Hootville Communications (circa 1999) offers savvy media, marketing and communications training. We develop websites and PR campaigns. Journalist-turned-marketer Brett de Hoedt regularly speaks and emcees events. Hootville was founded with no business plan beyond straightforward world domination and the motto: Communications for good not evil. 400+ nonprofit clients later both the motto and the plan remain in tact today.


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Dr Stan is good talent. Listen and learn.
Good talent makes journalists weep with joy. It also leads to lots of call backs and further media opportunities. Brett recently interviewed Dr Stan Rodski about his new colouring book Colourtation which is for corporate grown-ups. Dr Rodski is very good talent. Listen as we deconstruct him. 0.38 He has his... More »

How does putyourdressout and freshinourmemories happen?
Social media fails by Mortein and Woolworths were breathtaking and jaw-dropping. Response has been fast and furious. Lots of folk thought this was just fine, BTW.   Brett (who has a job on the side presenting the radio program Hootville Saturday mornings 10 to noon on 1377 MyMP in Melbourne)... More »

City of Casey feedback
Brett trains, participants learn and as you’ll see everybody’s happy. From the City of Casey: The April 1 social media session was very successful Feedback from evaluation forms: The session was very informative and helpful Will be useful to promote the centre and events Excellent presentation of a complete subject... More »

Get appy
Cameron Gray is the Internal Communications Advisor at the City of Yarra responsible for digital content, videos and other internal communication channels. He provides leadership, advice and innovative solutions to the Executive, CEO and other staff on all internal communications matters. Prior to this Cameron was the Healthy Communities Coordinator... More »

Brett’s on the radio. Tune in anytime.
You can hear a little or a lot of Brett’s new radio show. No podcasting required. Just browse and click and listen. For those in Melbourne who like their Hootville live tune in Saturday’s 10 to noon on 1377am MyMP. Ol’ fashioned radio or MyMP digital.... More »