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In case you missed it: Are you crisis ready?

21 Oct 2020

Hear from Peter Rekers, one of Australia’s leading experts in crisis management. Video from our webinar on 11 June 2020: Are you crisis ready? webinar recording ..... Read more »

Listen up

13 Oct 2020

'Friends, Romans, countrymen – lend me your ears!' Like Mark Anthony exclaims in Shakespeare’s oft-quoted Julius Caesar, the function of communications is often diminished to a one-way exercise. Whether it be the presidential candidate waxing lyrical at the lectern, or the young revolutionary calling his fellow citizens to arms from a soap box styled pulpit – the focus is on message transmission. But what if that was only half the picture? If you were to ask a layman to des..... Read more »

Federal Budget 2020: Notes from Canberra

9 Oct 2020

The Isentia team in Canberra was part of the Press Gallery Budget lock up and attended the Budget lock up press conference given by Treasurer The Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP and Minister for Finance, Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann. Read the full summary of Budget-related media activity on the Isentia blog. The Isentia team based in Canberra ..... Read more »

Creating a digital experience

15 Sep 2020

IABC Canberra President Amanda Dennett sat down with David Pembroke for the GovComms podcast about social media in government, digital experiences at the Australian War Memorial, and how we're supporting communication certification. ..... Read more »

In case you missed it: Trust in AI…?

15 Sep 2020

Hear from Jason Perelson, Creative Director from Synergy, about AI technology and communications. Video from our webinar on 27 August 2020: Trust in AI...? webinar recording ..... Read more »

IABC Canberra joins advocacy group in support of university fee equality

4 Aug 2020

Working to ensure university fee equality for communication, arts and humanities students across Australia Australian chapters of the IABC have joined the Australian Communications Advocacy Group (ACAG) to support university fee equality. IABC chapters representing communication professionals in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and Victoria are proud to partner with the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) and the International Association o..... Read more »

Why communicating in 2020 is a bit like starting a comedy career

21 Jul 2020

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve read the term ‘business as usual’ this quarter, I could probably fund a 2021 arts degree. It seems the world is repeating it, like an affirmation, craving stability after a record run of challenging circumstances. Now that you’re here, this is about sustained crises and the attention economy. I wonder if you’d still have clicked onto this page if it had COVID-19 in the title. The new decade has been marred with sustained crises..... Read more »

The struggle is real

18 Jul 2020

How’s everyone doing? I’ve really struggled at times over the last few weeks and I’m sure I’m not alone. While restrictions are lifting I think it is going to be a long time before things will return to pre-COVID conditions. How will I survive the long, dark cold Canberra winter without a trip to Thailand in July to look forward to? I am aware this is a First World problem but knowing I have that trip to look forward to makes winter somewhat bearable, well that and an electric..... Read more »

Canberra communication professionals series: Melanie Gibbons

9 Jun 2020

For the last six months, Melanie Gibbons has been profiling Canberra communication professionals on her blog. We turned the tables on her and asked her to answer her own questions. Tell us about your role. I started Elm Communications two years ago (this week!) after leaving the public service. Elm is a strategic communications consultancy working primarily with government clients. I have been lucky enough to work with large and small government agencies on some really interesting pro..... Read more »

Free COVID-19 communication resources

18 Apr 2020

I won't bother with all the usual platitudes about 'crazy times' and 'unprecedented events'. As all communicators know, sh*t got real very quickly and aside from the fabulous medical professionals, who did the rest of the world turn to make sense of it all? That's right, communicators. We are lucky to be in a position to make a real difference to people in this difficult time. We just need to do it quickly. Lucky for us in Australia we are a few weeks behind from a communicati..... Read more »

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