Welcome to the Newish Podcast, where our aim is to provide young people with the insight they need to better understand the real world of Marketing and communications. Along the way we’ll have meaningful conversations with fantastic guests – ranging from industry professionals to Newish Alumni.

Hosted by Max Doyle.


Episode 1

Episode 1 marks the first instalment of the Newish Podcast Series, featuring guest host and Newish founder – Nicolas Pontes.

Episode 2

Abby Dalziel, newly appointed managing director for newish. Tune in to hear about her how she got involved with the student led agency as well as how her hard working and proactive nature saw her land a role at luxury digital marketing agency – Patch. With Abby sharing her experience navigating professional work as a Uni student, this episode is a must listen for any students unsure about their path to a professional job.

Episode 3

Listen in to the third episode of the newish podcast this week as we invite guest host Imogen Barnes from Volunteering Queensland. A representative from the organisation, Imogen explains the success of this year’s National Student Volunteer Week, as well as how volunteer experience can help Uni students get ahead in their job search.
For more information, visit https://volunteeringqld.org.au/

Episode 4

In Episode 4 of the Newish podcast, Max is joined by founder of twenty two digital – Sarah Pelecanos. Listen in as Sarah discusses her rise from an intern, to the CEO of her own successful marketing agency, as well as her advice to students wanting to breakthrough in the industry.

Episode 5

The 5th episode of The Newish Podcast features Jessamy Ross, Senior Copywriter at VMLY&R and Newish Mentor. Hosted by Max Doyle, this episode explores Jessamy’s career path after university and her struggle to find work amid the 2008 global financial crisis. Listen in as she gives her advice for young creatives hoping to enter the marketing industry, including her thoughts on why extracurricular activities are not enough to get you a job after uni, the importance of networking whilst you build skills and the differences you can expect between marketing and advertising roles.

Episode 6

The 6th episode of the Newish Podcast features team members from UQ Hass Life – Jireh Gil Jalipa and Joy Zhang.

Episode 7

Born with congenital blindness, Gerrard’s disability has not stopped him from living an extraordinary life, he’s an adventurer, three-time Paralympian, completed an Ironman and last but not least – a chocolatier. For his next challenge, he plans to make history as the first blind person to swim the English Channel – a gruelling 34 kilometre swim over 18 hours in very cold water.

His story is beyond inspirational, so sit back and listen as Max caught up with him for this interview.