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Creating digital workspaces – the impact on internal communications

15 Aug 2022

We all know that the pandemic has changed how we work and collaborate. Over the past two years, we have had to adjust rapidly to working in a digital environment connect, engage and support our co-workers. As a disruptor, COVID has seen us accelerate our technology use; what we had anticipated using in 10 years, we are using now in the ‘new’ hybrid working environment. Research from around the globe on the hybrid working environment shows us that : 20% of the Australian workforce fee..... Read more »

Public Communication: The Global Context and the Way Forward

29 Jun 2022

Close to 40 Communication professionals joined a conversation around the role of public communication, hosted by IABC Canberra and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) last week. The OECD’s latest report – Public Communication: The Global Context and the Way Forward – was the topic of discussion, which examined public communication structures, mandates, and practices. “This report was based off a survey of more than 50 questions that was put forward to..... Read more »

Canberra communicators keen for insights on Indigenous engagement

23 Aug 2021

A raw and honest conversation about communicating with First Nations People brought together over 120 professionals from across Canberra’s public and private sector at an event hosted by IABC Canberra. Country and City: Communicating with First Nations People offered an insightfulpanel discussion at the National Museum of Australia drawing out lessons learned in communicating with this diverse audience. Dan Bourchier, Indigenous affairs journalist and ABC presenter emceed the event, whi..... Read more »

Pollinate Pulse of the Nation

17 May 2022

Earlier this month, a few of our Board Members went to the Pollinate Pulse of the Nation event. Since 2007, Pollinate has surveyed over 25,000 Australians via The Pulse across three key pillars of sustainability – environment, society and the economy. As a result, they have decades of data on the key issues facing the nation. The research is a gold mine of information that can help us to better understand our audiences and how we can focus our communication plans. In April 2022, they s..... Read more »

Easter treats + East Coast relief

20 Apr 2022

Earlier this month we hosted our monthly mid-week mingle. However, with Easter upon us, and much of the East Coast in need of some relief and support, this mingle was a little different. Not only did we manage to raise more than $150 for the Red Cross NSW and QLD Flood appeal (with all tickets profits being directly donated), but we also had to opportunity to learn more about a local Canberra bean-to-bar chocolate business. Jasper + Myrtle owners Li Peng and Peter have been making artisan ch..... Read more »

President’s Report 2020

13 Jan 2021

When I signed on to be IABC Canberra President for 2020, I had no idea that I’d be leading our volunteer team through times of smoke and bushfires and coronavirus, virtual board meetings and events, and difficult health and financial times for the community we live in. The highlight for me this year has been how much exposure this role has given me to the breadth and complexity of work that communication professionals in Canberra have tackled this year. As a group, we’ve repeatedly risen..... Read more »

In case you missed it: Co-design in COVID times

27 Nov 2020

Hear from Etienne Maujean, Head of Research and Design at Cordelta Digital, about design thinking and remote collaboration. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9LVSJZUb54 Video from our webinar on 15 October 2020 ..... Read more »

Congratulations to our newly certified members!

22 Nov 2020

At the IABC Canberra Board strategic planning session at the beginning of the year, we committed to holding our first Global Communication Certification Council exam in Canberra. Until fairly recently it was difficult for Asia Pacific members to sit for the Communication Management Professional (CMP) or Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP) exams as most were held at the international IABC conferences in North America. We were determined as part of our three year strategic plan..... Read more »

The Australian War Memorial wins AMI award for Our Continuing Story campaign

22 Nov 2020

The Australian War Memorial has been recognised by the Australian Marketing Institute, winning the Marketing Excellence state award (ACT) for their Our Continuing Story campaign. The Public Sector Marketing category award recognises marketing excellence in campaigns delivered by or for the public sector.  Our Continuing Story was developed as a brand campaign to support the Memorial’s development project. The campaign aims to establish a narrative and strategically influe..... Read more »

The ATO wins AMI award for Single Touch Payroll campaign

22 Nov 2020

The ATO wins AMI award for Single Touch Payroll campaign It’s not every day you get to work on an award-winning communications campaign but for the team at the ATO, this became a reality last week after walking away with the state award (ACT) for their Single Touch Payroll (STP) campaign at the Australian Marketing Institute’s Marketing Excellence awards for the best integrated marketing communications program.  The award recognises excellence in the implementation of an int..... Read more »

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