News & Commentary Straight from Think HQ

  • 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 December 14, 2016

    Creating conversations about social cohesion

    2016 has been a big year in politics. The US election, Brexit, and the European refugee crisis have led to global discussion about issues of immigration, discrimination and disengagement with government. So how are people feeling in Australia?

    The Scanlon Foundation’s 2016 Mapping Social Cohesion Report provided a unique insight into local views on issues affecting our social cohesion. For the fifth year running, Think HQ worked with the Scanlon Foundation on the national launch of the report.

    Our work involved:

    • Arranging pre-launch Ministerial briefings
    • Managing the national stakeholder launch in Melbourne, attended by 260 guests
    • Creating campaign video content, including an animated video highlighting key research results
    • Social media content creation and live tweeting during the event
    • Media relations activity.

    Around 260 people attend the event, which was emceed by ABC journalist Patricia Karvelas and featured a panel of thought leaders including:

    • Mark Baker, CEO, Melbourne...
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  • Case Studies October 03, 2016

    Launching Australians Today: landmark research report

    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.

    Media relations

    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.

    Stakeholder relations

    Prior to the launch, Think HQ briefed Ministers and government stakeholders on the results of Australians Today.

    Event management

    More than 120 attended the launch of...

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  • News September 28, 2016

    Top tools our clients love

    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.

    Hootsuite

    A fantastic social media management tool, this platform lets users schedule posts in advance, and provides analytics and suggested optimum times to publish content. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram accounts can be viewed simultaneously thanks to the clever dashboard interface. Highly recommended for clients who post social media content... Read More
  • Case Studies June 21, 2016

    Children's Protection Society

    The Children’s Protection Society (CPS) engaged Think HQ to promote the expansion of its programs and services to its key target audiences. With a focus on stakeholder relations and collateral development, activity undertaken by Think HQ has included:

    • Developing and delivering donor/funder engagement strategy
    • Event management support
    • Development and delivery of internal and external communication strategies
    • Creation of social media and website content
    • Development and design of a range of collateral
    • production of a number of videos to showcase CPS' research and services
    • Development of media materials
    • Media release distribution to promote launch of new programs
    • Case study management.

    Think HQ has also secured high-quality news coverage for Children’s Protection Society, including the Herald Sun and news.com.au.

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