partners in shine
The team at The Audacious Agency have developed an award-winning profile building process, helping others enter, win and leverage awards to stand out and be seen and noticed as a leading businesses. This is the ideal agency for leaders, business owners and entrepreneurs who want to stand out from the competition and get the respect they deserve.
The Audacious Agency has won an unparalleled number of 6 Grand Awards (the #1 Award) for helping the most entries win awards at the internationally recognised Stevie Awards (the 'oscars' of business) and are constantly featured in a range of publications, webTV shows and podcasts, sharing their experience as awards specialists, judges and publicity experts to help others shine.
The Audacious Agency is an exceptional team of talented storytellers with super powers to craft award winning entries and the kind of service you’d expect from a larger agency or publicity firm, purpose built to suit businesses who have established themselves and are ready to boldly take things to the next level.
Led by the co-founders who are World PR Award winners, multiple International Business Award Winners and best selling authors, The Audacious Agency boldly goes where others fear to go, basking in the glory of their incredibly successful clients.
Helping Others Shine
Read the feature article about The Audacious Agency in Profile Magazine
award-winning storyteller, publicity and media genius
From her first foray into the world of journalism at 15, Annette Densham was hooked on sharing other people’s stories. A weaver of words and a hoarder of knowledge, Annette has written copy for websites, speeches, marketing and presentations and topics from forklifts to tax, to theatre lights and sport, to senior issues and health … she knows what makes news.
With a 30 plus year career in newspapers – The Australian, Financial Review, and Daily Telegraph, magazines (print and digital) and corporate communications, this ex journo now uses her skills to teach small business people how to use their stories to connect with the world and build influential brands.
Annettes work to create award winning entries and leverage them with media and publicity has been recognised with national and international business and PR awards. She believes everyone can use their award story to connect with the media and beyond and she’s proved this by helping her clients secure over $4 million in free advertising through mainstream media.
Annette is also a stand-up comedian, and as an author, trainer, mentor and speaker, she weaves her story magic everywhere.
award-winning personal branding specialist and Neurobrander
At 8 years old, Lauren was told she had ‘word blindness’ and would never be able to read or write properly. She went on to become a five time best selling author and Stevie award winning neurobranding expert, having worked within world leading advertising agencies as a brand manager, using her dyslexia disability as her greatest asset - to understand how the brain sees brands.
She has over 25 years in the marketing communications arena; within world leading advertising agencies Saatchi & Saatchi, Clemenger BBDO, Ogilvy & Mather and Grey Worldwide, owning her own agency, Evergreen, focusing on baby boomer marketing and was brand manager for AXA, delivering the International Rugby World Sevens Tournament.
She has helped hundreds of clients to clarify their brand message, identify their ideal client and hone the entire profile building purpose behind entering awards, with strategies and plans to leverage awards and become the stand out leader you want to be.
Lauren is also a vodka quality control expert, keen sailer, sports fan and can speak underwater with a loaf of bread in her mouth.
Dee van Heerden
Dee’s eternal love for words and creative prose has brought her to the world of marketing, where her words tell the powerful stories behind everyday businesses. After surviving the gruelling early years of her writing career at cut-throat marketing agencies as a copywriter, she’s found her groove at The Audacious Agency.
An experienced creative copywriter with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry, skilled in web content writing, proofreading, article writing, copy editing, and social media blogging, Dee also handles award entries, PR storytelling and pitching.
When she’s not working, she’s obsessed with brewing the perfect cup of tea and collecting houseplants.
UK born and raised, Becca fell into her first PR role during her late teens and has never looked back.
As a multi-international award winner with 20 years experience in public relations and strategic planning, Becca has an eye for news.
Her passion for public relations and her results-oriented attitude is evident in her proven record of accomplishments.
In her spare time, Becca loves to read self-development books while juggling motherhood (of two daughters under the age of 4), is a mental health advocate and a skin care enthusiast.
At 3 years old Kerenza ‘wrote’ her first book, “The Runaway Pizza”, which is a story neither she nor her mother can completely recall but both know they laughed a lot. Kerenza continues to write fiction novels and create the awards support documents, takes care of The Audacious Agency admin, social media, awards logistics, edits the Weekly Rocket newsletter and provides backup support for the agency team and its clients.
She is also a fitness coach, training daily at World Gym, competing in Body Building, weighs every gram of food she eats and is mum to a tiny dachshund named Olive.
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