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We’re passionate marketers and creative problem solvers, focussed on client growth through performance.

Founders Laura and Josh started Connected in 2012 – originally as a specialist digital agency, with a reputation for performance: a laser-focus on results and an obsession with the numbers sitting behind them. 


As the marketing landscape has changed, so has our agency.

With the lines between traditional media and digital continuing to blur, customer journeys becoming less linear, and the need for more integrated campaigns, Connected expanded its offering to provide holistic strategy & excellence in execution across all channels.

Josh and Laura Barnes - Connected Digital

As the lines between traditional media and digital media continue to blur, a holistic view allows us to deliver real marketing solutions to business challenges.

We've grown and expanded, but we've retained the hunger and heart of a hustling Independent.

Our locations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Thirroul, combined with the opportunity to work with fantastic clients, has allowed us to attract some of the best marketing talent. 

When you work with Connected, you draw on decades of experience from some of Australia's top agencies, publishers, tech companies and brands. 

Laura Hamod Barnes Connected Agency Dire

Laura Hamod Barnes

Founder / CEO

Previously: Yahoo7, Cadreon & Austereo


Mac O'Rourke

Head of Product & Tech

Previously: Amnet, iProspect, Ziff Davis Media


Joshua Barnes

Founder / Managing Partner

Previously: OMD, Yahoo7 & Fairfax Digital


Francis Barcelon
Strategy Director

Previously: Benedictus Media  & MediaCom

Christie Wade - Connected Digital

Christie Wade

Previously: Qantas & PayPal


Vijay Chander

Search Director

Previously: Ikon Communications, Qatar Airways, Havas Media

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“At Connected, we work closely with our clients to provide real value to their business. We get huge satisfaction in knowing that what we do has a direct impact and helps them grow.”

Laura | Founder and Director – Connected

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