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Conquering Mountains

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The Llewellyn Communications team was proud to represent Cochlear at an event this week welcoming back a Sunnyfield staff member after she conquered Mt Vinson in Antarctica this January. Annie Doyle, mother of two and Chief Financial Officer at Sunnyfield (which for 60 years has been supporting people with intellectual disabilities on their road to more independent lives), has now completed six out of the famous ‘seven summits’, with Mt Everest the last remaining mountain to conquer. With Cochlear as a major sponsor, Annie will give this next climb all…

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Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre opens in Penrith

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Grand opening of SCIC Penrith We recently helped Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre achieve some great coverage for the opening of their new centre in Penrith.  The establishment of this site is especially good news for those living in Western Sydney, the Blue Mountains or Central West who previously had to travel to Gladesville or Chatswood for treatment or check-ups. In order to draw attention to this great event, our team created and distributed media alerts to radio stations and newspapers located in the Blue Mountains, Penrith and Central West regions…

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Lawn Power

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We recently created a set of lawncare information and tips for Victa, an idea that we knew had great potential to achieve a significant amount of media attention. It was a great opportunity to get Victa’s name out in the public eye, as well as providing the public with useful information. When putting together the information, the team at Llewellyn Communications sought the professional input of garden guru and horticulturalist Adam Woodhams to raise the profile – not to mention credibility – of the piece and therefore maximise coverage. We…

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Hot weather

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The hot weather has done wonders for our client Swimart, with many newspapers running articles on a recent survey we developed for Swimart, plus top tips for keeping pools in great shape. It’s the result of a media release we put together for summer. If the steamy weather has been detrimental to your normally crystal clear pool water, read more about water imbalances in the most recent newsletter we wrote for Swimart: http://www.swimart.com.au/news/e-newsletters/january-2013/618

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Front page news!

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Three-year-old Felix is just one of many cochlear implant recipients we have achieved wonderful media coverage for over the past five years since we began working with Cochlear Ltd. Last year’s 30th anniversary celebration of the world’s first commercial cochlear implant was given extensive media coverage across major newspapers and television and radio stations around Australia. Read more about Felix, who can now enjoy the sounds of his family splashing and laughing in the pool this summer (thanks to his new Cochlear Nucleus Aqua Accessory) in this story by the…

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Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants

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In celebration of Rheem’s 75th Anniversary, Apprentice Plumber Grants were awarded to 75 apprentice plumbers who were most in need of financial support. Designed to thank the Australian plumbing industry for its ongoing support and to invest in its skills future, applications were open to apprentice plumbers of all ages and from all areas of Australia. Announced in September 2012, the winners each received $1000 to help them pay for tools, education, bills or fuel to get to and from work. Recipients of the grants received extensive media attention after…

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Victa Summer Lawn Care Survey

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Playtime on the lawn is still an Aussie favourite this summer, according to the recent Summer Lawncare Survey we did for Victa, with nearly 80 per cent of respondents indicating this was their lawn’s primary use. While classic games like backyard cricket and croquet were the most popular sporting activities, more than half of respondents said they used their lawn for dining and/or entertaining guests. “Lawns are part of the fabric of Australian society,” says Laura Clarke from Victa. “It’s great to see them still being used by families to…

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Client Feedback

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It’s wonderful when you receive emails like this. It’s from one of our longest standing clients here at Llewellyn Communications. I must say you and your team of helpers are always a rock to work with and I am forever grateful for your consistency, efficiency and your ease of working together.  I don’t know how I did it but I managed to find people who never let me down, are supportive and encouraging, are committed and flexible.  I couldn’t do what I manage to do if it wasn’t for you. Jenny –…

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2012 – A Fantastic Anniversary Year

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No, not Llewellyn Communications’ anniversary (we turned 10 last year), but rather three of our clients – Rheem Australia, which celebrated 75 years in manufacturing; Victa, the legendary lawnmower brand which had its origins 60 years ago in a backyard shed in Sydney’s Concord; and Cochlear Ltd, which this year saw the amazing cochlear implant mark the 30th anniversary of the world’s first commercial cochlear implant. Llewellyn Communications was honoured to play a role in the celebrations of each, from helping develop a scheme to support young plumbing apprentices around…

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Check out our new website!

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We invite you to look around the Llewellyn Communications website and check out our different services, from public relations, issues and crisis management, editorial services, events to photography and cinematography. Established by PR expert and journalist Lisa Llewellyn in 2001, Llewellyn Communications develops and implements creative communications strategies designed to build reputation, enhance credibility and improve business performance in diverse markets across Australia and New Zealand. Our clients include major international companies and brands to smaller specialist businesses in market sectors ranging from healthcare, financial services and consumer products, to…

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