Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and best wishes for a happy new year filled with health, happiness and success.

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Parties surprise with policy detail on social media

You’ve followed every election announcement and scrutinised every promise made – but just how well do you really know the policies? Play Pin the Policy on the Party Quiz to find out.

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#SocialStars halfway point - how are the parties performing?

With just two weeks until the WA Election, which parties are using their social platforms effectively? Associate Director Ruth Callaghan explains. 

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The politicians winning (and losing) on social media

Find out how Cannings Purple’s social intelligence and digital insight resources are revealing some surprising truths about politicians’ use of social media in the #WAElection 

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Chub Witham Joins Cannings Purple as Special Counsel

Strategic communications consultancy, Cannings Purple is proud to announce the appointment of William “Chub” Witham as a Special Counsel.

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Brad Thompson Joins Cannings Purple as Special Counsel

We are proud to announce the appointment of Brad Thompson as Special Counsel at Cannings Purple.

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The Power of a CEO video to employees

Cannings Purple now offers CEOs the opportunity to deliver a Christmas message to their teams in a quick, impactful and cost-effective way.

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Cannings Purple partners with TEDxPerth in 2016

We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with TEDxPerth, a local non-profit organisation with a mission to promoting ‘ideas worth spreading’.

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A Short History Of Political Party Branding – Liberals

In the lead up to the federal election, Director Jamie Wilkinson looked at how the Liberals have branded themselves over the last 50 years.

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A Short History Of Political Party Branding - ALP

In the first of an occasional series, Director Jamie Wilkinson examines how Australian political branding has changed over the last five decades.

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9 Key Things About WA's State Budget

The WA State Budget came inconveniently slap in the middle of a tough Federal election battle. Our Government Relations team takes a look at the headline figures.

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Five Ways to Boost your LinkedIn Profile

Connecting professionals from around the world, LinkedIn has become an important social platform in business. Media Officer, Kiara Canavate-Blankendaal discusses the five ways you can boost your LinkedIn profile.

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It's time to bring back old school footy tipping

The footy season kicks off again this week. And with it comes that great Australian tradition: the office footy tipping league. 

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Paul Vogel joins Cannings Purple as Strategic Advisor

We are proud to announce the appointment of former EPA Chairman Paul Vogel as Strategic Advisor at Cannings Purple.

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Cannings Purple welcomes new Board member Matt Birney

We are proud to introduce the newest member of the team, Matt Birney, who has joined Cannings Purple’s Board of Directors.

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Cannings Purple wins Asia Pacific Excellence Award

Cannings Purple has been awarded the winner of the Asia Pacific Excellence 'Association' Award for the #heartofgold campaign.

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Support #PurpleSanta

This year, Cannings Purple is doing something a little different for Christmas and we’d love your support. Join us as we help #PurpleSanta
 

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Social Matters

How social media is changing the face of government communications.

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Cannings Purple adds national PRIA award

Cannings Purple has added to its trophy cabinet overnight, picking up one of 18 gongs awarded at the Public Relations Institute of Australia’s national conference held in Hobart. 

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Communicating with heart in the heat of a crisis

Some of the Cannings Purple team were fortunate enough to hear Anna Bligh speak at a recent crisis management summit in Perth. What emerged from her insights were two key themes on dealing with a crisis situation.

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How a Healthy Workplace is a Productive Workplace

It takes time, commitment, and often a little restructuring, but a workplace genuinely valuing health will see the results.

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How An IR Strategy Helps In Turbulent Times

With investor confidence low,  now is the time to create an investor relations strategy to help sell your unique proposition. Michael Cairnduff explains how.

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Another Win For Cannings Purple

Cannings Purple has won the Integrated Marketing and Communication Campaign Strategy at this year’s Public Relations Institute of Australia Golden Target Awards.

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Maintaining Relations in an Election Period

With the Canning by-election in full swing, our thoughts are drawn to the fact that in W.A. we will soon enough be facing two elections only a matter of months apart.

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Keeping tabs on the punters

The Australian Share Ownership Study is designed to provide an insight into the behaviours, attitudes and knowledge of retail share market investors in Australia.

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Cannings Purple shortlisted for Awards

Cannings Purple is one of five finalists for the Australasian Agency of the Year award as well as a finalist for the Government Relations Campaign of the Year Award.

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Taking Market Risk out of Investment Markets

Market Neutral strategies attempt to profit irrespective of the direction of the sharemarket by hedging their risk.

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Targeting the Industry Message

In today’s world of electronic communications, advocacy is about being nimble, being focused and being able to respond quickly to changing events.

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The real cost of litigation

Lawyers and communication professionals can work collaboratively to ensure an outcome which protects your commercial interests and reputation.

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What Is Being Said About You?

Knowing what’s being said about your business by clients, customers and competitors can help inform decision making and communications.

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What Price Good Advice?

"Price is what you pay. Value is what you get." It is worth reflecting on what is being forsaken when we dispense with good advice in favour of the cheaper options.

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Death, Taxes and Change

They say ‘nothing in life is certain, except for death and taxes’ – but we think they’re missing one major life certainty: change. Particularly in WA.

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Communicating Tech Messages

Last year saw a huge increase in tech listings on the ASX, but despite the activity, there remain some very real issues for these businesses.

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Site-seeing and Story Telling

Major shareholders and fund managers will be looking to confirm that their investment is sound and the company is progressing with its plans.

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5 Key Things About WA’s State Budget

Cannings Purple Government Relations Director Richard Harris and Associate Director Astrid Serventy identify the key details for business.

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Making Sense of Budgets

What do they really mean for governments, and more importantly what do they mean for our economy, businesses, individuals and families?

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Innovation, Technology & WA's Economy

Successful innovation occurs when the right combination of intellect, collaboration and investment come together.

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The Importance Of Content Publishing

If you aren’t thinking about the content you produce, it’s going to get increasingly difficult for your company to be seen and heard in the digital era.

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Stock Picking in 140 Characters Or Less

More and more smart investors are using social media, such as Twitter, as one of the tools in their stock assessment toolbox.

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Saving The Golden Egg: GRRG

The campaign by Gold Royalty Response Group (GRRG) shows that groups can influence public policy decisions and protect the sustainability of their industry.

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Employees Remain Centre Stage

Staff naturally look to their leaders for direction and assurance, and leaders need to maintain an engaged and productive workforce.

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How To Lobby The Government

With social media in your communications box, it’s possible to ensure key messages live longer in the mind of your stakeholders.

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Mines and Money Hong Kong 2015

The four day conference attracted some 1,500 investors, financiers and mining developers, with a speaker line-up of 150 industry leaders.

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Fracking Gas Exploration

A development campaign can fight misleading statements with facts, using the same communication tools used by special interest groups.

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How well do you know your analyst?

In the sights of the ASX is the vexed issue of market expectations and how listed entities and analysts are the key pillars in shaping these views.

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Mastering How To Dodge Bullet Points

An understanding of how best to communicate with the software is a powerful tool for anyone wanting to ensure their messages are heard.

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Dealing with a Social Media Storm

Untold damage can be inflicted on an unsuspecting party with angry words or inappropriate images on social media for all to read or see. What do you do?

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Business reporting – but not as usual

Your annual report is an opportunity to remind shareholders why they bought into your vision in the first place, and to tell your story to potential new investors.

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Round the Cape, South Africa

In this article Andrew Rowell discusses key movements and trends relating to the Mining Indaba conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Opposition is not a dirty word

Ask any MP who has been around for a while and they will tell you that Opposition is a lonely place.

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