Local PR firm spreads its reach across Queensland
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.