Genevieve Mills returns to senior Six O’Clock role

Six O’Clock welcomes back to its ranks respected senior corporate communicator Genevieve Mills, who returns from maternity leave.   Gen, who has more than a decade of consulting experience in Australia, Asia and the UK, resumes in the role of Group Adviser to oversee a portfolio of Six O’Clock’s corporate and government clients, as well… Read more »

Parliament House Canberra

Senate media inquiry must broaden scope to be relevant

Fake news, Facebook and Fairfax. That trinity forms the core of the Australian Senate inquiry into the future of journalism. But, unless Australia’s politicians widen their scope they risk missing the story; the rise of new corporate content creators and the challenge they provide for the country’s traditional news organisations. A lot has happened since… Read more »

Jonathon Geddes joins Six O’Clock

Experienced corporate communicator Jonathon Geddes has joined Six O’Clock’s growing ranks. The Melbourne-based consultant arrives at Six O’Clock after carrying out corporate affairs roles at AusNet Services and National Australia Bank and working in international trade in the United Kingdom and Asia. Jonathon has also worked agency side, leading communication strategy and execution for a… Read more »

Six O’Clock welcomes Jessica Brophy

Six O’Clock welcomes one of the industry’s best and brightest to its ranks. Jessica Brophy joins us as a Senior Adviser, leading a portfolio of clients across government, financial services and education. Jess is a well-rounded communication professional with a strong strategic mind, good media relations skills and networks, and impressive digital and social media… Read more »

What’s news? Not much…

Did you see that headline on Twitter? What about the video on Facebook? Surely you read on the train this morning that article outlining the latest body-shaming trend. Back in January my colleague Nathan Clarke penned a piece on the rise and rise of fake news in 2016. It got me thinking about today’s media… Read more »

When social isn’t social

This year we learn that Australians own an average of three internet-enabled devices each and half of us are using them for social networking as soon as we wake up – behaviour that’s been increasing steadily since 2012.

The good news about fake news

What happened in 2016? Well, North Korea’s Dear Leader (Kim Jong-il) was voted the sexiest man alive (of course). The selfie shoe took over from the selfie stick. And who could forget the studies proving that Santa causes childhood obesity. So what really happened in 2016? Well, clearly fake news rose and rose. Each of these… Read more »

KK free zone

What does a jar of expired tomato relish, a 1980’s home workout DVD, a glow in the dark pen and a Santa singing money box have in common? They are all crap cringe-worthy Kris Kringle gifts guaranteed to be given across Australian workplaces this festive season. I kid you not, for an average spend of… Read more »

Fair dinkum race to the bottom

At what point is an Australian, Australian? How many tax returns, what number of backyard barbies, Holden Commodore or Ford Falcon? Recent comments by Peter Dutton suggesting that the Fraser government erred in allowing an influx of Lebanese migrants in the 1970s highlighted, for me, a mindset that for too long has pervaded our thinking… Read more »

Nathan Clarke joins firm

Six O’Clock Advisory is excited to welcome Nathan Clarke to its fold. Nathan arrives at the firm with credentials in public policy and communication, having led government relations for a national peak body in the health sector and served as a political adviser for a Federal Government minister. Nathan began his career in stakeholder engagement… Read more »