We’d like to thank our generous partners – Cropley Communication, Hope & Glory, Gosh Creative, Ampersand, 100 Burgers, Committee for Melbourne, Daniel O’Brien Photography and Sketch Group. Be sure to support the partners who support your professional association.


Cropley Communication

The Hope and Glory Professional Development Grants will be supported by IABC Victoria preferred coaching partner Adrian Cropley of Cropley Communication and the Centre for Strategic Communication Excellence.  With a career spanning over 30 years, Adrian has worked with clients all over the world, including Fortune 500 companies, on major change communication initiatives, internal communication reviews and strategies, professional development programs and executive leadership and coaching.

Adrian is widely recognised as one of the world’s foremost experts in strategic communication and will be coaching grant recipients as they further develop their skills and networks.


Hope & Glory 

Hope & Glory has sponsored two professional development grants, contributing to the development of two communication professionals who have limited capacity to become members of the IABC.

Hope & Glory helps good humans into good jobs where the focus is broadly on marketing, communications and digital. Operating across the APAC region and beyond, Hope & Glory supports people who are striving for growth in their careers and enterprises. They deliver across a variety of sectors, all of which are being transformed by digital and technology.


This is Creative 

This is Creative is an Australian boutique creative agency specialising in event management, video production and marketing solutions.

We are a family owned and operated business with a love for telling stories, and we keep our clients at the heart of everything we do.

Gosh Creative

Gosh Creative is a Melbourne-based design group, with a combined 32 years’ experience in the advertising, design and creative industries.

We create design that communicates with clarity, forward thinking and style – while having fun along the way. Our clients rave about us and we consider our relationship with them our no.1 priority. We’ve never missed a deadline and we’ve never disappointed. We take our clients seriously and like to think we’ve created some good partnerships along the way. We listen, think, imagine and create.

While we consider ourselves a bit of a dynamic duo, we’re not a one-size-fits-all, given the task, we can plug in people as needed. It could be photography, web development, account management or copy writing. Our contacts span right across the industry. This keeps us nimble and the ideas fresh.

We specialise in:

  • Graphic design
  • Logo development and brand IDs
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Brochures and stationery
  • Web design, social media and online strategy


Ampersand is a leading Asia Pacific talent acquisition and leadership advisory firm. We’ve created new industry benchmarks through our world-class service delivery, local and global networks, innovative channel offering and uncompromising executive and client experience.

We inspire our clients toward a customer and people mindset. Through authentic partnerships, we appoint, develop and optimise exemplary leaders to create inspirational organisations for sustainable people and customer growth. We believe the way to the customer is through leaders aligning people to the ultimate customer experience.

Ampersand has offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Singapore.


100 Burgers

Fun, exciting spaces, great people and innovative concepts. This is what 100 Burgers try to inject into all of their projects. They’re a team who knows how to run food and beverage venues and work with other hospitality owners.

100 Burgers partner and invest in great operators and help them grow their businesses.  For the full range of there venues see 100 Burgers.


Committee for Melbourne

Committee for Melbourne is an apolitical, not-for-profit, member-based organisation that brings together over 150 organisations from Greater Melbourne’s business, academic and community sectors who have a passion for shaping Melbourne as a leading global city in the world’s fastest-growing region, the Asia-Pacific.

Founded in the 1980s by a group of passionate Melbourne business leaders, the Committee was formed to stimulate the economy and help cement Melbourne as a city of international significance. The first of its kind worldwide, the Committee today aims to be the pre-eminent organisation engaging with leading organisations dedicated to creating a better Melbourne.


Daniel O’Brien Photography

Dan O’Brien is an experienced professional photographer based in Melbourne. His portfolio includes newspaper, magazine and corporate clients.

With over 20 years’ experience, his work has covered press, editorial, commercial, corporate, portrait and wedding photography.

As a current IABC Victoria partner, Dan has captured a number of our events including our annual Bronze Quill Gala Dinner.


Sketch Group

Sketch Group is an award-winning visual consultancy based in Melbourne, Australia. We use sketching to tell stories, solve problems, explain ideas, and capture conversations.

A passionate team of writers, videographers, illustrators, producers, and animators, we’re friendly, flexible, and great at what we do. We punch above our weight in the corporate arena, but also relish in working with organisations as small as us.

We believe everyone wants to be understood, and that visual literacy is the key to better communication. Our mission is to use our creative superpowers to bring important stories to life—on the screen, in the board room, and in the hearts and minds of our audience.

Want to know more about how IABC Victoria can help develop, connect and recognise your achievements in the industry? Contact us or visit our Memberships page.