Mercer PR was founded by Lyall Mercer in February 2010 after he returned from working in North America for over six years. Specialising in media engagement and issues management, the company has earned a reputation across the corporate, political, legal and non-profit sectors that is captured in these four words – competence, results, trust and confidence.

Lyall Mercer – Strategist and Principal

Former journalist Lyall Mercer has over 20 years of media experience. He has lived and practiced public relations in both Australia and the USA and is highly regarded as a specialist in communications and media strategy, reputation management and crisis communications.

“My clients pay me primarily to think. I think about the message, the angles, the implications and the pitfalls. I think about what no one else thinks about. This ensures that when the strategy is implemented, it carries the most impacting message. That’s why my clients achieve results that many others don’t”


The Mercer PR team of staff and associates includes creative and experienced PR practitioners that specialise in media management, social media, stakeholder engagement and media training.