Lo­cal PR firm spreads its reach across Queens­land

Townsville Bulletin - - Investor -

TOWNSVILLE-based pub­lic re­la­tions firm Queens­land Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Net­work has struck a strate­gic al­liance with na­tional firm Pro­fes­sional Pub­lic Re­la­tions, part of the global WPP group.

Founded in 1987, QCCN has grown from a home-based busi­ness into the largest cor­po­rate com­mu­ni­ca­tion com­pany in re­gional Queens­land with a team of 18 peo­ple in eight of­fices.

QCCN man­ag­ing di­rec­tor David Dono­hue said the al­liance strength­ened both or­gan­i­sa­tions, ex­tend­ing PPR’s reach into re­gional Queens­land and pro­vid­ing QCCN with a high-level metropoli-

David Dono­hue tan pres­ence re­in­forced by PPR’s na­tional and in­ter­na­tional net­work.

‘‘ This is an ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity that com­pletes the reach of both firms, of­fer­ing Queens­land’s only whole-of­s­tate com­mu­ni­ca­tions net­work and plac­ing se­nior peo­ple both across the re­gions a n d i n Ge o r g e S t , ’ ’ Mr Dono­hue said. ‘‘ It also al­lows PPR to bring QCCN’s re­gional and re­mote ex­per­tise to bear on work for clients around Aus­tralia and over­seas par­tic­u­larly in the re­source and in­dige­nous re­la­tions sec­tors.’’

Key ar­eas of com­bined ex­per­tise for the al­liance in­clude com­mu­nity en­gage­ment, com­mu­ni­ca­tions strat­egy and au­dit­ing, as well as is­sues and cri­sis man­age­ment for metropoli­tan, re­gional and re­mote or­gan­i­sa­tions and projects.

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