About the Addy Team

Director Media Sales - Sue Opie

Sue joined the Bendigo Advertiser in April 2002 as an advertising consultant. She quickly became passionate about the Bendigo Advertiser and all of the marketing and advertising opportunities which it presents. In 2005 Sue won the Rural Press Sales person of the year. In 2010 she was promoted to Sales manager and in 2012 promoted to Media Sales Director.

Advertising Features sales consultant - Jeanette Jealous (nee Maslunka)

Born in Tongala and moved to Bendigo in 1967. Commenced work at the Bendigo Advertiser in March 2011. Previously worked in the retail industry for 20 years before trying my hand at market research, telemarketing and business administration. Studied for a degree in Primary Teaching at La Trobe University, Bendigo, but decided that it wasn't for me. Initially started at the Bendigo Advertiser in the Classifieds department which I loved because it gave me the opportunity to liaise with the public in person and on the phone. Have been a member of the Feature's team since February this year and I find that I enjoy the work more and more surrounded by a very supportive team of ladies. At home I have two beautiful children that are growing up to be amazing young adults. I'm a massive fan of all things 'science fiction' i.e. Star Trek, Doctor Who. For leisure I enjoy reading, watching movies, going to plays, and handcrafts.

Contact details:
 (03) 5434 4454

Account Manager - Helen Eriksson

Helen loves the people side of sales, and everything that flows from this. She has taken the excellent McDonald’s training she received while working there at the age of 15 whilst in School, and used it as a sound base to catapult her sales career. As new technologies emerge, Helen has assisted her clients in the best way to utilise it in driving their business. Whether in telecommunications, print, online media and digital – Helens passion is sales and her client relationships With three boys, teens and tweens, Helen and husband Paul are kept on the go. She also enjoys the gym and boxing and feeling healthy.

Administration for Advertising Features department - Jenny Slattery

Born in Bendigo. Commenced at Bendigo Advertiser January 2005. Always appreciating this whole Bendigo Advertiser team in their communication, problem solving and willingness to support in helping each other if a situation arises that creates a difficulty, even if it does not necessarily directly effect them. I thoroughly enjoy my role in administration and acknowledge that the major part of my role relies on my team to trust me, to enable them to involve themselves in other aspects of their roles. Always striving for our department to run smoothly. My 3 biggest enjoyments in life are, the energy and fun my nieces and nephews bring into my life. Their ages ranging from 5 years to 37 years. Having time to pick up a book and live in it for a whole weekend. And cooking and sharing food with friends.

Contact details:
 (03) 5434 4456

Domain Media Sales - Joanne Kilbourne

Joanne recently relocated back to Bendigo, after spending nearly a decade in Melbourne. Since joining the Bendigo Advertiser team in April 2013, Joanne has taken on the role of Domain Media Sales. Joanne has a background in print and online media and brings with her a passion for multi-platform advertising and is looking to forward to working with real estate agents to enhance and grow their business. Outside of the Addy, Joanne is passionate about animal rights and welfare. She enjoys experimenting with vegan cooking and spending time with her family and riding horses.

Features sales consultant - Gayle Joyberry

Have enjoyed over 8 fabulous years informing, educating and entertaining our readers by working in Features. This would have to be the best place to be! Just love it! Moved back to Bendigo from having worked in footwear retail for many years, among other things, and am currently living in Junortoun, sharing my space with many birds, unbelievable trees and foliage, not to mention bunnys and 'roos (it's paradise). I am very blessed to be living with my extended family, including the quodrupeds, ie; cats, dog and chickens. Love reading, travelling anywhere, discovering delicious places to dine, singing in our beautiful Sacred Heart Cathedral and celebrating life with all those around me.

Digital Sales Specialist - Jessica Thomas

Jessica is here to help clients develop and grow their business through the ever-expanding suite of Fairfax Regional Media's digital and online products; from our online business directory though to developing full online advertising campaigns, Jessica will help you and your business navigate the world of online advertising. When not working with clients, Jessica devotes her weekends to broadcasting Riddle District Football League matches on Saturdays and trying to fit everything else in on Sundays. She enjoys going to Zumba and the gym and eating tofu when her meat-loving partner isn't around!

Contact details:
 (03) 5434 4447

Senior Advertising Consultant - David Jeffrey

David joined the Bendigo Advertiser in 2004. Bendigo born, he has a real passion for the community and helping businesses grow in the region. David has a broad knowledge of advertising both in press and digital platforms.

Contact details:
 (03) 5434 4464

Advertising Administrator - Damien McIntosh

Damien has been at The Bendigo Advertiser for 4 years in an administration role.

Contact details:
 (03) 5434 4413

Media Sales Adviser - Rodney Lakey

I have been employed by the Bendigo Advertiser for over 6 years in the roleof advertising account manager. This role has evolved over the last couple of years to become that of a Media Sales adviser with a high emphasis on digital marketing for business and organisations.

Contact details:
 (03) 5434 4452

Special Publications Consultant - Lyn Bell

Lyn was in the Real Estate industry for 11 years as a Salesperson and then moved to the Bendigo Advertiser where she works as a consultant in the Special Publications department working on Enterprise Business magazine, Co-op Special Publications and other annual publications. She's a fan of the Hawthorn Football Club, scuba diving, pony club, designing jewellery, likes socialising with workmates, family and friends.

Role Media Sales Consultant - Beau Cattell

Beau did a traineeship in Classifieds and over the last 4 years has worked his way up to being a Media Sales Consultant. He loves cars and music and is always happy to talk about how to make your business stand out.

Contact details:
 (03) 5434 4458

Media Consultant for Special Publications - Melanie May

Mel started working for the Bendigo Advertiser in 2003 in the classifieds department through to 2007 when she left to run her own business, Family VideoLand in White Hills. She briefly moved to Lakes Entrance and worked for the Bairnsdale Advertiser working on Special Publications and Features. In 2013 she moved back to her home town of Bendigo and was fortunate enough to return working at the Bendigo Advertiser in Special Publications Mel mainly works on Out & About as well as other tourist based publications throughout the year, she is passionate about promoting the Bendigo area and what Bendigo businesses have to offer.

Julie Pink

I am a Bendigo girl, joined the Bendigo Advertiser in January 2010. I love working with a great bunch of ladies in the Features Department. I love coming to work and making people laugh. I am a social butterfly so you will see me fluttering around the office visiting everybody catching up on all the gossip. I could not see myself working anywhere else I love the Advertiser and everybody in it! My biggest enjoyment outside of work is my 2 beautiful girls and my most amazing and very handsome 2 year old grandson! He is the apple of nanny’s eye and I don’t think I could go a day without seeing his beautiful face.

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