Hotwire CEO receives Outstanding Individual Achievement Award
Barbara Bates, CEO of Hotwire, has been honoured at the PRovoke SABRE Awards with an ‘Outstanding Individual Achievement Award’ for her leadership and entrepreneurism as well as her work in improving the PR industry. “To not only survive, but thrive, in the fast-moving world of technology for more than 25 years is remarkable. Bates is not just one who embraces change — she pushes for it, always seeking a better way forward,” according to PRovoke.
Australian Government launches campaign via BMF to tackle domestic violence
In response to COVID-19, the Australian Government has partnered with creative agency BMF to launch a national campaign to ensure that Australians experiencing domestic, family and sexual violence know which support services are available 24/7. This also includes services for people using violence or those at risk of using violence. The campaign aims to reassure victims and perpetrators that even in isolation, they’re not alone – help is here, whenever they need it.
Frank kicks off with Jura for new whisky launch
In celebration of World Whisky Day, Frank helped Jura to launch its new Red Wine Cask Finish. Made on a remote island off the west coast of Scotland and produced in circumstances far from ordinary, the team worked with Jura to tell the unique story behind the whisky.
Orchard launches #selfcareinhealthcare
Health Industry Hub media, Orchard and West 53rd St Digital have joined forces to launch a social media initiative #SelfcareinHealthcare to support the mental health and wellbeing of Pharmaceuticals, Medical Technology and Biotechnology industry professionals. The initiative seeks to raise awareness of mental health issues, particularly during the challenging COVID-19 environment, providing access to quality resources and a coalition of like-minded individuals.
Enero appoints Brent Scrimshaw as CEO
Enero Group has announced the appointment of Brent Scrimshaw as Chief Executive Officer effective 1 July 2020. Brent spent eighteen years at Nike Inc. including three years as VP / Chief Executive Western Europe based in Amsterdam, CMO for EMEA, along with other leadership roles in Europe, the USA and Australia in general management and marketing. More recently, Brent was the founder and CEO of Unscriptd, a technology led sports media company. Enero Chair, Ann Sherry, said: “We are delighted to be able to announce the appointment of Brent as Chief Executive Officer effective the beginning of the FY2021 financial year. Brent has a wealth of leadership experience across marketing services on both agency and client side, has worked and lived in a number of our key geographic markets and brings a strong global perspective on building brands. His track record in innovation combined with his entrepreneurial spirit adds another layer of expertise to our Group’s growth ambitions. On behalf of the Board, we welcome Brent and look forward to working with him.” Brent will join the Board of Enero Group as an Executive Director.
Orchard reminds Aussies expert advice matters in new campaign for RACGP
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has launched an impactful campaign by Orchard, urging the public not to put off regular GP consultations for health issues aside from COVID-19 during the pandemic. Appearing across TV, social and online, the campaign shows how GPs help to cut through misinformation and offer expert advice when it matters most.
Hotwire makes North America Agency of the Year shortlist
Hotwire has been named as a finalist for the 2020 Tech PR Agency of the Year by PRovoke (formally the Holmes Report), with the winner being announced next month. Hotwire has also been shortlisted in the Executive Leadership category for its work with client, Commvault.
BMF named as 4 finalists in APAC Effie Awards
BMF’s campaign against domestic violence for The Department of Social Services has been shortlisted in both the Government and Positive Change categories of the APAC Effie Awards. Meanwhile, BMF’s work on ALDI Australia’s Loyalty Pointless Points and Christmas campaigns has also been shortlisted under the Retail category. The winners will be announced this September.
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.