Zakazukha was founded by Bruce Nelson, an experienced communications practitioner who has provided strategic communications and pubic relations advice since 1987.
He has assisted with marketing and communication campaigns to a wide range of businesses including QANTAS Airways, the NSW and Queensland State Governments and numerous private and publicly listed companies, and has consulted to a number of well-known public relations firms.
Bruce has also worked extensively in the Indigenous and ethnic media sectors in remote, regional and capital city markets.
He has lectured at both Bond and Griffith Universities in public relations, communications and journalism courses and holds a Graduate Diploma in Journalism and a Masters of Arts in Mass Communications and Journalism.
BArts (Graphic Design)
Carolyn is a marketing and communications professional, and accomplished graphic designer with commercial experience in branding, stakeholder engagement and operational roles.
She has a proven track record with over 20 years experience in marketing, communication, project management and graphic design in both the public and private sectors.
Carolyn has experience across a wide range of creative services, including: design and advertising studios, innovative start-up companies, event management and staging, corporate communication and marketing divisions, and fashion.
Leo, Shanghai-born, earned a Bachelor of Arts from the Shanghai Film Art Academy and began his career in television, as an assistant director for Shanghai Television and as an editor on the 2009 season of Chinese Opera Idol.
He also worked in Shanghai as a graphic designer and has designed press ads, websites and magazine layouts.
At Bond University, he completed a Bachelor of Film & Television and worked on the award-winning 2013 short film The Boy Who Stole the Bell Tower, which earned the best director and best screenplay prizes at the 2013 Bond University Film & Television Awards. Leo speaks Mandarin and English.
BBus (Human Resource Management), BArts (Public Relations)
Grace is a PR and communications consultant with Zakazukha.
With a background in public relations and marketing, Grace has specialised in implementing innovative marketing and communications strategies for businesses in the publishing and financial services industries.
She has also provided voluntary PR and communications support to various cultural and creative initiatives on the Gold Coast.
Grace graduated from Griffith University with Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) and a Bachelor of Arts (Public Relations).
BArts (Creative Arts), BArts (Hons)
James is an innovative digital marketing and communications professional with a background in communications, direct online sales and marketing, web design and customer relations.
He has more than 10 years experience in digital and social media marketing in the higher education and commercial sectors with a focus on driving user engagement and experience.
Copywriter and Journalist
James is an experienced business and finance journalist with more than 10 years of reporting and editing roles for Queensland and NSW newspapers and business specific publications in Australia and the UK.
His coverage includes feature and analysis on unlisted public companies and annual reporting on listed company results.
PR and Communications Consultant
Melinda is a PR and communications consultant at Zakazukha. She has more than 11 years retail/customer service experience as well as working with Gold Coast and Brisbane communications agencies and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
Melinda graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Public Relations and Communications.