News & Commentary Straight from Think HQ

  • News February 28, 2019

    Meet Aaron

    Our sister company Lumin, online learning platform for the social change sector to build marketing, fundraising and communications capacity, has welcomed Aaron McNeilly as Partnerships Manager.

    Aaron has returned to Melbourne after 18 months in London, and has recently completed a five-year appointment with the Prince’s Trust, formerly the Prince’s Charities Australia, where he helped establish the operations and diverse project portfolio. As Senior Corporate Partnerships Manager with The Prince's Trust UK, he managed a number of their largest corporate partners including: HSBC UK and their £2.4m Future Skills partnership; Bloomberg; Morgan Stanley and the Royal Mail Group.

    Aaron brings more than a decade of cross-sector experience in partnership relations, operations management, fundraising and successful project delivery. He has an education in Product Design Engineering (Hons) and Sustainability.

    He has helped shape policies and communiques furthering youth entrepreneurship on...

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  • News January 31, 2019

    Meet Grace

    Grace Quinn joins the team as Account Services Manager from the Level Crossing Removal Authority, with experience in media strategy, event management and stakeholder relations in a slew of high-profile government projects.

    Quinn will work across the Creative & Interactive, Public Relations, and Content and Strategy teams to assist in the delivery of integrated projects for clients of the full-service agency.

    Quinn’s experience in emergency services and major construction projects make her no stranger to high stress and time sensitive environments.

    “I love working on projects that empower the community to make informed decisions, and I feel that the prospects at Think HQ will enable me to go further with this,” Grace said.

    “I chose Think HQ because they’re a company that stays true to their values - a rare quality in this day and age, that means everyone is genuinely passionate about the projects they’re working on,” she says.

    Jen Sharpe, Founder and Managing Director of Think HQ is...

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  • News June 20, 2018

    Meet Gaspar

    Originally from Hungary, Gaspar worked in London for over 6 years at Havas and DDB Remedy. Gaspar's appointment as Art Director strengthens our growing creative team.

    You’ve mentioned that you’re passionate about concept development. Can you tell us about the creative process and some campaigns you have worked on?

    Coming up with a great idea or concept is like distilling a good and strong spirit. You will use lots of ingredients in the making, but at the end it will be crystal clear and will have a good kick.

    I was lucky enough to work with great teams throughout my career and we created some interesting work we are still proud of. Recently, with my previous Copywriter pair, we created a cartoon character who educates kids and adults about haemophilia and helps little ones communicate the condition with their peers. Unfortunately, there's still a stigma around this disorder.

    Coming from an advertising background, can you tell us about the value of full service agencies?

    The biggest...

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  • News June 06, 2018

    Meet Neil

    We spoke to Red Agency founder Neil Travers, Think HQ’s Strategic Advisor.

    You career has spanned Burson-Marsteller in Hong Kong, Director of Pacific Strategies and Founder of Red Agency. What aspect of your career gives you the most satisfaction?

    After many years working as an in-house PR practitioner in both government and private sectors, the move to finally back my judgement and establish my own agency bought home the incredible challenges faced by thousands of small start-up professional services firms. It raised questions like “what are the services you are actually offering?”, “What is your real point of difference to many other great agencies, big and small?”, “How do you establish smart processes and systems that will turn a ‘one man band’ into a viable business?” – the list goes on.

    Successfully navigating these start-up issues to build an agency - one that delivers effective work to appreciative clients and became known in the industry as a great place to work – that is...

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  • News June 05, 2018

    Meet Jane

    Jane is a recent recruit to the senior leadership team of both Think HQ and Lumin. Jane has worked across corporate, advertising and not for profit. In her most recent position she oversaw the rebranding for The Tipping Foundation prior to the merger with House with No Steps, establishing the largest disability provider in Australia.

    Jane has stepped into the role of Business Development Manager at Think HQ’s sister organisation Lumin. Jane is instrumental part of the team at Lumin - bringing communications capacity building to a growing number of organisations in the social change and NFP sector.

    We sat with Jane to learn more about her extensive career.

    Working at Grey Worldwide for 15 years and moving on to not for profit The Tipping Foundation, what drives you professionally and what do you attribute your success to?

    I was at Grey Worldwide and worked through the ranks prior to being appointed Managing Director. I was MD of Grey Melbourne and Canberra for around 5 years of that...

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