About - Hashtag Group

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Hashtag Group adds value to your business through strategic communications including public relations, social media & influencer marketing, digital & SEO, event management, content creation and brand management.

We can help you establish a brand or improve its awareness, grow your business, expand your online presence or plan your event – always using the right tactics to ensure the right message is reaching the right audience.

Hashtag Group is owned by seasoned communications specialist, Nicole Marino, and supported by a team of skilled professionals who are experts in their fields.

With more than 16 years’ experience in all forms of marketing and communications, Nicole has worked in several industries with many well-known businesses in Australia, as well as the UK and Europe.

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Nicole Marino

Owner & Lead Strategist

With near 20 years of experience in communications, including PR, marketing, community and stakeholder engagement, as well as investor relations, Nicole has worked with several high-profile clients and projects throughout Australia, as well the UK and Europe.

Nicole understands the importance of a successful communications strategy for projects and has the skills and experience to identify and incorporate the right tools and tactics to make it work.

After beginning her career specialising in PR on the Gold Coast, Nicole spent four years working for a top tier London PR and IR firm, in their property division. Here she managed the public relations and investor relations for a range of property developers and investors across the UK and Europe.

Since returning to Australia a little under 15 years ago, Nicole has held communications and marketing positions at well-known communications agencies on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane, and has worked inhouse for a prominent Gold Coast property developer. Additionally, Nicole was the Communications Manager for Stage 1 of the Gold Coast light rail construction phase, where she managed a small team delivering internal and external communications for the project, as well as stakeholder and community engagement.

Elicia Rose

Creative Lead

Elicia is creative, experienced and contemporary. Elicia excels at taking your brief and delivering designs guaranteed to surprise and delight as well as facilitate your business goals.

With inspiring designs and creative flair, you will be wowed about where your brand can go.

From corporate icons to luxury magazines, motor sports or start-ups, Elicia is experienced at meeting your brief and your timeframes without ever compromising on quality.

Adept at taking on any design challenge, Elicia can work outside the scope of conventional briefs to achieve striking concepts that ensure your campaign delivers. With 20 years of experience, Elicia Rose is passionate about graphic design, dedicated to delivering lasting meaningful connections between brands and their audience and adaptable to a variety of creative briefs.

Elicia has worked on hundreds of individual projects, including V8 Utes Australia, Griffith University NCCARF and Cityvest as well holding Art Director positions at Gold Coast advertising and marketing agencies and niche publishing houses. Elicia started her career in print design, within her professional talents now highly sought across a range of styles and platforms.

Pippa Jeffries

Account Manager

Pippa is a communications, stakeholder engagement and public relations professional with experience in the corporate, lifestyle, and tourism industries.

She has a specialised knowledge of the Gold Coast and loves nothing more than showcasing this City to the world. She thrives on applying her strategic thinking to align clients’ corporate and business strategies thereby helping them achieve exceptional positioning whilst enhancing and protecting their reputation and maximising their value.

In addition to various PR roles, she was a member of the Communications and Public Affairs team at Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation where she provided support in the execution of all communication and engagement activities.

Emily Halloran

Account Manager

Emily is an experienced writer, journalist, media and communications professional. Her career begun when she interned at a news magazine in New York City. She then worked in a newsroom for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on behalf of Fairfax Media, before going on to work as general news and entertainment reporter for Newscorp for the next few years.

Emily is committed to helping businesses grow, succeed and be highlighted to the wider public with her first-hand newsroom knowledge, media and publicity strategies, and knack of telling stories.

Phoebe Le Page

Consultant

Phoebe is a creative professional, specialising in strategic and tailored social media management, content creation, copywriting, and brand strategising. She is passionate about partnering with her clients to achieve the brand development and growth they deserve. A passion that is supported by her love for words and eye for detail.

She thrives on executing incredible custom campaigns which reach the right audiences, at the right time, and with the finest of messaging. Phoebe shares a mutual excitement with each client as she helps define their niche and communicate this with their target audiences through considered storytelling.

She derives much of her creative inspiration from the world of fashion, as well as art, nature, and travel.