Brother & Co

About Us

Brother was founded on the belief that there had to be a better way. We recognised the traditional agency model wasn’t offering enough value or impact and that a change was required.

To us that meant creating a place that offered a true understanding of our client’s business, honest partnership with accountability, greater flexibility and agility, and a meaningful difference with tangible outcomes.

…just like a Brother should.

meet our leadership team

Kurt Viertel

Co-founder & MD

Kurt’s advertising career spans as many decades as it does regions. He has worked as Managing Director of local and international advertising agencies including Clemenger BBDO Brisbane, Leo Burnett Singapore and Leo Burnett HCMC.

Piet Human

Co-founder & ECD

Recognised internationally for creativity and effectiveness, Piet has worked as a Copywriter and Creative Director for multinational agency networks across Australia, South East Asia and South Africa. Between 2008 and 2013, Piet was Executive Creative Director for Y&R Brisbane, taking the agency to many ‘Agency of the Year’ titles.

Melanie Rogers - Strategist

Melanie Rogers


With over 20 years experience in marketing, product management and strategy, Melanie has a wealth of strategic experience. Having spent the majority of her career client side, she has a unique and personal understanding of the challenges marketers face. That combined with her international experience makes her a truly seasoned professional.

Renée Hinton

Operations Manager

With a background in marketing and project management, Renée works her magic behind the scenes to make sure everything is on track and running smoothly. Responsible for the day-to-day Brother operations, she oversees all supplier relations and management of the Brother team to ensure client expectations are met or exceeded – because our clients’ success is Brother’s success!

Our multicultural team members have worked across the world, honing their craft and perspective. We’re pretty sure we have Brisbane’s most diverse and inclusive creative agency.

Our values

Our culture is built on 4 key values.


Earn it and give it back. Develop your craft to the fullest. Be on point. Be on time.


Don’t stand still. Look up, aim up. Be curious, be ambitious, be proactive, be tenacious, be resilient, be prolific.


Own it. No excuses. Grow as your industry changes. You run the day or the day runs you.


Make a positive difference to our clients and the team.


GPS Rugby

Brother sponsors several GPS rugby teams, sowing the seeds for tomorrow’s legends.

Wilston and Bardon State schools

Brother engaged with the Wilston and Bardon State Schools, teaching our next generation the virtues of advertising.

CEO Sleepout

Brother Co-Founder, Kurt Viertel, participates in the CEO sleepout to raise awareness and donations for Australians experiencing homelessness.

The Good Beer Co.

We partnered with the Brisbane-based social enterprise company to create the visual identity, logo and campaigns for three new beers that support marriage equality, marine conservation and animal welfare.

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