Corporate Affairs Roundtable Lunch – Managing Your Brand

December 18, 2014 by  
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L-R Susan Redden Makatoa, Kieran Moore, The Hon. Patricia Forsythe and Peter Taylor

Ogilvy Public Relations again partnered with the Sydney Business Chamber to hear from Carnival’s Vice President of Corporate & Government Affairs, Peter Taylor, as he shared the journey from brand protection to brand promotion as part of the much discussed Corporate Affairs round table series.

More than 40 selected Corporate Affairs leaders and CEO’s joined the lunch, in a week where Sydney was suffering incredible heartache. Peter spoke about his role, the increased demand and repeat customers of the cruise industry, as well as creating a brand where customers and staff ‘feel the love’.

Peter was entertaining, informative, and hit a great balance of personal insight and corporate know-how. He could use real life examples to show how Carnival had benefited from proper brand engagement, and a drive for customer satisfaction.

Ogilvy Public Relations have been long time supporters of the Sydney Business Chamber, and welcome the opportunity to provide the business community with similarly engaging speakers to open the conversation and bring greater focus on the Corporate Affairs function.

Australia wins Ogilvy PR Professional Achievement Awards

November 21, 2014 by  
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Ogilvy PR Australia received some great news overnight that we won an award at the Ogilvy PR Professional Achievement Awards.

The PAA’s are Ogilvy PR’s worldwide internal awards where we share and celebrate the best work from across the globe.

Ogilvy PR Australia has won Public Affairs category for our entry titled “Ogilvy PR Australia joins up with Microsoft to ignite an innovation movement”.

Microsoft and Ogilvy PR partnered to create a compelling thought leadership program on innovation that would be unique and actionable, to help Australia improve its innovation potential.

First, a position was developed that was based on research and analysis of policy trends of global leaders. This found that whilst Australia generally has the right conditions in place to innovate, it happens in pockets and silos. Joined-Up Innovation (JUI) is Microsoft’s approach to addressing this problem by improving connections within our innovation ecosystem to create a better environment for all Australians to innovate.

The JUI vision was tested by designing and convening a roundtable discussion with hand-picked Australian innovation experts, who also developed a set of recommendations for accelerating innovation in Australia.  The first phase of the Joined-Up innovation campaign was then rolled out internally and externally via a public relations campaign that is still generating conversations today.

This campaign also was awarded a 2014 Gold Asia Pac Sabre Award.

More on Joined-Up Innovation here.

We are continuing to work on the program with launch elements planned across the next 18 months.  A very big congratulations to the Microsoft team on this well-deserved win.

 

Ogilvy PR and Canon in full focus at PRIA State Awards for Excellence

October 31, 2014 by  
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Ogilvy Public Relations and Canon have been acknowledged for some outstanding work by the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA).

At yesterday’s glittering PRIA NSW State Awards for Excellence ceremony in Sydney, Canon with Ogilvy PR picked up a ‘NSW Highly Commended’ in the Consumer Marketing category for its Canon Shine communications campaign.

“I am so proud of the work done by the Ogilvy Canon team, who all worked tirelessly on this campaign in collaboration with Andrew Giles at Canon. It’s an incredible honour to be acknowledged alongside some truly excellent campaigns,” said Kieran Moore, CEO, Ogilvy PR Australia.

Canon Shine was centred on elevating the power of images to do more in a world that is saturated with meaningless photos.

“It is an honour to be acknowledged by the industry among so many strong campaigns,” said Andrew Giles, head of Communications and PR at Canon. “We recognised from day one the special opportunity that we had with Canon Shine for Public Relations to spark conversation and influence opinion on truly large scale. The team executed with excellence to make it happen, and this is the icing on the cake.”

Read the full list of winners here.

The strength & beauty of women, Lisa Wilkinson

 

 

Yearly Trumpet winner announced

October 30, 2014 by  
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Yearly winner Sally Wiber (R) nominated by colleague Emma Pearson (L)

Today, we announced the Trumpets end of year, best of the best winner, Sally Wiber. The Trumpets is our formal employee recognition program launched in May 2011 were any employee can nominate another in recognition of excellent work. Our company culture is built on our three core Values – Partnership, Learn & Grow and One Step ahead, and the program recognises values-based behaviours across the whole business – from great client work to the way we work with each other and aligned with our social and environmental commitments.

A huge congratulations to Sally for this well-deserved win and all of our quarterly winners (Bronte Tarn-Weir, Arli Miller, Marie-Claire Suter, Jacquie Potter, Louise Halloran, Justine Taylor, Braiden Moffat, Georgina Bonner, Tom Hunter, Jess Smart and Klara Kalocsay). The prize is an ‘experience’ of Sally’s choice.

The third round of Trumpets will be launched in January 2015 and we’re looking forward to sharing more great stories and celebrating our values.

Kieran Moore elevated to fellow of the PRIA

October 13, 2014 by  
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Ogilvy PR Australia’s CEO, Kieran Moore has been elevated as a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA).

The National Board recently accepted the recommendation of the College of Fellows that she be given this honour.   Elevation to Fellowship is one of the highest honours awarded by the PRIA.

A Fellow of PRIA is person who has:

  • at least 10 years full-time professional public relations experience
  • had senior status in public relations practice or public relations education on a full-time basis for at least 5 years
  • who, having been a Full Member, has in the opinion of PRIA’s Board of Directors made an outstanding contribution to the public relations profession through excellence in achievements and adherence to the highest professional standards

The assessment criteria includes:

  • Excellence in achievements and adherence to the highest professional standards
  • Service to PRIA
  • Pro-bono service to community organisations

Nominations for Fellowship are closely scrutinised at a State, College, and then National level.  Kieran will be presented with her certificate at the Annual dinner of the College of Fellows in conjunction with the PRIA National Conference in Brisbane in November.

Fourth round Trumpet winners announced

September 26, 2014 by  
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Today we announced the fourth round Trumpet winners.  The Trumpets is our formal employee recognition program launched in May 2011. Our company culture is built on our three core Values – Partnership, Learn & Grow and One Step ahead, and the program recognises values-based behaviours across the whole business – from great client work to the way we work with each other and aligned with our social and environmental commitments.

We had nine nominations with Braiden Moffat, Tom Hunter and Georgina Bonner picking up the prize.  They will go into the running to be the end of year winner who will win an experiential prize of their choice worth $4,000.

Congratulations to all.

Ogilvy PR take home two SABRE awards

September 23, 2014 by  
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Ogilvy Public Relations won more Gold and Diamond SABRE Awards for its clients than any other firm, picking up 10 awards for its campaign work. Ogilvy Public Relations Australia is delighted to announce it has won two awards across the Diamond and Gold Categories at the 2014 Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards.

Ogilvy PR Health with its Change for the Best: The Re-Launch of Fitness First campaign won a Diamond SABRE award for excellence in public relations in the c-suite under the category of measurement and evaluation.

Microsoft Australia with Ogilvy Public Relations Australia won a Gold SABRE in the public affairs category with their campaign, Ogilvy PR joins up with Microsoft to ignite an Innovation Movement.

“The Awards showcase the best the public relations industry has to offer and to be recognised for the high calibre of our work by our industry peers is a tremendous honour,” said Kieran Moore, CEO, Ogilvy PR Australia.

Read the full list of winners here.

 

Strong line-up for OPR Australia at the 2014 Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards

August 27, 2014 by  
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Ogilvy Public Relations Australia is delighted to announce it has been shortlisted for 11 awards across the Diamond and Gold Categories at the 2014 Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards.

“The  Awards showcase the best the public relations industry has to offer and  to be recognised for the high caliber of our work by our industry peers is a tremendous honour,” said Kieran Moore, CEO, OPR Australia.

“In this rapidly changing world of digital and social media we constantly seek new ways for our clients to engage with their key stakeholders, so we are very excited about the prospect of collecting metal at this year’s Awards ceremony and being recognised for the outstanding campaigns we have delivered.”

Ogilvy PR Australia’s nominations include:

AWARD: DIAMOND SABRE AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC RELATIONS IN THE C-SUITE

Category: Reputation Management

Finalist Nomination: Ogilvy PR Joined Up with Microsoft to ignite an Innovation Movement, Microsoft Australia with Ogilvy Public Relations Australia

Category: Measurement and Evaluation

Finalist Nomination: Kronos “Hidden Workforce” Campaign Kronos with Howorth, an Ogilvy Public Relations company

Finalist Nomination:  Change for the Best: The Re-Launch of Fitness First – Fitness First Australia with Ogilvy PR Health

AWARD: GOLD SABRE AWARDS GEOGRAPHIC

Category: AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND 
Finalist Nomination: A Commonwealth of Rock Ancestry.com.au with Howorth, an Ogilvy Public Relations company

PRACTICE AREAS:

Category: PUBLIC AFFAIRS 

Finalist Nomination: Ogilvy PR Joins Up with Microsoft to Ignite an Innovation Movement
Microsoft Australia with Ogilvy Public Relations Australia

Category:  CORPORATE MEDIA RELATIONS 
Finalist Nomination:  GO FURTHER: Reaffirming Ford’s Commitment to the Australian Market
Ford Australia with Pulse Communications

Category: SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN 

Finalist Nomination:  Twitter’s 8th Birthday Celebration, Twitter Australia with Howorth, an Ogilvy Public Relations company

INDUSTRY SECTORS:

Category: RESTAURANTS AND FOOD SERVICE 

Finalist Nomination:  KFC Newsroom, KFC with Ogilvy, Social@Ogilvy

Category: TECHNOLOGY (CONSUMER) 
Finalist Nomination:  Canon Shine, Canon with Ogilvy Public Relations

Category:  CONSUMER HEALTH 
Finalist Nomination:  Change for the Best: The Re-launch of Fitness First
Fitness First Australia with Ogilvy PR Health

Category:   NOT FOR PROFIT
Finalist Nomination:  Let’s Talk About Death: 2014 National Palliative Care Week Palliative Care Australia with Ogilvy Public Relations

Across the region Ogilvy Public Relations and its various subsidiaries and operating companies are finalist in a record 40 awards in the Diamond and Gold categories of the 2014 Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards.

This year the Awards  attracted  a record nearly  1,400 entries from across the region, and according to  Christopher Samuel, director of corporate engagement for Monsanto Asia-Pacific and one of the industry leaders who served on this year’s jury,  the entries were “impressive in both quantity and quality” and made for a “robust and competitive,” Award system.

The winners will be announced on September 18 at the formal Awards Ceremony in Beijing.

And the winners are . . .

July 7, 2014 by  
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Last week, we announced the third round Trumpet winners.  The Trumpets is our formal employee recognition program launched in May 2011. Our company culture is built on our three core Values – Partnership, Learn & Grow and One Step ahead, and the program recognises values-based behaviours across the whole business – from great client work to the way we work with each other and aligned with our social and environmental commitments.

We have a client team win with Jess Smart, Tom Hunter and Klara Kalocsay, also winning the trophy were Jaquie Potter, Louise Halloran and Justine Taylor all for their excellence team work and going that extra mile for their clients.  Congratulations to all.

 

Microsoft Australia appoints Ogilvy Public Relations as consumer agency of record

July 3, 2014 by  
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Sydney, July 3, 2014: Microsoft Australia has selected Ogilvy Public Relations as its consumer agency of record following a recent review process.

The appointment sees Ogilvy Public Relations Australia become Microsoft’s communications agency partner for consumer, commercial, social and content programs.  Fuel Communications will continue to represent Microsoft Devices (formerly Nokia).

Microsoft’s Head of Corporate Communications, Pip Arthur said: “Our aspiration going into this process was to find the best consumer PR agency partner to support some of our most loved consumer devices and services.

“The Ogilvy PR team displayed an unparalleled understanding of our business, and presented a highly creative program that we believe will strike a chord with consumers.  We are looking forward to kicking this off immediately,” she said.

Ogilvy PR’s Group Managing Director, Consumer, Richard Brett said: “The Ogilvy consumer team delivers a combination of brand understanding, consumer technology expertise and innovative digital creative capability with a passion to deliver to our diverse consumer audiences.

“We created a specialist team comprising members from Ogilvy’s consumer and brand team with our skilled social and content team from Social@Ogilvy, and senior counsel from the greater Ogilvy PR Group to deliver creative campaigns,” he explained.

As a result of the move to have all of the Microsoft communications business under one Ogilvy PR umbrella, the agency has appointed Skye Lambley (currently Director at Howorth Communications, Ogilvy PR’s technology and business specialist agency) to the newly created Client Director Microsoft role, reporting directly to the CEO, Kieran Moore.  She will be responsible for integrating and aligning the commercial, consumer, corporate, social and content campaigns across Microsoft Australia.

According to Ogilvy PR Australia’s CEO, Kieran Moore: “We’ll be working to ensure we have the best alignment and integration possible given that we are in this unique and enviable position of being the one communications agency for Microsoft Australia.  Microsoft is at a very exciting time in its history, it has a tremendous focus on partnership and we look forward to working together and to delivering outstanding results.”

Work begins on the account immediately.  Ogilvy PR Australia is a joint venture between WPP and STW, Australasia’s leading marketing content and communications group.

Ends.

For more information contact: Rebecca Tilly, STW PR ph: +61 410 501 043

About Ogilvy PR Australia:

Ogilvy PR Australia is the country’s largest PR and public affairs agency with offices in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.  It is 51% owned by WPP and 49% owned by STW.  For more information, visit our Website at www.ogilvypr.com.au or follow us on Twitter at @ogilvypraus.

 

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