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Australia’s Most Mentioned Issues in the News (April 23 – 29, 2016)

Editor’s Note:  Welcome to this weekly recap of Australia’s news, powered by iSentia Commemorations of the 101st anniversary of the Gallipoli landings were held this week as Australia and New Zealand paid tribute to those who have served and died in war, with PM Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten joining 55,000 people at the national…

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Australia’s Most Mentioned Issues in the News (April 16 – 22, 2016)

Editor’s Note:  Welcome to this weekly recap of Australia’s news, powered by iSentia As of Thursday night, a 60 Minutes crew were reportedly on their way home to Australia, after being released from custody in Lebanon along with Sally Faulkner, following the failed abduction of Faulkner’s children from their father, Ali Elamine. Elamine has dropped the charges,…

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Australia’s Most Mentioned Issues in the News (April 9 – 15, 2016)

Editor’s Note:  Welcome to this weekly recap of Australia’s news, powered by iSentia Brisbane mother Sally Faulkner and an Australian 60 minutes crew could be facing 20 years in jail, after being charged in Beirut over an alleged kidnapping. Faulkner claims her children were taken to Lebanon by her ex-husband without her permission, and was looking to…

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Facilitating U.S. – Cuba Business Partnerships

By Emily Grim, Associate, Reneo Consulting LLC On December 17, 2014, President Obama announced the normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba. Today, just a short-time after the president’s historic visit to Havana, American citizens are left wondering how this shift in diplomatic relations will affect our country and, more importantly, what our changing…

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Australia’s Most Mentioned Issues in the News (March 25 – April 1, 2016)

Editor’s Note:  Welcome to this weekly recap of Australia’s news, powered by iSentia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called for states and territories to levy their own income tax, naming school funding as an example where it could be allocated more efficiently and effectively by states rather than the federal education department.  Turnbull will meet with premiers…

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Australia’s Most Mentioned Issues in the News (March 12 – 18, 2016)

Editor’s Note:  Welcome to this weekly recap of Australia’s news, powered by iSentia Senators debated late into Thursday over changes to the way Upper House representatives are elected, with the federal government and the Greens expected to support the measures. Thursday was scheduled to be the last sitting day for Parliament before a seven week break, but…

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Australia’s Most Mentioned Issues in the News (March 5 – 11, 2016)

Editor’s Note:  Welcome to this weekly recap of Australia’s news, powered by iSentia Federal government MPs are reportedly making contingency plans in case the May budget is brought forward by a week as the Prime Minister considers a July double-dissolution election over blocked anti-union corruption bills. July would be the earliest the government could call an election…

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Australia’s Most Mentioned Issues in the News (February 27 – March 4, 2016)

Editor’s Note:  Welcome to this weekly recap of Australia’s news, powered by iSentia Cardinal George Pell has been criticized after giving evidence at the Royal Commission of child sexual abuse via videolink in Rome, as he denied knowing about abuse perpetrated by priest Gerald Risdale and described it as a “sad story” of “not much interest” to…

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Australia’s Most Mentioned Issues in the Media (February 13 – 19, 2016)

Editor’s Note:  Welcome to this weekly recap of Australia’s news, powered by iSentia After losing six ministers in five months, PM Malcolm Turnbull unveiled a major ministry reshuffle over the weekend, with Barnaby Joyce sworn in as the new Deputy Prime Minister of Australia on Thursday morning. Steve Ciobo has been named Trade Minister, Darren Chester as…

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Executive Briefing 2.18.16 – Working With Dad Bloggers; Brands Should Be Using Influencer Marketing; How Journalists Consume Content

In today’s Executive Briefing, Hunter Public Relations Offers Five Things You Need To Know About Working With Dad Bloggers with Justin Aclin, Senior Account Supervisor, Hunter Public Relations. Also included we take a look at Three Reasons Brands Should Be Using Influencer Marketing from Lyle Stevens, Co-founder and CEO, Mavrck.   As we begin 2016 and start our sixth year of publishing CommPRO, I’d like…

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Executive Briefing 2.17.16 – We Must Reject Stereotypes; Speaking Up in Business Pays; If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Get Paid

In today’s Executive Briefing we take a look at Shirley Chisholm: We Must Reject Stereotypes from Neil Foote, President & Founder, Foote Communications.  Also included is a look at Why Speaking Up in Business Pays from Jennifer S. Wilkov Founder, Speak Up Women. As we begin 2016 and start our sixth year of publishing CommPRO, I’d like to take a moment to thank…

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TheNewsMarket Study Reveals Journalists’ Increasing Dependence on Multimedia Content & Online Newsrooms

Media Study Reveals the Growing Significance of Quality Online Newsrooms and Multimedia Content A recent study of 248 journalists has revealed it is now essential for brands to offer content in multimedia formats, with three quarters stating press release distribution services alone were not sufficient as a source for stories. Furthermore, the study shows that…

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Executive Briefing 2.16.16 – Communications Advice for Hillary Clinton; New Language of Gender; An Olympian Crisis

In today’s Executive Briefing we learn more about The Zika Epidemic: An Olympian Crisis from Olga DeMetri, Vice President, LEVICK.  Also included is advice on how to Prepare, Share, Update and Engage: A Crisis Communications Strategy for Olympic Gold from D. Nikki Wheeler,  Senior Director, Media Relations, Level 3 Communications. As we begin 2016 and start our sixth year of publishing CommPRO, I’d like to take…

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Trending This Week 2.12.16 – Turn a Potential Customer into a Valentine; Marketing Lessons From Romantic Movies; Role of the CEO in Communications

In today’s Executive Briefing we learn How to Turn a Potential Customer into a Valentine from Drew Wilson, Account Supervisor, HCK2 Partners.  We also learn Marketing Lessons From the Top 10 Romantic Movies. As we begin 2016 and start our sixth year of publishing CommPRO, I’d like to take a moment to thank our loyal readers and partners for their continued…

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Australia’s Most Mentioned Issues in the Media (February 5 – 12, 2016)

Editor’s Note:  Welcome to this weekly recap of Australia’s news, powered by iSentia After months of speculation, Industry Minister Christopher Pyne confirmed on Thursday the federal government will not increase the GST, after PM Malcolm Turnbull suggested he was not convinced an increase would deliver economic growth.  The focus on tax reform has not shifted ahead of…

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Executive Briefing 2.11.16 – Activating Influencers; The Gen Z Fashion Revolution; Data Wrangling and Data Scavenging

In today’s Executive Briefing we learn about Activating Influencers with Highly Engaging Interactive Content from David Henry, EVP Client Solutions, NextWorks.  We also take a look at The Gen Z Fashion Revolution On VFiles.  Then, we take a Deep Dive into Data Wrangling and Data Scavenging with Jeff Mard, Vice President, HMG Company. As we begin 2016 and start our sixth year of publishing CommPRO, I’d…

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Executive Briefing 2.10.16 – Crisis Communications for Olympic Gold; Top Brands & Ads at Super Bowl 50; Cam Newton, Crisis Communications 101

In today’s Executive Briefing we take a look at how you should Prepare, Share, Update and Engage: A Crisis Communications Strategy for Olympic Gold with D. Nikki Wheeler,  Senior Director, Media Relations, Level 3 Communications.  Also included, we study, What Were The Top Brands & Ads at Super Bowl 50? As we begin 2016 and start our sixth year of publishing CommPRO, I’d…

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Executive Briefing 2.9.16 – #SuperBowl50 Advertising Themes; A Tale of Underwhelming QBs and Ad Spots

In today’s Executive Briefing we take a look at Themes Coming Out of #SuperBowl50 Advertising from Jim Joseph, Chief Integrated Marketing Officer and President of the Americas, Cohn & Wolfe.  Also included is a look at QB Peyton Manning: This Bud’s For Me! with Peter Himler, Founding Principal, Flatiron Communications, LLC, @peterhimler As we begin 2016 and start our sixth year of publishing CommPRO, I’d like…

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Executive Briefing 2.8.16 – The Role of the CEO in Communications; UnMoney…The Value of Everything; Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made?

In today’s Executive Briefing Ray Kotcher, Senior Partner and Chairman of Ketchum, discusses the role of the CEO in communications with Doug Simon, President & CEO of D S Simon Media on VlogViews.  Also included, we take a look at UnMoney: The Value of Everything. As we begin 2016 and start our sixth year of publishing CommPRO, I’d like to take a moment…

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