We start and shape conversations that matter.
Through a blend of insight, influence and innovation, Cannings Purple creates positive impacts for our clients, our people and our communities.
“We want to make a lasting impression, and have real and measurable outcomes for clients and stakeholders,” says Managing Director Annette Ellis.
“We strive to have impact across our work, staff and clients, by starting and shaping conversations that matter.”
Cannings Purple co-founded by current Non-Executive Chair, Warrick Hazeldine, focusing on corporate affairs, government relations and investor relations
Annette Ellis, now Managing Director,
joined Cannings Purple
Publicly-listed national communications group, STW Group (now WPP AUNZ) purchased a 49 per cent stake in Purple Communications via its corporate and financial public relations firm, Cannings Corporate Communications.
Cannings Purple invested in digital capacity to become one of the first strategic communications agencies to have in-house digital capabilities
Cannings Purple achieves the 2015 SABRE Australasian Consultancy of the Year. It also wins the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) Golden Target Award, GOVRELS Award, Best Use of Facebook Certificate of Excellence, Global Financial Agency of Year Nominee and Association Award at the Asia-Pacific Excellence.
Majority of STW Group bought by WPP to create WPP AUNZ, the cornerstone shareholder in Cannings Purple.
Canning Purple expanded into Queensland
with dedicated new practice
Connect with the world’s brightest minds
Our consultancy has been consistently nominated as one of the best, not only in Australia but the Asia Pacific region. We’ve been delighted and humbled to be recognised by industry bodies for everything from our business performance to our content hub, the268.com.au, to our culture, that is built around the motto #greatertogether.
Employer of Choice Award 2020
The Australian Business Awards
IABC Golden Quill Award
SABRE Award Category Winner
Corporate/Financial Consultancy of the Year
SABRE Award Category Finalist
Financial PR Consultancies of the Year for the Asia-Pacific
SABRE Consultancy of the Year Finalist
Australasian Consultancy of the Year Finalist
Number 1 PR Company, Mergers and Acquisitions
COMM PRIX Award Finalist
The Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management (GA) - PR Programs Category
Public Relations Institute of Australia Golden Target Award
Best Integrated Marketing and Communication Campaign Strategy
Best Digital Campaign, #heartofgold project
Best Use of Facebook Certificate of Excellence
#heartofgold campaign at the 2015 In2 Summit in Hong Kong
Global Financial Agency of the Year Nominee
The Holmes Report
Association Award at the Asia-Pacific Excellence Award
SABRE Consultancy of the Year Winner
Australasian Consultancy of the Year
2012 PRIA State Award for Excellence
Stakeholder Engagement with Sinosteel Midwest