General Manager – Publishing & Sales - Margot Falconer
Margot was born in Bendigo and began her working life in media at Southern Cross Television in the 70’s. She then spent almost 15 years away from Bendigo working in media related industries in London and Melbourne before returning to the Bendigo Advertiser in 1999 to take up the role of Advertising Manager. She was appointed General Manager in 2009. Margot loves the positive role the newspaper plays in the community and the ability the paper has to work with various groups for the betterment of this region. When not at work, Margot is vice-Chair of the Bendigo Jockey Club, a member of Womenise, a division of the Bendigo Business Council and sits on several committees associated with the work the Addy does in the community.
(03) 5434 4401
Director Media Sales - Sue Opie
Sue joined The Bendigo Advertiser sales team in 2002 as an advertising representative and it didn’t take long for her to discover that she was passionate about the opportunities that print media offered to her clients. In 2005 Sue’s enthusiasm for the industry was rewarded and she was named Rural Press Salesperson of the Year. Since then she has continued to work her way through the ranks to be appointed as Sales Manager in 2010 and Media Sales Director in 2012. At a time when The Bendigo Advertiser is transforming to offer clients and readers a range of news media like never before Sue continues to be excited about the industry and its future. Who wouldn’t be?
(03) 5434 4469 / 0415 990 981
Business Development Manager - Rodney Lakey
Rodney has been working with us for 8 years now starting as an Account Manager and moving into the role of Business Development Manager. “When I first started at the Bendigo Advertiser we sold print advertising in the newspaper but now the role has expanded into a full Marketing role helping local businesses with areas such as Website development, Search Engine Marketing, Facebook Marketing and Digital advertising as well as Newspaper advertising. We become an extension of their business available to solve their marketing problems and workload with a phone call or email.”
(03) 5434 4452
Media Sales Representative - 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.
(03) 5434 4486 / 0427 001 878
Media Sales Representative - Beau Cattell
Beau has been employed by the Bendigo Advertiser over the last few years and has moved through a few different roles. He has worked in the Classifieds department, Digital Sales and currently enjoys working with local business' as a Media Sales Consultant. Beau is excited to show business' how he can help them grow using a targeted suite of Print and Digital Products.
(03) 5434 4458
Media Sales Representative - David Jeffrey
David joined the Bendigo Advertiser in 2004. Having extensively travelled the world and lived in Melbourne for seven years he decided to move back to Bendigo where he was born. With ten years experience in multi-platform advertising he has a vast knowledge of how to grow your business both in press and digital areas.When not at work, David is a member of the Bendigo Golf Club and the Bendigo Table Tennis Association where he likes to stay active.
(03) 5434 4464
Media Sales Representative - Andrew Miller
Andrew has been working here at The Bendigo Advertiser since 2013. He grew up right here in Bendigo and completed a Bachelor of Marketing at La Trobe University Bendigo. With both his local knowledge and marketing background he has the expertise to help you grow your business strategically in both the print and digital media platforms. For any advertising queries, big or small, don't hesitate to contact Andrew today!
(03) 5434 4457 / 0404 129 084
Media Sales Representative - Dean Farrell
Dean first joined the Bendigo Advertiser in July 2004. After a 12 month hiatus in 2012 Dean is back to offer you a broad knowledge of advertising both in press and digital platforms. He is a previous Fairfax Media Sales Person of the Year winner. Dean has a passion for the community and helping businesses grow in the region. He has embraced the Digital age of advertising and is ready to help you with all your needs. Dean enjoys holidays to the beach with his family as well as skiing on the Loddon river at Bridgewater.
(03) 5434 4405 / 0407 349 365
Business Development Manager - Digital - Penny Holloway
Penny joined the Advertiser as the Digital Business Development Manager in December 2014 bring with her expertise and experience in the marketing and digital world. Outside (and inside) of work, Penny is a keen ‘fashionista’, getting her fashion-fix as the Creative Director of the Bendigo Fashion Festival and Fashion Blogger for Country Racing Victoria. Penny is also our Fairfax Marketing Services guru and can assist local businesses with all their digital needs from advertising, website development, search engine marketing and social media strategies.
Domain Media Sales - Joanne Kilbourne
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 businesses. 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.
(03) 5434 4468 / 0428 500 007
Digital Assistant - Danielle Cuskelly
Danielle joined the Advertiser team in February of 2014. She had previously spent the last few years studying information technology and marketing at Latrobe University’s Bendigo Campus. During her time at University, Danielle regularly volunteered for the Bendigo Student Association. Her passions outside of her work are rock climbing at YRock, hiking, reading and crocheting another scarf.
(03) 5434 4447
Media Sales Representative Special Publications - 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.
(03) 5434 4466
Media Sales Representative 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.
(03) 5434 4428
Media Sales Representative - Julie Pink
Julie loves the people side of sales, She has taken the excellent Features training she received while working at Bendigo Advertiser, and used it as a sound base to advance her sales career. As new technologies emerge, Julie has assisted her clients in the best way to utilise it in driving their business. Whether Features, print, online media and digital – Julie’s passion is sales and her client relationships. With two daughters and her devoted grandson Ronan keeps her passion going.
(03) 5434 4455
Media Sales Representative - 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.
(03) 5434 4430
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.
(03) 5434 4454
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.
(03) 5434 4456
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