we put heart and passion into all that we do. 


We genuinely care about our clients and the success of their business, which is why we approach our campaigns with passion. Understanding inertia is very important to the agency and we constantly communicate with our clients about what is working for their business and what isn’t, and tweaking our campaigns to suit. Our people are like a family, we look after each other and support one another always.

Our people are located across our Gold Coast and Brisbane offices. With a focus on innovation and creative thinking, our multi-award winning agency is focused on ensuring that your story is told in a powerful way to help you achieve your goals and aspirations. We become part of your business and help you to make your dreams become a reality.

 

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Naomi Spies

MANAGING DIRECTOR + FOUNDER ⇾

With a career spanning 17 years both in Australia and the United Kingdom, Naomi has worked with an impressive list of major consumer brands, multi-million dollar retail and dining precincts, hoteliers and restaurateurs, large-scale property developers, tourism bodies, transportation networks, government organisations and spearheading major community events. Naomi was named as a finalist in the Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in 2014, 2015 and 2016 in recognition of the agency’s growth and success.

Morgan McEniery

GENERAL MANAGER (Gold Coast) ⇾

Morgan has more than eight years’ experience in public relations, working across several industry sectors including consumer, property, corporate, hospitality, government and major events sectors. A qualified journalist, Morgan worked as Property & Lifestyle Editor at a leading APN masthead before beginning her career in public relations. As the Gold Coast General Manager at Ruby, Morgan leads the Gold Coast’s consumer, corporate, property and retail portfolios, driving a dedicated team in executing strategic campaigns ensuring results.

Frances Browne

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR (BRISBANE) ⇾

As the Brisbane lead, Frances is an old hand at consumer public relations and events, having led several campaigns for Westfield, AMP Capital, Brisbane Bullets Basketball, Super Retail Group, The Coffee Club, Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, Australian Road Safety Foundation and Fatality Free Friday. With more than seven years’ experience and an impressive stable of global and national clients within her portfolio, Frances has a proven track record of delivering above and beyond in order to achieve positive results for her clients.

 
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Sophie Vail

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER ⇾

Sophie has more than six years’ experience in Public Relations, working across a diversity of lifestyle, children’s, Not-For-Profit, Pharmaceutical and wellness clients. Sophie kickstarted her career in radio and events before completing her Masters in PR and heading up campaigns for well-known children’s brands including Hi-5 and Disney On Ice, wellness retreats, beauty brands and pharma clients in Sydney. As Senior Account Manager at Ruby, Sophie manages the corporate, property and retail portfolios and will go the extra mile to secure coverage for clients.

Chanelle Mihailoff

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER ⇾

Chanelle leads the tourism and major events team on the Gold Coast spearheading many campaigns including Surfers Paradise Alliance, SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, SWELL Sculpture Festival, The Marine Village Sanctuary Cove, Marina Mirage & Oracle shopping and dining precincts, TEDxSouthBank and Whales in Paradise. Notorious for her obsession with spelling and grammar, Chanelle also has a strong background in hospitality public relations and social media marketing after completing a Bachelor of Journalism and Business (Public Relations) at QUT.

Georgia Linton

Account Manager ⇾

Georgia joined our people in 2015 with a strong background in the hospitality and events industries. Well-known for her creative themeing, attention to detail and quirky media opportunities, Georgia leads the hospitality team kicking goals for many clients including Justin Lane, Harry's Steak Bistro, Wildernis, Moo Moo Restaurant Group, Comuna Cantina, Steampunk and Redcape Hotel Group. Georgia has a passion for the media landscape and has close relationships with social media influencers both locally and across Australia.

 

Jacqueline Bojanowski

ACCOUNT MANAGER ⇾

Jacqueline has a strong background in fashion, lifestyle and travel PR and brings to our people extensive relationships with a wide range of social media influencers. With a passion for public relations, she is also highly regarded for developing creative social media strategies that bring followers off the channels and in to our clients' businesses. Jacqueline also has a strong focus for writing and talent management, achieving fantastic results with influencer outreach and marketing strategies.

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Hannah Clayton

ACCOUNT MANAGER ⇾

Hannah has more than three years’ experience in public relations, marketing and branding. Prior to joining Ruby, Hannah’s agency background saw her in a corporate communications role working across clients in the non-profit, legal, resources and property sectors. As a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Business School graduate, she has also managed social media for a multi-national company and has experience in delivering branding ideation for start-up businesses. She loves brainstorming out-of-the-box ideas and using her creative abilities to help brands stand out from the crowd. As an Account Manager at Ruby’s Brisbane office, Hannah looks after clients in mining, health, beauty and government.

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Karleigh Pearson

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE ⇾

Graduating from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Journalism, majoring in PR and minoring in Event Management, Karleigh began her career with Ruby Communications as an intern and has since worked her way up to an Account Executive.

Hitting the ground running, Karleigh now works across the tourism and major events portfolio at Ruby, where she coordinates media activity for some of Ruby’s most exciting large-scale events and destination campaigns.

As a qualified journalist, Karleigh has a passion for sharing her client’s stories and is driven to exceed their expectations of how much PR can do for a company or individual.

 

Sarushka Reddy

Photographer & Social Media Executive ⇾

With more than 5 years’ photography experience, Sarushka has worked with a number of Gold Coast based brands and has an expansive portfolio of hospitality, lifestyle and fashion photography clients. As Ruby Communication’s Social Media Coordinator and Photographer, Sarushka is passionate about all things digital and has a keen eye for both food and fashion styling. Having studied a Bachelor of Communications, majoring in PR, Sarushka brings her knowledge and understanding of the industry to her role. You’ll find her most days dressed in all black with a coffee in one hand and her camera in the other!

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Beth Uttley

Account Executive ⇾

Beth has recently graduated with a Bachelor of Mass Communications from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and began her PR career as a hospitality intern at Ruby Communications before working her way up to Account Executive. Now working across Ruby Communication’s corporate, property and retail portfolio, Beth works her PR magic for some of the Gold Coast’s biggest business entities.

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Viva Hyde

Senior Journalist ⇾

As a writer with Ruby Communications, Viva enjoys being part of a vibrant team that provides cutting-edge story telling solutions for its clients. Viva honed her craft reporting across major newspapers and magazines both in Australia and overseas, before parlaying her skills into the varied domain of corporate communications. A mum to four young children, Viva counts among career highlights receiving a Walkley Award (Best Print News Report), as well as a News Award for Scoop of the Year. In 2001, she graduated with a Bachelor of Communications and travelled to Indonesia to report for the Jakarta Post as the recipient of a Myer Foundation Fellowship. Viva was a full time journalist with The Daily Telegraph in Sydney between 2002 and 2007, before accepting a role as reporter and news editor with the China Daily in Beijing.