Lisa Poisel

Lisa Poisel

Founder and Managing Director

Lisa is one of Australia’s most versatile, dynamic and well-respected public relations professionals. Her knack for developing newsworthy campaigns, her impeccable industry connections and her savvy marketing knowledge has earned her this reputation. Her dedicated, hardworking and pragmatic approach is second to none.

With more than 20 years of experience, Lisa has worked with a diverse range of clients from major multi-nationals to start up ventures. Her broad industry expertise spans across entertainment, health and fitness, technology, not for profit, retail and more. Brands such as Global Citizen, ABC, Yahoo!, Australian Institute of Fitness, Michelle Bridges 12WBT, Planet Ark, IKEA, News Corp, Sanitarium and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency have all experienced the power of PR under Lisa’s guidance.

Lisa’s commitment and consistency in delivering outstanding results has fostered loyalty and long standing relationships with clients who continue to return to Feature Communications. Lisa actively leads the team and is involved in driving the strategic approach and day to day activity for each and every client.

Rob Verschuer

Communications and Strategy Director

Rob is a dynamic communications and marketing specialist with more than a decade of agency and in-house experience across brands, sports, tourism, film, entertainment, events, food and beverage, property, retail, not-for-profit, health and fitness, financial services and more. 

He has senior leadership experience and proven B2C and B2B credentials in multiple markets around the world, having worked in Australia, UK and Middle East, and serviced clients across APAC and North America.

Backed by a Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Media and Communications (Journalism), Rob loves all things news, storytelling, and culture – and he leverages these passions daily as Feature Communications’ lead for strategy and rollout.

Jess Larum

Senior Account Manager

Jess brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise across various industries with over ten years in media and communications. Her experience extends over health and fitness, beauty, education and sport.

She has worked in-house for brands including Fitness First, Mac Cosmetics and University of Notre Dame, as a producer and journalist for the Nine Network, and for digital analytics and newsgathering platform Stats Perform, covering major international events such as the Australian and US Open Tennis Tournaments, PGA Championship, NFL Superbowl, NBA Playoffs and the NRL.

Jess is extremely focussed, committed and passionate about building strong, united and lasting relationships with brands and the media. She thrives in the digital and social media space, and through her experience in television broadcast, digital production and newsrooms, she has honed her impeccable skills to uncover the most vibrant and newsworthy angles. She tells these stories for our clients every day.

Vanessa Polimeni

Vanessa Polimeni

Senior Publicist

With over a decade of experience, Vanessa is a well-respected publicist and communications executive with a background in the entertainment, news, fashion and the not for profit sector.

Her career has seen her work with some of the world’s biggest musical acts at Sony Music, while also leading the SKY NEWS publicity and social media campaigns for two Federal elections.

Vanessa’s strengths lie in talent profiling and brand building and she is no stranger to crisis and issues management.

Awhina Palmer

Awhina Palmer

Senior PR Executive

Graduating with a degree in Journalism, Awhina has utilised her communications skills in the PR sector for the past 5 years.

She has a passion for all things media and her attention to detail is what sets her apart. Awhina thrives on collaborating and liaising with clients to create newsworthy angles to drive each campaign to the summit of its potential.

Ryan Chamley

Content Production Director

Ryan leads Feature Communications’ broadcast and digital content production. He is an acclaimed Writer, Director, and the Co-Founder of Robot Army Productions and MILK Video.

Having spent the last decade writing, directing and producing content for web, film, television and the advertising world, Ryan’s passion lies in visual storytelling – getting to the heart of the brand and message in a culturally engaging and impactful way.

In 2017, Ryan made his scripted debut with the viral online sensation “Rostered On”, amassing over 250 million views online and going on to be the first independent comedy to be acquired by Netflix, with a second season being commissioned by 7mate.