Freefalling into 2014

The end of 2013 was a frantic time for The Communication Link as several significant projects were wrapped up and the launch of some exciting news ones for 2014 – including the Freefall Experience Design Ideas Competition.

The Master Builders of Australia, ACT launched their Centenary Publication ‘The Master Builders that built Canberra’ in early December.  The Communication Link is proud to have worked with the team at MBA to produce this special exploration of the role of builders in the creation of our National Capital.  Based on almost 50 interviews with those involved in the building industry and featuring more than 150 photos, this has been one of The Communication Links more exciting projects in recent times.  Congratulations to Helen, Belinda, Ellen and Greg for their important contribution to this project.  To learn more or get a copy of the book visit the MBA website

In November The Communication Link was out in force as we worked with the passionate team at Hands Across Canberra to host the fourth annual lunch.  This event was addressed by Rupert Myer, AM and broke all previous fund raising records.  Just as importantly, there were 24 Corporate Sponsors on the day many of whom have made lasting commitments to support the Hands Across Canberra Foundation.  Dimension Data, in particular, is hosting a Hands Across Canberra Ball in April and The Communication Link is looking forward to providing some assistance to Dimension Data to help this event be as successful as possible.

Long-term client and partner Engineers Australia has a very exciting initiative for 2014.  The Freefall Experience Design Ideas Competition was launched in Freefall November and provides a unique opportunity for engineers, designers and those with a flair for the creative to design a lasting legacy to recognise the contribution of engineers to our community.  The Freefall Experience is seeking a feature installation in the Engineers Australia forest at the National Arboretum Canberra.  The Design Ideas Competition has a prize pool of $40,000 and entries close in June 2014.  The Communication Link is very excited about this project and encourages anyone wishing to learn more to check out the video on the Freefall Experience website.

So as we ‘freefall’ into the year, The Communication Link wishes everyone a successful 2014 and looks forward to being part of some strategic communications projects as well as some of the exciting community engagement and outreach initiatives, like those described above.