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About us

Let’s get Straight to our story

Passionate about the growing power of the PR industry, Hannah O’Donnell founded Straight Up PR in 2013. The business was created to fill a gap in the market for a PR agency that specialised in health & wellness, both inside & outside of work. Then in 2015 after working with so many health Influencers, a need for talent management was realised & Straight Up People was born.

 

We are proud to work with much-loved brands, businesses, products & people of influence in the Health, Lifestyle, Fitness & Wellbeing industries in Australia & New Zealand. 

In 2019,  we recognised a need for a PR agency who could help New Zealand brands cross the Tasman to reach a new audience. We are known as the tried & tested Australian PR agency of choice, who will successfully launch your brand into this market.

Our culture exudes authenticity, & prioritises the fostering of relationships & building of communities - the essence of what PR is all about.  


Not conforming to traditional PR ways of working, & after noticing the emerging need for 'New PR' practices, Straight Up PR delivers impactful integrative communication campaigns via new media avenues such as Influencer collaborations, social management & brand partnerships, paired with traditional approaches. 

Our Straight Up approach

We are straight talking & passionate people who always deliver the results that matter most to our clients. We are all about understanding people, building & maintaining relationships, cutting the spin & being real. Remaining knowledgeable & trustworthy to our clients, Media & Influencers is key to our success. We love what we do, we love the people we work with & we will only take on your business if we believe in you & what you're trying to achieve.

Hannah O'Donnell

Founder & Managing Director

With her infectious energy, strong industry knowledge & unique business attributes, Hannah loves building positive relationships with all kinds of people – Media, Influencers, clients & her team. 

Boasting over 10 years experience in the industry, Hannah has delivered a number of successful integrated communications campaigns for leading brands in Australia & New Zealand, including Melrose, Freedom Foods, Chia Sisters, Changing Habits, SkyZone, Pic’s Peanut Butter, Johnson & Johnson, Woolworths, Destination NSW, Fairfax Media & Events, Nikon, Moet Hennessy & Fitbit.

Practicing what she preaches, Hannah believes in work/life integration & trusts that especially working in PR, you should be 'on' all the time - consuming Media & always finding it a joy to think of the next opportunity you're going to secure your client. With this mindset, Hannah also encourages her team to put their own health first, & even when life gets 'full' to keep up with their daily wellbeing practices, as she's seen first hand how this results in a more productive & happy team, who produce outstanding work everyone is proud of. 

In her first year of business at Straight Up PR, Hannah was awarded B&T’s 30 Under 30 Award, & she continues to inspire people with her powerful leadership skills & positive attitude to work & life.
 

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Nastasia Marjanovic

PR & Talent Consultant

Nastasia has a passion for delivering integrated & impactful campaigns that get people talking. 

 

Always knowing that PR was for her, Nastasia studied a Bachelor of Media, specialising in Public Relations & Advertising at the University of New South Wales, before interning to gain industry knowledge & experience. Landing her dream job at Straight Up PR in 2014, Nastasia instantly fell in love with the fact that she could combine her two passions – health & PR. 

 

Highly organised, straight-talking, with a flair for creative thinking, Nastasia gets a real kick from delivering tangible results for clients. Having worked on campaigns across Australia & New Zealand, with clients including the likes of Pic’s Peanut Butter, Life Education’s Ocsober campaign, Changing Habits & Melrose Health, Nastasia draws from her authentic relationships she’s built in the industry & drives real conversations about her clients through bold campaigns. 


Feeling lucky enough to love what she does for work, when Nastasia isn’t chatting away to a client on the phone, or typing energetically at her laptop, you’ll find her at a Reformer Pilates class, wholefoods café or cooking (most likely a pasta) with her partner for their family & friends with an organic Pinot Noir in hand. 

The Straight Up PR Journey

July 2014

Straight Up PR

launched

Sept 2014

Hannah awarded

30 under 30

Sept 2015

Straight Up People

was born 

April 2019

Straight Up PR

Re-brand

Nov 2018

Owning Flexible

working in the media

Feb 2016

Made the Move 

to Manly

Oct 2019

New Zealand

Expansion

Nov 2019

Talking Straight Live 

April 2020

Straight Up Office goes virtual

That's enough about us. 

We want to learn about you! 

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