What's happening globally in corporate affairs, communications and investor relations? The Anna Whitlam team share their insights.
Former Minerals Council of Australia CEO Mitch Hooke, architect of the 2010 mining tax campaign, identifies empathy, credibility and integrity as the essential ingredients to the campaign’s ultimate success. In considering the relevance of empathy to the success of the campaign, we are given pause to ask, how exactly does one invite the voters of say Western Sydney, SE Queensland and suburban Melbourne to “understand and share the feelings” of an industry dominated by West Australian billionaires and multinational mining companies?
Australia’s national debate on marriage equality is heating up with ABS survey materials hitting our mailboxes throughout the month of September. At this point in the campaign it’s worth pausing and taking a look at the tactics, strategy and terrain of the combatants to see what they can tell us about communications in the modern Australia.
As the fall-out from the last US election continues to plague the White House, the term “fake news” has now well and truly entered the global lexicon. And far from politics being its sole province, my recent trip to the US reinforced the significance of this phenomenon in the world of professional corporate communications.
The corporate affairs function in a time of global change – insights shared by the President of the Asia-Pacific Association of Communication Directors
I recently had the pleasure of hosting Pierre Goad, Group Global Managing Director & Group Head of Employee Insights and Communications at HSBC at a networking breakfast for senior corporate affairs practitioners here in Melbourne. Pierre is also President of the Asia-Pacific Association of Communication Directors (APACD), an organisation that Anna Whitlam People is a huge supporter of.
There are more slaves in the world today than at any time in history, and business supply chains are a large part of the problem. It’s a human rights issue, as well as a potential or actual reputation risk for many global businesses.