Testimonials

Who we help

Parker & Co Communications is based in Port Macquarie on the beautiful Mid North Coast of NSW. Our clients come from Foster, Taree, Port Macquarie, Wauchope, Kempsey and beyond. Of course, with today’s technology you can call on our expertise from almost anywhere. Our clients include small businesses, large corporations, government bodies, industry associations, community groups and not-for-profit organisations.

We work across a range of sectors including local government, community services, education and training, healthcare, tourism, major events, telecommunications and IT, transport, energy and utilities, construction and engineering, major infrastructure, and more.

The following testimonials come from happy clients of Parker & Co Communications (formerly Newman Communications).

Parker & Co Communications helped us undertake a total rebranding of our construction company and build our profile at the same time – a new logo, website, marketing materials, media, promotion and community engagement.

As we don’t have an in-house marketing team, it was fantastic to engage with Michelle and her consultants to guide us and get the job done. We continue to engage Parker & Co for our ongoing copywriting and communications activities.

Tadhg Kelliher

Operations Manager, Eire Constructions

We initially engaged Parker Communications to take over production of our newsletter, which we distribute throughout our retail network (nearly 1,000 customers) along with various media organisations.

They were tasked with all aspects of our newsletter from story writing through to design. We couldn’t be happier with the quality of our newsletter and the professionalism that Parker Communications offers us.

Indeed our relationship with Michelle Parker has expanded to include public relations advice – a critically important part of our business. Again we have not been left disappointed. It is our intention to use more of the services Parker Communications given their expertise and quality service. We would recommend Michelle to any organisation seeking to improve their business.

Roy Wilkinson

Chief Financial Officer, Akubra

I had the absolute pleasure of working alongside Michelle from Newman Communications (now Parker & Co Communications) who was one of the core members of the team behind Tastings on Hastings in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

The team secured extensive media exposure in the lead up to Tastings on Hastings which was instrumental in the overall success of the event, attracting record crowds of around 15,000 each year.

Michelle’s ability to deliver a quality professional service to our strict timeframe was amazing. I found Michelle’s drive, enthusiasm and work ethic of the highest standard at all times. Her ability to liaise with different sectors from council representatives, to media outlets and local producers was effortless.

Michelle is an outstanding woman with a strong community focus and incredible attention to detail. 

Necia Waghorn

Event Coordinator, Tastings on Hastings

Michelle Newman of Newman Communications has been a fantastic contributor to the HBWN over many years. She has presented to our members many times on the topics of Marketing, Public Relations and Personal Branding with fantastic feedback from the audience.

Michelle is very personable, she knows her topic inside out and always has something interesting to contribute. Her motivation is simply that she’s keen to educate others on a topic which she’s so obviously passionate about.

We love having Michelle present to our members because we know it will done in an engaging, passionate and professional way.

Karen Archer

Former President, Hastings Business Women's Network

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council engaged Michelle Newman of Newman Communications to develop and deliver a Communications and Marketing Program to support the introduction of the New Waste Services in 2014.

Michelle’s extensive experience, combined with her good common sense and practical approach, helped Council achieve high levels of awareness, engagement and action within the local community.

Michelle played a critical role in guiding and coordinating the project, which ultimately led to a marked improvement in local waste management behaviours and significant environmental sustainability outcomes.

Gordon Cameron

Principal Waste and Environmental Engineer, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

I recently completed the Media and Messaging Training workshop by Michelle Newman of Newman Communications. The workshop was fantastic and Michelle’s training techniques made me feel very comfortable.

The workshop provided safe guidelines to enable me to develop solid messages and delivery techniques to ensure ‘my’ message will be heard. I now have the confidence to speak to the media and I can also use many of the guidelines to structure my written work more effectively.

If you were like me and a little hesitant to get in front of the camera, talk on radio or be interviewed by the newspaper then contact Newman Communications. It truly is a great investment.

Kylie Morris

Community Liaison Officer Mid North Coast, Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service

The Hastings Business Women’s Network were excited to have Michelle Newman as our Communications Coordinator.

She blew us all away with her professional approach and her many and varied skills, which have vastly improved the profile of the HBWN.

The positive media coverage Michelle secured around our rebranding, and her clever communications strategies, helped regenerate interest in our network and boost our membership numbers.

Michelle is always willing to go above and beyond to achieve fantastic results.

Kelly Lamb

Former President, Hastings Business Women's Network

I have contracted Michelle Newman to work on numerous projects with me. I have always found her to produce excellent results in a timely manner. She is very personable and displays very high integrity. I have full trust in her and regard her very highly.

She produces outstanding work which I am always happy with and the more I employ Michelle’s skills in varying areas the more reliant I am on her to continue her work as she is of great benefit to my business and myself. I couldn’t recommend her more highly.

Nicole Graham

Director, Emergency ID Australia

As a Consultant with MacGregor Public Relations, Michelle Newman delivers outstanding results for our full range of clients across a broad industry base.

The former Manager of MPR, Michelle remains an integral part of the team as a valued consultant and is often called upon to provide strategic business advice as well as communications counsel.

One of Michelle’s key strengths is her ability to form long term partnerships with clients who come to rely on her impressive PR skills and sound professional guidance.

John MacGregor

Managing Director, MacGregor Public Relations