OUR BRAND VALUES

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.” 

History

2004

Cannings Purple is launched

Cannings Purple co-founded by current Non-Executive Chair, Warrick Hazeldine, focusing on corporate affairs, government relations and investor relations

2008

Welcome Annette Ellis

Annette Ellis, now Managing Director,
joined Cannings Purple

2012

Welcome STW Group

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.

2014

An investment in digital

Cannings Purple invested in digital capacity to become one of the first strategic communications agencies to have in-house digital capabilities

2015

SABRE Award Consultancy of the Year

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.

2016

Introducing WPP AUNZ

Majority of STW Group bought by WPP to create WPP AUNZ, the cornerstone shareholder in Cannings Purple.

2017

Moving to the Terrace

  • Moved from West Perth to central Perth location at Brookfield Place
  • Cannings Purple launched a specific Stakeholder Engagement business arm
2019

Queensland launch

Canning Purple expanded into Queensland
with dedicated new practice

2020

People and culture

  • IABC Golden Quill Award: Award of Merit by the International Association of Business Communicators. Western Australia’s first winner of the award
  • In 2020, Cannings Purple hired its first People and Culture Manager. In the same year it achieved the 2020 Employer of Choice Award from The Australian Business Awards.
WPP AUNZ

Part of something bigger

Connect with the world’s brightest minds

WPP AUNZ is a cornerstone shareholder in Cannings Purple and part of WPP, the world’s largest communications services group with a network across more than 100 countries.

Cannings Purple’s relationship with WPP AUNZ provides clients with on-the-ground support in any market, as well as access to a national and international network of communication specialists.

AWARDS

Our clients are at the heart of our business but we also set ourselves high professional standards.

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.

2020

Employer of Choice Award 2020

The Australian Business Awards

2020

IABC Golden Quill Award

Award of Merit by the International Association of Business Communicators
2019

SABRE Award Category Winner

Corporate/Financial Consultancy of the Year

2019

SABRE Award Category Finalist

Branded Journalism

2018

SABRE Award Category Finalist

Financial PR Consultancies of the Year for the Asia-Pacific

2017

SABRE Consultancy of the Year Finalist

Australasian Consultancy of the Year Finalist

2016

Number 1 PR Company, Mergers and Acquisitions

Business News

2016

SABRE Consultancy of the Year Finalist

Australasian Consultancy of the Year Finalist

2016

COMM PRIX Award Finalist

The Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management (GA) - PR Programs Category

2015

Public Relations Institute of Australia Golden Target Award

Best Integrated Marketing and Communication Campaign Strategy

2015

Govrels Award

Best Digital Campaign, #heartofgold project

2015

Best Use of Facebook Certificate of Excellence

#heartofgold campaign at the 2015 In2 Summit in Hong Kong

2015

Global Financial Agency of the Year Nominee

The Holmes Report

2015

Association Award at the Asia-Pacific Excellence Award

#heartofgold campaign

2015

SABRE Consultancy of the Year Winner

Australasian Consultancy of the Year

2012

2012 PRIA State Award for Excellence

Stakeholder Engagement with Sinosteel Midwest