Alex is a communications specialist with 20 years’ experience in media and public relations. As a journalist, Alex has had thousands of articles published in major Australian metropolitan and overseas newspapers including The Courier-Mail, Daily Telegraph, Sun Herald, Financial Review, and London’s Daily Mail. During this time, she has consolidated a network of contacts across many national media organisations.
Alex has covered numerous story rounds from business, to sport, music and politics. In recent times, however, she has specialised in mainly business and technology clientele including a premier accountancy organisation, marketing consultancy, and computer network security firm. Alex is accustomed to dealing with strict deadlines and, as result of a challenging role with Queensland Police Media, is also well versed in crisis management.
As an influencer herself Lucy has a vast network of influencers in the healthy lifestyle and sporting areas that can assist with your promotions. Lucy is our social media consultant and can manage your social media accounts or offer tips to help you increase your social media following. And yes in her spare time Lucy also manages to compete as a professional surfer and find time for her Communications studies.
A recent graduate Holly is up to date on the latest design trends. Her imagination and creative style offer the the perfect blend of sass, edgy and fresh approach.