December 15, 2016
Senior Account Executive Nick Bell is our newest recruit. With extensive experience in social media marketing and copywriting, Nick shares his experiences and advice below.
You’ve spent some time overseas working in a PR agency. Did you find any significant differences between working in India and Australia?
The Indian media landscape is notably different to Australia – the print industry is still very strong, and local papers have high readership. This is partly due to the affordability and accessibility of traditional print, but also the variety of languages – there are 22 official languages across India.
I had exposure to corporate multinationals, luxury property developers and even the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as clients. Pitching stories about Australia, as an Australian in India to the Indian media was a great experience – on occasion journalists couldn’t understand my accent on the phone!
The work culture in Mumbai is interesting, you’d...Read More
December 14, 2016
A significant aspect of working in the digital space involves staying up to date with the latest trends and technologies that could be adapted for our clients. Hence, we sent our Digital Team to PAX Australia, an annual convention showcasing all the latest and upcoming trends in digital games, to investigate.
Our Lead Web Developer Antony shares his insights below.
Gamers are the new fundraisers
Know an enthusiastic gamer? They’re likely to be members of Twitch, an online platform where gamers can view live streams of other gamers in action – think PewDiePie but live stream.
Well-established gamers on Twitch can support the cause of their choice by hosting a gaming marathon, where they stay online and engage with their viewers for an excessive amount of time (12 hours or more), and viewers are encouraged to donate and share the event via social media.
A plus side is if the stream is for charitable purposes, Twitch will help promote it on their homepage. In 2015, the platform raised...Read More
October 03, 2016
In late August, Think HQ helped the Scanlon Foundation launch Australians Today – a new research report looking at life in Australia, as described by our diverse population.
“The Scanlon Foundation has been working with Think HQ for more than five years and we trust them to deliver every time.” Anthea Hancocks, CEO Scanlon Foundation
Our work to launch Australians Today involved:
- Creation of an interactive campaign site: see it here
- Media relations
- Stakeholder relations
- Event management for the report launch.
Think HQ secured high quality coverage across print, digital, radio and TV channels nationally and internationally. Print and digital media included more than 40 pieces of coverage, including pieces in The Age, The Guardian, The Australian, ABC, SBS and Nine News.
Prior to the launch, Think HQ briefed Ministers and government stakeholders on the results of Australians Today.
More than 120 attended the launch of...Read More
September 28, 2016
Communications is about more than just innate skills – the tools we use can make a big difference too!
At Think HQ, we’ve tried and tested countless project management and communications programs over the years. Here are some of our current favourites, used by many of our clients.
Smartsheet Best described as Google Docs on steroids. From spreadsheets that can organise your projects (social media content calendar and GANTT charts are our favourites), to HR and financial record keeping, Smartsheet is a top all-rounder. Users can invite others to edit, add and annotate spreadsheets, so it’s easy to track each other’s progress.