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jack + bill closes 2015 raising more than $70,000 for Australian crowdfunding campaigns

Porter Novelli Australia’s pop-up public relations agency jack + bill has ended 2015 with four successful crowdfunding campaigns raising more than $70,000. jack + bill is an offshoot of Porter Novelli and is an Australian-first initiative with the twin commitments of identifying and supporting emerging ideas and talent – and reframing the pro bono public relations […]


jack + bill announces winners of $30,000 pro bono PR support

jack + bill, Porter Novelli Australia’s pro bono offshoot, has revealed the winning Pozible crowdfunding campaigns to receive $30,000 fee equivalent PR support.

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  Porter Novelli Melbourne has further cemented its industry standing, claiming its sixth consecutive accolade in the 2015 Australian Business Awards. Porter Novelli has been accredited an Employer of Choice for a second year, building on prior recognition as a Recommended Employer, recognised as a leading workplace demonstrating effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention. Porter […]


LAUNCH: Porter Novelli pop-up back in the pro bono business

Porter Novelli Australia’s pop-up pro bono agency, jack + bill, is back for year two of its unique collaboration with crowdfunder Pozible. jack + bill last year called an open pitch from crowdfunders using Pozible, with a panel of judges and a crowd on-site choosing three outstanding projects for jack + bill to support with […]

Anne Gregory

Anne Gregory on Professionalising the Profession

I was really fortunate to meet Dr Anne Gregory on her most recent trip to Melbourne to learn about her current research at the University of Huddersfield (UK), and work in her role as Chair of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management (GA); both which share a common theme. What Anne is focussing […]

Global ag opportunities

The big questions for Australian agriculture

PN Agribusiness consultants Patrick McClelland and Tristan Price share 10 titbits they gleaned from some of Australian agriculture’s leading lights at the 2015 Global Food Forum in Melbourne this week. A landscape ripe with opportunity yet laden with challenges – that was the background to the varied discussions at the 2015 Global Food Forum. Topics […]


When did science stop being science?

Question: When is the science not the science? Answer: When we don’t want to believe the science Let me explain with reference to new UK research in Dengue and Chikunganya, mosquito-borne viral diseases that affect hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. Symptoms for these painful, and occasionally deadly, diseases include high fever, […]


jack + bill Closing Party (Photo Recap)

The jack + bill crew celebrated successfully helping to crowdfund all three winning campaigns (Melbourne Bike Cabs, Bamboo Monkey, Foster Care Association of Victoria) raising more than $55,000 in total. Thanks to Pozible for partnering with us on this initiative!      

PN Melbourne success at 2014 PRIA Victorian Golden Target Awards

Hat-trick for Porter Novelli Melbourne at Victorian PRIA awards

Porter Novelli Melbourne won three gongs at the 2014 Public Relations Institute of Australia Victorian Golden Target Awards last night, making it the most awarded agency at the state’s industry awards.


Winning jack + bill campaigns now live

Thank you to everyone who attended our jack + bill launch event in July. We’ve been working hard and are pleased to announced the winning Pozible campaigns are now live! 1) SAVE Foster Care In the last 10 years the number of children requiring foster care has risen by 62 per cent and there are fewer foster carers than […]