At first, there was one.

Founded in 2016 by Courtney, Little Bird Online Marketing was just that - little - for the first year or so of it’s life. With a baby on her hip and no one around to bounce ideas off of, Courtney was just plodding along in the small business world. But she knew she wanted more. Fast forward a year - the week before going back to work from 12 months maternity leave, Janelle is made redundant and she gets in touch with Courtney. Purely to pick her brains about self-employment and how Courtney was finding it all.

And that is how Little Bird Online Marketing was “re-born” to what it is today. A digital marketing agency that offers marketing solutions to small and medium sized businesses Australia-wide, taking your business from where you are now, to where you want to be.

We are Courtney and Janelle, and we are Little Bird Online Marketing.


Big Things have Small Beginnings

As Richard Branson once said, “A big business starts small.” And we’re here to help your business achieve big things!

When you join forces with Little Bird Online Marketing, you don’t just gain access to our marketing expertise - you gain a partner for your business. A team to help you with your strategic direction, to bounce ideas off, to share your dreams and goals with. Our client’s success is our success, and we genuinely care and want to see your brand succeed. That is why we will always start a new client relationship by understanding the essence of your business and your customers, by identifying opportunities that will drive your business forward, and delivering marketing campaigns that give you a return on your investment.

Lead by Courtney and Janelle, who together have over 18 years of marketing experience across various industries, Little Bird Online Marketing is supported by a wider network of specialists who are based all over Australia - graphic design masterminds, search engine specialists, web developer wonders and more! This structure gives us the flexibility to match the perfect mix of skills and experience to your needs, and it gives you value-for-money, because you don’t have to support the overheads of ten different specialists it may take to get the results you need.

Handpicked for their specific skill sets and their love of small business, these specialists help us work as your virtual marketing team - your partner in marketing.

We Work with Businesses Big and Small

From large listed organisations to privately owned family businesses, our clients come to us because they have a problem they want fixed, an opportunity they want to pursue or are at risk of losing market share to a competitor.

They’re often already invested in traditional media and are searching for someone like us to help them transition or leverage new media, in order to stay relevant. We live on and love the Sunshine Coast but we work with clients throughout Australia.

How We Can Help You

April Ford provides clients commercially focused advice and services. We act for clients in a range of capacities. For example, many small businesses engage us as their virtual marketing manager, allowing them flexibility and value for money.

Larger clients may need to us to help roll out major digital marketing initiatives in alignment to their traditional media, while others ask us to provide advice at an executive or board level.  It’s the hard questions we ask of the client about their business or organisation that dictates where we can be of service.


Courtney Dixon

(She’s the Creative)

I have over 7 years of marketing experience across various industries in both Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. I have particular expertise in communications, brand and reputation marketing, advertising, email marketing, social media marketing   and event management. I now live on the beautiful Sunshine   Coast with my hubby Ben, our rambunctious toddler, Ruby, and    our loveable dogs, Jaxon and Isla.


Janelle Strickland

(She’s the Smart)

I have 10 years of marketing experience working in both the UK and Australia, but I am originally from South Africa. I’ve worked agency and client-side, and in traditional and non-traditional marketing channels. I am passionate about digital marketing and have specialised in it the last 6 years, working on small and large brands. I now live in South Brisbane with my husband, Dane, our cheeky toddler, Harrison, and our furbaby, Huxley.


Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.
— Oprah Winfrey