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We’re passionate digital marketers and creative problem solvers, focussed on client growth through performance.

Evolution & revolution

Founders Laura and Josh started Connected in 2012 – originally as a specialist digital media agency to address the skills gap in the market.


Connected’s early reputation was built as a Performance agency: a laser-focus on results and an obsession with the numbers sitting behind them.


As the marketing landscape has changed, so has our agency. While big agencies have scrambled to tack-on digital divisions, Connected has remained focused on customer, the data and the results - and has built out our skills, team and tools around that. We are now set-up to provide holistic business strategy and to execute with excellence across all channels.


As the lines between traditional media and digital media continue to blur, a holistic view allows us to deliver real marketing solutions to business challenges.

We've grown and expanded, but we've retained the hunger and heart of a hustling start-up.

We are now a team of over 20 passionate marketers based by the beach in beautiful Thirroul, just south of Sydney. Our unique location combined with the opportunity to work with fantastic clients has allowed us to attract some of the best marketing talent.

When you work with Connected, you draw on the experience from some of Australia's top agencies, publishers, tech companies and brands. 

Laura Hamod Barnes

Company Director

Previously: Yahoo7, Cadreon & Austereo

Claudeen Martinez

General Manager

Previously: Reprise, Mitchell Media, Roy Morgan Research

Joshua Barnes

Company Director

Previously: OMD, Yahoo7 & Fairfax Digital

Mac O'Rourke

Head of Product & Tech

Previously: Amnet, iProspect, Ziff Davis Media

Rachel Brown

Head of Client Service

Previously: Mindshare, Mediacom & Zenith Optimedia

Vijay Chander

Search Manager

Previously: Ikon Communications, Qatar Airways, Havas Media

Christie Wade

Strategy Director

Previously: Qantas & PayPal

“At Connected Digital, we work closely with our clients to provide real value to their business. We get huge satisfaction in knowing that what we do has a direct impact and helps them grow.”

Laura | Founder and Director – Connected Digital



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