Who we are

The Launch Box is a Melbourne based communications consultancy. We specialise in the strategic planning and creative implementation of communications and events across a range of sectors.
Operating for over 13 years, we are made successful by our people, who are loyal, hard working and passionate about their work.
Deb Lemcke

Deb Lemcke

Director & Founder

Deb's strong background in communications and events for a wide range of government and NFP clients set up The Launch Box to flourish over the past 13 years. Deb’s greatest strength is her ability to create the right team and then find solutions that deliver projects on time and within budget. Mother to 7-year-old twin girls, and with a penchant for realising their latest art and craft visions, Deb needs a good sense of humour! So she always has a story to make you laugh.

Emily Tate

Emily Tate

General Manager

Emily is meticulous about planning and detail, so perfect for steering The Launch Box team. She has extensive experience in the health, sport, NFP and government sectors. Her skills include corporate and community partnerships, stakeholder relations, strategy development and implementation, strategic media relations, project management and writing. Emily loves cafés, wine, reading and yoga. But, in reality, she spends most of her spare time running after a cheeky toddler and a naughty Labrador!

Tanya Warrington

Tanya Warrington

Account Director

Tanya is brimming with energy, she injects colour and enthusiasm into everything she does. Having worked across government, corporate and NFP sectors for over 10 years, she is passionate about developing strategies and partnerships that achieve outstanding results. Never settling for the easy option, Tanya is always coming up with innovative solutions to reach target audiences and to elevate brands and campaigns. She considers herself a bit of a ‘groove train’, so regularly graces our team with an impromptu song and dance.

Kate van der Drift

Kate van der Drift


With broad experience in Australia and abroad as a magazine editor, communication strategist and media producer, Kate is experienced at using visual communication and words with impact. Upbeat and driven to engage the most resistant audiences, Kate applies a growth mindset to all she undertakes and thoroughly enjoys working with organisations keen to harness their potential and make an impact through effective communication.

Sophie Grainge

Sophie Grainge

Senior Consultant

Sophie has agency experience in the corporate and government sectors. Her interests lie in community engagement, education, marketing and television production. Her skills include strategy development and implementation, project management, writing and social media strategy development. Outside work, Sophie loves to get out on her bike, hang out with her niece and nephew and travel the world!

Tracie Manning

Tracie Manning

Senior Event Manager

Tracie has over 14 years’ experience in developing and managing major events and fundraising strategies. Projects have included gala events, campaign launches, award ceremonies, community and research forums, large sporting events, conferences and fundraising events for a range of organisations. Known for her calm and caring manner, Tracie always goes the extra mile to deliver outstanding events.

What we do

TLB is a Melbourne based communications consultancy. We specialise in planning and creatively delivering communications and events across a range of sectors including government, not-for-profit, community, health and sport. 
We’ve been operating for over 13 years, and our people are at the heart of our success. They are loyal, hard working and passionate about their work. 
TLB offers the extensive service scope of a large agency, but with a small agency approach that’s both personal and authentic.
Marketing and communications
  • Media relations

  • Issues management

  • Strategy development

  • Content development

  • Editing and proofreading

  • Awareness-raising campaigns

Events and activations
  • Event strategy development

  • Sponsorship acquisition

  • Event management

  • Conferences

  • Activation strategy development and execution

  • Event promotion strategies

Creative design and production
  • Video production

  • Brand identity development

  • Style guide and implementation plans

  • Collateral and merchandise design

  • Advertising materials

Social and digital
  • Strategy development

  • Channel audits

  • Policy development

  • Employee training

  • Content planning

Community engagement
  • Stakeholder consultation and management

  • Corporate and community partnership development

  • Facilitated workshops

  • Program development

Work we’ve done

Victorian Electoral Commission – Enrolment resources

Victorian Electoral Commission – Enrolment resources


Link & Learn Program, Stockland


Better Health Channel – content redevelopment

O-I Glass ‘Journey to Zero’ EHS campaign

O-I Glass ‘Journey to Zero’ EHS campaign


Help Yourself campaign, Department of Justice


Small Business BIG Marketing, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources


At The Launch Box we love nothing more than an excuse to chat to someone new or catch up with old colleagues. Give us a tingle. We would love to hear from you!