Sydney, April 8, 2015: Ogilvy PR Australia, Australia’s largest public relations and public affairs consultancy, has appointed Craig Page to the newly created position of Head of Digital. He joins from Havas Worldwide, Sydney, where he was Digital Strategy Director.
Bringing traditional, creative, digital and social experience to the new role, Page has an enviable track record integrating social, digital and technology to form the heart of communication campaigns.
He has worked for world-class creative agencies both in Australia and overseas including M&C Saatchi (Sydney and London) supporting brands including Optus, SONY, EBay and Virgin Mobile, and as in-house leading Digital Strategy with Foxtel.
Ogilvy PR’s Chief Executive Officer, Kieran Moore said the appointment of a Head of Digital reflected the investment the agency is making to digital, social and content.
“We’re thrilled to have someone of Craig’s calibre spearhead our established team of digital experts,” she said. “We are responding to briefs that require fully-integrated, digital business thinking; Craig is central to our strategy to deliver this.
“Craig has top notch skills in creative, strategy and execution which we know will immediately add value to our business, and his broad category experience is a fantastic fit with our existing client partnerships. His progressive approach to innovation aligns perfectly with our future business plans.”
Page said the decision to take his diverse skills to Ogilvy PR was made after seeing the integrated work the agency has been producing.
“Ogilvy PR is an outstanding agency with highly talented digital experts, producing brilliant, integrated campaigns. The chance to join this team and help develop increasingly powerful, next-level work was a prospect I couldn’t refuse,” he said.
Moore continued: “With almost 20 people now dedicated to social, and a dedicated content team, the creation of this new role means that the agency will be able to offer more integrated digital, social and content response to briefs.”
Ogilvy PR Australia is a joint venture between WPP and STW Group, Australia’s leading marketing content and communications group.
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For more information contact: Rebecca Tilly, STW PR, Ph: +61 410 501 043
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
“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
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
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.
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.