Looking for a qualified, accountable, proactive and dedicated team to drive your media and communications campaigns with measurable results?

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The Mail Room PR is an owner run and managed public relations and communications consultancy.

Established in 2006 The Mail Room is a trusted, strategic communications, reputation and crisis management partner to businesses in various corporate, consumer and other industries in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. 

We have experience in many sectors; from hospitality, gaming, information technology and mining to entertainment and leisure, events, engineering, construction and more.  


The Mail Room international offers an agile team of passionate and professional media relations and copywriting specialists, the majority of whom have backgrounds in journalism. We understand the media because we are wired like journalists and have been working in the industry for many years. We are known for our targeted, hands-on approach. We invest in our relationships with our clients, media and influencers and create media smart, traditional and innovative campaigns that deliver measurable results. We strive to deliver at least a 7:1 return on investment and assess outcomes against objectives for best results.  Our track record and value-added services are proven with many of our clients retained for more than ten years.


We pride ourselves on our extensive understanding of the media, in depth knowledge of our clients and the markets in which they operate, high standard of service, professionalism and integrity. We are not about formalities but we are grounded and realistic and only promise what we can truly deliver. We are personally involved in each campaign, dependable and available, working strategically with our clients to drive awareness, create impact and ensure sustained value for their business.


We create, develop and implement targeted communications plans to support our clients’ brands and business through exposure within relevant media platforms – with emphasis on traditional and online media platforms. We listen, we give advice, we care and we take action. Over the years, we have honed our processes to ensure efficiency, collaboration, value and results.  Our methods and ways are tried and tested.


The Mail Room Communications is a multinational public relations and integrated communications consultancy with offices in South Africa (Gauteng and the Western Cape), New Zealand (Auckland) and Australia (Perth).

Established in 2006, The Mail Room has become a trusted, strategic communications partner to companies in the corporate, hospitality, gaming, information technology, entertainment, property and leisure sectors.

 Our Team

Azelle Evans – Director

South Africa & Australia

Established The Mail Room in 2006. Fourteen years industry experience in developing and executing media relations campaigns. Previously established the PR division at ChilliBush advertising agency.

Accounts won and managed: Canon SA; T-Systems; Verbatim; Gammatek; Halcyon Properties;The Blue Train, Lowveld Tourism; Halcyon; Auto & General; Dial Direct; Budget; 1st for Women Insurance; Unity Insurance; Canon; T-Systems; Sun Microsystems; Verbatim; Pfizer, Medscheme, Roche, Astellas; Abbott; Pikitup; MGM Brand Construction, Provantage Activation Media; Twinings Tea; Sotheby’s (SWELCO) Auctions; Beeld newspaper; Prominent Paints; GIMT; InniBos Lowveld National Arts Festival; Tsogo Sun, Sun International etc.

Leandri Smith – Director

New Zealand & Australia

Leandri has more than 14 years’ agency experience in corporate and consumer PR. Her career started in South Africa in 2003 while studying Communications and PR and soon after, with only 2 years’ work experience she opened her own boutique public relations agency. Leandri sold the business in 2011 to immigrate to New Zealand. She has 6 years agency experience in New Zealand, opened PR Republic in 2015 and merged with The Mail Room in August 2017. Leandri commutes between New Zealand and Australia to handle customer relations in both countries for The Mail Room.

Donovan Jackson – Senior Copywriter

New Zealand & Australia


A journalist and writer for more than 15 years, Donovan found the lure of information technology strong and entered this market in 2000. He joined Computerweek magazine as a senior journalist for a year before going freelance in 2003. As a prolific freelancer, Donovan has produced content on all aspects of the technology industry, from consumer and enterprise hardware through to software, business services and consulting. Contributing to titles as well as providing content production services for a very wide range of organisations, Donovan has worked successfully with an enormous cross-section of companies, from large (and small) public relations agencies, through to some of the most recognised global organisations.

Nolene Jackson – Graphic designer

New Zealand & Australia

After successfully completing a degree in Graphic Design and Multimedia, Nolene has racked up more than 13 years experience in the industry working in Advertising and at PR agencies. As a freelance graphic designer and creative director, she has successfully completed various projects including branding, advertising, packaging for a variety of consumer and business trade clients. She has an excellent knowledge base in her area of expertise and pride herself on always meeting deadlines. Nolene is able to diversify her work according to the project and can handle any print, as well as interactive projects.

Kerry Webb – Account Director & Specialist Writer

South Africa

Kerry boasts a journalism, public relations and marketing qualification. She has over sixteen years experience in journalism, media and communications. Besides having extensive experience in developing and executing media relations campaigns. She is also confident in drafting all forms of business communication. She is the copy writer and accounts director for Mail Room’s clients in South Africa.

Kerry worked extensively with companies in a variety of sectors including: Sun International, SAB; Barloworld; Eskom; Tsogo Sun; Peermont Global; Development Bank of South Africa; SAGE; Telesure Group; Dimension Data; Roche; Fedics; Compass Group; Deneys Reitz; Securicom; SAS Institute; Abbott Nutrition; Schering Plough; Junk Mail etc.