Empowering organisations to lead the change they want to see in the region.
Fishbowl PR was founded in 2010 by Birgit Schonafinger. It has been built on Birgit’s commitment to good relationships as the basis for business and community prosperity.
Birgit’s clients benefit from her extensive local knowledge and networks. She contributes to many community, not-for-profit and start-up projects in a pro bono capacity.
In 2017 Birgit started convening a quarterly, informal group where regional communications, PR and marketing professionals come together to network and undertake professional development. The Border and North East Communicators’ Network events provide an opportunity for peers to share their challenges and expertise. If you would like to be added to this emailing list to receive advice of the latest events, please send Birgit an email. Come and spend some time with your tribe.
Birgit is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA).
MA (Org Comm) FPRIA
I grew up in the family business – a bakery in north east Victoria - where I learnt early the value of good customer service.
As a child, writing captured my imagination and my first job was as a print journalist. There I enjoyed telling the stories of people in their communities. It was also a good fit for my fascination with issues and my need for variety.
I travelled through Egypt and Europe and lived and worked in the UK for five years before moving to Melbourne where I worked as a newspaper sub-editor.
Returning to north east Victoria in 1996 led me into local government public relations roles, strong connections to community, old and new networks and eventually to starting Fishbowl PR in 2010.
I love the variety of work and am energised by the interesting projects and the people I get to work with – both clients and collaborators. The results our projects have delivered in raising awareness, improving understanding, strengthening community connections and delivering new initiatives in the region really make the work rewarding.
I look forward to your call to see if Fishbowl PR is a good fit for your project.