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Sweating the small stuff, and other client relationship tips
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Sweating the small stuff, and other client relationship tips

// 25 May 2015

We were lucky enough recently to have three prominent communications professionals join us for a client panel,  and give their perspective on what makes a great client/agency experience. Of course, we all know one size doesn’t quite fit all. When it comes to a gre...

“The press release is dead!”
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“The press release is dead!”

// 20 May 2015

That’s quite a statement. Personally, I don’t agree with it. But it seemed to be a sentiment shared by others when I presented at the recent ARCS Scientific Congress. It is a fact that modern communication has evolved rapidly through online and social media...

2015 Federal Budget Snapshot
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2015 Federal Budget Snapshot

// 12 May 2015

Tonight the Federal Government unveiled its highly anticipated second Budget – one that was markedly different from last year’s ‘repair job’ of the country’s apparently dire economic circumstances. This year, the declaration that ‘the age of entitlement i...

2015 Federal Budget Preview
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2015 Federal Budget Preview

// 11 May 2015

Highlights Small business package will cut small company tax rates, make crowdfunding more tax effective and provide Capital Gains Tax relief in some areas. Changes to the PBS will make subsidised medicines cheaper, but may cut into pharmacist and pharmaceutical...

Five ways to make your PR career successfully international
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Five ways to make your PR career successfully international

// 8 May 2015

Excelling in Public Relations requires cultural knowledge, deep understanding of local socio-economic landscape and strong relationships with journalists. For PR professionals looking to relocate, the good news is that you can be forgiven for lack of the above as lon...

What’s the big deal about interest rates?
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What’s the big deal about interest rates?

// 28 April 2015

Once again, the news cycle is filled with speculation about whether the Reserve Bank will cut interest rates next month. This raises a couple of questions. 1. Why all the noise? 2. Why should you care? Competing forces The noise – or economic commentary ...

Jon Wade on the launch of Weber Shandwick I/O
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Jon Wade on the launch of Weber Shandwick I/O

// 14 April 2015

Weber Shandwick Asia-Pacific has corralled several of its offerings, including content arm Mediaco, its digital team and Innovation Lab, and launched it as a practice it calls Weber Shandwick I/O (which stands for integrated operations). The practice brings together ...

Chinese bids for NSW poles and wires subject to real politic of federal poll
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Chinese bids for NSW poles and wires subject to real politic of federal poll

// 10 April 2015

The re-election of the Baird Coalition Government in New South Wales last month has been widely interpreted as a mandate for it to move forward with its proposed sale (99-year lease) of the State’s electricity distribution network. However, the privatisation of NSW’...

Harper's bazaar bound with competitive tension
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Harper's bazaar bound with competitive tension

// 1 April 2015

Hot on the heels of the tax white paper, yesterday saw the launch of the Competition Policy Review, led by Professor Ian Harper. This is the first comprehensive review of competition policy since the Hilmer Report 22 years ago. As Australia’s economy has transform...

The Mad Men effect: why Australia’s tax system needs a rethink
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The Mad Men effect: why Australia’s tax system needs a rethink

// 31 March 2015

It’s very difficult to write about the federal government’s latest white paper without invoking a cliché. So I won’t even try; I’ll simply make the point that there are two certainties in modern political life: leadership battles and tax reviews. Unlike t...

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