Fiona Hamann

Hamann Communication

I am passionate about communication including PR, writing, editing, website content, new media, crisis and issues management and branding.

Having been in the industry since the Stone Age, I am able to offer clients a variety of services including general PR, web content, blogs, media relations & strategy, proposal writing, brochure production, change management and customer comms, social media management, press releases, media training and media campaigns (strategy and implementation), crisis and issues management, annual report writing, E-book writing, awards submissions, general research and SWOT analyses.

I also offer media monitoring and media lists, which many smaller agencies don't offer.

Specialties: Finance, Tech, Start-Ups, Media, B2B/B2C, Blue Chip, Iconic Brands

Hamann Communication is also NSW Government pre-qualified (SCM005) for Internal/External Comms, Crisis Communications, Infrastructure Communications, and Event Management.

my core skills

Public Relations

B2B Communications

writing anything and everything

crisis management

Q & A

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

There have been many highlights. Among them has been managing the Sydney Olympic Games Crisis Management and Communications strategy for The Seven Network (which was the Australian Olympic Broadcaster.)

I was also delighted to launch the first flavour variations for Coca-Cola and take a lead role in setting up the Coca-Cola Foundation, where we made some tremendous strides setting up indigenous Literacy programs.

I also get a kick out of working with some of Australia's leading business people, and having the opportunity to watch their entrepreneurial brains at work. Having said that, I also get a kick out of working with start-ups for the same reason.

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

It is incredibly varied. I could be managing a crisis, launching a product, or calmly ghost writing a thought leadership piece for a client. The variety is a huge part of the appeal of what I do.

Describe your working environment in a few sentences..

I work from my office in the foothills of the Blue Mountains, with views of rolling hills from my desk.

Often I will have a dog or two asleep in my office, and pray they won't snore loudly if I am in a teleconference.

What sets you apart from other freelancers in your industry?

Having so many years experience, and also having taught PR at tertiary level, I am able to offer a wider range of services than some other comms people, and am comfortable offering communications advice to most industries.

If I don't have the skills, I also have a huge network of talented people who I am happy to recommend if a client needs it.

What are the tools of your trade?

Computer, Excellent software, telephone and my industry knowledge.

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

I run a virtual agency with some amazing professionals on board – If I can't do something, I call on them. Skills they offer include design, SEO, Government relations, additional account manager/executive level skills, consumer marketing and brand management.

Hamann Communication can offer clients all the skills of a larger agency, but without the huge overheads.

I can also work easily with other suppliers that clients may already work with. I am very flexible.

Whats been the biggest freelancing lesson to date?

Ensuring I have the right equipment and programs to deliver across a range of services. I also ensure the tools I have are of the highest quality that I can afford, so I always feel confident clients are getting the very best from Hamann Communication.

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