Impress Media

Impress Media Australia is an Adelaide-based Public Relations agency that specialises in communicating the business value delivered by technology. As well as publishing press releases on its high visibility website, Impress Media also releases announcements on its Twitter and Facebook pages. For more information about Impress Media Australia, visit www.impress.com.au or email jharris@impress.com.au.

John HarrisJohn HarrisImpress Media Australia will close its doors for the year sometime this week - as soon as I finish my to-do list - and reopen for 2017 on Monday, January 16.

2016 has been a big year that let me work with a bunch of interesting people and projects. Highlights have included:

  • The March launch of the ZCell residential battery for Simon Hackett's energy storage company Redflow
  • Publicising the second International Albinism Awareness Day in June
  • Spreading the word for Centrify about how protecting your identity online is the key to security.

Thank you to everyone who has trusted me to delver your message during the past year, to every journalist who has answered my phone calls and emails and to anyone who has folowed our stories. 2016 has been a great year, but I'm looking forward to a break and an even better 2017.

However, if any emergencies come up duirng the holiday period, you can get hold of me by mobile or email. If we don't speak, I wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year.

John Harris

Managing Director

 

Impress Media founder John HarrisImpress Media has just completed 25 years of delivering PR services for technology companies, ranging from South Australian startups to Silicon Valley multinationals.

Established by John Harris in May 1991, Impress Media currently represents trailblazing Australian companies including battery manufacturer Redflow Limited, car-to-car communications pioneer Cohda Wireless, wireless communications firm MIMP, Melbourne-based ERP specialist Evolution Business Systems (EBS) and nanotechnology materials innovator Nano-Nouvelle.

Impress Media also provides PR services throughout Australia and New Zealand for global cybersecurity specialist Centrify.

Technology entrepreneur and Executive Chairman of Redflow Simon Hackett has used Impress Media for PR since the year 2000, when he decided to build Internode into a national broadband company. “I’ve worked with John on media relations for 16 years, and will continue to do so, because he is simply brilliant at what he does,” said Simon

Beauties and the beast - John with Suzi, Eve and Jane, Christmas 2012I write with a sad heart that today is my last day as a flack for iiNet, a joyride that started nearly 15 years ago when I began helping Simon Hackett tell the story of Internode's national broadband rollout.

To be honest, I expected the axe to fall three years ago after iiNet acquired Internode, but I was graciously invited inside the iiNet tent to work alongside great colleagues including Anthony Fisk, Jane Humphries, Eve Jones, Suzi Jose and many more fine iiFolk.

However, TPG’s acquisition of iiNet last week means the organisation is no longer publicly listed, so has no need to engage with media beyond what can be managed in-house. That means adios John!