News & Commentary Straight from Think HQ

  • Commentary September 11, 2018

    As an influencer…

    Think HQ Account Coordinator Jade Delios Callanan shares her experience attending this year’s VidCon.

    At VidCon 2018 it wasn’t uncommon to hear the term, ‘as an influencer…’ when someone was giving their answer to a question.

    Most of the content creators or influencers on the panels had followings in the hundreds of thousands to millions, but it turns out that when it comes to using social platforms for a cause, smaller followings can have the greatest impact.

    At the 'Social Media to Social Change' panel moderated by Tara Gosling, PR & Content Coordinator at JustGiving with Anna Akana, Hank Green and Caspar Lee, it kept coming back to the impact of micro influencers.

    Caspar Lee, who has 7.5+ million subscribers on his YouTube channel and has recently been raising awareness about growing up with Tourette’s, said it’s those with smaller followings who can potentially have a larger impact.

    “Micro influencers have bigger opportunity to make change. They have smaller communities of...

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  • Case Studies May 20, 2016

    Community Sector Banking

    Community Sector Banking is a B Corp certified banking service that provides ethical finance solutions to not-for-profits and community groups across Australia.

    Community Sector Banking is a joint venture, 50% owned by Bendigo Bank and 50% owned by Community 21 (a consortium of not-for-profits).

    Since early 2016, Think HQ has been working with Community Sector Banking to strengthen its digital engagement with its target audiences - current and prospective customers and the not-for-profit sector.

    Think HQ created a digital engagement strategy tailored to Community Sector Banking’s target audience communication habits and preferences. This strategy underpinned all tactical communications support provided by Think HQ.

    Our collaboration with Community Sector Banking has achieved outstanding results. Community Sector Banking’s Twitter page has grown by 300 per cent compared with the same period last year, and other targets have been surpassed within 12 weeks.

    Our tactical communications...

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  • News January 15, 2016

    Think HQ is proud to announce talent management as an exciting addition to our extensive skills portfolio

    Think HQ is thrilled to be working with Founder of Youth Without Borders, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, and Founder of Meliora Group, Jill Riseley, to assist them in building their personal profiles, and generating meaningful community discussion about important issues.

    Working with Yassmin and Jill marks Think HQ’s entry into the area of profile management, and we couldn’t be more excited!

    Yassmin and Jill are established and respected individuals in their separate fields and they both share a passion for creating positive social change.

    Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a mechanical engineer, author, and social commentator who encourages the empowerment of youth, women, and those from culturally diverse backgrounds. Among her long list of accolades, Yassmin has been Queensland Young Australian of the Year, Young Australian Muslim of the Year, and a Young Leader Winner of '100 Woman of Influence' Awards.

    Jill Riseley is the Founder and Managing Director of the Meliora Group, a strategic advisory firm...

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  • Commentary January 05, 2015

    Public Relations in 2015 and beyond

    As busy communicators, it is often not until the holiday period when we get the chance to sit down and reflect on our work. For many, this means an evaluation of past and current campaign progress and of the lessons that we have learned – what activity worked and what activity didn’t. It’s also when we look to the New Year and consider what our focus will be, and what emerging technologies or trends we can take advantage of.

    Here’s a few thoughts on what we might see emerge and grow in public relations for 2015.

    1. A picture tells a thousand words, but videos can say even more.

    With the rise of photo-focused platforms like Instagram, SnapChat and Pinterest, we are seeing the power of images for public relations and marketing. If 2014 was the year we truly saw images take over the web, then 2015 is going to be the year of the video.

    We’ve already had a preview of this phenomenon in 2014 with the emergence of the viral sensation that was the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” where videos...

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  • Commentary December 09, 2014

    The results are in: Not for profit sector delivers mixed bag of survey results

    Late last year, Think HQ undertook a research survey to gain an insight into the inner-workings of Australian not for profit (NFP) organisations, and the key opportunities and challenges they’re currently facing.

    Over 85 NFPs were represented in the survey, with participants from organisations including the Salvation Army, Melbourne Recital Centre, Spark* International, Save The Children, The Heart Foundation, Plan International, and Opportunity International Australia.

    Numerous sectors were also represented, including education, welfare/social services, community development, health and mental health, and disability and training.

    Of the individuals who took part in the survey, 27% identified as CEO or top-level executives, 18% as communications staff, 10% as marketing staff, 9% as development staff, and 3% as fundraising staff.

    Our findings revealed both good and bad news for the sector.

    SO, WHAT’S THE BAD NEWS?

    Budgets are tight…

    As expected, survey results confirmed that...

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