Hotwire named PRovoke’s Global Technology Agency of the Year
The most prestigious global awards in PR have named Hotwire the Global Technology Agency of the Year, after an exhaustive research process involving more than 500 submissions and virtual meetings with PR firms across the globe. PRovoke called out the agency’s growth, culture, thought leadership and marketing, and specifically highlighted the impact Barbara Bates has made on the business. With Barbara at the helm, the size of the business has more than doubled, on-boarding many top-tier clients such as Adobe, Pinterest, Amazon Kindle, Zoom, Facebook, LinkedIn, McAfee or Qualcomm. She has also injected a more progressive agency work culture, and the ethos and mindset of success.
Orchard wins series of awards at W3 and Mumbrella Awards with Hyundai
Orchard picked up the Best Use of User Experience award at the Mumbrella 2020 awards for its work with client Hyundai. The work achieved with the car manufacturer was also recognised at the w3 Awards, with additional awards, including a Best in Show.
BMF named Mumbrella Creative Agency of the Year
BMF took out the Creative Agency of the Year title and the 2020 Mumbrella Award for Culture. The judges recognised the consistently excellent body of work bringing fresh, impactful and effective campaigns to life. They also highlighted the rigour and professional approach that lives up to the agency’s ambition of being Cheeky, Gutsy and Humble. Mumbrella’s editor-at-large called it the comeback story of the decade.
CPR brings Headspace Day to the Australian Parliament
Marking the fifth year of their partnership the National Youth Mental Health Foundation, CPR leveraged their government relations capabilities to encourage the PM, Ministers and MPs from all sides of politics to share mental health tips online to mark the event. Many Australian politicians participated, including Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Frank PR wins three awards at the UK Content Awards
Frank won three awards at the UK Content Awards for FMCG Campaign of the Year and Low Budget Content Campaign of the Year for their lockdown whisky festival with Tomatin. Frank was also one of the agencies behind Burger King’s Tiny Tinie Performs Whoppa on a Whopper campaign, which won an Innovation Award and a highly commended in the B2C Content Campaign of the Year.
Enero Group reports strong Q1 results for FY21
After announcing positive second half FY2020 results in August 2020, Enero Group has continued this momentum reporting strong results for the three months ended 30 September 2020. Net Revenue was up 11.0% and Operating EBITDA was up 81.4% on the previous corresponding period. Enero Group Chief Executive Officer, Brent Scrimshaw said: “Enero is an impressive business, with a growing world class client list driven by many smart, creative and remarkable people working across all of our brands. I would like to congratulate the entire team on delivering such strong Q1 results with substantial increases across all key metrics.”
The Leading Edge and Datorama launch must-read for marketers
A new Asia-Pacific Marketing Intelligence Report developed by Datorama (a Salesforce company) in partnership with The Leading Edge, has revealed that data mismanagement, a lack of a unified view of performance, and lack of real-time insights are preventing marketers from truly delivering on growth.
Orchard crowned AdNews Digital Agency of the Year
Orchard took out the top prize at AdNews’ Agency of the Year Awards this month, awarded 2020 Digital Agency of the Year. The judges recognised the team’s outstanding work re-platforming Hyundai as well as launching an Australian-first auto AR, disrupting IKEA’s retail model with digital shopping displays, and launching Oral-B’s grassroots campaign encouraging all Aussies to #CleanUpYourMouth.
BMF wins the Grand Effie at the APAC Effie Awards
The APAC Effie judging committee presented 81 Effies including 1 Grand Effie, 18 Golds, 25 Silvers and 37 Bronzes this year. The Grand Effie was clinched by BMF and ALDI Australia for the combined entry, Pointless Points. BMF also took home a Gold for the same campaign and a Bronze for ALDI Christmas. A silver was won for the Department of Social Service’s campaign against domestic violence, ‘Let’s Stop It At The Start’.
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.