Better communications for sustainable development provides expert services in advocacy, public affairs, print and digital media and publishing to international humanitarian organisations such as the United Nations and innovative social development initiatives like One Laptop Per Child. Recent examples of our work include:View our client list, or to discuss your needs, email or call: +61 412 001 052.

Custom solutions for print, digital and online offers services ranging from full-service to tailored solutions:
  • social media Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn - we offer end-to-end social media services, from strategy and channel design to channel development and analytics.
  • consulting on humanitarian advocacy, donor relations, outreach, partnership building, communities of practice, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation, and needs assessment;
  • public affairs, media relations, crisis management, media training;
  • campaign and brand development, media strategy, corporate identity;
  • editorial content services for reports, newsletters, brochures, copy editing, proof reading, rewrites, desktop publishing, manuscript assessment;
  • project management for print, digital and online products from concept develpment through to fulfilment;
  • on-line strategy including Web 2.0, intranets, corporate blogging, knowledge and information management.

Partners in better development outcomes partners with organisations on the frontline of humanitarian development and response, including peak international agencies such:
  • World Food Programme, UNICEF, World Health Organisation, UNHCR, Food and Agriculture Organisation, World Bank Group, UN Standing Committee on Nutrition, UN Joint Logistics Centre;
...and global NGOs such as:
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, GAIN, World Vision International, Care International, Save the Children, Caritas, Catholic Relief Services, One Laptop Per Child

International agencies, NGOs, non-profit sector clients:
  • REACH: Ending Child Hunger and Undernutrition Specialist communications services for this United Nations-led, global multi-stakeholder partnership supporting action on the Millennium Development Goals on hunger (MDG1).
  • World Food Programme Policy & strategic planning, editorial production management, communities of practice, communications strategy
  • Office of Emergency Needs, World Food Programme communications strategy, information management, online consulting.
  • United Nations Joint Logistics Centre communications strategy, information management, online consulting.
  • (global social networking website for the non-profit sector) business development executive.
  • One Laptop per Child – Regional Director, Oceania; high-level advocacy, partnership development, strategic planning, resource mobilisation.
With 20 years private sector experience in media and publishing, our services have been engaged by some of the world’s leading media organizations including:
  • News Corporation – syndicated columnist, reporter, features writer
  • John Fairfax Ltd columnist, reporter, features writer
  • Australian Consolidated Press – columnist, reporter, features writer
  • Agence France-Presse – features writer and news reporter
  • Australian Associated Press – journalist, researcher
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation – on-air presenter, segment producer
  • Komosion online content services – editorial quality control
  • Time Warner – critic
  • Australian Film Commission – grant recipient, project assessor
  • Australian Film Institute – program curator
  • Pacific Publications – journalist and features writer
  • Herald & Weekly Times – contributing features writer
  • SOCOG – Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games – content design consultant for
  • Gadfly Media – magazine editor, editorial manager, copywriting, public relations and communications specialist, online consultant, web developer
  • Telstra Bigpond – online content consultant
  • EMAP Australia – features writer
  • Galaxy Television – feature writer, critic, public relations
  • Austar Satellite TV – feature writer, critic, public relations
  • Australian Jockey Club, Sydney Turf Club, Moonee Valley Race Club, Queensland Turf Club – editor, copywriting and public relations
  • Baramul Stud, Coolmore Stud– copywriting and public relations
  • Bella Media, Sydney – copywriting, online consulting

Quality content for leading media publishers also has almost two decades experience supplying content for peak Australian and international media organisations including:
  • News Corporation, Australian Consolidated Press, John Fairfax Ltd, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Pacific Publications, Australian Associated Press, Agence France-Presse, Herald & Weekly Times, AOL-Time Warner, Gadfly Media, Bella Media and many others…
A financial member of the Australian Journalists Association since 1986, and of the International Federation of Journalists since 1990, Michael Hutak has reported and written for such respected titles as:
  • The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sun-Herald, The Daily Telegraph, The Age, Herald Sun, The Bulletin, Australian Financial Review, The Australian, Good Weekend, Australian Art Collector, Empire, AFR Boss, Monument, and many others.

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About Michael Hutak

Journalist, editor, broadcaster; consultant on media strategy & communications; information management; print production management; online content & strategy.

Michael Hutak is a career media professional who has worked extensively for nearly two decades with leading Australian and international media organisations and peak intergovernmental and humanitarian organisations.

Michael’s career traverses print, broadcast and digital. He has reported and edited sections and columns for major daily and weekly newspapers; edited and managed monthly and quarterly magazines; designed and maintained websites and consulted on on-line strategy and information management; produced and presented on-air reports for national television; and devised and implemented public information campaigns which have attracted nationwide media coverage; designed and maintained niche market blogs for a range of clients.

Since 2003, Michael has been consulting to peak intergovernmental and humanitarian organisations such as the United Nations World Food Programme, the Food and Agriculture Organisation, UNICEF and the One Laptop Per Child project.

In 2006, Michael was appointed Communications Specialist to the Inter-agency Task Force on the Ending Child Hunger and Undernutrition Initiative, which is a global partnership between such peak private sector, civil society and intergovernmental organisations as WFP, UNICEF, the World Bank, the Gates Foundation and the World Economic Forum.

Major media clients have included News Corporation, Agence France-Presse, Australian Associated Press, Australian Consolidated Press, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, John Fairfax and Pacific Publications.

As a journalist, Michael’s writing has been published in The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Sun-Herald, The Australian Financial Review, The Bulletin, Australian Style, Australian Art Collector, The Independent Monthly and many other titles. For nearly nine years Michael was a columnist and critic for Australia’s highest circulation newspapers, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald. He has also performed demanding roles in newspaper editorial production, working as a copy editor, “check-sub”, copy-taster and “rewrite” person for peak mastheads such as The Sun Herald, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian Financial Review, and The Daily Telegraph.

Michael’s digital and online experience extends (way back!) to the mid 1990s, when, as head of interactive for Gadfly Media, Michael was a senior consultant to the team that managed content for, the official site of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and then the world’s most visited website.

Michael has also reported widely on the visual arts scene and the international art market. In 1997, he was appointed founding editor of Australian Art Collector, a role he held for five years taking the magazine from launch to the market leader position in Australian arts publishing. Michael is also an award-winning film-maker and a visual artist with several solo and group exhibitions and more than 20 film titles to his credit. In 2001 he wrote and produced the “Art Biz” segment for ABC Television’s national arts program, Coast to Coast. Since 2001, he has been the art market analyst and contributing art critic for The Bulletin, Australia’s oldest, most respected news magazine, until its closure in 2007.
Michael and his partner, editor and journalist, Jodi Thiessen, have three children: Romy, Ava and Zephyr.

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