Let’s be honest

Marketing and education are often not good friends. In fact, they usually don’t play well together at all, and you, as school Head, are often the meat in the sandwich.

But it doesn’t have to be that way …

We understand you wear many hats and when it comes to school communication and marketing, we feel your pain. Successful schools don’t just happen. They require leadership that can balance many competing priorities while still progressing toward fulfilling the school’s mission.

A precursor to the long-term success of a school is dependent on attracting a sufficient number of suitable students at an acceptable cost of acquisition. The irony is that effective school communication and marketing creates savings in time (yours) and money. Yet many schools are not attracting their fair share of enrolments and their mission is stalled.

You can bring your school vision to life, have more time and lead a school that is in-demand.

We’re here to help you succeed. Schedule a call and tell us the pain point at your school. We will focus all of our experience in crafting a tailored solution that works for you in your school.

Because your mission is our mission.

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Here for you

Brad Entwistle

Founding Partner

Brad is the Obi-Wan Kenobi of imageseven. His strategic mindset and deep business acumen allow him to reveal communication and marketing insights that build value for schools. He has an unhealthy obsession with Pepsi Max and won’t hesitate to use his Jedi powers to lure you away from the ‘dark side’ of Coke.

 

Andrew Sculthorpe

Managing Partner

With 30 years’ experience up his sleeve, Andrew is the perfect combo of communications practitioner, accountant and business advisor. He takes the lead in delivering imageseven’s ‘insight’ programs with the same passion and drive as he dedicates to his beloved sport of cricket. It’s just a shame he barracks for the wrong team!

 

Carrie Anderson

Carrie is the finance guru of imageseven. With a Bachelor of Accounting degree from the University of South Africa up her sleeve, she has been part of the furniture for longer than she cares to remember. Her finance and management prowess have shaped the way imageseven does pretty much everything behind the scenes. An award-winning triathlete, she knows how to deal with any obstacles in her path, find the best course and come out in front.

 

Jose Caceres

Jose caught the design and development bugs early, earning a degree in Multimedia Design. A self-professed ‘nerd in denial’, even he can’t deny how excited he gets about well-executed design. With experience in digital art direction, video production, motion graphics and website creation, Jose will multitask your multimedia to new heights. The proud father of Banshee, a one-eyed dingo, he’s also a keen cook who can design your dinner with the same excellence as he designs your website.

 

Alissa Cass

Alissa loves all things marketing and design, and it shows. Thanks to her not-for-profit experience, she is adept at finding creative ways to get the most bang for her clients’ buck. Connecting insights to outcomes, Alissa also makes the most of her aerial acrobatic expertise, helping her clients fly high. On weekends, she keeps her feet firmly on the ground (or on the couch), indulging in chocolate and the latest rom-coms.

 

Rita Kilroy

Rita is an experienced marketing expert with keen strategic insight and a focus on measurable results. Heralding from the Emerald Isle, Rita traded rolling hills and wet weather for the sunny shores and clean breaks of Australia in 2014. Away from the office, she can be found carving up the surf at the beach.

 

Lindy Chu

Lindy is a communications professional who knows data and project management. She brings insight, energy and tenacity to finding and implementing the best solutions for her clients, as well as becoming their personal cheer squad. Lindy applies that same steely determination to serving up a storm on the badminton court.

 

Hayley Emmett

Hayley loves uncovering the creative challenge of pushing the boundaries to keep visual direction relevant and inspiring while still retaining brand integrity. More than a graphic designer, Hayley is imageseven’s Creative Manager, overseeing workflow and ensuring projects are managed efficiently. Her energetic approach to design is sparked by her prowess on the sporting field and love of the outdoors, fashion and live music.

 

Nadia Feletti

Nadia takes her MBA and 25 years’ experience in communications marketing to create new insights with an analytical and strategic approach. She knows that strategy comes first, but the devil is in the detail. When she’s not cooking up big ideas, Nadia can be found in her kitchen channelling her inner Masterchef to create sensational bakes.

 

Shelley Garcia-Webb

Dubbed the ‘word nerd’, Shelley has gained a solid reputation as an accomplished copywriter. She is uniquely talented as a strong strategic thinker and is skilful in all aspects of tactical application. Her disciplined approach to achieving measurable outcomes for clients is driven by a motivated mind-set. She’s a keen long-distance runner and skiing enthusiast with passions for photography and her thesaurus.

 

Peter Ion

Pete is a design evangelist, solutions architect, art fundamentalist and coffee connoisseur. He is a highly regarded leader and creative who compels and inspires an ‘outside the box’ approach to insightful solutions. He is the Scooby Doo of the design world – he’s lovable and can sniff out a creative solution to any design challenge.

 

Claire Jones

Claire is a strategic-thinking marketing professional with over 18 years’ experience. A quintessential communicator, she is skilled in directing complex projects, coordinating efforts and helping her clients achieve their end goal. Claire is an enthusiastic gardener (and qualified floral designer, no less), putting her green thumb to good use, planting, nurturing and growing ideas through to fruition. She has too many plants to count and won’t lead anyone up the garden path.

 

Jenni Smith

With a degree in Journalism from the UK and a Master of Arts in Creative Writing, Jenni knows deeply the how and why of creating inspiring copy. Teamed with her love of crime novels, her background in television, marketing, social media and print means she can unravel the mystery of how best to deliver key messages to your audience. When she’s not playing with words, you can find Jenni enjoying the great outdoors with her young family.

 

Vanessa Klomp

Vanessa knows education from the inside out. She’s ventured through several incarnations of educational administration (including the international language variety) and studied commerce, public relations and tourism. An avid traveller, she’s quick to understand different cultures and use her experience to shape and drive effective communications. She’s been face-to-face with gorillas and border security, so is ready to tackle any challenge!

 

Lauren Lambert

With an insightful, critical eye and unrelenting proofreading obsession, Lauren has the finer details covered. Add to that her vision and wide-ranging expertise in customer focus and support, and she will deliver what you need when you need it. Lauren’s just as passionate about getting lost in a book or a recipe and, with an avid green thumb, her focused mindset will definitely get your thumbs up.

 

Charlie Maughan

Charlie loves to know his clients and their problems inside out. With in-house experience in the not-for-profit sector, he knows how to tell a story. When he isn’t busy finding creative solutions, managing his accounts or providing strategic direction, you can find him doing something exhaustingly active around Perth with his wife Nicki and dog Billie.

 

Sarah Millinson

Sarah took the world by storm in her Bachelor of Honours Degree in Marketing and hasn’t looked back since. With experience across corporate, not-for-profit and government sectors in both Australia and the UK, she knows that collaboration and communication are key in ensuring effective marketing support and campaign delivery. When she’s not busy creating happy clients, you can find her cycling, baking or planning her next international adventure … but generally not all at the same time.

 

Rachel Morse

Rachel has an unquenchable curiosity that has seen her study sociology, the environment and design (amongst other things). Having run her own successful business and worked in education, politics and the media she knows how to listen, learn, liaise and lead clients down the best path. With a husband and three teenage children at home, Rachel’s life sometimes feels like rom-com meets sit-com, so it’s just as well she loves screenwriting too.

 

Emily Newman

Emily pairs her background in marketing with business law – having had equal interest for both the corporate and creative world. She has super-skills in content marketing, copywriting and publications. Emily loves all things fashion, food and coffee and enjoys swapping her stylish marketing super-hero cape to plan her next voyage across the universe somewhere.

 

Gilbert Siahaan

Gilbert is passionate about storytelling and tinkering with words to ensure the right message comes across. With a keen eye for detail, Gilbert is experienced in communicating through various mediums – print, audio, video and everything in between. Outside of the office, you can find Gilbert on his slow (but sure) quest of becoming a Settlers of Catan world champion.

 

Kelly Saillard

Kelly graduated from the Design Centre Enmore, one of Sydney’s finest design schools, before launching herself straight into the world of design, media and marketing. With a wealth of knowledge and experience in bringing creative projects to life across a broad range of media, she has a keen eye for detail and is skilled in managing events, communications and projects. Kelly loves to explore both land and sea, leaving no stone unturned in discovering the best outcomes for her clients.

 

Kate Vallance

With a fresh degree under her belt, Kate offers a new perspective on the latest media, film and marketing techniques. Her insight and communication strengths ensure she brings out the best in, and for, her clients. As captain of her AFL team, she well and truly knows how to keep her eye on the ball, consistently kicking both literal and metaphorical goals.

 

Fiona Volke

Fiona has a wealth of experience in managing people, communications and business operations. With marketing know-how developed in small start-ups through to corporates and not-for-profits, she’s also an adaptable, problem-solving administrative whizz. Fiona doesn’t hesitate in heading down proverbial rabbit-holes, garnering myriad insights along the way. She loves to play with words, and (thankfully) only verbalises half the puns that go through her head.

 

Sebastian Wattam

Sebastian is captivated by the power of story. With a background in marketing at bespoke design agencies, he thrives on finding and telling good stories that shape culture, formulating strategic programs and systems for his clients, improving brand perception, and building strong partnerships. Seb won’t tell tales out of school, but he does seek them out through his love of theatre, literature, film and music.

 

Marie White

Hailing from the UK, Marie had a former life in film and entertainment, but we don’t hold that against her. In fact, it means she knows what makes an audience tick. Specialising in partnerships and promotions, Marie also loves collaboration. Combined with her solid storytelling skills as both a mum and English Literature graduate, this means she wins the Oscar for best-in-class publications. Her love of a good book and a fabulous heel knows no bounds.

 

Suzanne Willcock

Suzanne is the Amelia Earhart of imageseven – one of our original pioneers and a highly regarded marketing and communications professional of over 20 years. She gets excited about nutting out the strategic and creative elements of marketing projects, while overseeing their tactical execution. She’s known to indulge in an occasional glass of ‘fizz’ and is an avid gym junkie.

 

Ida von Gegerfelt

Originally hailing from the Viking capital of the world, Ida has called Australia home since 2008. She has a double major in Media Communication and Public Relations, loves cracking the codes of SEO and social media algorithms, and revels in the psychology of marketing. She may not look like a Viking but, with their blood in her veins, she’s a fearless warrior when it comes to delivering the very best for her clients.

 

Associates we trust

From time to time, our clients require the services of specialists in related fields. We’ve developed a tight network of associates who we work with and trust.

As MMG Education’s founding partner, Tony has a deep understanding of the challenges and demands placed on school Heads, having served on the board of a leading independent school for over nine years. Tony is passionate about working with school leaders and leadership teams as they face increased challenges relating to such areas as parent expectations, student wellbeing and staff welfare. MMG are recognised as leaders in tailored school stakeholder research and performance benchmarking.

Amanda has held senior roles in the largest advertising agencies and advised some of the most reputable brands. Amanda’s firm, Mentor Marketing, works with imageseven to plan and execute advertising buying on behalf of schools, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.

Amanda and her team are specialists in strategic media development, media analysis, contract negotiations, media planning, buying and campaign execution.

John Le Cras has more than 35 years of experience as a journalist, news editor and senior marketing and public relations executive. John’s career spans through roles as a senior media executive to general management roles with responsibility for driving the full suite of disciplines in marketing, market research, brand strategy, media and stakeholder relations, community engagement, internal communications and employee engagement. John’s firm, JLCA, works with imageseven to manage issues and media relations.

Career highlights
  • Newspaper reporter, and ABC Television and Radio news reporter
  • Director of News and Current Affairs, Channel Seven Perth
  • Director, Corporate Communications and Public Relations, Murdoch University
  • General Manager, Marketing and Communications, HBF

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