Ogilvy PR News

  • We’re in the running! Ogilvy PR Australia shortlisted for ‘PR Agency of the Year’

    Ogilvy PR Australia has  been shortlisted, with four other ANZ agencies, in Campaign Asia-Pacific’s Agency of the Year awards. For 23 years, the Campaign Asia Awards have celebrated the greatest achievements in the communications industry. They reward the industry’s top…

  • Creators for Change

    Working in communications and marketing, we all understand the power social media has for brands. But what about using social media to change the way the world thinks? Yesterday Pulse Social Media Manager Jake Bley sat on a panel with…

  • Susan Redden Makatoa helps PRIA launch diversity and inclusion policy to tackle gender inequity

    Encouraging more males into industry top priority Call to encourage cross generational diversity and embrace different cultural backgrounds SYDNEY: The Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) launched the industry’s first Diversity and Inclusion policy at the PRIA National Conference, with…

  • PRIA PRESIDENTS AWARD GOES TO OGILVY PR’S SUSAN REDDEN MAKATOA

    Susan Redden Makatoa, group managing director, Ogilvy PR Corporate, was awarded President’s Award: Industry Contributor of the year by the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) at the 2016 National Conference in Sydney last night. The President’s Award is one…

  • The “Brainy Communicator” says science will drive the future of storytelling

    In this communications century, where technology has taken the lead role, where anyone can access any amount of information anytime, anywhere, with one click – it is a huge challenge for professionals in communications, marketing and public relations to find…

  • A GIANT in her field – worldwide recognition for our CEO, Kieran Moore

    Ogilvy has a longstanding tradition of honouring and recognising outstanding work produced by our people. “The Earnies” are the official award ceremony of Ogilvy PR Worldwide. They honour the words of our founder, David Ogilvy, who said:  “Don’t bunt.  Aim…

  • Telum Talks To… Susan Redden Makatoa, Group Managing Director of Corporate, Ogilvy PR

    As Group MD of Corporate what do you oversee? Corporate is both Parker & Partners and Ogilvy Impact, as well as our Corporate and Issues and Crisi Unit. Parker & Partners is a public affairs and advocacy organisation so we…

  • When Saying Something Nice Is the Only Way to Change Someone’s Mind

    When town hall participant Karl Becker got the closing question in the second presidential debate, I was thrilled to see him ask the same question I had submitted to the openquestionforum.org the prior week. Some viewers may have laughed at the naiveté…

  • Telum Talks To… Richard Brett, Managing Director, Pulse Communications

    Can you tell us about Ogilvy Consumer and the work that you do? We have a team of about 35 – 40 people in Ogilvy Consumer, the biggest part of that is in Pulse Communications, but we also work with…

  • Cultural Intelligence – the new frontier in the diversity debate?

    With less than four weeks to go until the US Election there is a lot, and I mean a lot, of discussion about gender and about diversity.  In fact, if I were to ask anyone closely observing the presidential race…

  • Ogilvy PR is recognised for excellence in public relations at NSW PRIA Awards

    Ogilvy PR Australia and its member agencies were recognised at last night’s PRIA NSW Awards For Excellence. The award ceremony celebrates its 40th year of recognising excellence in public relations. Ogilvy PR was awarded for best practice in four categories:…

  • Where are all the good books?

    It was a claim that hushed the crowd.  “There are no good books”, said Lev Grossman, from the stage at the recent Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney. In the audience, we collectively held our breath!  Could this highly acclaimed…

  • Telum Talks To… Leon Beswick, Managing Director, Ogilvy PR Health

    Can you tell us a little about Ogilvy PR Health and how it fits within the wider Ogilvy offering? Ogilvy PR Health was set up almost nine years ago as a conflict brand for Parker and Partners who was doing…

  • Time to stop the doctor and pharma shaming?

    Earlier this month, we saw the publication of the first ‘Payments to Healthcare Professionals’ report under Medicines Australia’s new Code of Conduct transparency requirements. These transparency requirements came into effect on 1 October 2015, which means Australian based prescription pharmaceutical…

  • Ogilvy PR Australia leads the way with seven shortlisted campaigns in the 2016 Asia Pacific SABRE Awards

    6 September 2016, Sydney: Ogilvy Public Relations Australia has proved its ability to triumph across a range of categories with seven shortlists in the 2016 Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards. The shortlisted campaigns broadly range from developing The World’s First Virtual Reality…

  • Our hearts are heavy at Parker & Partners and Ogilvy

    Our hearts are heavy at Parker & Partners and Ogilvy PR with the passing of our dear friend and former colleague, Michael Hartmann, after a battle with brain cancer. Michael was our Director of Government Relations in Canberra for three…

  • Strategy – The ‘how’ of communications

    When we talk about strategy, what do we actually mean?  It can be an ambiguous term, often overused, but I believe Richard Brett, the Group MD of Pulse Communications, has hit the nail on the head. He sums it up…