Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity.
/ It takes a village
We believe in empowering people. So we’re generous with our knowledge, empathy and support - creating value for staff and clients alike.
/ Your hype-people
We’re an engaging, down to earth team, with your best interests at heart. We believe success is mutual and strive for strong, enduring relationships built on trust.
/ Quality assured
We act with due diligence and strive for excellence within a best practice framework that our combined experience affords us. The results are high quality, bespoke outcomes.
Unlike most ‘Full service ad agencies’.. whatever that means; instead of reliance on cookie-cutter strategies, we’ll sit down over a cuppa, a good chat and nut a few things out. Our brand essence sessions are a deep-dive to extract the unique needs, goals and challenges of our clients… actually, we hate the word ‘clients’, let’s say ‘mates’, because we about building friendships that last.
Our approach involves deep research, thorough analysis, and creative problem-solving, which results in a customised solution, meeting the specific needs of each of our clie… mates.
We’re proactive in staying ahead of the curve to keep things fresh, utilising the latest tools and tactics to drive results. By embracing creativity and innovation we can deliver solutions that truly stand out and leave a lasting impact on your audience.
Hailing from the country town of Adelaide, Tim emerged from theworld renownedUni of SA with his BA in Graphic Design, back when the internet was just opening for business. In his mid-20s, after several years in the workforce, he hooked his life belongings to his mighty EA Ford Falcon and migrated to the big smoke.
The allure of multinational agency land with its free beer and secrets whispered by marketing oracles was too strong to resist. Immersing himself for almost 10 years in a pool of egos and big name brands.
In 2007, with a treasure chest of intel and experience, Tim decided to set up Poloko. Offering an array of clients the same services but without the exorbitant multinational agency prices and slow turnaround. Giving underdog businesses access to success through high quality branding and creative.
The first thing you should know about Ryan is that he got 1.5 million views on his guitar video on TikTok. This was the first thing we learned about him anyway, and if that doesn’t scream Gen Z to you then we don’t know what will.
With great Gen Z-ness comes a great understanding of modern trends and that’s probably why we like Ryan. Besides his high level design and marketing skills, he brings a young and fresh mind of creative thoughts to the table.
If Ryan isn’t stacking up views on guitar videos, he’s stacking up against some of the best in the world for the triple jump. If you’re lucky you’ll get Ryan to hop, skip and jump through the office.
Brooke is an incredibly creative, passionate people-person (that was a mouthful) that genuinely loves the positive power of social media in bringing people together. She understands the intrinsic value of authenticity, which has the true potential to unite, inspire and engage audiences because that’s what makes us TICK… or TikTok because Brooke is our know it all when it comes to the latest social platforms. But just because she’s non-stop scrolling that doesn’t mean that’s all she does, oh no! Brooke is that master of spreadsheets and solos. Spreadsheets because she’s a big believer in results and to do that she whips up the finest social reporting you’ve ever seen, monitoring and tracking from campaigns start to finish… oh and solos because she’s an insanely good drummer and recently converted DJ and now unofficially in charge of all things music.
The first thing to know about Nick is that if there’s an analogy to relate the topic of conversation to fly fishing.. he’ll find it. The second thing to know is that he’ll accept Wolff or Wolffy for short, because that last name is an absolute mouthful.
If Nick’s phone isn’t ringing and his out of office is on, he’s probably in a tent on top of Mount Kosciusko, or at the mouth of a river looking for Oncorhynchus mykiss (rainbow trout).. a weird way to get some R&R but if it works it works right?
When not chasing trout or freezing his toes off, he’s here, in the office driving great design and igniting passionate creative discussions. He’s a project guy and he can’t wait to sink his teeth in to the next opportunity.
Senior Digital Producer
Pierre is a nature enthusiast and avid hiker. When he’s not exploring trails and capturing breathtaking landscapes with his camera, he can be found immersed in his love for cooking and experimenting with new recipes. A curious soul with a taste for adventure and gastronomy. In the work sphere, Pierre has over 15 years experience in digital production and further background in product and project management roles. He has successfully delivered digital projects for companies such as Castrol, Smiths, Pepsi, and more.
Daniel’s journey with photography has always meant more than just a career. It’s a lifestyle, one that he lives every day. He is fascinated by light and its profound impact on the surrounding environment. Daniel’s ability to interpret a brief and add that certain creative flair to any assignment has seen him produce images for MasterCard, Australian Pokies Site, Pfizer, Castrol, Country Energy, BankWest, Top Gear and Men’s Health Magazines, to name a few. His work has also appeared in numerous local and international publications.
/ In good company
We’re proud of the enduring relationships and exceptional work we’ve delivered for some of Australia’s top organisations. Here’s some of the awesome people we’ve worked with.
“Poloko are a go to agency. Always willing to go the extra mile to get the job done. Creative, though provoking and above all a great team to work with. We typically run to very tight timelines and Poloko never fail to deliver. Can’t recommend Tim and the team highly enough.”
Scott Burrton / General Manager, AVL Wines
“The Cheesecake Shop was in danger of losing its shine and relevance in the marketplace in the early 2000’s. It needed a radical change of vision, courage, commitment, creativity, and strategic clarity. Through a brand refresh, Poloko revitalized the brands image and presentation. Today, the brand is in the throes of powerful growth and at the doorstep of international expansion. The Poloko team are an important contribution to the past and ongoing success today.”
Warwick Konopaki / Founder, The Cheesecake Shop
“Tim and the Poloko team were very passionate ensuring our brand set us apart in the marketplace. Tim understands the challenges that come with franchising and meeting franchisees expectations. He is a very creative, passionate person who listens and asks the right questions which leads to his ability to bring the brand alive and effectively market the business to where it is known and recognised nationally.”
Trish Noakes / Founder, Just Better Care Australia
“Poloko took our briefs and created national campaigns that were successful; both from a results and a network engagement point of view. We saw great results in our campaigns, an increase of network participation in excess of 500%. With over 300 locations, we were able to create campaigns with Poloko that were tailored, relatable from metro to rural markets and easily personalised to each location.”
“The Poloko team consistently deliver a quality service and product on deadline, every time. They are wonderful at project managing from start to finish, gently keeping all team members on track – making us look good! They can also think well outside the square for niche requirements, or produce mainstream creative that appeals to the masses.”
Avril Summer-Cusack / Marketing Manager, Soul Origin
“I started my business in my garage 11 years ago which is now an international success; Tim gave my start-up company a personality and an aesthetic appearance which we still use to this day. Later I launched my first cosmedical skincare brand from scratch and through a strategic brand analysis we created the brand essence and the foundation for everything our partners and consumers love today. Tim will always be known as the Godfather of O Cosmedics and my saving grace as I created and built my tiny empire. Tim and Poloko are the perfect marketing partner and it goes without saying working with real people, big hearts and a fun-loving nature made our relationship one I will always value!”
Maria Enna-Cocciolone / Founder & Director, Inskin Cosmedics / O Cosmedics
“The Cheesecake Shop and Poloko have worked together for almost 10 years, and it has been a great ride. The thought, care and commitment that Tim and his team put in is second to none. Deadlines and last-minute changes are water off a ducks back. Creativity and insight aren’t just plucked from thin air, Poloko do their homework, look at best practices and apply it to our business.”
Peter Dable / General Manager Marketing and Operations, The Cheesecake Shop