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University of Queensland
September 20, 2012

Research Week insight

With Research Week almost wrapping up, we would like to take the opportunity to recap on some of the work involved in promoting this year’s celebrations.

Along with support from staff across the University, OMC coordinated a range of marketing and communications activities – from producing the eight Research Week award winner videos and the Discovery@UQ report, writing media releases, coordinating the key corporate events, updating the website, producing a UQ News TV episode and overseeing the overall marketing strategy.

We acknowledge all the work put in by many other members of the Network to the success of the week, such as the Graduate School and Office of Undergraduate Education with their enjoyable “Great Debate” held last night at St Lucia campus.

To download any of the Research Week award winner’s videos to use in your marketing and communications activities, please click here.

For further information on the promotion of Research Week, please contact Lindy White

M&C Network conference - registrations now open

We are excited to share the program for this year’s M&C conference – Unleashing our Advantage.

This year’s line-up promises a not-to-be-missed professional development opportunity providing the latest information on digital media, industry trends in higher education and market research on the UQ Brand. Speakers include Graeme Wood, David Chalke, Clemenger BBDO and Colmar Brunton.

Limited places are available so make sure you get in early to secure your place.

For more information and to register, click here.

The 2012 conference will be held on Monday 26 November, 8.30am - 5.00pm (with networking to follow) at the Qld Biosciences Precinct, St Lucia.

We look forward to seeing you all there for what is sure to be an engaging and inspiring must-attend event of the year.


UQ News app set to launch

UQ News is now available as an app, launching the University into the world of digital publications.

The free app, can be downloaded from the iTunes app store onto iPad devices from 2 October.

We welcome any feedback you may have with the app.

Please direct your comments to the Corporate Publications team in OMC.

We hope you enjoy navigating through the new UQ News app.

The legal pitfalls of social media exposed

OMC staff recently attended the PRIA breakfast seminar, Social media and the legal pitfalls for PR and communications today, where Professor Mark Pearson and Associate Professor Jane Johnston from Bond University discussed some of the legal risks for organisations using social media channels.  

Read more.

Try and tell a narrative. The songs should be like a little film, told in three or four minutes. Try to say things as simply as possible, which is probably the most difficult thing to do. - Hal David, lyricist (25 May 1921- 1 September 2012)


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Events & Training

Digital Marketing Trends - What's Hot and What's Next 3 October

Content Strategy - create & develop engaging online content 26 September

Portable Presents Kirby Ferguson 4 October

Media Release Writing Workshop, 26 October, Building 33, Room 104, St Lucia

More events ›

Network News

Next Comnet catch up

Following the success of our last catch up at the Red Room, we thought it was time for another get together. This time, a lunch event for those who can't make it in the evenings.

Date: Tuesday 16 October

Time: 12pm

Location: Saint Lucy caffé e cucina, next to the tennis courts, St Lucia campus

RSVP by Friday 12 October to Tegan Taylor in OMC.


Paywalls and the new media landscape

New media models were up for discussion at the Brisbane Writers Festival, with a panel of journalists commenting on the successful and not so successful formats taking the place of a declining print media.

Susan Johnson, Jeff Sparrow, John Lanchester and panel chair Stephen Romei agreed that moves by print media to place content online and charge readers through paywalls had been an unsuccessful move in many cases.

Read more.

New Staff Appointments

Welcome to new members of the network.

Read here for more details.


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