News & Commentary Straight from Think HQ

  • News October 20, 2017

    Think HQ recognised at PRIA Victoria’s 2017 Golden Target awards

    Think HQ took home two awards at Wednesday night’s PRIA Victorian Golden Target Awards – Medium Consultancy of the Year and Health Campaign of the Year.

    Judged by a panel of public relations and industry leaders, the long-running PRIA Golden Target Awards commend excellence in the public relations industry- with a record number of applications received in 2017.

    Think HQ Founder and Director, Jen Sharpe, said she was excited to receive the awards for the company’s work on projects that matter.

    “I’m humbled and elated to receive such prestigious awards – it is fantastic to be recognised for the work we’ve been doing.”

    In 2016, Think HQ created and implemented an integrated communications strategy for the DonateLife 2016 campaign on behalf of the Organ and Tissue Authority- with the aim of encouraging all Australians to register as organ and tisue donors and to raise awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation.

    The campaign received significant media coverage, with more...

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  • Uncategorized April 26, 2017

    Wasted words

    It’s all too common that we use words that are redundant, or phrases that could be simplified. This often results in sentences that are needlessly wordy, and can end up becoming muddled and lose meaning.

    To help encourage more concise writing, Think HQ is starting a weekly series of ‘Wasted Words’ posts, highlighting redundant words and suggestions on keeping things simple .

    First up, ‘at the present time’.

    Wasted Words will be a weekly series on our Facebook and Instagram accounts. Follow us on Instagram @think_hq and Facebook at fb.me/HThinkQ to stay up to date!

  • News December 15, 2016

    Get to know: Nick Edrington

    Senior Account Executive Nick Edrington is our newest recruit. With extensive experience in social media marketing and copywriting, Nick shares his experiences and advice below.

    You’ve spent some time overseas working in a PR agency. Did you find any significant differences between working in India and Australia?

    The Indian media landscape is notably different to Australia – the print industry is still very strong, and local papers have high readership. This is partly due to the affordability and accessibility of traditional print, but also the variety of languages – there are 22 official languages across India.

    I had exposure to corporate multinationals, luxury property developers and even the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as clients. Pitching stories about Australia, as an Australian in India to the Indian media was a great experience – on occasion journalists couldn’t understand my accent on the phone!

    The work culture in Mumbai is interesting,...

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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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