"I have known Mel Parker professionally for almost longer than I can remember and I have always been impressed by her knowledge, professionalism and, just as importantly, ability to think laterally."
Robert Joseph, Meininger's Wine Business International
Melissa has the warmth and ability to really listen and engage with people. She is realistic with a candid 'let's get it done' manner. Melissa has a way with words and an amazing ability to bring order to previously erratic marketing and communications messaging. I found Parker Communications deliver on all that was promised.
Maria Tsahlakis, Managing Director, The Essential Ingredient.
Parker Communications has a long-held and well-deserved place of priority in my contact book – largely due to its reliable and quick response turnarounds, experience across the wine and lifestyle categories and, most important of all, its understanding of what both sides of the equation require: the client’s need to get a message out and the media’s need for a unique angle.
Peter Holder, Managing Director, Daily Mail Australia
“Melissa Parker was an essential part of the early success that Angus The Bull enjoyed during the brand’s launch phase and formative years. There is no doubt that Melissa’s close relationships and network of contacts within the industry secured significantly more than our fair share of favourable media coverage. We couldn’t have done without her, highly recommended…” Hamish MacGowan – Owner/Winemaker (Angus The Bull).
I met Melissa when she was my editor at National Liquor News. Together we literally wine tasted our way around the world! Her knowledge of the wine industry is second to none and her skills as a communicator almost rival mine. But seriously, as a wine writer, I receive hundreds of press releases and pitches each week. Not only from Australia, but from every wine producing country on this planet. Being a former drinks editor, Melissa understands what makes news and never bothers me unless she has genuine news to share. Now that is a trait I find in very few PRs.
Wine Writer at The Wine Wankers