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PRIA announces the inside track on speakers for the ‘Inside Story’ on public relations, social media and the boardroom in November

July 30, 2013

 

July brought both the end of another financial year here in Australia and some exciting news on the 2013 PRIA National Conference in Adelaide, South Australia. Themed “The Inside Story”, the new financial year saw a major announcement concerning speakers for the conference scheduled for 17-19 November 2013.

 

The announcements of Douglas Nicol (The Works), Jason Hincks (Movember) and Vaughn Richtor (ING Direct) have sparked initial interest in three sessions taking place during the conference. Douglas Nicol will kick off day two of the conference with a session on ‘the truth behind how Australians use social media’ with the intention to pull social media apart in proceedings.

 

Next, staying somewhat on topic Jason Hincks COO of Movember will delve ‘inside the trenches’ during a panel session on social media engagement. During this session, Jason will draw on Movember's successful online campaign, and the strengths involved for a marquee brand.

 

The final part of the announcement involves Vaughn Richtor, CEO of ING Direct. Vaughn will be joining our look ‘inside the C-suite’, where attendees will get the inside story from some of the top decision makers across Australia and beyond.

 

This is just an initial insight into some of our male contingent. Be sure to view our update next month which will feature a leading female business leader, an international academic icon in the field of PR and a lady behind a recent national crisis. Stay tuned!

 

Douglas Nicol is one of the owners and creative partners at The Works, an independent integrated advertising agency with a team of 60 where creative thinkers are on the forefront of client business.

 

Jason Hincks is the Chief Operating Officer for Movember, a men’s health charity that uses the power of the Moustache to raise funds and awareness for men's health issues – specifically prostate cancer and male mental health.

 

Vaughn Richtor is CEO of ING DIRECT Australia having previously held the role from 1995-2005, helping to establish a brand which became the country’s sixth largest retail bank in just 10 years