News & Commentary Straight from Think HQ

  • Commentary March 09, 2016

    Top five tips from comms industry insiders

    In its second year running, IABC Victoria, in collaboration with Coral Communications, presented talk 55, a dynamic and fast-paced event where 12 communications professionals have five minutes, and five PowerPoint slides, to share an idea, perspective or inspiring story. The theme of this year’s event: The Communication Revolution - where is our industry heading, and are we ready?

    In keeping with the talk55 concept, we have collated five key takeaways from the night.

    (1) Be agile

    Dr Jen Frahm highlighted the importance of having an agile workplace where interaction and cooperation is highly valued. She noted the importance of breaking free from rigid roles, to communicate with colleagues and clients based on trust and transparency. Being agile also involves having strategic plans that are adaptive to change, and organisations need to be constantly testing and learning.

    In the words of Stanley John, organisations need to ‘persevere, pivot or perish.’

    (2) Goodbye press officers -...

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  • News March 09, 2016

    We are hiring a web developer!

    Junior / Mid-Level Developer

    Applications close: 18 March, 2016.

    Full Time Are you keen to make a difference in the world through your digital creativity, programming nous and positivity?

    Think HQ is a South Melbourne communications agency specialising in projects of substance. We work with some of Australia’s most well known not-for-profits and social change advocates.

    We are seeking a full-time junior to mid-level developer who is enthusiastic to make a real change through their work and to have fun doing it. This is a Mon-Fri office-based role.

    We provide digital solutions for our clients, including digital strategy, information architecture and content strategy, web design and technical development. The majority of your immediate work will be creating client websites and microsites.

    How to apply for this job

    Please send a cover letter, resume and at least 3 work examples to jane@think-hq.com.au, using the subject line: Junior/Mid-Level Developer application via EthicalJobs. You...

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  • Commentary February 17, 2016

    Communicating value, point of difference crucial under NDIS

    The disability sector is a $22 billion market. It goes without saying that in a sector that big, competition between disability service providers is immense.

    That competitiveness is about to be further compounded, with the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) commencing in stages around Australia from last year. The scheme will see consumers granted greater autonomy about where their funding for care will go – which essentially means that in most cases, disability service providers will need to fight much harder for their slice of the consumer pie.

    Historically, government funding models have demanded that organisations focus on streamlining expenditure and creating efficiencies to maintain their funding. Good business sense and the ability to remain fiscally frugal have been the key.

    However, the rollout of the NDIS heralds an entirely new and hypercompetitive era, where – while business sense is still important – a different skill set will play a...

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  • News February 15, 2016

    Think HQ and Australians for Mental Health tackle mental illness shame and stigma

    For the month of January, Think HQ assisted Australians for Mental Health (AFMH), a grassroots organisation fighting for mental health reform, with the Share Your Story project.

    The purpose of Share Your Story month was to create an open discussion about mental illness, aiming to end the stigma and shame often associated with mental ill health.

    We invited Australians from all walks of life to share their experiences with mental health - whether it had impacted them directly or indirectly.

    Think HQ corresponded with participants and curated their stories to share on the AFMH website and its social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter.

    Throughout the month, the comments and feedback AFMH received on its social media platforms were overwhelmingly positive and encouraging.

    Think HQ was also successful in raising awareness about AFMH – the project generated an increase in 135 Facebook page likes, and its Twitter account attracted 109 new followers.

    Participants also expressed...

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  • News February 11, 2016

    Think HQ’s Jenna Waite joins IABC Victoria Board of Directors

    Congratulations to our own Jenna Waite, who has been appointed as the new Student and Academic Liaison - Chair for the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Victoria.

    In her new role, Jenna will be engaging communications students and professionals from the Victorian tertiary sector via exciting new programs and initiatives that encourage knowledge-sharing and assist participants in building valuable professional networks.

    Jenna has previously been involved with the IABC as the 2015 Victorian Student Ambassador, where she successfully developed student-focused events and established online student networking sites.

    The IABC is a global community helping to set the standard of global excellence in professional communication, and IABC Victoria is the largest IABC chapter outside of North America. IABC Victoria offers regular networking and professional development opportunities, and all communications professionals across Victoria – no matter what stage of their...

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