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What They’re Saying

I’ve been delighted to engage with Ruth and have her professional expertise at our disposal. She has displayed great efficiency and skill in managing our media communications and is a pleasure to work with.

Chief Executive Officer, Perth Blood Institute

Working with Ruth over the past six months has been a wonderful experience. Ruth took the time to learn our sector, responds quickly to PR opportunities as they appear, and her hard work and diligence has reaped excellent results. I would recommend her to anyone seeking a PR professional with heart and integrity.

Jane Billham
Marketing Manager, Linkwest

I have valued and appreciated Ruth's involvement in Youth Legal Service’s marketing and communications strategy over the past year. Her knowledge, expertise and experience has been invaluable as has her ability to assist staff recognise the newsworthy elements of the work the organisation does in providing support and assistance to many West Australians. 


Ruth is both professional and personable, developing great rapport with staff at all levels of the organisation. Her professionalism is combined with a quiet determination to achieve great results for her clients. 

David Kernohan

CEO, Youth Legal Service 

Shine Communications has helped us at St Bart's with a range of communication projects. Ruth has helped us with traditional and social media coverage which has helped us raise our profile and share some great stories. 


Ruth is personal and professional, goes the extra mile and has been a delight to work with. I highly recommend Shine - thanks Ruth.


Corinne Hawke GAICD
General Manager, Community Engagement, St Bart’s, now Head of Community & Stakeholder Engagement WA/SA at NBN Australia

Ruth is professional and friendly and generates results that far outweigh expectations. I will continue to utilise her cost effective, efficient and successful PR knowledge and contacts. Excellent work!

Kath Snell GAICD
CEO United Way West Australia

Ruth is an excellent PR specialist with terrific initiative and wonderful communication skills. Her extensive experience, and highly proactive and creative approach place her in the highest bracket of PR specialists that I have worked with.

David van Ooran, Previous CEO of RSPCA WA, now CEO WA Police and Community Youth Centres

I was recommended Shine's services by a friend and as soon as I spoke to Ruth I knew she was the person for the job. At very short notice I needed someone with excellent communication skills and media connections to spread the word about our sustainability behaviour change campaign Plastic Free July. 

Through Ruth's well prepared and targeted media releases we were successful in getting our story covered by metropolitan and regional newspapers and radio interviews. At all times I was impressed by Ruth's timeliness, her clear and interesting way of presenting our story. 

I think part of her success is her ability to really listen to the client and come to a clear understanding of their work, which then leads to high quality communication. Ruth certainly went above and beyond our brief; working with her was a pleasure.

Rebecca Prince-Ruiz, Founder, Plastic Free July

Ruth Gourley has been volunteering at the Dogs’ Refuge Home since 2002. Her passion for our cause is heart-warming and her dedicated support has made a huge difference to our charity and the animals in our care.
Ruth writes and issues all of our press releases to promote individual dogs and our overall message, and we are guaranteed that every time she sends a press release the phones ring and we gain more media coverage.
Ruth is also a key part of our fundraising committee and not only comes up with most of the fundraising ideas, she always manages to generate interest from the papers, radio stations and TV stations. I’m unsure if this response is because of her great contacts with the Perth media, or because the way she writes media statements leaves the press in no doubt that there is a story worth telling. Either way we are eternally grateful.
I cannot recommend Ruth highly enough and would be happy to talk to anyone who is considering using Ruth and Shine Communications for their PR requirements.

Karen Rhodes, President, Dogs' Refuge Home, Shenton Park

Ruth assisted and guided me with marketing strategy including branding, media, publications and client communications. She is a delight to work with and I highly recommend her as a communication specialist.

Julian Keys, Director at SalaryOne

Working with Ruth and her team has been an absolute pleasure. We engage Shine to develop PR strategies for our not-for-profit clients and Ruth is very quickly able to provide valuable advice and outputs that lead to immediate results. She consistently provides value to clients, along with professionalism, positivity and a good sense of humour. I would highly recommend engaging Shine Communications if you are looking for quality media relations advice.

Brendan Collins, Director at Tonic Digital

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