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Johanna Baker-Dowdell

As a child, a curious Johanna Baker-Dowdell always wanted to know what was happening in the world around her and asked lots of questions. Imagine her delight when she discovered you could make a career from sharing stories.

Though she is now based in Tasmania, Johanna started her career by studying journalism and public relations at the University of Newcastle in NSW. She worked at several newspapers before trying her hand at marketing and public relations.

A four-year working holiday in the UK combined Johanna’s love of writing and marketing with travel, and inspired her to start her own business upon her return to Australia in 2005. Since then, she has become a mum to two beautiful boys who have added a new dimension to her life – and business – experiences.

Johanna launched Strawberry Communications in 2007, building on an already successful freelance writing and public relations career. The consultancy generates amazing publicity for small and medium businesses around Australia and the world through Johanna’s ability to build relationships and tell a great story.