News & Commentary Straight from Think HQ

  • News May 16, 2018

    Meet Kate

    Meet Kate

    Kate McGregor is Think HQ’s newest Senior Account Manager. An award winning communicator, specialising in partnerships and corporate social responsibility, Kate makes a fantastic new addition to the team.

    Since arriving at Think HQ, you’ve gelled quickly with the team and really hit the ground running. What are your first impressions of Think HQ?

    I’m extremely impressed with everybody's passion and drive to work on projects with purpose. It’s a refreshing office full of bright ideas, quick wit and friendly faces!

    You’ve worked in corporate for most of your career, what spurred your decision to cross over and work in agency?

    I worked in agency land for 12 months in Auckland, which gave me a taste of agency life. I really appreciate how agile you can be working in this sort of environment. I also really like that there are often more diverse projects to work on. Think HQ has the appetite to keep the business moving at a fast pace, which is exciting. Most importantly joining...

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  • Commentary May 15, 2018

    Chatting to young people about organ donation

    When was the last time you thought about organ donation?

    I’m guessing for a lot of you the answer is ‘I don’t even know’ or ‘this week but only because I watched an episode of Grey’s Anatomy’.

    For 1 in 3 Australians their answer would probably be ‘when I registered as an organ donor’ because that is how many are currently on the Australian Organ Donor Register.

    For the 510 families who lost a loved one last year and the 1,402 Australians who received a life-changing transplant the answer to this question would mean more to them than most.

    If you were to ask young Australians you’d most likely receive the first set of answers. Young Australians have the lowest rate of registrations as organ donors. Of Australians aged 18-24 only 8% are registered – 65% female, 35% male.

    As someone in this age group, until recently I probably would’ve given a combination of the ‘I don’t know’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ answers. Through my internship at Think HQ though, with one of our clients...

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