About Us

Experienced

We’ve worked with some of Australia’s biggest brands, international corporations, small businesses, government agencies, industry associations, community groups and not-for-profit organisations.

Enthusiastic

We’re in our element when we’re building relationships, shaping opinions, influencing behaviours, solving problems, producing, creating and communicating. We love a challenge and a deadline.

Effective

Our communications team rely on sound strategy and meticulous implementation. We combine clever, innovative ideas with industry best practice to give you real results. We’re always focused on your objectives.

Michelle Parker

Michelle Parker

A passionate communications consultant committed to giving a voice to causes she cares about and brands she believes in. 

Michelle founded Parker & Co Communications (formerly Newman Communications) in 2010 to provide effective public relations and communications solutions for organisations on the Mid North Coast of NSW and beyond. 

Drawing on more than 15 years of experience in public relations and communications, Michelle brings a strategic mind, creative thinking and an eagle eye to help clients achieve their core objectives. 

Michelle honed her skills in community engagement, media relations, issues management, government relations and events during her previous role as the Manager of a PR agency in Sydney, working with some of Australia’s most well-known brands. 

Michelle teaches Public Relations, Communications, Advertising and Events subjects at Charles Sturt University’s Port Macquarie Campus. She writes a monthly column in Focus magazine, “A Day in the Life”, featuring local community members. Michelle sits on the Communications Subcommittee for the Port Macquarie Chamber of Commerce and was the inaugural Communications Coordinator for the Hastings Business Women’s Network. She is a Board Member of Coastal Warriors and Girl Space, and was a founding member of the Hastings Heroines Awards Committee.

BA (Public Relations and Communications), Charles Sturt University 2002
Professional Member, Public Relations Institute of Australia

Joanna McNamara

Joanna McNamara

Jo is an experienced PR professional, with a strong background in the development and delivery of comprehensive, integrated communications campaigns.

BA (Journalism), Sheffield University 1999

Angela Vickers

Angela Vickers

A creative communications consultant, Angela is particularly skilled in public relations, professional writing and multi-media production.

B Media and Communications, University of New England 2013

Collaboration

Parker & Co Communications engages creative consultants to form specialist teams for key projects. We have strong working relationships with website developers, digital marketers, photographers, video production companies and graphic designers, or we can work with your existing suppliers.