Fuller Staff

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    The culture of curiosity

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    New Celtic connection

    We’re delighted to welcome our newest staff member Kylie Roux to our team as Account Manager. Kylie hails from Aberdeen in Scotland where she worked in an agency specialising in…

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    South Australian businesses believe digital marketing is the biggest marketing opportunity for them this year. That was the key finding from our 2017 Marketing Trends Report produced by our communications…

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    In the digital world, earning a Google Partner badge is akin to being anointed with holy oil and crowned. For more than 12 months our digital team has been participating…

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    Content Marketing is not a one night stand

    At a recent long lunch, a State MP leaned across the table and asked whether content marketing would work as a political communication tool. “If I understand you correctly content…

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    That’s a wrap!

    As we tie up the loose ends of another busy year we want to thank you for trusting FULLER with your brand in 2016. FULLER will be closing for Christmas…

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    FULLER has attracted three of South Australia’s brightest young marketing stars in 2016 on their return home from professional sojourns around the world.

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Peter Fuller

Formerly a rural journalist, Peter started communicating about the Australian wine industry on the eve of its boom in 1986 – as a viticultural writer moving onto become a newspaper and magazine editor and a wine columnist. In 1993 he launched FULLER, a consultancy dedicated to integrated marketing communication with a focus on wine – in all its guises – as well as related industries such as agriculture and the environment.

Although the core of FULLER was, and continues to be, the well-written word Peter has strategically built a company over nearly 21 years which encompasses every communication channel – from graphic design and digital engineering to social media and App development. He has also expanded the portfolio of clients to include sectors such as innovation and technology, fisheries and seafood, manufacturing, mining, higher education, retail and water resources management.

Constantly challenging business and organizational clients to see beyond the obvious marketing or public relations solution, he is a creative problem solver and idea generator, providing a mix of big picture strategic thinking and practical suggestions.

Recent achievements include launching the South Australian wine industry’s Wine Capital brand, providing strategic advice for Yalumba’s Viognier campaign and researching and writing a history of St Hallett wines.

In my spare time

On his days off Peter looks after a very small patch of 100 year old Shiraz vines in the Barossa, plays an understated game of golf at Tanunda Royal Pines and continues to ponder the blank screen of his first novel.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts, Diploma of Education (Flinders University)
Awards: PRIA Laurenti Ellicott Award Best SA Communication Campaign 1999
Affiliations: Fellow Public Relations Institute of Australia

Kathryn Fuller

The company’s dynamic change agent. Kathryn has overseen six start-up businesses and organisations in her 30 year professional career and continues to thrive on the challenge of the new.

After a career in social administration, including the development of one of the nation’s first regional carer support agencies, she joined FULLER in 2000 as General Manager, and also headed up a new Community Services Communication portfolio.

As a Director of her family company she has been able to apply all of her beliefs in how to establish a successful and sustainable organisation: integrity, vision, attention to detail, systemised customer service and the establishment of positive staff, supplier and client relationships.

This has resulted in the seriously professional but vibrant culture at FULLER, where our consultants work in partnership with our clients to achieve the extraordinary.

Apart from the day to day management of the company Kathryn continues to have an input into the not-for-profit client list at FULLER, advising organisations about the business of aged, community and human service.

She is particularly excited about the expansion of the company’s digital and social media offering over the last five years as a way of enhancing brand communication outcomes and has played an integral role in the recruitment of the new digital team.

In my spare time

In her down time, Kathryn enjoys indulging her love of art and contemporary design and tending her one hectare garden in Bethany.

Will Fuller

The power behind the FULLER engine, Director Will Fuller’s communications expertise is more than the result of nearly a decade of industry experience – it’s part of his DNA. He’s known around the agency and among his clients as the go-to-guy for ‘out of the square’ thinking, drawing on his experience across advertising, design, public relations, digital and social media.

Most importantly, he makes things happen!

After completing a Bachelor of Arts and a Postgraduate Diploma in Communications, Will joined the family business, working at FULLER for two years before heading to London. His insider knowledge of the wine industry was behind his successful management of the 2005 Wine Challenge in London and his involvement in the iconic London Wine Trade Fair and Vinexpo in France. Homesick for cold beer, Will returned to Australia in 2006 to manage FULLER projects in Sydney, eventually heading back to Adelaide in 2007 to take up the position of Account Director.

Since returning to Adelaide, Will has advised clients in a range of industries, from manufacturing and retail, to food and beverage and urban development. His diverse portfolio includes international wine brands such as Grant Burge Wines, Angove Family Winemakers, Yalumba, Pauletts, d’Arenberg, Bleasdale, Jim Barry and Dalrymple; environmental home builder Sekisui House; real estate firm Knight Frank; heating and cooling retailer Rite-Price and construction company Badge.

Will gets maximum enjoyment from creating, refining and sharpening brands, drawing on FULLER’s extensive copywriting, design, web and social media resources to connect with audiences in a cost effective, strategic way.

In my spare time

Apart from spending quality time with daughter Florence, Will likes to take  wild swings at Callaway balls with his Titleist 3-wood and talk a lot about cricket. This AFL season he can be contacted in the Crows member area of  the new Adelaide Oval.

Olivia Fuller

Olivia is a trusted and loyal advisor to FULLER’s corporate clients.

Since joining the agency in 2005, she has driven FULLER’s diversification into finance, technology, education and professional services and has strengthened FULLER’s agribusiness specialisation, working on large stakeholder engagement campaigns with mining, grains, grape, water and fisheries organisations.

Now the company’s Senior Account Director, she provides strategic advice to her clients, drawing on a decade of experience managing internal and external affairs for public, private and not for profit businesses.

Before taking maternity leave in 2013, her key successes were winning a national Public Relations of Australia Golden Target Award for a grape industry drought management campaign and delivering a national media training strategy for the Australian fishing and seafood industry.

Olivia returns on a part-time basis in 2014 working with the corporate communications team.

In my spare time

The apple of Olivia’s eye in the last 12 months has been Florence Mary Fuller, who has just started her journey to consultancy by spending two days a week at childcare. Liv has maintained her commitment to Saturday morning ballet and introducing systematic social behaviours to her other dependent – Airedale Terrier, Winnie.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts Communication (UniSA)

Paul Kitching

After a prematurely famous career – hosting a dance-music show on Triple J, appearing in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, spruiking chambray shirts for Country Road and writing the All Funked Up column for Rip It Up – Paul settled into the adult world of media advertising sales.

For the last 16 years he has been one of the most connected and respected ‘mad-men’ around Adelaide helping to build the empires of Rip It Up, The Adelaide Review and most recently The Australian Traffic Network.

At the more cerebral end of the media food chain, Paul recognised last year that digital disruption is no longer something businesses or organisations can shake their heads at in denial – and that self-directed communication (via SmartPhones and streaming) is here to stay. Hence his move to FULLER and the creative agency world of content marketing and integrated brand communication.

His mission at FULLER (which he has chosen to accept) is to make cost effective, targeted and measurable digital and content marketing, part of every company’s marketing mix. He will be speaking with you very soon.

In my spare time

When Paul’s not out networking he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters which usually involves netball, Lego, SingStar or dancing. As a passionately proud South Australian, Paul is also an active advocate for Brand South Australia and The Adelaide Cabaret Festival as well as sitting on a number of committees including The Big Issue and The Salvation Army.

Kate Schlichting

One of FULLER’s longest serving employees, Kate joined the company in May 2005 following an early career in logistics, administration and print management.

As the company has grown to offer graphic design, web engineering, App development, social media and video, Kate’s role has expanded to take on the day-to-day traffic management, scheduling and quality control of our busy studio.

With tertiary qualifications in marketing and project management, Kate is comfortable working across multiple communication platforms ensuring the delivery of high quality publishing, design and digital products on time and to budget.

A crucial member of our creative team, Kate is committed to ensuring we always exceed clients’ expectation…with a smile.

In my spare time

In her own time Kate travels the state competing on her horses Oliver’s Puzzle and Moss Lake Riley and when not in jodhpurs she can probably be found on the netball court.

Qualifications: Associate Diploma of Marketing and Certificate of Sales

Sally Raphael

Sally is a senior brand, marketing and communications professional who has worked for 15 years leading in-house teams and working within agencies.

Sally has extensive experience developing and implementing communications and marketing strategies, building brands and leading high performing communications teams.

After ten years working on some of the most exciting regeneration projects in London, she is back in Adelaide helping FULLER’s clients communicate authentically, to invest in their brand and reputation and be good corporate citizens.

Professional highlights in London included leading the communications strategy for the housing portfolio of a large inner city council with 30,000 households, 1000 staff and numerous regeneration programs.

She also played a key role in developing the brand and marketing of 1500 homes in the London 2012 Olympic legacy, and worked with a private property developer branding and marketing its vision to transform an east London docklands area to the London Mayor and local businesses.

Stafford Trowse

Stafford is inspired by clever design. He is a passionate, honest and approachable designer who puts all his creative expertise into everything he does.

After completing a Bachelor of Visual Communication then working as a designer in Adelaide for three years, Stafford went on to London for a further three years to work on branding for the London 2012 Olympics and Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi.

From there Stafford worked in some of Sydney’s best creative studios designing for clients such as ICC World Cricket, FIFA Womens World Cup and was also involved in a winning pitch on ABC’s The Gruen Transfer.

It’s not just Stafford’s work that sets him apart, it’s the way he works too. For him, creativity comes from true collaboration, both with clients and with colleagues. From the smallest design job to a global campaign, he makes the design process enjoyable and always gets amazing results.

In my spare time

When he’s off duty Stafford is a keen traveler and a devotee of healthy outdoor lifestyle pursuits – fishing, mountain biking and water ski-ing.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Visual Communication (UniSA)

Marcus LaForgia

With more than 15 years experience in media, communications, sponsorship, event management and corporate social responsibility (CSR), Marcus brings a broad range of skills to the FULLER team.

His early career was in general reporting for several South Australian suburban and regional publications, before transitioning into broader marketing communications roles.

Before moving to FULLER, Marcus oversaw the public relations, sponsorship and community/CSR activities for Australia’s second largest credit union, People’s Choice. A number of milestones in this role including winning the 2012 Premier’s Award (SA) for Corporate Social Responsibility for the People’s Choice Community Lottery and managing the development of the People’s Choice Undies Run for Bowel Cancer which took out a 2013 Australian Marketing Institute award (SA) for Corporate Social Responsibility.

Marcus’ event and sponsorship experience has seen him working on major international events such as The Davis Cup and activating sponsorships with high profile brands including the Adelaide Strikers in the T20 Big Bash League, the Tour Down Under and the annual Credit Union Christmas Pageant.

Marcus brings to FULLER a keen eye for detail, a strong practical knowledge of contemporary communication practices and many years experience executing public relations and communications campaigns for national companies.

He is currently a member of the South Australian Council of the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA).

In my spare time

Away from the office, you’ll find Marcus trying to turn his brown thumb green in his backyard veggie patch or squeezing into lycra, jumping on his specialized road bike and heading for the hills.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) (University of South Australia), Masters of Business Administration (MBA) (University of South Australia).

Kate Fuller

A professional writer and editor for more than 10 years, Kate brings a diverse experience in media and a global perspective on content creation to the FULLER team.

After working as an editor for leading Australian publisher Hardie Grant Magazines and Barossa Living magazine, Kate moved to the United States where she was the US correspondent for Australia’s Wine Business Magazine. She was also a freelance journalist for a range of local and international lifestyle publications, based in San Diego.

In 2011 she honed her skills in technical writing, taking a role in the UK as a science writer and communications officer at the University of Oxford’s Medical Sciences Division and Nuffield Department of Medicine.

After returning to Adelaide in 2014, Kate was appointed to the role of Communications and Media Officer at the Primary Health Care Research & Information Service (PHCRIS) at Flinders University.

She joined the family business in 2015.

In my spare time

As a passionate jazz singer and songwriter, Kate has performed at Bennetts Lane in Melbourne, Hotel Café in Los Angeles, Ronnie Scotts in London, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and recently presented a sold out one-woman show at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.

Qualifications: Certificate IV Jazz Voice, University of Adelaide, Elder Conservatorium of Music (2002), Bachelor of Arts Degree, Anthropology and History, University of Adelaide (2005), Associate Diploma of Performance, Los Angeles College of Music (2011).

Kylie Roux

FULLER was delighted to welcome Scottish communications specialist Kylie Roux to our team in April 2017. After a completing her BA (Hons) in Scotland and San Diego, Kylie started her career working for Peacock Visual Arts, a contemporary gallery in Aberdeen. As Marketing Manager, she promoted all of the gallery’s exhibitions, events, art classes and print works and worked alongside a range of artists and curators.

She then moved to Think an integrated PR, marketing and design agency also in Aberdeen. Over the next four years she managed a diverse range of accounts, from oil and gas companies to cocktail bars, overseeing media campaigns, print management, advertising and digital content marketing.

Kylie and her husband emigrated to Australian in late 2016 after traveling extensively in Latin America. Bright, engaging and professionally dedicated to achieving quality outcomes, Kylie is currently managing FULLER’s corporate and government client portfolio including UniSA, SA Water, City of Salisbury and Study Adelaide.

Karen Brown

Karen Brown joined the FULLER team as an Account Manager in January 2016.

Karen has worked overseas in the UK and the USA and has a keen interest in wine, food and customer service.

With over ten years experience in the marketing industry, Karen has worked with the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation (Wine Australia), Grant Burge Wines, Henrys Drive Vignerons, Campari Australia and the Grand Hyatt Melbourne, building extensive skills in account management (including projects and events) and communications.

Now a valuable member of the FULLER team, Karen enjoys helping her diverse range of clients bring their brands to life.

In her spare time

When she’s not at FULLER, you’ll find Karen at the beach or the cricket usually enjoying a cleansing ale or fine glass of red!

Qualifications: Bachelor of Wine Marketing (University of Adelaide)

Ben McPherson

Ben is a multidisciplinary visual content creator with exceptional attention to detail and strong creative vision.

After completing his degree in Visual Communication at the University of South Australia, Ben went on to create photographic, design and video resolutions for some of Adelaide’s leading creative studios.

Working through Germany, London, California, China, Estonia and France, Ben has produced content for brands such as Nike, Redbull, University of South Australia, Penfolds, and Uber.

Moving between photography, video and design to resolve briefs in the most effective way possible, Ben enjoys working with people who care about what they do.

You can see his work here

Kristen Vater

When the FULLER team met Kristen Vater in August 2015 we were immediately taken with her sparking personality, can-do attitude and enthusiasm – not to mention well developed skills in social media and marketing.

In her final month of a double Bachelor Degree in Management (Marketing) and Human Resource Management, her brief internship proved that she had the aptitude and organisational skills to become an Associate Account Manager.

Most importantly she had the right values and work ethic to fit our team.

In my spare time

When Kristen isn’t supporting the account management team, you can find her dominating the netball court or water-skiing on the River Murray with her family.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Marketing (Management) and Human Resource Management, University of South Australia.

Adele Thompson

Adele joined FULLER in March 2012 and holds a Bachelor of Visual Communications from the University of South Australia.

Adele is passionate about clear communication, the power of branding and the importance of developing a total brand experience for clients.

Her sunny personality and positive work ethic, along with her constant research of new global design trends, make her a critical member of the integrated team.

In my spare time

When not at work, Adele can be found entertaining family and friends, out on the water sailing or in the fresh country air getting her hands dirty on the farm.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Visual Communications (Graphic design), UniSA 2005

Marko Rapaic

Marko brings 12 years experience in web development to FULLER along with a swag of bonus skills such as graphic design, illustration, and print management.

On the technical side of things he is passionate about front-end development and User Interface design. Marko has honed his skills in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Python and PHP working in roles both in-house and in-agency after completing his Bachelor of Multimedia Studies at UniSA.

He is skilled at determining the best solution for a client’s needs be it a web platform, integration of a third party API, ecommerce or custom back end solution.

Before joining FULLER Marko was Senior Web Developer at The Kingdom, where he worked with HubSpot, as well as other platforms such as WordPress, and Shopify.

Marko also has a strong customer service focus and the all important ability to multitask with a cool, calm and collected demeanour.

In his spare time

Technically a Captain after gaining his boat licence years ago with a few mates, Marko has sailed the high seas approximately… never. Instead he spends his time falling further down the programming rabbit hole, and gaming with friends when time allows.

Ben Pyman

Ben isn’t your typical coder: he’s an excellent communicator and loves interacting with people. He’s also passionate about branding – not simply the visual or outward expression of a business, but the conversation that goes on around a brand.

Prior to joining FULLER Ben ran his own consultancy, working on WordPress development, designing and building websites and Facebook applications for clients in Australia, Canada, USA, Scotland and Africa. He loved helping clients with more than just their websites, providing strategy, general marketing, brand and service refinement as well.

Missing a team environment, he applied for and won the digital designer role at FULLER in September and is enjoying contributing to the integrated mix of strategy, communication and content marketing.

In his spare time

Spare time. What’s that? A family man, ex personal trainer, marathon runner, triathlete, and adventure enthusiast Ben is one busy man. When he’s not spending quality time with his family or saving client websites from intruders, he loves to cook and hit the rocky slopes on his mountain bike – sometimes harder than he would like. Having majored in Cultural Sociology and Cultural Studies at university, politics and the social world occupy his interests so he’s a frequent visitor to ABC News 24.

Matilda Rutter

As FULLER’s Digital Marketing Strategist, Matilda provides clients with the insights, data and strategy required to drive results from their online activity.

Matilda firmly believes that a website is there to work for a business and if it’s not getting results – in the form of traffic, click throughs or conversions – it is her job to work out why and how to fix it.

A self confessed Google nerd, Matilda is Google Certified in AdWords, analytics and search advertising.

Matilda, who holds a Bachelor of Marketing Management from UniSA previously took on the role of marketing manager for an Adelaide Hills gym before moving to the UK.

While in Manchester Matilda honed her skills and learnt the ins and outs of conversion rate optimisation, search engine marketing, digital analysis, Google AdWords and content marketing, as well as the latest display advertising techniques and link building strategies.

She was responsible for running digital marketing strategy for global brands such as Audi, Volkswagon and Hays Recruitment. One of her most successful digital campaigns resulted in growing leads for an executive car dealership from 10 to 500 per month.

In my spare time

Away from the computer, Matilda loves baking, playing netball for her old scholars club and (after a year of bangers and mash) is passionate about local food and wine.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Marketing Management (University of SA)

Lauren Bobrige

Lauren Bobrige joined the FULLER team as Communications Consultant in November 2015.

Lauren brings an extensive knowledge of the media, as well as high-level writing and editing skills. Prior to joining FULLER, she spent four years working as a journalist and editor at The Times newspaper in Victor Harbor.

A graduate of the UniSA journalism degree, Lauren enjoys working with FULLER’s clients to share their stories through multiple communication channels, whether it be through traditional media – newspapers, TV, radio – or digitally via content marketing.

In my spare time

Lauren is enjoying living back in the ‘big smoke’ and trying the new bars and restaurants around Adelaide. She’s also is a keen reader and an even bigger fan of the Sydney Swans.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Journalism (University of SA)

Lyndsay Swan

Lyndsay Swan started at FULLER in July 2014 as a graduate and has recently been promoted to Graphic Designer due to her hard work and commitment to her profession. After completing an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design from TAFESA, Lyndsay freelanced at various Adelaide advertising and design studios before joining FULLER. She has a passion for smart, clean design and has contributed to a number of innovative advertising, print and digital projects. She is keen to grow her career by expanding her skills to digital design.

In my spare time

You’ll find Lyndsay spending time with family and friends, exploring the nooks and crannies of Adelaide and blogging all things design and lifestyle.

Qualifications: Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design