Corporate Communications and PR

From developing strategy, to providing hands-on practical support for in-house PR teams, we understand the power of engaging and well executed PR and communications to enhance brands and protect hard earned reputations.

As your public and corporate relations partner, we work with you to deliver a full suite of strategic and integrated communications services tailored to your specific business needs.

The following Volvo Cars Australia case study exemplifies our approach.

Case study: Launching Volvo's luxury SUV in Australia

brief

Swedish car maker Volvo Car Australia engaged GSG Counsel to assist with the launch of the all-new XC90, its flagship luxury SUV. Our brief was to identify key motoring and technology/ lifestyle journalists and invite them to attend a full day launch event, including an opportunity to test-drive the new car.

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strategy

We targeted national motoring, lifestyle and technology media to position XC90 as a car that redefines the luxury SUV segment in Australia. We capitalised on Volvo’s promise to launch a visually striking, premium 7-seat SUV with world leading safety features and the latest driverless technology.

Selected media were flown to a launch event in Canberra where they were able to test drive the XC90 and experience its advanced safety technology and sheer ‘driveability’.

results

Over 2 months we generated significant volumes of positive media coverage in multiple newspapers and car industry websites. This included The Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, Herald Sun, Courier Mail, Adelaide Advertiser, The West Australian plus Wheels Magazine.

Coverage also included numerous online video reviews and segments on leading motoring programs on the Macquarie Radio Network.

Click below links to view/listen to some of the XC90 media coverage.

Cars Guide  |   Drive.com.au  |  Car Advice

Wheels. Oct 2015. (PDF)

Peter Blasina. 2UE radio. 8 Aug 2015. 

Kevin McCann & Charlie Brown. 2GB radio. 9 Aug 2015.

Stephen Fenech. 2HD radio. 11 Aug 2015. 

Peter Blasina. ABC Qld local radio.

Toby Hagon. ABC radio. 28 Aug 2015.

Tony Delroy & Peter Blasina. ABC radio. 28 Aug 2015. 

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GSG Counsel developed the concept for Salt & Shein to launch the first ever ‘Power 50 Report’ of Australia’s most influential corporate affairs executives. It was a great thought leadership exercise that’s reinforced our leadership credentials amongst clients and candidates.

Peter Salt
Founder & Director, Salt & Shein

GSG Counsel provided valuable communications and media advice and hands-on support during a challenging period in our company’s development.

Glen Lewis
Managing Director, NuCoal Resources

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