A team of smart, savvy and experienced PR consultants to help you achieve your business goals.

We’ve turned our back on the traditional PR agency model and established an experienced team who can deliver on your requirements every time.
Jocelyn Hunter

Jocelyn Hunter founded BENCH PR in 2008 and has built the business into one of Australia’s most respected tech PR consultancies. She has provided counsel to national and international clients on a wide range of issues over the past 18 years and is a mentor for the female entrepreneur program Inspiring Rare Birds.

Tara Ballard

Tara over eight years’ PR and communications experience, having worked for Ogilvy’s tech PR agency, Howorth, for six years, as well as time in-house at Toll Group as Group corporate communications advisor. Client experience includes Microsoft, Trend Micro and Zendesk.


Michelle has over twenty years of international PR experience. Originally from Singapore, Michelle came to Melbourne in 1993 to study journalism at RMIT. She has worked for PR agencies such as Burson Marstellar, Porter Novelli, Brodeur and Fleishmann-Hillard. Client experience includes Pronto Software, NEC, Novell, Trend Micro and Zerto.


Kathryn joined BENCH PR in 2012 and has over sixteen years of PR experience in the IT, retail, property, government and human resource sectors. Before joining BENCH PR, Kathryn was a Director and Senior Consultant at PR agencies Odessa PR, Jump PR and Socom. Client experience includes Vend, SAP Hybris, 90 Seconds and Zoom2u.


Kimberley is our social media expert. She develops and implements social media strategies for our clients and ensures they are integrated into our PR programs. Kimberley is passionate about connecting our clients with their audiences and using social media to grow their online presence. Client experience includes Tintri and Trend Micro.


Anna joined BENCH PR in 2016 and has eight years of PR experience. She has worked for tech companies including Eventbrite, Invoice2go, Upwork, Surveymonkey, Dropbox, Braintree and OzForex. Anna has a Masters in Journalism and has worked for both PR agencies in Australia and the U.S.

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Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
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