About Hugh Jones

Hugh Jones is an experienced media manager and journalist. He worked for News Limited in Australia for more than 20 years in a wide variety of editorial roles, including as a newspaper editor. He has also worked in the United Kingdom, both in London and the provinces. He now works in public relations and strategic communications, advising a wide range of organisations on their communication needs. He can make a difference to your business.

Future community in Dingley Village

Our work with ISPT to redevelop the old Kingswood golf course for residential purposes is taking longer than expected. Despite this, plans presented to the local Kingston Council propose a very smart development. Here’s our latest release:



Encouraging kids into cycling


We’ve been doing some work with CyclingVictoria this year, helping them grow their influence beyond the cycling clubs. The number of cyclists in Victoria is fairly static, so we tried to encourage more kids to ride to school. Here’s our media release:

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Ann Stone book launch

(Speech given by Hugh Jones at the launch of “Not Another One!” by Ann Stone, October 26, 2015)

I’m humbled and grateful for the invitation to launch Ann’s book. I’ve known Ann and the Stone family pretty much all my life – in fact, I bob up on Page 3 of the book (before both Don Bradman and Ronnie Biggs) – and Ann and Ron have been among my parents’ greatest friends.

Like everyone who hears the stories from their frequent travels, I’ve harboured a degree of envy. Most of us will never get to half the places Ron and Ann have visited.

It’s been great fun reading about their 40 years of travelling the world and I congratulate Ann and the publishing team at Makor and the Lamm Jewish Library that has edited her diaries into such an attractive read.

IMG_0266The envious reader will soon appreciate that Ann has been fortunate in her life:

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Not waiting for the Boss. Phew!

(This piece was originally published on The Footy Almanac’s music site, 24/01/2015.)

This summer, for the first time in three years I am not eagerly awaiting a Bruce Springsteen tour to Australia. Thank goodness.

Not that I wouldn’t want Bruce to return, bringing with him his million-dollar entourage, his massive back catalogue and three-hour musical extravaganzas. It’s just that I couldn’t bear the stress of anticipation.

Stress? I’ve been addicted to Springsteen since the late 1970s when a fellow uni student, Ian Wright, introduced me to the man from Freehold, New Jersey.

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