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Get more clients, donors, customers, supporters, students or influence with Hootville Communications. We deliver savvy media, marketing and communications training. We also develop websites and PR campaigns. Founder Brett de Hoedt is a journalist-turned-marketer who regularly speaks and emcees events. 600+ clients and rave reviews since 1999. Our motto: Communications for good not evil.

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One of our most recent websites…
We ventured a tad from our usual client base to create this new website for Hootville neighbour and fellow dog lover Dr Anne Hartican. Dr Hartican specialises in workplace culture, leadership and injecting humanity into organisations. If you have a workplace issue perhaps you’ll scroll down and complete the People... More »

NOW BOOKING: Presentation Savvy October 10, Melbourne
Public speakers don’t just talk to conferences. They talk to clients, colleagues, donors and shareholders. If you talk to people as part of your job you are a public speaker. Get the public speaking training you need to be a dramatically better public speaker in Melbourne on Monday, October 10.... More »

Nominations please
Brett is researching cults. Not cults of the spiritual kind but of the brand kind and he wants your nominations. He wants to see what makes them tick and to detect any lessons for the mere mortals out there. He’s after a list of individuals, companies, causes or events that... More »

Lobbyist for hire. And she’s a good one.
Are you looking for a Canberra-based advocate? We know a consultant who is passionate and engaged in social reform and community development with over 20 years experience in NFP sector. Justine Caines provides advocacy, campaign development, stakeholder engagement and strategic communications advice and support to cause driven organisations. We think... More »

Personal branding: a practical, behaviour-based guide
Personal branding The phrase personal branding sends shivers down the spines of many fine people. I can’t say I blame them. The world of personal branding is surely the domain of motivational speakers, real estate spruikers and the crass corporate soulless types who seem to be sharp of suit and... More »