We accept high level briefs from blue chip corporations, government, not-for-profits and startups.
Contextual Communications has a high-calibre team with deep and broad experience in the digital, telecommunications, broadcasting,
transport, health, retail, NGO, manufacturing, supply chain, finance and government sectors.
Contextual Communications is a nimble and flexible entity. We have a demonstrated track record in delivering project-specific work rather than
retainer-based engagements. Unlike the large agencies and consulting firms, the staff that pitch are the staff that deliver.
We assemble teams that directly meet the needs of the project without the expensive overheads. Our unique group of consultants established
a high degree of trust when working together in-house under the pressure of tight deadlines on projects of consequence.
We are known for our excellent working relationships with clients, having all been on the client-side of consulting projects.
Our team worked at General Manager and Director levels at Telstra Corporation, the ACCC, Department of Communications, Transfield, Deliotte, Accionaand in Ministerial offices. We have extensive experience in policy development, product development and stakeholder engagement.
We managed focus groups, designed questionnaires, analysed results and provided highly-readable reports, speeches, case studies, videos and presentations for clients such as Telstra, American Express, Transport for NSW, Siemens, Austrade, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the NDIS Quality and Service Commission.
Consulting experience includes:
Prepared CEOs for interview by ABC’s Four Corners (national industry groups).
Wrote and edited cabinet submissions, ministerial reviews, reports and executive speeches (ACCC, Transport for NSW, Austrade).
Assisted negotiations in transport strike during ministerial review (Sydney Trains).
Composed strategic communications frameworks for government departments (Treasury, DELWP).
Conceived initiative to service Australians not online using digital broker (Telstra).
Authored policies and white papers (American Express, CCA, NDIS, TabCorp, Pharmacy Guild of Australia).
Created storyboards and compelling narratives (SIEMENS, Bell Shakespeare, CEW).
Cassandra Scott established Contextual Communications Pty Ltd in 2010. Cassandra is focused, determined, courageous and articulate. She has a rare ability to connect the dots, identify emerging trends and frame a coherent argument across a diverse subject matter. She performs calmly in high-pressure public-facing environments. She is a prodigious and accomplished writer who delivers to deadlines.
Michael Grealy is a communications consultant, writer and trusted adviser. He’s had the privilege of working with outstanding teams for more than four decades in the corporate, government and media sectors. Michael has used that priceless experience to develop expertise in executive communications and speechwriting, media and public relations, strategic communications and issues management, and copywriting.
Rowan Jacob is one of the leading creative storytellers and content producers in corporate Australia. With over three decades working across commercial television, government and corporate communications, including globally-awarded video productions for brands such as McDonald’s and Fujitsu, it’s a wide body of high-end work.
Simone Blakeman has more than 17 years’ experience in infrastructure and technology companies including Telstra, NBN CO, TfNSW and Acciona. She is an accomplished project manager dealing with multi-state complex logistics to successfully achieve outcomes.
Elizabeth Jurman has more than twenty years’ experience managing a wide range of complex, controversial and high impact issues effectively and efficiently. She is a skilled and effective issues analyst, manager and communicator with extensive experience as a corporate and government adviser.
Helen Kang has more than 20 years experience in technology change management. Helen led the Product Digitisation of Telstra Digital, responsible for strategy development and execution of the digital program of work for Telstra’s consumer products, with line management of 20 project managers, business analysts and change managers and a capital budget in excess of $30m.
Graphic Design consultantMelissa Kallas has over 15 years’ experience, specialising in project branding and publication design. She applies credible research, artistry and experience-based knowledge to produce powerful designs.