Monday, April 07, 2008

Background of PR Trainer: Geoff Hoddinott

Hoddinott is a communications professional with over 30 years experience covering advertising, marketing and public relations.
For the last eight years he has been Account Director on Sydney-based PR Consultancy, Network PR
Hoddinott oversees communications strategies, media engagement and media and crisis training for Australian companies and for Australian representatives of multinational companies. Clients he has worked on include FedEx, Recall Document Management, AT&T, and Ford.
As part of that he has also written election speeches for Australian politicians and media presentations for leading global brands.
Hoddinott is a contributor to Australia’s leading online corporate and marketing communication web resource, PR Influences
He has been a finals judge on the Consensus Australia and New Zealand Software Awards for the last four years and is also a finals judge for the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA) Awards.
He and his colleagues at Network PR engage daily for clients with media including the Australian Financial Review, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Melbourne Age along with industry magazines, online publications and influential forum administrators and bloggers.
Hoddinott has travelled to Samoa often. He first came here in 1980, brought his bride-to-be Barbara here in 1981 and they were married at Sapapalii in 1987.
Hoddinott will be visiting Samoa with his wife and their 12 year old daughter, Lauren, who has made charitable contributions children with special needs in Samoa.
Hoddinott is conducting this training as his personal contribution to the development of the Samoan media.