We're an independent, Australian ad agency

  • We’re Driven

    Inventing ideas nyc cleaning services that transform performance.
  • We’re Disruptive

    Creating better value and impact.
  • We’re Effective

    Creative that works.
  • We’re Integrated

    Across paid, earned and owned media.

We Do

What Accelerator can do for you

Insights Insights
  • Research design, management and interpretation
  • Consumer behaviour analysis
  • Change pathway development
  • Opportunity identification and assessment
Strategy Strategy
  • Brand strategy and development
  • Communications strategy and development
  • Creative and content strategies
  • Integration/activation strategies
  • Internal communications strategies
Creative Creative
  • Campaign development and deployment
  • Brand design and visual language
  • Digital design and development
  • Print creative
  • Database marketing creative
  • Social concepts

Our People

Meet the Accelerator team

  • Laurence Punshon – Art Director
    Laurence Punshon – Art Director

    With a name that sounds like lorum ipsum, he was always going to be an art director.

  • Cat Fraser – Planning
    Cat Fraser – Planning

    Cat’s getting to know Melbourne through its always-happening festivals, sandy beaches, seriously good cafes and rooftop bars. A big supporter of Australia’s start-up wave, Cat can be found regularly at networking events talking about innovation and the future of business.

  • Elisha Bakes – Account Executive
    Elisha Bakes – Account Executive

    Aspiring rapper, qualified beauty therapist and everyone’s favourite selfie queen, Elisha joined Accelerator after working for a North American agency. She is highly driven and thrives on developing professional relationships with her clients.

  • Aleksandra Czajkowski – Account Executive
    Aleksandra Czajkowski – Account Executive

    Smart as a whip.

    Funny as something that’s really funny.

    Magnificent attention to detial.

  • Neville Jones – Chairman
    Neville Jones – Chairman

    A big career at Accenture, now chairman and globally awarded photographer. Our governance guru.

  • Philip Huzzard – Agency Principal
    Philip Huzzard – Agency Principal

    Phil is inspired by great ideas that bring about change for the better – and the amazing Accelerator team! #creativitythenewcurrency

  • Domenic Brasacchio – Managing Director
    Domenic Brasacchio – Managing Director

    Our in-house doyen of style, Domenic’s been in adland all his professional life, cutting his teeth in account service before working in planning. Dom heads up operations as our MD. He’s also a self-professed wannabe exercise junkie. But being Italian and married to a South African, good food and wine tend to get in the way.

  • Siimon Reynolds – Director
    Siimon Reynolds – Director

    One of the great innovators in advertising. A strategic and creative force.

  • Richard Ralphsmith – Executive Creative Director
    Richard Ralphsmith – Executive Creative Director

    Richard’s advertising career spans four continents, with work highly awarded in each of them. He approaches new media from a sociological point of view. How do people naturally relate to one another and to the brands they use? All great communications ideas spring from these insights. Richard surfs, swims, boxes and golfs, with limited success.

  • Leanne O’Connor – Senior Account Director
    Leanne O’Connor – Senior Account Director

    Leanne works with her clients to develop the right strategy to meet their objectives. This is the foundation for delivery of the right campaign and communications tactics. It’s teamwork at its best. And we all know there’s no ‘I’ in team. Unless you speak Swahili. That would be ‘timu’.

  • Tassy Kontogiannis – The Art Guy
    Tassy Kontogiannis – The Art Guy

    Strengths: Great design skill, colour genius, typographic master.

    Weaknesses: Copywriting lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

  • Nicole Vile – Finance
    Nicole Vile – Finance

    Am I creative? No, I’m an Accountant. It is what it is. #reconciliationsrock

  • Gerri Camilleri – Account Director
    Gerri Camilleri – Account Director

    Former international marketing head for Swinburne, now agency side and keeping us moving forward.


1 Feb 2016

Blue Ribbon Day 2015 – a record result.

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Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation Accelerator is the pro-bono agency for the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation, a charitable organisation dedicated to the memory of police officers killed in the line of duty. The campaign is a symbol of community support for Victoria Police and raises money for emergency medical centres across Victoria that are […]

27 Jan 2016

The lowdown – Warc Toolkit 2016

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In early December Warc released The Toolkit 2016, exploring six major trends that we can expect to see in marketing this year. Here’s a topline of Warc’s executive summary. Moment marketing What ‘moments’ are you targeting? Why brands are using ‘micro-moments’ to put the right message in front of the right consumers. Data-driven creativity What […]

Our Extended Family

  • To ensure Accelerator clients receive full integration, we’ve brought one of Australia’s leading search marketing, digital strategy/media and web site design and development firms into our extended family. Say hi to iiWorks