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: Asim Khan
Ninja Training: Asim spent the last 9 years working in digital agencies with a focus on all things social. He has experience executing campaigns for clients across categories that include Consumer Electronics, FMCG, Real Estate, Luxury Goods, Fashion Retail and Fast Food. When he’s not geeking out over analytics, he can be found playing drums in bars across Sydney.
Special Digital Ninja skills: Helping businesses use the power of data to achieve their goals. Fluent in three languages and able to order kebabs in a fourth
Name: Aman Jain
Ninja Training: Aman prides himself on being the youngest member of our team with unparalleled enthusiasm and curiosity. He has a natural flair for understanding digital trends and leveraging them according to our marketing objectives. While pursuing his Master of Business (Marketing), he helped small businesses find their niche and build their presence online. In his short career in marketing, he has held a number of roles that have helped him become the tech wizard he currently is and has equipped him with the right tools and knowledge our clients need. He is an adventure junkie with a penchant for designing. When not found studying online, he can be seen binging on different vegetarian cuisines, supporting the Indian Cricket team, or collecting miniatures for his little museum.
Special Digital Ninja skills: Using understanding of audience’s consumption behaviour, knowledge of emerging and existing digital platforms and performance insights to grow businesses.
Name: Aditya Priansyah
Ninja Training: Aditya has spent several successful years working in digital agencies across Indonesia. He has managed a wide variety of campaigns across a range of industries including banking, government, media, FMCG, E-Commerce, and Automotive. The common thread is his extreme focus on the clients needs and expectations. In his spare time, he loves to try different specialty coffee beans and spends some quality time in cafes or small independent bookstores reading his favourite classic books.
Special Digital Ninja skills: A proper data junky at heart. Adit loves getting involved in highly analytical work & drawing insights from a massive range of data across the marketing platforms.
Name: Katy Teasdale
Ninja Training: Katy loves words. She has an English degree and her first job in Australia was teaching English to students from across the world. Although her students were more interested in learning down to earth Australian slang – for instance, Katy explained that the friendly greeting “Scarnon?” is actually four separate words: “What’s going on?”
After teaching English Katy worked for five months on one of the largest farms in South Australia, mostly operating the potato sorting machines. You guessed it, she really does know her potatoes.
Katy is now based in West London where she claims that it doesn’t rain nearly as much as you might expect. In between her time on farms and moving back to the motherland Katy has undertaken 12 months of intensive digital training and is now loves Google Ads as much as she loves words (that’s a lot by the way).
Special Digital Ninja skills: Finding the exact combination of keywords and ad copy that is just so compelling that your customers just can’t stop clicking your ads.
Name: Adam Brady
Ninja Training: Adam is as passionate about digital as anybody on the team, he’s also a dab hand at German having spent 12 months in the country learning the language and culture – Prost! Outside of work you’ll find Adam on the beach, which beach, we can’t tell you that – we have employee confidentiality to think about. Adam also has “above average” tennis skills – so you could say he has more than one love.
Special Digital Ninja skills: Adam is focused on supporter experience, from the moment they see your ad to how they interact with your site. He’ll optimise the heck out of every stage of the journey to bring you the best results possible.