Gillian Field has considerable experience in the Australian federal government, managing internal and corporate communications at the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Defence and Centrelink. Before her career in communications Gillian was a journalist. She is now at contentgroup consulting for government clients, and joined David Pembroke for this podcast.
Our podcast guest is Trish Lavery, from the Department of the Environment in the Australian Government. Trish is the Assistant Director in the Design and Analytics area of the Innovation and Behavioural Insights Team. Her role includes website analytics, A/B split testing of websites, and looking at the effectiveness of digital social media interactions.
Virginia Haussegger AM is an award-winning journalist with over 25 years' experience in news media. She's held senior reporter and presenter roles at Channel 9, the Seven Network, and the ABC, and has experience in corporate and strategic communications. Virginia spoke to David Pembroke about the need for simple clear language, and understanding how your audience will receive your message.
Allan Yates worked as a senior national journalist before moving into media relations, strategy and communications. He has worked with a number of state and federal government departments and institutions including the Australian Institute of Sport, the Sydney 2000 Olympics, and the Australian War Memorial. David Pembroke talked with Allan about the transition from journalism to a comms role.
Gregory Andrews is Australia's Threatened Species Commissioner. His job is to raise awareness of and support Australia's fight against extinction, and leads implementation of Australia's first Threatened Species Strategy. In this podcast Gregory explains how content communication using social media is getting results.