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Who We Are 2019-04-24T15:35:59+00:00

OUR UNIQUE STYLE

Dutch Media. Not your typical advertising agency.

Our focus has always been on building great relationships between our clients and their customers. Our reward is the exciting connections we have built with those clients.

Along the way we have great fun creating websites, designing brochures, producing TVCs, and planning innovative marketing and media strategies.

It might be our regional base that keeps us down to earth, but we provide honest advice and good old-fashioned customer service, values we are proud of. If you subscribe to the theory, ‘people work with people they like’, then give us a call.

We know you’ll enjoy the chat.

BEN HOLLANDS

MANAGING DIRECTOR

As founder of Dutch Media, Ben has an extensive background in the advertising industry. After completing studies in Marketing and Communications Ben gained extensive media knowledge in roles within the television and radio industries including key roles with leading networks Southern Cross Broadcasting, Channel 9 and Austereo.

In 2006 Ben moved to leading Adelaide advertising agency THEM Advertising, managing an extremely diverse range of national, state based and local clients using a number of different marketing platforms, before establishing Dutch Media in 2010.

OUR TEAM

“ Over the past few years we have proudly brought together a vastly experienced team, with a diverse set of skills. But most of all, they are incredibly fun and a joy to work with. Get to know the Dutch family here: ”

– Ben Hollands

GAVIN HUGHES

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Gavin has worked across all mediums on numerous clients such as Bunnings Warehouse, Red Rooster, Retravision, Toyota, Peet Estates, Homemakers and Yamaha Music Australia.

Gavin’s passion for design and art direction combined with his experience on large national accounts has given him the skills to create campaigns that cut through.

JUSTIN MOON

HEAD OF PRODUCTION & DIGITAL

Justin joined the Dutch Media team in 2012 after spending time with both Prime7 & Southern Cross Austereo. Having completed a Multimedia degree, Justin works on a wide range of mediums from television to web design and development.

LISA HOLLANDS

ACCOUNTS & ADMINISTRATION

Lisa is a foundation member of the Dutch Media team and co-owner of the business. Prior to having three children, Lisa gained experience as a personal assistant and office manager in the financial planning and insurance industries in Adelaide.

REID BEDSON

SENIOR ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

Reid comes to the Dutch Media team with an extensive scope of experience working in a number of different industries including Advertising, Retail, Agri-business and Local.

Governed always with a focus on Advertising, Marketing and Sales. With 8 years at Ogilvy one of Australia’s largest agencies, he developed relationships with a variety of different clients including Myer, Officeworks, Mattel, The Fosters Group, Vintage Cellars, First Choice and Liquor Land.

Since leaving Ogilvy Reid has added to his experience base working with Rivalea, The City of Wodonga and now with Dutch Media.

DYANI BONACCI

SENIOR ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

Dyani is an experienced Marketing Professional bringing extensive knowledge in Brand Management, Strategic Planning and Marketing Strategy.

She joins the Dutch team with a strong background in the financial sector, advertising and communications. As an idea’s driven marketer, her passion is in transforming brands into powerful assets.

Working closely with a variety of clients and industries she can identify new growth strategies and implement them across multi-channel campaigns.

NATALIE BEDDOES

SENIOR ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

Natalie came to Dutch Media in July 2016 after spending 8 successful years at Fairfax Media working in both a print and digital environment. Nat was a leader in sales strategy and development which saw her awarded with Sales Person of the Year in 2015 for Australian Community Media. Nat’s passion is in building successful relationships with clients by creating innovative, dynamic and successful campaigns with a holistic and strategic approach. Since joining Dutch Media, Nat has managed a diverse range of clients working on implementing brand strategies and advertising campaigns. Some recent campaigns include the Halve Waste campaign  and Wodonga Council’s Who’s it gonna hurt, Reflect Respect and Deck’d which were all social marketing campaigns that involved cultural change within the community.

KIERAN HOOPER

DIGITAL MEDIA MANAGER

Kieran joins Dutch Media in November 2016, after 10 years with Fairfax Media in various production management roles. With a career spanning account management, client service and media buying, as well as multimedia design and production, he has also had considerable interstate experience, having worked in Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, and for the past three years, here in Wodonga. He is looking forward to getting back into agency work and the opportunity to assist with media buying and creative strategies for all our clients.

JAZLYN McMILLAN

MEDIA CO-ORDINATOR

Jaz joined the Dutch Media team as our administration assistant and after completing her Cert III in Business was promoted to Media Co-ordinator. Jaz now helps deliver media for all clients across TV, radio, print and online mediums.

KYLIE KING

COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGIST

Kylie has an extensive career in the media industry as a copywriter, radio and television journalist, presenter and producer. Kylie joins Dutch Media as a Communications Strategist. Using her radio, television and online writing and communications skills, Kylie will work with Dutch Media staff to deliver media, marketing and communications strategies for their clients.

SHARLENE CASSIDY

OFFICE MANAGER

Sharlene comes to Dutch as the new Office and Accounts Manager, helping with all day to day inquiries and financial needs of our clients.

Coming from 20 plus years of experience in the industry and the region, she offers a friendly knowledgeable face to the Dutch team.

MARTY JONES

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Marty’s experience in graphic design, marketing and digital media spans more than 25 years, having worked for a wide variety of organisations in the US and Australia.

Marty has expertise in brand development, and is highly skilled in developing sales and marketing collateral for large corporations through to not-for-profit organisations.

DANIELLE O’SHEA

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

With extensive experience in the graphic design and marketing industries. Working most recently as Marketing Coordinator at ClubMulwala.

Having started her career at Cato Purnell Partners in Melbourne, Danielle gained extensive experience in branding; working with clients such as BenQ, Tourism NT & Air India.

BRI ANSON

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

With comprehensive knowledge and experience in branding and packaging design. Bri has worked for firms such as McCain Foods, FairFax Media and John Jewell Design.

After moving to the Albury-Wodonga region, Bri focused her skills on the wine & food industry, creating globally recognisable brands for countries such as Germany, China and the US.

KIERAN JACK

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Kieran has had the opportunity to work in many areas of the graphics arts world ranging from corporate to agriculture design and also incorporating his passion for illustrations into everyday design.

Since joining Dutch Media, he has worked on some innovative brand designs including: PAMOCO, Reliance Mechnical Services, NutraFlours along with servicing long standing clients like Mahindra with normal day-to-day requirements.

As a self-taught illustrator Kieran has had the experience of working on his own comic book series and also collaborating with other creators from around the world, with his artwork being exhibited at some of the biggest conventions in Australia. This brings a whole new skill set to the Dutch Media team.

LISA TOBIN

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Lisa brings her knowledge and experience in the print industry with her to Dutch through both design and operating the digital press and Annapurna.

She has experience in designing a range of collateral from logos and branding to stylised brochures and books.

Since joining Dutch Media, Lisa has worked with some of our long standing clients such as Bentleigh and Cheltenham RSLs as well as Rehab Co.

Lisa has a passion for photography and combining this with her design style.

JODIE McMASTER

PRODUCER/EDITOR

Jodie joined the Dutch Media team with a wealth of experience in many forms of digital production.

Jodie has spent time managing a photography studio and was the head of production for Win Television Albury. In Jodie’s 5 years with Dutch Media she has produced a wide range of video and photography content, from stylised food and beverage photography, green screen executions, live action video and aerial photography.

DAVE NEWTON

PRODUCER/DIGITAL DEVELOPER

Dave joined the team in 2016, bringing with him a background in videography, editing, effects, web and motion graphics.

His passion and enthusiasm for his field has seen him work with high profile clients/organisations across Australia.

SHANE KENNETT

WEB DEVELOPER

With over 17 years of web development experience, Shane joined the Dutch Media team in 2015.

His experience ranges from front end responsive web design to complex back-end PHP web based systems.