Annette Rizzo

Absolute Marketing Communications

I’m a Marketing and Public relations professional with over 15 years experience. While I’m a bit of an all-rounder when it comes to marketing, my passion is the marketing communications side of things.

I worked for Yamaha Music Australia for 12 years and decided not to go back after having my first child. While I loved my job and the opportunities it gave me, it was time for a change. I decided that I would take the parts of my job that I loved and were family friendly and start my own business.

Since starting Absolute Marketing Communications, I have worked with clients in a variety of industries including law, migration, music, alternative therapies and business coaching to name a few. I have helped my clients with developing Marketing and PR Plans and various writing projects such as press releases, blog articles, web content etc.

My business gives me the flexibility to work around my two children while doing a job I love.

my core skills

Copywriting

Blogging

Press Releases

Web Content

Marketing Communications

Q & A

Whats the best thing to happen to you in your career to date?

My clients. Whether they're regulars or new clients. My business wouldn't exist without them.

What does a typical work week look like for you?:

I usually have a phone catch-up with the clients I do weekly work for. Once the working plan for the week is set, I start up my computer and get to work!

Describe your working environment in a few sentences..

I work from my home office but at times it could be a cafe especially if I'm catching up with clients.

What sets you apart from other freelancers in your industry?

My ability to work with clients in various industries. If I don't know much about a particular product or industry, I'll do the relevant research to make sure I produce work that reflects a strong knowledge of the topic.

What are the tools of your trade?

Computer, Phone, Pen and Paper (I'm a notetaker!) and Coffee.

Do you collaborate with others? If yes, how does that works?

I usually don't have a need to collaborate but there have been instances where I've had to conduct interviews for blog articles I have written. Depending on the location of the interviewee, this will take place over the phone or over a coffee.

Whats been the biggest freelancing lesson to date?

Valuing my time and the work I do.