BMF discusses the big issues
BMF Creative, Kiah Nicholas, spoke candidly with the Sydney Morning Herald recently on how advertising continues to reinforce stereotypes about women and mothers. Kiah urges Australia to follow the lead of Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority, in a concerted effort to ban advertisements which foster harmful gender stereotypes.
Frank works alongside UN Patron of Oceans for Antarctic swim
This month, Frank worked closely with the UN Patron of the Oceans Lewis Pugh as he prepared for his latest endurance challenge. On 22nd January, Lewis swam 1km across a supraglacial lake on the East Antarctic Ice Sheet to raise awareness of the need to introduce Marine Protected Areas and safeguard the most pristine stretches of the earth’s oceans.
Orchard sheds light on ‘third-party cookies’
Third-party cookies are typically created by a company external to the website you’re using, and can often follow you online. Orchard’s Director of Data & Insights, Victor Condogeorges, recently shared his views on Google’s plans to eliminate third-party cookies by 2022 in an article for the ABC.
Hotwire scores PR Week Best Places to Work
Hotwire has been named one of PR Week’s Best Places to Work in the midsize category. This is a huge achievement and testament to the leadership of North American CEO, Heather Kernahan, as well as the outstanding People and Culture team led by Fiona Chilcott. Congratulations Hotwire!
Frank welcomes Annalise Brown as first CEO
Frank has appointed Annalise Brown to the newly created role of CEO. Annalise has spent 15 years leading some of the industry’s best PR agencies including: M&C Saatchi’s Hidden Characters, Porter Novelli Sydney, Splendid PR, and Spin Communications. She also held the respected position of Public Relations Council Chair between 2017 and 2018, having been on the committee for five years.
Thank You Matthew Melhuish!
After a successful eight-year tenure as CEO of Enero Group, and an even longer 23-year journey since founding BMF, Matthew Melhuish has decided it’s time to move on and pursue other career milestones. Enero Group has gone from strength to strength under his leadership and we would like to sincerely thank him for all he has contributed, wishing him every success in the future. Enero Chair, Ann Sherry, is excited for what 2020 has in store for the agencies and has begun the process of searching for the Group’s new CEO.
Frank takes home three CIPR Pride Awards
Following two award wins earlier this year, Frank UK has continued to build momentum around its D-Day 75-year celebration campaign on behalf of D-Day Story Museum. Huge congratulations to the team for recently being awarded two golds and one silver at the prestigious 2019 CIPR Pride Awards in Manchester.
Hotwire launches new Gen Alpha report
The third edition of Hotwire’s thought leadership research, which explores the trends of Generation Alpha, has now been published. These findings delve into how diversity impacts the lives of children born after 2010. Despite their age, Gen Alpha is a more nuanced generation than ever before with stronger worldviews and increasingly, brands must take notice.
Challenge Accepted: Frank shoots entire wedding day on Huawei P30 Pro
After convincing a couple to ditch their wedding photographer and allow Ian Weldon – “the coolest documentary photographer in the world” – to capture their wedding day exclusively on a Huawei P30 Pro, Frank UK put Huawei’s tech to the ultimate test. The resulting images prove that the smartphone’s photographic capabilities match that of a professional DSLR.
Hotwire CEO wins Global PR Leader of the Year
Hotwire’s Global CEO, Barbara Bates, has been recognised as Global PR Leader of the Year at the ICCO Global PR Awards. A testament to the impact she has had on her global teams but also on the industry as a whole, Barbara was shortlisted for the PR Week US and Holmes Report Sabre Awards CEO of the Year nominations as well.
CPR hosts celebrity feast
Celebrity chef, Matt Preston, spent a busy morning in the kitchen alongside CPR Communications and local charity, Open Table, recently. In support of CPR’s ongoing Libraries Change Lives campaign, Matt attended the Fitzroy North Library’s free community feast to lend a hand, share his tips on how to minimise food waste and promote crucial library services.
Frank and BWS launch the World’s Biggest Beer Run
Last month, BWS travelled 50,000km around the globe to offer customers six different beers that have never been available in Australia. Beer-lovers queued around the block at selected BWS stores to get their hands on a free pack of some of the world’s rarest beers.
CPR runs New York marathon for Artolution
CPR’s Director, Brendan Rowswell ran 42km recently and raised $10,000 for Artolution – an incredible organisation that uses art to support young people living in refugee camps and crisis-affected communities around the world. Support the Artolution campaign and brighten the lives of people in vulnerable communities here.
UNICEF and BMF celebrate World Children’s Day
UNICEF partnered with BMF recently to give children a say on how they’d change the world for the better. From equality to education, children were encouraged to write, draw or film their answers and post their ideas using the hashtag #worldchildrenssay. The only thing more important than a day when we celebrate children, is a day when we listen to what they have to say.
Hotwire wins Best Consumer Campaign at the ICCO Awards
Hotwire’s global consumer team has won Best Consumer Campaign at the ICCO (International Communications Consultancy Org) Awards in London for the Even Divas Stay in Hostels campaign for Hostelworld. This campaign features the Queen Diva herself, Mariah Carey.
Precinct launches Downer Group video campaign
In partnership with Playground Films, Precinct has created an emotive corporate video for Downer Group, an integrated services company. The video showcases Downer’s services and, more importantly, their focus on helping to improve people’s lives, every single day.