About Us


We’ve worked with some of Australia’s biggest brands, international corporations, small businesses, government agencies, industry associations, community groups and not-for-profit organisations.


We’re in our element when we’re building relationships, shaping opinions, influencing behaviours, solving problems, producing, creating and communicating. We love a challenge and a deadline.


Our communications team rely on sound strategy and meticulous implementation. We combine clever, innovative ideas with industry best practice to give you real results. We’re always focused on your objectives.

Michelle Newman

Michelle Newman

A passionate communications consultant committed to giving a voice to causes she cares about and brands she believes in. 

Michelle founded Newman Communications in 2010 to provide effective public relations and communications solutions for organisations on the Mid North Coast of NSW and beyond.

Drawing on more than 15 years of experience in public relations and communications, Michelle brings a strategic mind, creative thinking and an eagle eye to help clients achieve their core objectives. 

Michelle honed her skills in community engagement, media relations, issues management, government relations and events during her previous role as the Manager of a PR agency in Sydney, working with some of Australia’s most well-known brands. 

Michelle teaches Public Relations and Communications subjects at Charles Sturt University’s Port Macquarie Campus. She writes a monthly column in Focus magazine, has been a guest panelist on ABC Mid North Coast and is a regular contributor to regional newspapers. Michelle sits on the Communications Subcommittee for the Port Macquarie Chamber of Commerce and was the inaugural Communications Coordinator for the Hastings Business Women’s Network . She is a founding member of the Hastings Heroines Awards Committee and a proud supporter of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.

BA (Public Relations and Communications), Charles Sturt University 2002
Professional Member, Public Relations Institute of Australia
Finalist, 2016 Greater Port Macquarie Business Awards

Joanna McNamara

Joanna McNamara

Jo is an experienced PR professional, with a strong background in the development and delivery of comprehensive, integrated communications campaigns.

BA (Journalism), Sheffield University 1999

Angela Vickers

Angela Vickers

A creative communications consultant, Angela is particularly skilled in public relations, professional writing and multi-media production.

B Media and Communications, University of New England 2013


Newman Communications engages creative consultants to form specialist teams for key projects. We have strong working relationships with website developers, digital marketers, photographers, video production companies and graphic designers, or we can work with your existing suppliers.