New senior appointments bolster FTI’s offering

This week we announced the appointment of three senior professionals to FTI Consulting’s Strategic Communications division in Australia. Rob Hadler joins the firm as a Senior Advisor, Robert Skeffington joins as a Managing Director and Michael Morrison joins as a Senior Director. Rob is based in Melbourne, and Robert and Michael will both be located in Sydney.

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Thinking creatively for your next communications campaign – Expanding the communications toolbox

The conventional communications toolkit – press releases, talking points, media training – are as valuable as ever. But as a comprehensive strategy for reaching all influencers and stakeholders, it unfortunately falls well short. Today’s communications campaigns require creative, lateral thinking across multiple mediums.

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Tackling negative media coverage

Negative media coverage is like an emergency plumbing situation. Ignoring the problem is ultimately going to leave you with a bigger, less-manageable mess. However, if you’re prepared to use the correct tools to address the situation there is an opportunity to salvage your company’s reputation. A solid communications strategy, combining a punctual response with measured,…

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Communicating when a senior executive leaves the business

Following today’s announcement that David Jones boss Paul Zahra has quit the department store chain to be replaced by Country Road head Ian Nairn, FTI reflects on the importance of having a clear communications plan around senior executive transitions. Changes at the top can cause uncertainty and unfounded speculation for all stakeholders, from employees through…

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The Murray Report – What will it mean for corporate communication?

The interim report from the Financial System Inquiry has been dominating the headlines. While the media has invariably focused on the BBQ stopper topics – house prices and superannuation charges – the detail in the report shows David Murray and his team are preparing to make substantial recommendations on the structure and operation of Australia’s…

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Maintaining stakeholder trust after suffering from a cyber attack

Companies fear talking about a breach of their computer network almost as much as the breach itself. An effective response requires quick action to determine how and when to disclose breaches, how to communicate to customers and employees, partners and regulators and what information they need to know. The issue is causing restlessness in boardrooms.…

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Trying to stop the budget going up in smoke

In the world of politics image is tightly controlled. Staff known as advancers arrive ahead of MPs to scope locations, looking for any backdrops or signage that could embarrass their leaders should they be photographed standing in the wrong place. And in the world of politics, considerable and exhaustive effort goes into managing the “spin”…

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