NEW PUBLIC RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS company, Jackson PR Associates, which funds PNG Attitude and was established to provide services focusing on Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific, has announced the appointment of another associate.
Marsali Mackinnon (pictured) is an experienced Pacific communicator, who has previously worked with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and the University of Queensland as a diplomat, journalist, public affairs manager and media trainer.
She has a track record of success as a foreign affairs officer and communications consultant and has conducted monitoring and evaluation reviews of AusAID-sponsored media development projects in the South Pacific.
“We’re delighted to welcome Marsali to our team,” said managing director Keith Jackson. “We are a multinational outfit skilled in all aspects of PR and Marsali’s background and expertise is well suited to the make-up of the group.
Ms Mackinnon brings the total number of associates working with the company to 14.
“The new company’s main footprint covers Australia, PNG and the Pacific,” said Mr Jackson, “and we also have a strong representation in east and south-east Asia.”
“This region is an area of increasing importance in terms of global resources and Jackson PR has brought together a team of communicators with vast experience in the region.”
In a first for the industry, the company includes three Papua New Guinean PR operatives based in strategic parts of the country – Port Moresby, Madang and the Highlands, where a n umber of resource projects are getting started.
“All of our people have had boots on the ground in the Asia-Pacific area,” said Mr Jackson.
“We also have representation in Singapore as well as Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.”
The group is able to deliver a wide range of PR and communications services, including issues and crisis management and media and government relations.
After a long career in communications in the Pacific and Asia, Keith Jackson was a general manager in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and, later, chairman of PR company Jackson Wells.
In 2004, he was awarded membership in the Order of Australia (AM) for his services to management and training in communications, media, public relations and broadcasting.
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