John Wells, Chairman
Chairman address, John Wells
E-cigarettes, Benjamin Haslem & Alexandra Mayhew
365 days of PM Abbott, John Wells
Girls at the Centre, The Smith Family CEO Lisa O'Brien
Nude photos and human rights, Alexandra Mayhew
Sacking the coach, Julie Sibraa
Bringing the black dog to heel, Benjamin Haslem
Senate review, Julie Sibraa
Phil Charley obituary, Keith Jackson AO
Bud Burst, John Wells
Digital Terrorism, Isabelle Walker
Clothing our homeless, Carrie Deane
The value of interns, Madeleine Scott-Murphy
The Shell Issue 4
Welcome to the latest edition oF the Wells Haslem publication The Shell.
Our Spring edition has some very interesting articles for you to review.
The past six months has seen very significant milestones reached in our business. The first is the strongest growth since we started in July 2012 and the second is the substantial increase in the diversity of client work.
We also bring you the very sad news of the passing of a great Australian, Phil Charley. Take a few minutes to read Keith Jackson’s wonderful tribute to his great friend.
The newest member of our team, graduate Isabelle Walker, has settled into her role as Account Executive and is working very keenly and efficiently for many of our clients.
Isabelle studied Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney and has a keen interest in politics and media management – areas in which Wells Haslem specialises.
This issue’s cover story focuses on the introduction into Australia of e-cigarettes. Our article looks at how proper regulations must be put in place to ensure this effective cessation tool is available, along with others, to smokers and those trying to give up smoking tobacco.
Australia is running well behind Britain and Europe in the introduction of e-cigarettes and the case is now being made for their introduction into this country. It is worth reading as you’ll find out some interesting information about these devices and the impact they already have in other parts of the world.
Since our last edition we have been working on projects as diverse as the Black Dog Institute, The Smith Family, James Hardie, and regional issues in the Hunter Valley, the Law Society of NSW and others.
It’s been a hectic but rewarding period in the expanding life of the company.
We outline how the Black Dog Institute is advocating for the introduction of a systems-based approach to suicide prevention. The institute argues there is no evidence-based rationale for distributing funding for suicide prevention in Australia.
We outline how the current Federal Government is faring after its first year in office. It’s been a tough battle for the Prime Minister and Treasurer but they now seem to be achieving their election promises.
Have a look at Julie Sibraa’s piece on “Sacking the coach”. Should the coach get the chop after a poor performance? …. Read on, she will tell you.
And as we’ve always told you, we are not just another PR company. What we try to do is quickly add value to our clients’ projects. This is something we have always been renowned for.
At the centre of our firm is the desire to help clients communicate better and to resolve issues affecting how they communicate.
Our work covers all key disciplines of communication: strategy development, issues management, government relations, media relations, crisis management, digital media and FMCG promotion.
If you think we can help you, or you want to know more about our services get in touch.