Our Team

Here is a little bit about us.

Brendan Sparks

This is Brendan, he is the owner and creator of Uproar. Brendan has lived and breathed marketing for his whole career, and really knows his stuff. He has been lucky enough to head up some of the most successful brands in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Most recently he headed up brand, product and marketing teams for Samsung, Optus and Belkin. Prior to that, Fuji Xerox APAC, Canon, Konica Minolta and Ingram Micro. For the last 20 odd years, he has climbed to the top of the marketing trade, and has built a set of skills that makes him an ideal choice for your business. His career has spanned marketing communications, advertising & product management – and has a real specialty in building business strategy. He is a very passionate marketer, speaker and business leader with a drive and insight that has helped achieve growth and success in each of the companies that he has worked for. Most importantly, he has had a career built on actual success. Phew, that’s the official sounding sales pitch out of the way. Who is he really? Brendan is a dad (who is an expert at dad jokes), a tragic DIYér and a sports fan. Generally, he is as comfortable with a tool belt on, as he is up on a stage.

Julieann Humphrey

This is Julie, in our humble opinion, she is one of the best creatives in the country. Not just based on her stellar design skills, but her understanding of how design impacts your business. We are very lucky to have her on-board. Julie has been a creative director and head of communications for a number of brands here in Australia and throughout Europe. Julie was a creative director at Belkin for almost 10 years and won numerous awards for her point of sale, merchandising, website advertising….and for pretty much everything else she did. She then went onto establish Juko Creative, where she has had the opportunity to collaborate with brands like Boost Juice, Optus, Kavalri, Impact Podiatry and Eyes & Vision.

Julie is driven, ridiculously hard working and a true creative. Outside of work, she is a foodie, a globetrotter and all round down to earth chic.

Now David, he is an absolute gem. David is our resident PR expert. If you want to get your brand up in lights, this is the guy to do it.

David spent 10 years heading up the corporate communications and media efforts for Philips. First here in Australia, and then in the US and eventually headed up the region. Prior to this, he headed up brand and marketing for the Sydney Kings for 6 years, and then came back to take on the role as General Manager. Finally, he started Closer Communications, and has managed the PR and communications strategies of brands like Linksys, Alcatel, Laser, Boost Mobile….the list goes on and on and on.

Now personally, David is all about family and friends. Wonderful dad, passionate basketball fan and all round good guy.

 

Laurelle Kop

Laurelle brings a fresh and laid back approach to brand and marketing strategy. She has spent the last 10 years steering the product development and product strategy for brands like Billabong & Kustom footwear. Prior to that she cut her teeth in technology with product management roles at Fuji Film and Brightpoint. The mixed background of Surf/Sports/Lifestyle and consumer electronics gives her a unique perspective on your business. It enables her to build strategies with a very broad appeal and yet ultimately results driven Personally, she is a beach bum. Lives on the Queensland Gold Coast – and spends her down time surfing or on the drums.

What a great team, lets do this.....

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