News & Commentary Straight from Think HQ

  • News November 27, 2015

    The Scanlon Foundation's most successful launch to date

    Think HQ is privileged to have launched the 2015 Mapping Social Cohesion Report with the Scanlon Foundation at the Melbourne Art’s Centre on Thursday 29 October 2015.

    Hosted by SBS TV news presenter and journalist Sarah Abo, the event marks the fifth year that Think HQ has worked with the Scanlon Foundation to promote the report.

    More than 200 guests attended the event, which featured a panel of experts discussing issues covered in the report, including Australian attitudes towards immigration and asylum seekers, trust in government, and what it means to be Australian.

    Members of this year’s panel included:

    • Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Founder and President, Youth Without Borders.
    • Rob Hulls, Director, Centre for Innovative Justice, RMIT.
    • Matthew Gordon, Chief Operations Officer, Oursay.
    • Helen Kapalos, Chair, Victorian Multicultural Commission.
    • Andrew Markus, Professor and the Report author, Monash University.

    The event generated insightful conversation about issues relevant to...

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  • News April 15, 2015

    We're hiring! Could you be our first graphic designer?

    Wanted: a great in-house designer interested in starting small but thinking big!

    Think HQ is a successful PR agency that is about to turn five. Based in South Melbourne, we specialise in projects of substance and work with some truly great clients across government, corporate and community sectors. The team is continually growing, and we’ve reached a point where we’d love to recruit an in-house designer.

    Initially starting at two to three days per week, the vision would be to start the beginnings of a small design agency, with Think HQ being the primary source of work in the pipeline.

    Our work spans branding and logo design, creative campaign development, publication and web design.

    The skill set we’re looking for includes:

    • Comprehensive knowledge of core Creative Suite software including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
    • Working knowledge or familiarity with Flash and Dreamweaver applications would be a benefit
    • Sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
    • Comprehensive...
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  • News April 01, 2015

    We're in the news! Tell it, Don't sell it: The power of storytelling

    Australians are known for our generous nature, which has given rise to a robust and diverse giving sector. We’re also characterised by our love of a good yarn – we like telling and hearing stories. It’s no surprise then, that storytelling is an incredibly effective means of communicating key messages for organisations and individuals, particularly in the charitable space.

    The power of storytelling cannot be understated, and mustn’t be confused with mere ‘reporting’.

    While facts, figures and reporting on impact are important, it’s the stories – and the right people to tell them – that are the most important components of any communications toolkit

    To read the full piece in Generosity Magazine click here.

    This article first appeared in Generosity Magazine and is reprinted here with permission.

  • News February 17, 2015

    Think HQ excited to work with the Prince's Charities Australia

    Think HQ has recently been contracted by Prince’s Charities Australia in an ongoing communications and marketing capacity.

    Prince’s Charities Australia (PCA) provides a coordinating presence for the Australian charitable endeavors of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

    PCA’s new The Prince’s Lead Your Own Business program is the first project Think HQ has been involved in, which will provide twenty Australian Defence Force personnel transitioning to civilian life, with the opportunity to kick-start their own small business. The program soft launched on February 26.

    In addition to communications and marketing work on individual projects, such as LYOB, Think HQ will also work with PCA in an ongoing capacity on their communications strategy and management of social media platforms.

    For more information about Princes Charities Australia visit http://www.princescharitiesaustralia.org.au

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