Account Director, Essential Media Communications
David has a solid background as a policy and communications professional. His experience as a Commonwealth and State public servant, departmental liaison officer, policy worker and manager and, immediately before starting at EMC, as a freelance consultant provides clients with a wealth of knowledge and experience that can be applied to a range of campaigns.
As the co-founder and then spokesperson of the Australians for Affordable Housing Campaign, for which media and strategy assistance was provided by EMC, David worked with the EMC research and campaigning methodology. He is well placed to provide communications advice, crisis and issues management, media relations and speechwriting to union, community-sector, government and corporate clients.
David’s understanding of the workings of Government, as well as his experience as an advocate for community organisations, means he has seen campaigns from a number of critical perspectives- from developing a strategy and pitching stories to advising on responding to campaigns. David has consulted to many disability organisations including NDS (Victoria), DARU and the Association for Children with a Disability. EMC is also proud to be working with the disability community across Australia in coalition with “Every Australian Counts”. EMC built the website and has been providing digital advice and implementation to the campaign.
David is a regular panellist on the Sky News Melbourne program The Melbourne Report.
Everything you wanted to know about strategic lobbying and campaigning but were afraid to ask
Tuesday 27th March, 2012: 3:00am - 4:00am
The ability to lobby and campaign are essentials for any advocate- whether you’re helping an individual, a discreet local cause or seeking to affect national social change.