Managing your company’s public image

Step forward or fade into the background at will

Flying beneath the radar or basking in the spotlight is made infinitely easier with the assistance of an experienced public relations professional. Whether you need to increase your exposure or vanish from view, and for however long, 1st Avenue Communications is here to help.

Following consultation with your organisation to understand your particular requirements and objectives, we will craft your key message and construct a strategic plan. One or more of the following elements will be implemented as required:

  • Corporate communications plans from traditional media through to social media to reach your audience most effectively
    Writing and production services for newsletters, magazines and other print media
  • Relationship building with significant stakeholders such as media, government, consumers, membership organisation members, employees and other businesses
  • Media releases and media relations
  • The arrangement of speaking opportunities
  • Issues and crisis management

Public relations services on a needs-only basis

Your business doesn’t necessarily need PR services right throughout the year. Having a PR specialist on tap means you won’t be paying a highly qualified, full time professional without using the benefit of their expertise. 1st Avenue Communications is available on demand, as and when the need arises.

We will apply a time-critical approach to understanding your organisation and your immediate need for public relations services. More than a decade’s experience in PR and our network of long-nurtured media contacts are our tools of trade.

Client Spotlight: Strata Community Australia

1st Avenue Communications began providing PR services to Strata Community Australia when it launched its new brand in July 2011. Formerly known as the National Community Titles Institute, the first task was to introduce the brand to various stakeholders and key influencers including media and politicians.
1st Avenue Communications developed a program where various key media representatives from major metropolitan newspapers were provided with individual briefings about the new SCA brand and issues within the strata industry. No two stories were the same, providing each media contact with some exclusivity.

This tactic has worked well and SCA frequently has media seeking comment on issues with the strata and community title sector.

Other PR strategies for the new brand included liaison with key politicians and involvement in lobbying on the issue of high insurance costs in Far North Queensland. The SCA CEO was supported in his lobbying efforts by 1st Avenue Communications, which formed relationships with political media advisors and key Queensland media. A media campaign at key milestones meant that SCA was provided with air time and column inches in commenting on this issue.

The next phase in the PR program involves working with the National Broadband Network (NBN) Co to ensure owners and tenants are given ample opportunity to connect to the NBN as it is rolled out in their areas.

There are always new PR opportunities for SCA. 1st Avenue Communications is constantly working on ways to maximise these to promote not only the brand but what it is SCA and its members can do.

Turn to 1st Avenue Communications to achieve prompt, effective results. Contact us today.