Bethanie Blanchard is an advertising strategist, currently specialising in Retail Media. She has previously held positions as Head of Strategy for media agency Carat Melbourne, and publishers including Bauer Media and News Corp.
She is also a freelance writer and former literary critic, where she worked as the launch books writer for The Guardian Australia.
Her writing centres on literature, arts and culture, and has appeared in The Guardian, The Monthly, The Australian, The Age, ABC The Drum, The Big Issue, Meanjin, Kill Your Darlings, The Lifted Brow, Spook, Seizure, Crikey, Women’s Agenda, Killings and The Wheeler Centre, amongst others.
In 2014-15 she had a regular books segment on ABC Radio National Summer Breakfast, and has been a guest on Triple J Sunday Night Safran, ABC Radio National Drive, ABC Radio National Books & Arts Daily, and literary podcasts The Rereaders.
Bethanie has appeared on panels at the Melbourne Writers Festival, Sydney Writers’ Festival, Emerging Writers’ Festival, and the National Young Writers’ Festival.
She is a recipient of the ‘Australian Postgraduate Award’ prestigious research scholarship and has recently completed a Master of Arts at the University of Melbourne. She has tutored in literary censorship and contemporary literature.