Stamping Ground is a boutique-sized public relations, media management, marketing and events agency that focuses on your business needs to deliver exceptional results.
The first step is fully understanding your business and your goals. Then comes our forte: developing and executing a high-impact campaign strategy so you can stamp the ground with your brand. Highly connected with broadcast, publishing and digital media outlets nationwide, Stamping Ground knows where to go to ensure the right fit, placements and outcomes for success.
Stamping Ground is led by Michelle Stamper, a vastly experienced media professional committed to working across every campaign to ensure goals are met with total client satisfaction. From launching Australia’s biggest television programs to developing media plans and schedules for the stars, Michelle is renowned for seamless talent management and relationships. She has impeccable media access and connections, which extends to the fields of public relations and promotion, content development, digital marketing, social media strategy, media buying and event management.
Stamping Ground was established in January 2021 and already has extensive experience servicing a number of national and international brands in the entertainment, sport, lifestyle, consumer, and not-for-profit sectors. Partners include Prime Video, Commonwealth Games Australia, Melbourne Whisky Week, Sport Australia Hall of Fame, Mother’s Day Classic, Kidney Health Australia, Kooyong Classic, Melbourne Whisky Week, Alin Le’ Kal, Portsea Swim Classic, Boob Armour, Reflex and Twilight Beach Polo.
Founder and Director
Michelle Stamper has more than 30 years of national media experience: as a senior-level executive, public/media relations professional, partnership specialist, crisis management expert, marketing strategist, journalist, producer and radio broadcaster. Michelle has worked for Australia’s biggest media companies – Nine, Seven, Ten and News Corp – in several high-performing roles, including Nine Melbourne’s Head of Publicity and Marketing; Nine’s Director of Marketing and Partnerships (Channel 9, The Age, 3AW); and Seven’s Head of Publicity in Sydney. She was also General Manager of Communications for Marvel Stadium (formerly Etihad Stadium).
Her responsibilities have covered the development of PR campaigns and media relations for the nation’s most powerful entertainment, news and sport television brands; conception and execution of national and local events and community engagement; sponsorship and partnership alignment and management; developing and implementing strategic marketing campaigns; talent management for some of Australia’s biggest household names; and content development. She has worked across top television programs such as 9News, Underbelly, The Block, Married at First Sight, Australian Ninja Warrior, LEGO Masters, The Logies, TODAY Show, The Footy Show, Roy and H.G. and numerous popular dramas.
Michelle has an extensive background in sport, as a PR practitioner, journalist and producer. She has worked on AFL, Cricket, Formula 1, Rugby League (NRL), Golf, Netball, Tennis, the Melbourne Cup and the Olympic Games. She was the lead PR operative for both the Nine and Seven networks on five Olympic Games, including the Sydney 2000 Olympics. She also developed and executed publicity campaigns for TV networks for the Australian Open, Cricket coverage including The Ashes, AFL, international Golf’s Presidents Cup, the Rugby World Cup, the Commonwealth Games, and Australian Olympic Swimming Trials.
Public Relations, Communications, Marketing and Partnerships
Emma Wells-Jones is an experienced marketing, partnership and public relations professional specialising in sponsorship, events, VIP management, campaign management and activations in travel, entertainment and sport. Emma has worked with some of the world’s top sports people, musicians and television personalities, as well as global brands across the banking, retail, technology, tourism, media, automobile, food/beverage, gambling, charity and apparel sectors.
Emma commenced her career in public relations working for Australia’s largest media company, Nine, developing end-to-end campaigns for entertainment and sport programs. She moved to London where she managed European, Middle Eastern and African marketing and public relations for Callaway Golf Apparel Europe. She was responsible for promoting 20 European Tour PGA golf professionals who were ambassadors for the brand, including the 2016 Masters champion Danny Willett and 2018 Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn. She planned and delivered international print, digital and advertising campaigns across trade and consumer media, developed and launched the Callaway Apparel Europe website and social media channels, and also organised and managed Callaway’s participation in international corporate exhibitions and golf trade shows.
She then became the commercial partnership and offline marketing manager for Your Golf Travel, the world’s largest golf travel company. She developed and executed partner event activations at two of golf’s four major tournaments, The Masters and The Open Championship, as well as the prestigious Ryder Cup. Emma was also responsible for marketing and managing company brand ambassador and former world number one, Lee Westwood. On returning to Australia in 2019, she was appointed PGA Australia’s senior partnership executive, managing commercial partnerships with TAG Heuer, Coca Cola Amatil, Volkswagen, Adidas Golf, Ladbrokes, Titleist/FootJoy, Soniq, and Tourism & Events Queensland, before joining Stamping Ground.