At Digital Ninjas our people, and the people we work with are the most important part of what we do. Our team of digital experts are highly trained and offer unsurpassed levels of digital expertise no matter what your industry or product we’ll be able to advise you on how to grow and maintain your business using digital.
We have all been clients ourselves, so we know what clients want and we know how to deliver it.
Name: Jon Dawson
Ninja Training: Jon runs the Australian arm of Digital Ninjas, he spends a lot of his time wrestling crocs, chasing kangaroos and dodging deadly spiders, the rest of his time he dedicates to driving digital results for clients. With over 12 years experience in digital marketing he started his career working in business-to-business marketing and has spent the last 10 years working in consumer focused businesses ranging from the highly competitive financial services sector through to major online retailers and not-for-profits. Jon’s experience stretches across strategic business planning through to detailed execution and analysis of marketing campaigns that deliver real bang-for-buck. Jon has managed the launch of exciting new products and worked on international projects across multiple brands.
Special Digital Ninja skills: Using web analytics and customer insights to deliver measurable results for businesses. Whilst ensuring that every dollar invested in marketing activity is complemented by a robust optimisation plan to ensure maximum returns.
Name: Katherine Shirtcliffe
Ninja Training: Katherine began her career in Travel Marketing & PR before moving into the not-for-profit sector over 8 years ago. She has an array of experience within the sector, from events to regular giving, working both charity and agency side. An adrenaline junkie and lover of a challenge, Katherine is results driven and brings her can-do attitude and competitive spirit into the work place. Having built her digital expertise gradually throughout her career, Katherine decided it was time to dive into all things digital on a more permanent basis. Fast forward a little and she is now a graduate in Digital Marketing at General Assembly, Sydney and has proudly had her Google Search Partner badge tattooed on her upper arm (ok maybe not).
Special Digital Ninja skills: Helping people navigate the digital mist and find activity that will send results rolling in. Also not bad on a surf board (not particularly good either).
Name: Fiona Hawley
Ninja Training: Fiona is a marketing fanatic. She has worked in the world of digital for more than 5 years in a variety of roles ranging from agency to client side. She has managed hundreds of different digital marketing clients from small sole traders to large multinational companies. Her experience spans across a huge variety of industries, particularly automotive, IT, Health & Beauty and eCommerce. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her dog & explore Queensland.
Special Digital Ninja skills: Highly analytical and loves getting results, working out the best mix of products and strategies to solve problems.
Name: Melby Baradja
Ninja Training: Melby has over 13 years of experience in business and digital marketing. Back in her home country, she grew her business from one branch to more than a hundred branches in less than 5 years. She’s now focusing some of her time helping business owners build their businesses through the power of digital marketing while drinking chai latte on her desk (addicted much?). If you can’t find her in the office or she’s not answering your call, she’s probably busy doing bungee jumping or skydiving to keep her adrenaline levels up and running.
Special Digital Ninja skills: Helping businesses get clarity in the ocean of information online and cut it straight to a proven and actionable business roadmap.
Name: Joey Allan
Ninja Training:Joey started his career in motorcycle sales straight out of highschool before moving onto working for Google Partners in 2015, servicing agencies across Australia and New Zealand, improving their marketing strategies. He has a diverse skill set in the digital marketing scope, with many years in advertising, website optimisation, SEO, UX design and more! Not just having a good beard, but having a good heart, Joey goes the extra mile for his clients and colleagues and finds his workplace happiness in seeing businesses grow. Jon and Kat were both a client of Joey’s, and his passion for our business values and the amazing NFP work we do has driven him right through our front door!
Special Digital Ninja skills: Being your go-to in digital strategy and UX, there’s nothing more satisfactory than a solid plan of attack. Also a Muay Thai fighter/human punching bag.