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30 October 2015


Si tu id aeficas, ei venient. Ager somnia* 

As Andrew Little approaches his first anniversary as Labour leader next month, Cognito looks at the road ahead for the former union boss.

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28 October 2015


SenateSHJ's Independent Partner, and in situ impartial observer of British politics and media, Peter Hehir, discusses how personal stories will connect with the public in a way debates over deficits never will.

Statistics and detail just don’t hack it when you are trying to convince the public of an argument. No, we professionals will tell you, you need to tell a story, one that the man in the street gets.

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23 October 2015


The spectacular fall from grace of Volkswagen wiped a quarter of the value off the company’s market capitalisation and could end up costing it as much as €35 billion in fines and remediation costs. Indeed, many are speculating it could even result in the company closing its doors and that it is more significant to the German economy than a potential “Grexit”.

19 October 2015


“No one great genius can lead a city ... Instead citizens need to lead, and my job is to get their ideas into the system.” - Park Won-soon, Mayor of Seoul

25 September 2015


SenateSHJ has been named the 2015 Asia Pacific Corporate and Public Affairs Consultancy of the Year by The Holmes Report – the international authority on communications consultancies.

12 October 2015


The following article is based on a presentation Tracey Bridges delivered at Payments New Zealand’s recent Hub, where she was invited to talk about storytelling in business.

Telling stories is one of humankind’s most ancient endeavours – a capability we have had from the beginning of time, and a skill that crosses all ages, genders and cultures.

8 October 2015


SenateSHJ's healthcare team brought home two awards from last night's Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) NSW Awards. Both awards will go into the national Awards that are announced at the annual PRIA conference in November.

You're Not Out of the Woods

Winner: Integrated Marketing and Communication Campaign Strategy, in partnership with bioCSL.

5 October 2015


Last week’s announcement of a new Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary is both a triumph for New Zealand’s environment and a lesson in influence and engagement, writes Spiro Anastasiou.

Anyone interested in protecting the world’s oceans will be celebrating news that the pristine waters around the Kermadec Islands will be protected from all forms of fishing and mining.

Cognito: 1 October 2015


Melius est praevenire quam praeveniri*

The timing of this week’s Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary announcement will come as no surprise to those familiar with the Government’s political management:

1.              Signal things well in advance and manage expectations down.

16 September 2015


Malcom Turnbull in becoming Australia’s 29th Prime Minister after defeating Tony Abbott 54 to 44 in a Liberal Party ballot, has also become Australia’s fourth Prime Minister since June 2013, a new record.