H+K Australia: Global perspectives

Abbey Jones Corporate+Finance, Digital, Finance, Food+Life, MarComms, Public Affairs, Tech, Working at H+K Leave a Comment

If you walk around the H+K Sydney, you might question what country you’re in.  In addition to its wonderful Australian staff, H+K offers many international staff with experience in a range of industries and cultures.  Here are just a few of our international staffers:   Michelle Curley, Head of Corporate Though she now calls Sydney home Michelle came from Dublin, via …

Abbey JonesH+K Australia: Global perspectives

What really influences investment decisions?

Ian Westbrook Finance Leave a Comment

When we talk to each other, especially in the world of investment, we don’t just trade in facts and figures, we put a story around them. In forming a view about interest rates, stock market direction, whether new IPOs are going to be worthwhile or which stocks represent good buying at the moment, our perspective is based on an interpretation …

Ian WestbrookWhat really influences investment decisions?

Can Sport Profit from Social Media?

Helen Reiher Sports Marketing Leave a Comment

For one of the largest and most visual industries in Australia, the sporting industry’s social media presence can at times seem pretty quiet. I’m not talking about the profiles of individual athletes who have thousands of followers, but meaningful engagement between clubs and associations with fans and followers. One conversation that cropped up in our office today is why there …

Helen ReiherCan Sport Profit from Social Media?
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What psychologists say about your seat choice

Michael Woods Travel+Tourism Leave a Comment

With the holidays upon us and many taking to the skies to visit family and friends (or escape family and friends) I thought this little piece of research may be of interest… Thought you chose an aisle seat for a quick escape or a little extra legroom? According to psychologists, you’re actually a row dictator! Most aisle seaters claim their …

Michael WoodsWhat psychologists say about your seat choice
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From Austin to Sydney: Farewell DW

Penelope Holloway Managing an Agency, Working at H+K Leave a Comment

Three months has flown by incredibly quickly. There are so many reasons why I know this but one that really struck home lately is that after quite the whirlwind, our Dave Robinson scholar – David Langdon – is on the home stretch and finishing up at H+K Sydney at the end of this week. WOW!  I’ll personally be really sad …

Penelope HollowayFrom Austin to Sydney: Farewell DW

Welcoming Westbrook

Penelope Holloway Corporate+Finance, Managing an Agency Leave a Comment

You’d think that as we draw closer to the end of the year, things would be slowing down. But not at H+K! It was my great pleasure to last week announce that H+K Australia has joined with Westbrook Financial Communications. Ian Westbrook – who started the company in 1987 – and Marcha van den Heuvel have joined the H+K group, strengthening …

Penelope HollowayWelcoming Westbrook

The world’s biggest makes a discovery…

Ian Westbrook Finance Leave a Comment

During October 1987, stock markets around the world crashed. On 19 October, Black Monday in New York, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped just over 500 points, the biggest one day fall in its history, and by end October, the Australia market had lost over 40 per cent of its value. For some, this looked like the end of the …

Ian WestbrookThe world’s biggest makes a discovery…
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How many Travel Agents does it take to make a Mega?

Michael Woods Uncategorized 2 Comments

How many travel agents does it take to make a Mega Famil? In our case around eighty of Australia’s top sellers The Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority team recently hosted a Mega familiarisation to Abu Dhabi for around eighty Abu Dhabi Experts’ from Australia’s top travel agencies. They discovered first-hand why guest numbers to the emirate have enjoyed a …

Michael WoodsHow many Travel Agents does it take to make a Mega?
Hi Annabel,I hope you?re well.Just wanting to touch base regarding next week?s Pollie Skin Check Day which you kindly put in Andrew?s calendar. We look forward to working with Andrew on this important sun damage awareness event. I won?t be present at the event but my colleague Tim McPhail (copied into this email) will be.I?ve been away on annual leave ? did you receive a PO number from one of my colleagues at H+K to cover your quote? If no, I will coordinate a purchase order today.I?ll confirm exact timings for Tuesday?s event tomorrow.Many thanksAngelaFrom: Annabel Turnbull [mailto:annabel.turnbull@ethoscrs.com.au]Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:34 AMTo: Angela ReadSubject: Re: New brief - request for quoteHi AngelaSounds great - I'll put the event in Andrew's calendar now.ThanksOn 16 September 2014 17:48, Angela Read <Angela.Read@hkstrategies.com> wrote:And again with Annabel copied inThanksFrom: Angela ReadSent: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 5:48 PMTo: 'Andrew Taylor'Cc: Tim McPhailSubject: RE: New brief - request for quoteHi Andrew,Thanks for sharing your quote recently for the Pollie Skin Check Day ? we would like to progress and book you for this photographic job. I will set you up in our system as a supplier and raise the PO.ThanksAngela________________________________Angela ReadAccount Directorangela.read@hkstrategies.comT : +61 2 9268 0242D : +61 2 9286 1214M : +61 410 768 358F : +61 2 9268 0243[http://www.hkstrategies.com/sites/default/files/hks_email_sig_logo.jpg]Hill+Knowlton StrategiesLevel 15, 338 Pitt StreetSydney, NSW, 2000 Australiahttp://www.hkstrategies.comFrom: Andrew Taylor [mailto:andrew.taylor@ethoscrs.com.au]Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 7:05 AMTo: Angela ReadSubject: Re: New brief - request for quoteHi Angela,Very glad to say I am free on the 28th of October and would be very happy to photograph the Pollie skin check event.Look forward to hearing back from you.AndrewOn 09/09/2014, at 1:01 PM, Angela Read wrote:Hi Andrew,Apologies for catching you mid-shoot just now ? hope it?s going well.Penny Bradfield kindly passed on your name; we worked with photographer Penny last year on the Pollie Skin Check Day (Penny is currently on maternity leave so unable to help us this year).This year?s Pollie Skin Check Day (last year?s press release attached for further info) ? is happening on the 28 October 2014 and we are looking for a photographer to help photograph approximately 20 MPs at Parliament House in Canberra after they have had their skin checked as part of the broader Know Your Own Skin campaign.Looking forward to hearing if you are available on 28 Oct, if yes, I will discuss the budget and supply a full photographers brief.ThanksAngela________________________________Angela ReadAccount Directorangela.read@hkstrategies.comT : +61 2 9268 0242D : +61 2 9286 1214M : +61 410 768 358F : +61 2 9268 0243Hill+Knowlton StrategiesLevel 15, 338 Pitt StreetSydney, NSW, 2000 Australiahttp://www.hkstrategies.com--Kind regardsAnnabel TurnbullCoordinator | Training and Communication ServicesEthos CRS ConsultingTel: 02 6247 2225 | 03 8679 6447ethoscrs.com.authink | write | speak | leadWant to know how to write the perfect ministerial brief? Contact us about a Writing ministerial briefs course.This email is for the use of the intended recipient only. If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender and delete the email.Ethos CRS Consulting Pty Ltd. ABN: 94116209235. ACN: 116209235

H+K gets our pollies to strip off for a good cause

Tim McPhail Uncategorized Leave a Comment

One of the fantastic campaigns we are involved in at H+K is the Annual Pollie Skin Check Day with LEO Pharma. Not only does it mean I get to spend the day with a childhood hero of mine, Allan Border, but it is an innovative way to draw national attention to the fact that Australians suffer the highest rate of …

Tim McPhailH+K gets our pollies to strip off for a good cause
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From Austin to Sydney

Penelope Holloway Managing an Agency, Working at H+K 1 Comment

About a month ago the H+K Sydney office welcomed David Langdon (Vice President H+K Austin) on this year’s Dave Robinson scholarship. David has hit the ground running, becoming an incredible resource, providing insights, new business opportunities, weekend golf games and of course, all the usual friendly office banter. The Dave Robinson International Scholarship is now in its second year and as …

Penelope HollowayFrom Austin to Sydney

Boosting H+K’s Health+Wellness Offer

Penelope Holloway Food+Life, Health, Working at H+K Leave a Comment

I wanted to take the time to get in touch and fill you in on some exciting news for H+K Australia. This week we’ve been fortunate enough to announce that we’re bringing on a new senior mind in the form of Elke Pascoe, to take on a regional role as the head of H+K’s Asia Pacific Health+Wellness offer. What makes this so …

Penelope HollowayBoosting H+K’s Health+Wellness Offer

Measuring Jakarta Miles

Abbey Jones Original Thinking, Poetry, Travel+Tourism Leave a Comment

Sydney H+K-er Abbey spent three years working as a Communications Consultant in Jakarta, supporting Indonesia’s largest social business and a global consumer tech brand.  Abbey learned to get over her frustrations of Jakarta traffic by thinking of it as a story-telling opportunity. The road from the Soekarno-Hatta airport is a long one.  It’s just 12 miles from the city centre but …

Abbey JonesMeasuring Jakarta Miles