Hot Tin Roof Communications

At Hot Tin Roof Communications we can help you find the critical balance between successfully telling complex stories and keeping your message simple and accessible.

Our winning mix of experience, skills and practical insight will ensure your communication challenges are tackled with ease, understanding and expertise.

For years we have been working alongside agricultural research organisations and industry to manage and deliver meaningful and persuasive publications, technical material, communication strategies, and educational and training resources.

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Our strengths

  • More than 25 years hands-on experience in agricultural research, education and extension, publishing and communications.
  • An ability to convert complex technical content into engaging, easily-understood, relevant and practical messages.
  • A strong network of agricultural contacts, including R,D &E, industry and producers.
  • A combination of a tertiary and practical background in broadacre agriculture.
  • A willingness to listen to your needs, understand your objectives and deliver outcomes that exceed your expectations.
  • Sound time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple projects and deadlines.
  • An eye for detail and a sound understanding of the correct and effective use of the English language.
  • A team of talented designers who can capture the attention of your target market and support complex messages with easy-to-digest visuals.
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Who we work with

Hot Tin Roof Communications works with a wide range of clients across a diverse range of agricultural industries — from red meat, milk and wool through to honey bees, horses, horticulture, fisheries and pasture.  We have worked closely alongside many of Australia’s national R&D organisations, state departments of agriculture and numerous private-sector companies.

Find out who our current clients are…

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  • 1998 Graduate Diploma in Education Secondary (Agric) — Charles Sturt University
  • 1995 Bachelor of Applied Science (Agriculture) — Charles Sturt University
  • 2004 Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training — TAFE Tasmania
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“This is undoubtedly the best article written about my/our work in 20 odd years !!
Some of us scientific types are, to be truthful, very sceptical about “journalistic types”. Mostly we get the first draft, throw it away and essentially rewrite the story, leaving the only the original skeleton in place. Essentially because there are so many errors within. Your article was not only entertaining, but factually spot-on.
So please take this as a real compliment — you have managed to achieve what no-one else has done. Its great working with true professionals.”

Andy Craig, PIRSA – SARDI


“I received my hard copies of Future Farm and think the work you did scrubs up very well. I like the informal, yet with a bit of punch, style. The articles are a little longer and contain more useful ideas (rather than specific details) than the average stuff that comes across my notice. They even contain some evidence of critical reflection at times. Much better than the recount stuff one often gets.
So … I just wanted to say I liked your work and clap, clap, clap from me (if that is not too frivolous when talking to an author).”

Andrew Walta, farmer, Victoria


“…the report has been received very well … We’ve always received a smile after we have handed the report to someone and while thumbing through it they have provided complimentary comments on how good it looks. Thanks again for your fantastic work getting the Russian report done. We couldn’t have done it without you.”

Dr Peter White, Supply Chain Specialist, AEGIC


“During the 10 years I’ve worked with Cat, I’ve continually admired her ability to simplify even the most complex project to produce an outcome that exceeds what I thought was possible. Cat has been an integral partner in the development of the GRDC’s Stored Grain fact sheets and booklets, providing growers with information-rich resources, which are easy to follow. I have no hesitation in recommending her services.”

Chris Warrick, Primary Business — Candid Consulting Services


Hot Tin Roof Communications produced a publication for farmers regarding the management of sandy soils in the low-rainfall regions of South Australia. Cat’s feedback and editing in developing the publication was valuable and I am confident she added value to the end product. Her attention to detail and thorough editing resulted in a high-quality publication that is easy to read. Cat understands the target audience well and delivered key messages clearly and succinctly. She was prompt to reply to queries and I found her approachable and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend Cat to anyone wishing to produce a clear and concise publication.”

Lou Flohr, Agrilink Agricultural Consultants (Australia) Pty Ltd

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Photo gallery

Cat is a keen photographer and can supply high-quality images for articles and publications as required.

Take a look at some of Cat’s recent photos here