Porter Novelli was launched in America by its founders in 1972 and is now one of Australia’s longest-established public relations agencies, with offices across the nation. The organisation has a total of 90 offices across 60 countries, with 20 full time employees in its Melbourne office.
The average length of service for an employee at the Melbourne office is three and a half years, as staff are offered a realistic career path. Selected from an array of skill sets, with journalists, design specialists, marketers and event managers making up the team, Porter Novelli has a diverse toolkit at the ready for clients. Weekly 30 minute meetings are had with Brand and Lifestyle Lead Emily Yarwood for junior staff, educational lunches and tea events, and a body of other ongoing training opportunities are provided to staff. The company assists employees with tertiary education, travel vouchers, gives them time off, and provides lifestyle gifts such as massages.
Porter Novelli has been recognised as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards in 2015.