Cannings provides communications counsel to some of Australia’s largest listed companies, international corporations, private companies, industry bodies and not-for-profit organisations.
Crisis and issues management
Over the years, our team of specialist consultants has advised clients facing issues surrounding public inquiries, litigation, corporate downsizing, sensitive Board changes, senior executive appointments and departures, and reputational issues.
We also assist industry bodies with advocacy strategies to engage with a broad range of stakeholders, including lawmakers, regulators and consumer groups.
We draw on our deep industry experience and knowledge when helping clients navigate through dealings with governments and regulators, including the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Takeovers Panel, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, and the Foreign Investment Review Board.
Reputation and profile building
Cannings advises clients on building their corporate brand profile through strategic communications, including executive profiling, corporate positioning, media relations, thought leadership and media and messaging coaching.
We assist our clients to create a strong and differentiated position in the market. We identify and engage relevant key stakeholders to raise the company’s profile and create a foundation of understanding support for the company’s business objectives.
Respect is earned over time and reputations, corporate and individual, are often forged or broken, during periods of intense stress. It’s inevitable that executive management and boards will be tested at some point in time.
At Cannings we provide strategic advice and tactical implementation for our clients to build and proactively manage their brand reputation, or step in quickly to manage a crisis and rebuild a reputation that has been damaged.
Integrated Digital Platforms
The increasing influence of digital and social media has created a fundamental shift in the culture of communication.
Digital and social media strategy is often an integral element of successful communications campaigns. At Cannings we have the capability and capacity to effectively integrate social and digital strategies into the broader communications strategy and tactics. We have the tools to provide a real time gauge of current and potential issues that could affect your company, while providing a broad platform for company messaging and positioning.
The effective use of social and digital platforms can be a powerful tool to understand, engage and inform a company’s key stakeholders, including employees, consumers and investors.
"We've been relying on Cannings as an important extension of our team for a long time. Their knowledge of how media works, their understanding of our business and their flexible and personable approach means that we seamlessly and confidently rely on Cannings for a range of communications support at a number of levels in the organisation. Whether it's support around local business issues or supporting the corporate team on larger projects, I can highly recommend Cannings for their professional approach and valuable contribution to corporate communications."