History and Awards

Cannings Purple Awards

Co-founded in 2004 by our managing director Warrick Hazeldine, Purple Communications grew rapidly in Western Australia through a dynamic, client-focused approach to communication. Our key focus areas of corporate affairs, government and investor relations saw the agency gain a wide range of clients from local and international resources companies to non-government agencies.

In 2012, publicly listed national communications group, STW Group purchased a 49 per cent stake in Purple Communications via its corporate and financial public relations firm, Cannings Corporate Communications. In 2016, STW Group merged with the world’s largest communication group, WPP, and WPP AUNZ became a cornerstone shareholder in Cannings Purple. This close working relationship allows us to provide our clients on-the-ground support in any market, and access to a national and international network of communication specialists. 



Cannings Purple


Our work has been recognised in Australia and beyond with a raft of awards including:

  • Business News - Number 1 PR Company, Mergers and Acquisitions 2016

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