Industry Committees

Industry Committees

The Communications Council has a number of special interest groups which manage issues and develop initiatives to address emerging opportunities and challenges in the marketing  communications industry.  

The councils are driven by a common goal, to raise the profile of agency value through best practice standards and principles. How they do this varies, depending on the needs of the member group they represent. Councils bring together like-minded people who are passionate about the industry, prepared to exchange experiences and committed to making change for good.

AMG - The Account Management Group

The Account Management GroupThe Account Management Group (AMG) aims to champion the discipline of account management by increasing the pride, professional skills and effectiveness of its members. more

APG - The Account Planning Group

APG The Account Planning GroupAccount Planning Group (APG) is for planners or anyone interested in strategic thinking. Members include planners, qualitative and quantitative researchers, media strategists and creative professionals. Members get together throughout the year at Ideas Exchange events, participate in the bi-annual Planning Idol and Strategy Awards and receive preferential ticketing for the APG Battle of Big Thinking. more

AWARD Committee

AWARD Awards CommitteeAustralasian Writers and Art Directors Association (AWARD) is an organisation driven by a single idea: to raise standards in commercial creative areas. AWARD initiatives include networking events and preferential rates for the annual AWARD Awards.

CPC - Commercial Producers Council

Commercial Producers CouncilThe Commercial Producers Council (CPC) is a member based organisation representing the interests of production companies working in marketing communications. They exist to champion best practice business principles for members and to promote the economic and business benefits of the industry to the business community. more

Healthcare Committee - Bravo!

Bravo AwardsConsisting of leading healthcare marketing communications agencies, the committee runs a program of self regulatory and mandatory code training for agency staff in addition to education for healthcare marketers. Publications include pitching guidelines for healthcare marketers and healthcare salary survey. The group also works in partnership with healthcare regulatory bodies and carries a vote on the therapeutic goods administration code council. more

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion has become a CEO-level issue in global business. The era of diversity as a “check the box” initiative owned by HR is over. Despite this, the advertising industry lags behind in gender imbalance and inclusion in some areas. The Diversity and Inclusion group is focused on addressing these issues. It was founded to raise awareness and influence the industry’s decision makers on the value of nurturing and retaining a gender balanced workforce in light of the demonstrable commercial success of diverse organisations. Its focus is in providing practical tools to assist management in ensuring a gender balanced workforce and to foster inclusion. more

PRC - The Public Relations Council

The Public Relations CouncilThe Public Relations Council (PRC) represents the consumer PR specialty within the marketing communications industry. It is focused on championing earned media, representing the interests of the consumer public relations agencies to other specialties within the marketing communications industry, as well as clients and the wider business community, providing a unified voice on issues facing the consumer public relations specialty and developing specific training, advice and best practice projects of relevance to PR professionals. more

State Councils
Committees operate nationally to bring members together to address relevant state based issues. These committees work with representatives from State and Local Government organisations to raise the profile and value of marketing communications as part of a broader objective to protect marketing freedoms. Contact your local state manager to learn more about your state council.

Youngbloods NSW | QLD | SA | VIC | WA

YoungbloodsYoungbloods is dedicated to providing young people under 30 with an opportunity to meet and network with other young people in advertising and to have a voice on future directions. more



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