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Blog archive: 2019

Comms Clusters and Reputation Management

7 Jun 2019 / Posted by leanne  /  News

Mike Kaiser, a Partner at KPMG, shares his insights on PR disasters and managing reputation. Join us for our free Midweek Mingle on 12 June to hear more from Mike on Comms Clusters. Corporate Australia is facing unprecedented challenges to protect its reputation and build trust between government, business and citizens. We’ve seen an explosion of scrutiny, citizen journalism and online activism, alongside a growing number of Royal Commissions. Boards and Executives are realising that repu..... Read more »

Federal Budget 2019 wrap-up

9 Apr 2019 / Posted by leanne  /  News

Over the past week, our newsfeeds reached 'peak Budget' and at times we were tempted (briefly!) to buy our phones in the veggie patch for a break! If you were feeling the same, here's a summary of what you missed... The ABC live blogged Treasurer Josh Frydenburg's first Budget, then Opposition Leader Bill Shorten's Budget reply two days later. There was a summary of Budget 'winners and losers' on, but it was Julie Bishop's blue sequined dress ..... Read more »

How elections impact comms strategies

5 Mar 2019 / Posted by leanne  /  News

The upcoming Federal Election could bring new challenges to organisations which have deployed public affairs/communications strategies to influence policy outcomes. Similar challenges will apply to public servants charged with implementing new policies that will require communication services to ensure effective implementation. Whoever wins the election, the policy platforms of both major parties will require broad based consultation across every business sector in the economy, as well as wi..... Read more »

Opportunity awaits

18 Feb 2019 / Posted by leanne  /  News

Sometimes it’s good to choose the unknown, to say ‘yes’ to that opportunity even if you are unsure where it might take you. As I reflect on my first experience at the Global IABC Leadership Institute conference held in Long Beach, California, that’s exactly what’s going through my mind. Long Beach, California About 18 months ago I agreed to be part of the local IABC Canberra chapter board as Treasurer. As a career comms/marketing guy taking on the treasurer role seemed like a da..... Read more »

Welcome to 2019! From Alison Senti, IABC Canberra President

30 Jan 2019 / Posted by leanne  /  News

Happy New Year Canberra communications community, I hope everyone had a chance to recharge their batteries in whatever way works for them – because 2019 is shaping up to be a big year in communication. Whether you are in Government, have your own communication practice or lead a team of communicators there’s plenty in store. The highly-anticipated Federal Election (taking bets now on when it will be); the Brexit deadline coming to a head shortly and other important events in our region, ..... Read more »

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