Adoni Media PR expands team with star hire

    High-profile Brisbane radio newsreader Monique Dews is the latest senior journalist to join Adoni Media public relations as the PR agency positions itself for further expansion ahead of a busy start to 2023.

    Ms Dews has more than three decades of media and radio experience and has been a favourite as breakfast newsreader for the past 11 years on Brisbane’s KIIS 97.3FM, including with Robin, Terry, and Kip.

    In the newly created role of Director of Accounts and Strategy at Adoni Media, Ms Dews will use her media expertise to advise clients across PR, Crisis Communication, and Media Training. She will also take the lead in identifying and developing opportunities ahead of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games and as Queensland moves towards a renewable energy future.


    Adoni Media Founder and Managing Director, Leisa Goddard said: “Adoni Media’s reputation is built on the experience of our team, and we are thrilled to welcome another respected and trusted media professional to work with our growing schedule of clients”.

    Ms Goddard founded Adoni Media in 2012 following an extensive journalism career as a foreign correspondent, war correspondent and senior news reporter for Seven, Nine and Ten. Ms Goddard was also a senior investigative journalist for A Current Affair and Today Tonight. She continues to be a media contributor on Sky News Australia.

    Ms Dews who has previously worked as acting News Director for the Australian Radio Network said: “I am excited to be joining this dynamic team and embarking on a new professional journey. Brisbane is going through such an incredible time of change, so it felt right to make the move to Adoni.”

    “I am excited to join Adoni Media as it’s a trusted and established PR company that delivers great results.  Leisa and the team truly care about the success of their clients and creating meaningful connections every day,” she said.

    Adoni Media is known for having one of the strongest stables of former news bosses, TV producers, reporters, and media specialists in Australia.

    Ms Dews will be working alongside a team that includes former Ten News Brisbane News Manager and former Canberra Press Gallery journalist, Jane Henschke, and former A Current Affair producer and 2GB reporter, Clare Christensen.

    “The agency has had a successful start to 2023 with exciting new accounts across hospitality, charities, tech, tourism and sport,” Ms Goddard said.

    “Ms Dews’ media background will be a huge asset in supporting clients and further building our capacity to drive future growth.”

    The month of May has also seen a new PR and Communication Assistant appointed. Megan Burton has a University of Queensland Bachelor of Communications, PR, marketing, and event management.

    Adoni Media works with a diverse range of clients, from corporates to charities, government agencies, start-ups, and not-for-profit organisations. With the new additions to the team, the company is poised to provide even more comprehensive PR, media training, and crisis management services to their clients across Australia.

    Do you have a project in mind you need media and PR support with and would like to work with Ms Dews, Ms Goddard, and the very experienced Adoni Media team? Contact us.