All-Star team.

Our team of talented strategists, marketers, creatives, ticketing, digital and social experts all come from event, hospitality or the arts. We are creative, passionate, professional and collaborative.

 

 

We are “get it done” people, and we’re fun to work with too.

Alana Hay

Alana is the founder of Milestone Creative Australia. She is a specialist in strategy and marketing of major events, festivals, tourism, business events, creative industries and the arts. Her 25 year career spans strategic planning, branding, event acquisition, tourism development, event development and destination marketing.

Alana is passionate about the events industry, the arts and the development of engaging public places and spaces. She has a deep understanding of events and the role they play in creating inclusive and vibrant destinations and communities, and she loves creating connections between communities and events for branding, tourism, commercial and visitation outcomes.

Alana has been instrumental in the development and marketing of the largest and most prestigious major events, festivals, precincts, venues, destinations, arts organisations and corporates across Australia and overseas. These include Sydney Olympic Park, Royal Botanic Gardens, Vivid Sydney, Sydney Royal Easter Show, Mardi Gras, Corroboree Sydney, Merivale Group, Destination NSW, Sydney’s West, Australian National Maritime Museum, China National Convention Centre, Momentum Group, Sydney Theatre Company, Bangarra and Performance Space.

Alana regularly delivers presentations and training for the industry on topics including strategy, tourism, marketing, major events, event acquisition, event development and digital marketing.

Alana is active in the industry, is on the Board of Directors of Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) and is an Accredited Fellow Member of MEA (AFMEA). She was named Sales, Marketing or Business Development Person of the Year at the Meetings & Events Australia National Awards in May 2018. The latest awards presented to Milestone in 2019 include ‘Best Achievement in Marketing, Communication or Sponsorship’ for work on Sydney SailGP 2019 and winner of the ‘Best PR and Marketing’in the Spice Hot 100: Services and Suppliers list of 2019.

Rose Cousens

Rose spent almost a decade in the events industry, focusing predominantly on major theatrical productions. 

 

She is passionate about promoting the arts in Australia, having grown up totally immersed in theatre and music thanks to her highly theatrical family. She understands how much of a positive impact the arts and events can have – inspiring us, challenging us, and bringing us together.

 

Her career kicked off specialising in ticketing strategy, working for both Ticketmaster and Sydney Theatre Company. Rose is certain her time spent in ticketing prepared her better than anything else for event marketing. She went onto work for some incredible producers including Newtheatricals (Jersey Boys, The Addams Family, Blue Man Group), and Michael Cassel Group (Les Miserables, Kinky Boots), and for Destination NSW on Vivid Sydney, where she worked alongside Milestone Creative’s founder, Alana Hay. She has also worked as a media buyer for ACMN.

 

More recently, Rose took an extended hiatus in Mexico, where she worked as general manager of a major yoga and meditation centre. There she continued to exercise her talents in marketing and ticketing, while broadening her skillset to finance, operations, and human resource management. This was also a time where her yoga and meditation practice deepened, and she began teaching regularly and even leading silent meditation retreats.

 

Now back in Australia, Rose has been drawn back to event marketing due to the opportunity to work part time for Milestone Creative, whose work ethic, ‘can-do’ attitude, and creativity have always been a source of inspiration.

Marley Hole

Marley joined us at Milestone Creative as the Social Media & Digital Coordinator in January of 2020. Moving to an Account Manager, Marley has managed campaigns such as Music in The Sky, Rosé Coast Gold Coast and is currently managing Australia Sail Grand Prix 2021.    

Marley graduated from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with a Bachelor's degree in Entertainment Industries. She has experience within the events industry, the tourism industry and has extensive knowledge in managing social media accounts.

 

Marley has past event and production experience working on The 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and The 2019 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Sydney. She has 6+ years experience in community engagement and managing social media accounts in both the entertainment, tourism and events industry.

Alana Hay

Alana is the founder of Milestone Creative Australia. She is a specialist in strategy and marketing of major events, festivals, tourism, business events, creative industries and the arts. Her 25 year career spans strategic planning, branding, event acquisition, tourism development, event development and destination marketing.

Alana is passionate about the events industry, the arts and the development of engaging public places and spaces. She has a deep understanding of events and the role they play in creating inclusive and vibrant destinations and communities, and she loves creating connections between communities and events for branding, tourism, commercial and visitation outcomes.

Alana has been instrumental in the development and marketing of the largest and most prestigious major events, festivals, precincts, venues, destinations, arts organisations and corporates across Australia and overseas. These include Sydney Olympic Park, Royal Botanic Gardens, Vivid Sydney, Sydney Royal Easter Show, Mardi Gras, Corroboree Sydney, Merivale Group, Destination NSW, Sydney’s West, Australian National Maritime Museum, China National Convention Centre, Momentum Group, Sydney Theatre Company, Bangarra and Performance Space.

Alana regularly delivers presentations and training for the industry on topics including strategy, tourism, marketing, major events, event acquisition, event development and digital marketing.

Alana is active in the industry, is on the Board of Directors of Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) and is an Accredited Fellow Member of MEA (AFMEA). She was named Sales, Marketing or Business Development Person of the Year at the Meetings & Events Australia National Awards in May 2018. The latest awards presented to Milestone in 2019 include ‘Best Achievement in Marketing, Communication or Sponsorship’ for work on Sydney SailGP 2019 and winner of the ‘Best PR and Marketing’in the Spice Hot 100: Services and Suppliers list of 2019.

Rose Cousens

Rose spent almost a decade in the events industry, focusing predominantly on major theatrical productions. 

 

She is passionate about promoting the arts in Australia, having grown up totally immersed in theatre and music thanks to her highly theatrical family. She understands how much of a positive impact the arts and events can have – inspiring us, challenging us, and bringing us together.

 

Her career kicked off specialising in ticketing strategy, working for both Ticketmaster and Sydney Theatre Company. Rose is certain her time spent in ticketing prepared her better than anything else for event marketing. She went onto work for some incredible producers including Newtheatricals (Jersey Boys, The Addams Family, Blue Man Group), and Michael Cassel Group (Les Miserables, Kinky Boots), and for Destination NSW on Vivid Sydney, where she worked alongside Milestone Creative’s founder, Alana Hay. She has also worked as a media buyer for ACMN.

 

More recently, Rose took an extended hiatus in Mexico, where she worked as general manager of a major yoga and meditation centre. There she continued to exercise her talents in marketing and ticketing, while broadening her skillset to finance, operations, and human resource management. This was also a time where her yoga and meditation practice deepened, and she began teaching regularly and even leading silent meditation retreats.

 

Now back in Australia, Rose has been drawn back to event marketing due to the opportunity to work part time for Milestone Creative, whose work ethic, ‘can-do’ attitude, and creativity have always been a source of inspiration.

Marley Hole

Marley joined us at Milestone Creative as the Social Media & Digital Coordinator in January of 2020. Moving to an Account Manager, Marley has managed campaigns such as Music in The Sky, Rosé Coast Gold Coast and is currently managing Australia Sail Grand Prix 2021.    

Marley graduated from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with a Bachelor's degree in Entertainment Industries. She has experience within the events industry, the tourism industry and has extensive knowledge in managing social media accounts.

 

Marley has past event and production experience working on The 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and The 2019 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Sydney. She has 6+ years experience in community engagement and managing social media accounts in both the entertainment, tourism and events industry.

Michal Zdanowicz

Hailing from the sunny state of Western Australia Michal has lived the dream in the Tourism and events industries for 10+ years. 

 

Michal brings extensive experience in destination, event marketing, corporate and government sectors. He is a natural problem solver, innovator and creative and with his outstanding organisational skills he can juggle and prioritise projects, tasks and deadlines. 

 

A passionate, innovative all-rounder with strong industry and media networks, Michal is apt at utilising the full spectrum of marketing and communication tools available to manage end-to-end marketing campaigns, wrangle media, social content and engagement, digital marketing to drive event attendance, leads and visitation outcomes.

 

Michal previously worked for Western Australia’s peak tourism body (Tourism Western Australia) across destination branding, communications, PR, digital and social media marketing. Most recently he led promotions for two large-scale cultural tourism art projects in WA, the PUBLIC Silo Trail and Field of Light: Avenue of Honour for cultural organisation FORM, transforming one major festival and a regional mural art project into record-breaking tourism success stories.

 

An avid traveller, lover of languages and an amateur “folk” dancer, in his spare time (when travel is permitted), you’ll find Michal solo backpacking continental Asia, hiking the fjords of Norway, learning Swedish in remote Lapland – and for now, partaking in traditional Polish folk dancing in Sydney.

 

Michal holds a Masters of Tourism Destination Development and a Bachelor of Tourism Management.

Michal Zdanowicz

Hailing from the sunny state of Western Australia Michal has lived the dream in the Tourism and events industries for 10+ years. 

 

Michal brings extensive experience in destination, event marketing, corporate and government sectors. He is a natural problem solver, innovator and creative and with his outstanding organisational skills he can juggle and prioritise projects, tasks and deadlines. 

 

A passionate, innovative all-rounder with strong industry and media networks, Michal is apt at utilising the full spectrum of marketing and communication tools available to manage end-to-end marketing campaigns, wrangle media, social content and engagement, digital marketing to drive event attendance, leads and visitation outcomes.

 

Michal previously worked for Western Australia’s peak tourism body (Tourism Western Australia) across destination branding, communications, PR, digital and social media marketing. Most recently he led promotions for two large-scale cultural tourism art projects in WA, the PUBLIC Silo Trail and Field of Light: Avenue of Honour for cultural organisation FORM, transforming one major festival and a regional mural art project into record-breaking tourism success stories.

 

An avid traveller, lover of languages and an amateur “folk” dancer, in his spare time (when travel is permitted), you’ll find Michal solo backpacking continental Asia, hiking the fjords of Norway, learning Swedish in remote Lapland – and for now, partaking in traditional Polish folk dancing in Sydney.

 

Michal holds a Masters of Tourism Destination Development and a Bachelor of Tourism Management.

Samantha Bailey
Samantha is a multi-disciplinary creative professional with 10 years experience in the design industry. She specialises in brand development from concept to delivery across multiple channels - from presentations, to print, digital and motion graphics.
 
After graduating from the Design Centre Enmore in Sydney, Samantha began her career in production design. She has taken on a variety of roles within film, theatre and live events including art direction, costume and prop design, scenic art, set decoration and styling. 
 
This early experience coupled with traditional graphic design enables her to bring a broad, creative and strategic approach to the creative process to provide beautiful, highly creative and tailored solutions to our clients.
Haider Rehman

Haider is a self-motivated and hard-working team member with experience in digital marketing, content marketing and social media. He is highly skilled in digital advertising campaigns across multiple platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Google, Bing and Search with a focus on leads and sales.

Haider has previously worked in a digital media agency. an education startup and has freelanced for over a decade. He has a strategic, analytical, streamlined and efficient approach to his accounts and is used to working with evolving client needs and changing deadlines. He is also a great team player with versatile experience in content writing and digital marketing plus service level enhancement, project strategy implementation, administration and planning, making him an experienced digital marketer with a holistic approach to his clients.

Samantha Bailey
Samantha is a multi-disciplinary creative professional with 10 years experience in the design industry. She specialises in brand development from concept to delivery across multiple channels - from presentations, to print, digital and motion graphics.
 
After graduating from the Design Centre Enmore in Sydney, Samantha began her career in production design. She has taken on a variety of roles within film, theatre and live events including art direction, costume and prop design, scenic art, set decoration and styling. 
 
This early experience coupled with traditional graphic design enables her to bring a broad, creative and strategic approach to the creative process to provide beautiful, highly creative and tailored solutions to our clients.
Haider Rehman

Haider is a self-motivated and hard-working team member with experience in digital marketing, content marketing and social media. He is highly skilled in digital advertising campaigns across multiple platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Google, Bing and Search with a focus on leads and sales.

Haider has previously worked in a digital media agency. an education startup and has freelanced for over a decade. He has a strategic, analytical, streamlined and efficient approach to his accounts and is used to working with evolving client needs and changing deadlines. He is also a great team player with versatile experience in content writing and digital marketing plus service level enhancement, project strategy implementation, administration and planning, making him an experienced digital marketer with a holistic approach to his clients.

Ryan Goodwin

Ryan has joined Milestone Creative as Marketing & Ticketing Assistant to support the team and our clients with digital marketing, media buying and ticketing.

 

Ryan is an eager team member with a passion for innovative business; he excels in critical thinking, problem solving and communication. He's worked in operational change management, brand development, customer service roles and has a passion for making people happy.

 

Ryan will soon be graduating at Macleay College with a Bachelor of Business - Marketing & Events, when he will be promoted to Marketing & Ticketing Coordinator.

Ashleigh Ho

Ashleigh has worked in a myriad of roles in the arts and culture, tourism and events industries. From experiencing these, she eventually found her love for marketing and content writing. Ashleigh is excited to be joining Milestone Creative as a Ticketing and Marketing Manager.

 

A graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Ashleigh has over three years of theatre experience under her belt. She has worked with companies like Pinchgut Opera, Checkpoint Theatre in Singapore, and Marian Street Theatre for Young People (MSTYP), both backstage and as a producer.

 

Ashleigh’s main talent lies in content writing and marketing. She was previously the publicity assistant at Kabuku Public Relations, where she worked alongside some of Australia’s most renowned performing arts companies. When working with MSTYP, Ashleigh assisted in curating marketing strategies for various productions and the drama school. She also managed digital marketing for the organisation. Ashleigh will graduate with a Bachelor of Marketing and Media from Macquarie University in mid-2022.

Ryan Goodwin

Ryan has joined Milestone Creative as Marketing & Ticketing Assistant to support the team and our clients with digital marketing, media buying and ticketing.

 

Ryan is an eager team member with a passion for innovative business; he excels in critical thinking, problem solving and communication. He's worked in operational change management, brand development, customer service roles and has a passion for making people happy.

 

Ryan will soon be graduating at Macleay College with a Bachelor of Business - Marketing & Events, when he will be promoted to Marketing & Ticketing Coordinator.

Ashleigh Ho

Ashleigh has worked in a myriad of roles in the arts and culture, tourism and events industries. From experiencing these, she eventually found her love for marketing and content writing. Ashleigh is excited to be joining Milestone Creative as a Ticketing and Marketing Manager.

 

A graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Ashleigh has over three years of theatre experience under her belt. She has worked with companies like Pinchgut Opera, Checkpoint Theatre in Singapore, and Marian Street Theatre for Young People (MSTYP), both backstage and as a producer.

 

Ashleigh’s main talent lies in content writing and marketing. She was previously the publicity assistant at Kabuku Public Relations, where she worked alongside some of Australia’s most renowned performing arts companies. When working with MSTYP, Ashleigh assisted in curating marketing strategies for various productions and the drama school. She also managed digital marketing for the organisation. Ashleigh will graduate with a Bachelor of Marketing and Media from Macquarie University in mid-2022.

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