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!

Mobotix IP Door Camera

Impress Media has installed an IP-enabled video door camera at its Norwood premises that lets you see and talk with visitors to the office – even if you’re not there!

Ideal for those times when you’re running late, the Mobotix door camera contains a built-in microphone that allows real-time two communications with anyone who rings the door.

Don't take if personally that you have no Christmas card from us this year: Instead of sending cards, Impress Media has donated $550 to fund a community school through not-for-profit organisation TEAR Australia.

TEAR Australia is a movement of Christians in Australia responding to the needs of poor communities around the world.  From TEAR Australia' Useful Gifts catalogue, Impress Media's donation contributes towards the overall cost of a community school that helps children further their education. Community school projects also provide support and training for teachers and help engage the community with the importance of education.

The Useful Gifts catalogue http://www.usefulgifts.org/ includes the ability to fund a chicken ($5), a tree seedling ($10), a vege garden ($30) or a goat ($50) for a community in the developing world.


TEAR Australia works in partnership with other Christian groups, including churches, relief and development agencies and community-based organisations, which are working with the poor in their communities. TEAR seeks to build effective relationships with these partners, grounded in mutual respect, trust and accountability.

Priority is given to those programs that strive to involve the most marginalised and exploited members of each community, regardless of their religious or political beliefs.

In Australia, we work to inform and empower Christians, in partnership with local churches, to make a Biblically-shaped response to suffering and oppressed communities.

To learn more about TEAR Australia, visit http://www.tear.org.au.