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For most of us, having to speak in front of a room full of strangers is the ultimate nightmare. In fact, even the most articulate of us can be reduced to a stammering fool when put in front of a microphone or lectern, irrespective of whether...

Knowing what your stakeholders think, and want, has never been more important. The reputation and value of your organisation depends on it. In April, the Australian Institute of Company Directors released a new guide to help boards and directors identify and elevate stakeholder voices. But often...

WPP AUNZ announced today that Luis M. Garcia has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of Cannings Strategic Communications, Australia’s most experienced corporate and financial communications firm, effective today. Mr. Garcia will replace Renée Bertuch, who is leaving the firm after eight years, including six...

Virtual AGMs are here to stay, it seems. Figures confirm that virtual AGMs accounted for around three quarters of all annual meetings in 2020 and with the continuing uncertainties of COVID-19, the regulator, ASIC, has announced a ‘no-action’ position on such meetings until 31 October 2021...

People often ask about the risk of raising their profile. After all, as Warren Buffet says, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” So, why is it worth building your...

Cannings is proud to achieve a top 20 ranking in the Mergermarket league tables for PR advisory in M&A. In 2020, we advised on 6 global transactions worth a total of $1,568 USD million. You can learn more about our expertise in Transaction and Financial Communications here....

The pandemic has changed the way our political leaders communicate in a time of crisis. More facts, clearer messages, around the clock availability …  There are lessons here for CEOs, directors and senior executives, according to our Senior Director Luis M Garcia. In this piece...

Impressive team work from our client amaysim, who after disrupting the mobile market to become the fourth largest Australian telco, has received a $250 million bid from Optus, in an offer amaysim CEO Peter O‘Connell, describes as “too good to refuse”. amaysim’s share price was up...

Just four months in the seat, Boral’s recently appointed CEO, Zlatko Todorcevski, has delivered what media have called a “juicy deal” – selling Boral’s half share in plasterboard maker USG Boral for close to $1.5 billion to German conglomerate Knauf. The deal is part of a...