Thankfully, here in Western Australia we’ve been spared rising COVID-19 infection rates and the social unrest that has been felt in many other destinations. But how has our response to the pandemic strengthened our State’s reputation? Last week, some of Perth's best communication specialists battled it out at IABC's event, The Great Debate. We took the opportunity to hear what they thought. WA’s Major Industries Continue to Make a Considerable Contribution Chamber of Minerals and Energy’s Director, Policy and Advocacy, Rob Carruthers said he believed COVID-19 has made WA’s brand stronger on the national stage. “As we’ve seen over the last few months, and how
Western Australia (WA) is set to play a leading role in the development of renewable hydrogen infrastructure, facilitated by amenable State Government policy settings and the establishment of bodies like the Western Australian Renewable Hydrogen Council to facilitate industry engagement.
We are proud to announce that Cannings Purple has been recognised as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards (ABA) 2020. Although we’ve won a host of awards over the years, both regionally and internationally, we are particularly delighted to be recognised as an Employer of Choice. Annette Ellis is our CEO: “We invest a great deal in workplace culture and values, then hire people who share them. This means that our values don’t live in a manual, or on a poster in the kitchen, they are reflected in behaviours that we hold each other accountable for and that’s a
It’s generally agreed that you’re dead in the water unless you can offer customers, clients and other stakeholders a website that is easy to find and use. But the journey can be more complicated than you think.
The drama-filled launch of Disney + wasn't what the content giant might have hoped for - but it did highlight an important trend in data breaches in Australia and around the world.
The way we digest journalism has changed but the underlying tenet of the craft has not. And it takes a certain kind of person to provide what audiences want.
From front bench to park bench, party rooms to the great outdoors, The Bench sees our politicians take a break from debating policy and the state of our nation to enjoy a park-side chat with senior journalist turned Cannings Purple operative, Peter Klinger. These interviews add a breath of fresh air to all things politics, providing a unique insight into the life and times of our elected representatives. With discussion topics ranging from electorate issues to sport and everything in between, The Bench undoubtedly presents a candid, lighthearted series bound to intrigue, inform and entertain. Podcast Early Life The Hon. Peter Tinley AM MLA discusses
It’s not an acronym that rolls off the tongue, but dramatic changes in data breach legislation mean knowing about OAIC — the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner — is vital for all Australian businesses, writes Jamie Wilkinson. If you’ve not heard of the OAIC before, you have a matter of weeks before it could become the most important four letter acronym in your world. The OAIC is the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. It is a government agency with three main roles: overseeing privacy issues, freedom of information functions and government information policy functions. And within that remit is a duty to
Even though it’s a digital world, traditional media matters for monitoring, writes Consultant Emma Britton. There’s nothing like a social media slam to give business leaders a wake-up. It might be a cranky customer who has hopped on Facebook in the wee hours, adding angry-face emojis to their diatribe. It might be criticism of your staff on Twitter by an upset ‘egg’ with three followers and a disdain for punctuation. Something about the immediacy and human face of social media means that comment, and the scattered retweets or likes that follow, can cut to the heart of a business. But while social media monitoring is
Photo by Thomas Kelley on Unsplash When it comes to the politics of energy, free markets aren’t always the best option, writes Cannings Purple Director Richard Harris. The Eastern States is in the middle of an affordability crisis. The Federal Government is in a world of political pain trying to grapple with policy solutions while copping a beating from the media and political opponents. And no, I am not talking about housing affordability for first home buyers. We are talking about skyrocketing energy prices – the cost of electricity and gas, primarily for businesses and especially for manufacturing industries which are reliant on competitively priced energy
The last few years have seen an exponential rise in “entrepreneur speak”, innovation and constant coverage of the Silicon Valley Unicorns that are changing the way many companies do business. The innovation revolution is here and the future has never been harder to predict. Businesses and industries that always seemed safe and predictable are struggling to stay ahead. The Ubers, the AirBnBs and Brickx of the world will continue to evolve established models and disrupt industries. You invest in R&D R&D doesn’t need to be a costly long-term investment or a phrase to be feared. R&D can be easy and the impacts on
There is more to an impressive presentation than PowerPoint transitions, writes senior graphic designer Adam Elovalis. PowerPoint still seems to be the go-to platform for many businesses when creating presentations, pitch decks, even desktop publishing materials. The software was fantastic in its heyday. It was successful because its interface was simple to use, and it was relatively easy to create simple boardroom presentations. There also wasn’t much competition. But after almost 30 years as market leader, demand for more complex presentations has opened the door to other players: Keynote Advantages: Keynote is PowerPoint’s slick, younger brother. It has dynamic templates and themes and its interface