About Our Team

Experts in Marketing, Digital, PR & Communication

Noelene Gration


The Strategist and Ideas Person, Noelene has years of experience creating communication campaigns for a wide variety of clients and stakeholders. She is highly skilled, can work to budgets and timelines with ease and provide you with a terrific plan.

But most importantly, this is her passion. She loves the work that she does and has a great understanding of how it feels to be a bit lost or unsure what to do next. She won’t just create a plan, she will show you how to implement it and make sure that it is achievable and relevant to your situation.

Sarah Hines

Administration Assistant

The People Person, Sarah spent many years in the clouds working for Qantas. Now she has both feet firmly on the ground putting her excellent customer service, logistics and communication skills to work in her own community.  Sarah’s passion for advancing our region through excellent project management, outstanding communication strategies and content management shines through her work.

Suzy Sharpe

Digital Consultant

The Brains behind the Scenes, Suzy has over 10 years experience across the digital landscape, predominantly working within eCommerce. Her fantastic project management skills have seen her project manage many complex site builds; facilitate businesses to grow their online presence and develop successful online strategies. She has a solid understanding of user experience, digital marketing, SEO and conversion optimisation. More recently she has designed & built several simple websites for small businesses.

Suzy’s strength lies in her ability to find simple solutions to complex issues. She loves a challenge and is more than happy to dive in and discover how things work and what can be done to improve processes and gain efficiencies.

Our story

Ascend PR & Communications is a marketing & public relations agency, servicing Victoria, based in the Grampians.

This little company was a labour of love for its first few years. Lots of love – our passion for really great communications and how they can help business and organisations improve the way the services they provide. Lots of labour, new to the area and creating something new as well.

We have grown in size and in offerings over the years, specialising in creative strategy design and implementation, practical marketing workshops and mentoring. Originally only based in Daylesford, we recently expanded out to the Northern Grampians as well. We love working with local businesses and organisations, and having lived and worked for many years in rural and regional Victoria, we have a passion for helping rural and regional businesses & organisations with practical marketing communication strategies that are sensitive to the issues that rural businesses face.

However we have worked with organisations all over Victoria, in Sydney and NSW, in Western Australia and Hobart. Regardless of your size, your industry or your location, we can help you with your marketing, social media and communications.

Local Business Love

Find out more about the local businesses & organisations we have helped and also about the pro bono work we do for local communities
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Agility Communications and Connections

We also have a second business, Agility Communication and Connections that focuses on marketing and communications for the aged care, not-for-profit, disability and health sectors. If you work in the disability, health or aged care sectors then visit www.agilitycommunication.com.au to find out more about  how we can help you to improve your marketing and communications strategy.