Lyall Mercer

Lyall Mercer

Lyall grew up in Brisbane and had plans to become a radio star. Unfortunately radio stations didn’t share those plans so he became a print journalist, contributing to publications across Australia. In 2002 he moved to the USA where he spent almost seven years training corporate and church leaders in media and publicity. Lyall returned to Australia in 2008 and established Mercer PR, a public relations consultancy dealing with corporate, political, church and legal clients. Lyall also specialises in reputation management and crisis communications.

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This is what a victim of misogyny looks like

This is what a victim of misogyny looks like

15 Oct 12 Within the past 24 hours Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been meeting with some of the world’s most recognised misogynists,…... Read more

Nauru: Specific reasons we should use this Pacific island

Nauru: Specific reasons we should use this Pacific island

28 Jun 12 Lyall Mercer has been a consultant to members of the Nauru Parliament in the past, which has given him a…... Read more

Gay marriage row: in defence of Wendy Francis

Gay marriage row: in defence of Wendy Francis

16 Aug 10 Few have succeeded in defending the seemingly indefensible; O.J Simpson’s attorney being a notable exception. Yet I will attempt to…... Read more

Queensland: Beautiful one day, a disaster the next

Queensland: Beautiful one day, a disaster the next

22 Apr 10 My name’s Lyall, I’m from Queensland and we are sunk! Kevin can’t help us, Anna is making it worse and…... Read more

Treating Aussie internet users like a bunch of dodos

Treating Aussie internet users like a bunch of dodos

14 Apr 10 Attention Senator Conroy: Forget about filtering the internet. Instead please pour your energy, time and (our) money into providing Australia…... Read more

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From: Hasbro, go straight to gaol, do not pass go

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