About Us




We see The Big Smoke company as a capital city for the 21st century in America. We’re all about cutting through the noises and mazes to have a distinctive cultural impact and connect people with things they’ll love.



The Big Smoke (TBS) launched in Australia in 2013, and within months of launching, TBS was being talked about all over the country as a leading opinion site. Being a dynamic voice in a stale media landscape allowed us to quickly permeate the mainstream media.

Now that we are in the USA, our aim is to provide a single platform that acts as a stage for the voicing of varied, topical, and interesting opinions. The pool of writers at The Big Smoke are generally not journalists, although some write for a living. We draw on some of the finest minds in the country—both young and old, emerging and famous. Our contributors come from all walks of life—blue-collar workers, comedians, lawyers, students, politicians, business owners, academics—the list is almost endless.

We publish content that we may not agree with. We don’t censor, we provide a platform for debate. We cater towards discerning readers who want to access ideas differently.


 The Big Smoke aims to be the curator that cuts through the mazes and noises of the online world to connect people with brands that will bring them value, allowing them to shop, donate and discover like never before.

We showcase and advocate only for brands that we value personally, ensuring that people can always trust our taste and integrity. We are dedicated to forming only selective, meaningful, and mutually-satisfying relationships with a diverse and exciting assortment of businesses and charities.


 The Big Smoke is dedicated to promoting the arts, creatives, and entertainment because we know that if these things flourish, everyone else will too.

We work fervently to tailor our power in a way that connects people with the energy, vibrancy, and thrills of culture.



 The Big Smoke America

Portland, Oregon

Belleford Group Pty Ltd (Head Office)

PO Box 286

Double Bay, NSW 1360



Founder and CEO

Alexandra Tselios

Editor-in-Chief USA

Greg Gerding

editor @ thebigsmoke.com

Editor-in-Chief Australia

Mathew Mackie

editor @ thebigsmoke.com.au

TBS Advisory Board

Mike Zeederberg | Philippa Lewis

Sub Editors

Eve Connell

Simon Dawes

Client Services Associate

Lyn Prostrero

lyn @ thebigsmoke.com.au

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