Maree Stoubos is Girl About Town’s fearless Director. After studying a Bachelor of Management (Marketing) in 2008, she went on the adventure of a lifetime, undertaking a Public Relations internship in New York. Here, Maree worked for high-end fashion designer, Brian Reyes, styling for the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, Rachel Bilson and Jessica Biel.
After the bright lights of New York City, Maree returned home to work for a major Adelaide based PR agency, where she established herself as a Senior Account Manager. During her four years at the agency she managed the accounts for national brands including David Jones, Harris Scarfe, Westfield and the Good Food & Wine Show, as well as local organisations The Collins Bar, the Chiropractor’s Association of South Australia and the South Australian Jockey Club.
In 2014, Maree stepped out on her own, launching Adelaide’s leading lifestyle Public Relations Agency, Girl About Town. Recognising the power of influencers and changing industry trends, Maree bridged the gap between traditional and social media, creating innovative communications strategies to align and complement the two channels. Well into its fifth year of business, Girl About Town has flourished, with an ever-growing client base including David Jones, Westfield, King William Road, Rundle Mall, Peter Shearer, Kidd Retail Group, Bickford’s Group of Venues, the South Australian Jockey Club and the Adelaide Fashion Festival, to name a few.
When she’s not in the office or running in heels at events, Maree loves staying active and co-managing her dance company, Bellarouge. Maree is passionate about helping others and is a committee member for both the Salvation Army and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Senior Publicist/Content Queen
Jessica Battams joined Girl About Town as Senior Publicist in 2017 and has risen through the ranks to manage some of the agency’s key accounts. After completing a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) in 2011, Jess soon developed a passion for all things marketing, communications and events. Throughout university, she also worked in the promotions industry on a range of major Adelaide events, including the Santos Tour Down Under and Clipsal 500 in their official grid team.
Jess brings a wealth of industry knowledge having worked previously for a leading 5-star hotel as their Marketing and Communications guru and Social Media Manager, across both corporate and hospitality accounts. The industry expert has a flair for creative content development and creating tailor-made PR and marketing campaigns. Jess has a strong client base, including Morphettville Racecourse, Kidd Retail Group, HQ Complex and Bickford’s Group of Venues. Her keen eye for detail and sharp way with words makes Jess our expert in corporate communications.
In her spare time, Jess loves all things fashion, food and travel, and has visited 23 countries – so far!
The vivacious Laura Martino joined the Girl About Town team in 2014 and quickly became our go-to-girl. The accomplished Publicist has earned her stripes by managing major accounts such as The Girl Gang Wellness, Vacay Swimwear and Cotto Espresso, and representing successful international brands including Ryderwear and Happy Way. Always going above and beyond for her clients, Laura has secured coverage in reputable publications such as Men’s Health, The Sydney Morning Herald, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, Sporteluxe and more.
Laura’s journalism background is evident in her work, with her distinctive creative flair weaved throughout her writing, PR campaigns, events and activations. Back in 2015, the bright young creative excelled in her Bachelor of Journalism degree, travelling to Italy to tackle the cosmopolitan language and lifestyle as part of her International Relations course. Laura has extensive journalism credentials, working as a presenter at Fresh 92.7 and forging strong connections through industry internships at Channel 9, Channel 10 and The Advertiser. When a position became available at Adelaide’s leading lifestyle agency, Laura took the opportunity with both hands and has been a core part of the Girl About Town team ever since.
In her spare time, Laura is passionate about dancing and performing. She’s also an avid traveller, jet setting her way through Europe on multiple occasions.