Our Team

Tim Winkler


I have played a lead role in planning, coordinating, managing and delivering marketing and communication strategies for a range of government and non-government organisations over the past 15 years, including serving five years as Director of Marketing at Monash University. I have also won a range of awards and am regularly invited to speak on marketing and innovation at conferences both nationally and internationally.

I approach each job for Twig in the same way – looking at opportunities to insert ideas and opportunities into a whole range of materials in a strategic way. So that clients are proud of the outcome – and audiences remember the message.

My general advice: never believe any marketer who says they have all the answers for your organisation. Look instead for someone who will listen to your challenges and then come up with a practical, evidence-based plan, so you have confidence the campaign will deliver clear returns on your investment.

  • Development and implementation of marketing strategies for universities, VET providers, government and a range of companies in rural and regional Australia
  • Reviews of marketing operations for several universities and faculties
  • Extensive experience marketing to Asia and within Asia, as well as across Australia
  • Extensive experience in market research, market analysis and development
  • Regular commentator on marketing and communication issues
  • Managed hundreds of highly successful digital campaigns
  • Extensive experience in managing and analysing social media impact and opportunities
  • Development of two successful apps, many successful websites
  • Extensive experience in publication strategy, publication management and publication writing/editing
  • Huge range of published writing, including more than 1500 articles in metropolitan media in Australia and the UK, more than 700 press releases, hundreds of brochures, numerous reports and a book
Email: tim@twigmarketing.com Phone: 0409 551 743 Email: tim@twigmarketing.com
Phone: 0409 551 743

Amanda Johnson

Account Manager & Marketing Consultant

Behind every great marketing campaign there stands a great barista. Over the past ten years I have helped launch several successful restaurants, developed social media campaigns for a broad range of organisations and coordinated marketing projects.

I’ve been the marketer and also sometimes the barista – which has helped me develop a clear insight into defining and maintaining positive customer relationships.

Born and raised in regional Victoria and proudly based in Twig’s Shepparton office, I have a passion for delivering marketing strategies, content and campaigns that are practical, relevant and effective.

I coordinate Twig projects, identifying milestones and coordinating plans so that we achieve them.

I am currently completing a Master in Business Administration (MBA).

  • Social media marketing
  • Content creation- digital and print
  • Customer relationship management
  • Experience in market research and identifying market trends
  • Website design
  • Extensive experience in the hospitality industry – specifically front of house management and marketing.
  • Staff training and development

Mike Hancox

Partnerships Manager

I’ve worked across multiple sectors in digital marketing, communications and advertising for more than a decade and was also founder and director of a regional advertising agency.

I have always found that a commitment to both ethics and effectiveness can deliver great results for partners.

I place great value over the working relationships forged with higher education staff across Australia and am excited about the potential to deliver some innovative insights and campaigns working with Twig.

  • Brand strategy
  • Media ad buying
  • Market analysis
  • Creative development
  • Student and staff recruitment
  • Marketing strategy
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Business analysis
  • Advertising campaign development
  • Extensive experience marketing with partners across the Higher Education sector
  • Managed hundreds of highly successful digital campaigns

Jacqui Francis

Research Consultant

Synthesising latest research and trends is helpful for any organisation – from one person start-ups to huge organisations. I examine existing research across a wide range of sectors to provide clients with an overview of opportunities, threats and trends to be aware of.

I also help run focus groups and coordinate our in-house market research.

I worked as a primary teacher for well over a decade and have completed a Master of Education degree. I recently chose to move from the front of the classroom to the back and am a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne, examining ways to effective apply positive psychology in the classroom to improve education outcomes and student wellbeing.

  • Education and teaching
  • Market research
  • Curriculum development
  • Assessment

Joe Winkler


I love to segment stories so they can engage viewers at cinema quality or on the smallest of screens. I have made films for clients across the construction, education and health sectors and can start from scratch, building a film out of a conversation, or add value through the editing process if you already have your own footage.

I also love the power of animation to turn dense content into information that is both accessible and enjoyable. I also enjoy the challenge of producing videos remotely, by combining edited Zoom interviews with other footage, when the budget won’t stretch to a location-based shoot.

My work has been broadcast on TV and has won awards, but as a young film maker, I’m more excited about the next project than the last – always trying to improve and create material that satisfies both clients and their audiences.

  • Filming
  • Editing
  • Script Development
  • Animation
  • Zoom-based video interviews