About Red Hippo

the vision. the values. the team


What we are all about

Red Hippo is a Barossa based marketing and digital consulting agency committed to helping businesses with their digital strategy, multi-channel marketing, eCommerce, training and development, social media, email marketing, and their website. We tailor solutions to your business needs and can be as hands-on – or hands-off – as your business needs.

Whether you are after an in-depth multi-channel marketing strategy, need a website health check, want to improve your email marketing, or just understand how your business can benefit from digital, Red Hippo is here to help.

We get out of bed because we want to inspire change so that businesses can transform to reach their full potential.

Our values include:

  • Purpose
  • Strategy
  • Beauty
  • Action
  • Transformation

Hey there, I'm Amber

Amber Rushton owns the ever-thinking, always-learning, somewhat nerdy brain behind Red Hippo; we guess that makes her the creator and founder!

She’s an absolute whiz at helping business owners find, connect, and create lasting relationships with their ideal clients through smart strategic planning and easy implementation. Helping small businesses achieve their marketing goals with confidence and ease by creating clear, actionable, and easy-to-follow strategies is her jam.

With degrees in marketing and public relations, and a post-grad in digital marketing, Amber boasts an impressive technical skillset that can help business owners realise what’s possible and reach their full potential. Her years of experience working with some of Australia’s best-known brands (think Lorna Jane, JAG, Barbeques Galore, and the like) have given her the ability to take that technical know-how and turn it into accessible wisdom for those who don’t *quite* geek out as much as she does when it comes to all this marketing stuff (… weirdos). This reflects her firm belief that great social media content shouldn’t be accessible only to the big players with their hefty budgets, but to all businesses, regardless of size.

Another firm belief held by Amber is that she should never, ever, EVER be made to cook anything other than melted cheese on toast. She hates cooking with a passion, so the only time you’ll ever find her in the kitchen is when she’s raiding her secret stash of chocolate (shh! Don’t tell her kids!). Where you will find her – when she’s not at her desk – is playing in the backyard with her two gorgeous (but headstrong) girls, or enjoying a Netflix binge with her husband – with a cat staking its claim on each of their laps. Outside of work and family, community is Amber’s other great love, so when she’s not helping her clients to grow their businesses through clever marketing strategies or spending time with her loved ones, she’ll just be over there, working with one of the local NFPs where she volunteers her time.

Ishtar Dawe Red Hippo Customer Experience Manager

Meet Helena...

Meet Helena Carapetis // Creative Director & Graphic Designer

We are so excited to have this graphic design superstar join us.

With a Bachelor of Design (visual communication) and Graduate Diploma in Journalism, Helena has over 7 years experience and has worked with branding, packaging, printing, digital design, websites and retail marketing.

She loves spending time outdoors, being active and enjoys participating in Parkrun, going for hikes, bike rides and camping and is constantly inspired by nature. She also enjoys bringing her creative skills to the kitchen, baking whenever she has time!

Meet Nathanael

Meet Nathanael // Junior Developer & Audio-Visual

Working 3 days a week at Red Hippo, and studying coding 2 days a week at 42 Adelaide, we are so excited to have Nathanael as part of the Red Hippo herd.

Nathanael was hand-picked from the 42 Adelaide Cadette program to join the team as he brings his tech and software development skills to boost our digital delivery to clients. 

However, what makes Nathanael stand out from the pack is his love of design and all things creative.  Prior to working at Red Hippo, Nathanael’s creative nature was displayed in sound design at SAE, composing songs, electronic soundscapes and photography! 

In his spare time, you will find him cooking, coding for 42, trying to fix my server or playing games.

Our favourite things


FAVOURITE GROUP: 90s playlist


FAVOURITE PET: Cats, Chickens & horses



GUILTY PLEASURE: Binging streaming shows

FAVOURITE DESIGN TOOL: Illustrator (or Amber has love of Canva!)

How we can work together...

Take a look our services

website design

From small business to international e-commerce websites, we have worked on them all and can't wait to talk to you about yours.

social media & content creation

Our range of packages focuses on your goals and delivers you social media content, blogs, and emails, which helps to transform your content strategy and take the pressure off!

marketing strategy & support

It all starts with your goals. Whether you need a once-off strategy or ongoing marketing support, Red Hippo is here to help,

Want to find out more information?

Jump on zoom or on a call and we can have a chat about what packages or services might suit you and your business goals.