Mel Kettle is a communication and social media consultant, speaker, blogger and podcaster.

She has over 20 years’ professional experience, a Master of Business in Marketing and a Master of Public Health.

In 2006 Mel established her communications consultancy and has since worked around the world with researchers and academics, corporates, small business and not-for-profits.

She is particularly interested in how social media can create a positive difference to people’s health and wellbeing, the impact of stress on productivity and how organisations can help look after the wellbeing of their people.

Mel currently sits on the board of the International Association of Business Communicators (Qld).

You can read Mel’s blog on menopause and women’s health at Just as Juicy and listen to her podcast, A Great Recipe for Life.

How I can help you!


Marketing strategy

Cost effective strategies to help you achieve your business goals

Social media

Practical social media advice to engage with your customers



Words that work for you


Stakeholder management

Improve your relationships with your key stakeholders


Topics include marketing, social media, health and wellness at work


Short or long term consulting for when you just don’t have the right people in house

Project marketing

Help you get that project off the ground


Improve your communication, writing and social media skills

Who I have worked with

Mel’s starting point of sincere interest in strategically building our social media presence was very rare indeed! Mel proved to be the perfect choice. She not only did her homework to make sure she understood our context, what we wanted and what would work for us, she also brought to the table very simple suggestions that actually work.

Fiona Forrest

Ipswich Art Gallery

Read my latest blog posts

Adele – and the importance of authenticity

Last night I was one of the fortunate 120,000 to see Adele during the Brisbane leg of her world tour. I’ve been a fan of her music since I first heard her dulcet tones warbling over the wireless almost ten years ago. Last night I also became a huge fan of Adele...

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Our research centre has benefitted enormously from Mel’s ability to deliver solutions for a diverse set of challenges – communications and media, event coordination and committee secretariat. We have engaged Mel Kettle as a consultant for over ten years. She has done an excellent job managing a number of projects for us, and has consistently delivered high quality work within tight timeframes. Mel’s professionalism, work ethic and enthusiasm make her a pleasure to work with.

Dr Keith Hampson

CEO, Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre

We really appreciated the Social Media Workshop that Mel delivered, particularly with its focus on using twitter for researchers and academics. The session gave us a great background on the role social media, is playing within universities, and by researchers and students to promote research and connect with others working in similar fields.

Clare Murray

QUT’S Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland

My other interests

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