Working from home series: Behind The Scenes

June 25, 2020 Throughout my writing, media and marketing career my key role has been behind the scenes. In these more modern times this is shortened to BTS. One of the things I have been doing for the 21 years I’ve had mp|media solutions is collaborating BTS with other creative people. And I love when I get the...
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Working from home series: Balance

June 5, 2020 Some reflections on where the world is right now with so many offices closing and staff working from home. I started in my home office for mp|media solutions 21 years ago when I was in my 20s, then I had a period where I moved into a real office to expand and find a better...
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Working from home series: Productivity

April 15, 2020 This week my conversations with clients getting used to working from home, many of them with children who are adjusting to schooling from home, have centred on productivity. Here are a few simple things I’ve learnt over the past 20 years that help keep me ‘productive’ in my home office: Set a routine and accept...
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Working from home series: Living in a virtual world

April 1, 2020 A lot of people think that I write books all day (actually most of you know by now that at the moment I’m NOT writing books all day given that I haven’t published a novel since 2017!) – what many don’t know is that I have owned my own media and marketing company for more...
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Who is Jessica Pearce?

March 17, 2020 Inbetween mp|media solutions deadlines and projects, I delve into the pages of crime novels, both fictional and true crime, inspired by the disappearance of my cousin Ursula Barwick in 1987. Here’s a few words I have written: In 2018 ago, four days before Christmas, I was sitting in the NSW Coroner’s Court with Mum and...
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Behind the scenes: mp|media solutions

October 28, 2018 If you pop in and visit this website and see the dates on my Hot of the Press posts, or check into my latest work gallery, and wonder what I’m up to. I have been in business since mid 2000, at the time of writing that makes it more than 18 years. And it’s always...
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Missing persons advocate: Melissa Pouliot

October 19, 2018 The day I first met the staff in the Australian Federal Police National Missing Persons Coordination Centre set me on a path I could never have predicted (which you can follow via my Melissa Pouliot Author website and social media channels). The support they have provided during the search for Ursula and then with the...
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Active or passive? Or both?

April 13, 2016 By Melissa Pouliot Should you write in active or passive voice? Or both? Not all words are black and white – something every business (and writer) should know. As a young journo I was only ever allowed to use active voice and it’s something I’ve carried through my writing life. The reason I prefer to...
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I am a word artist

March 30, 2016 I am an artist. An artist of words. My artistic journey started at a very young age. My first published work was in my local paper, The Quirindi Advocate, when I was just eight years old. It was entitled Santa’s Elf. The smallest and brightest elf in the North Pole. The opening words are, of course,...
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A piece of Australian history – For Life

December 9, 2015 International bestselling Australian author Melissa Pouliot not only writes crime fiction, she also writes true life stories. For Life…how we got the water back is a non-fiction coffee table style book which tells the stories of the people behind the largest Australian water infrastructure project of its time.   There is also an audio version, voiced...
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