We won! 1st place for VIVA! health campaign

VIVA! Communications wins PRIA health category award Last night, we took to the stage at the 2011 Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) State Awards for Excellence to accept first place for our entry – Granting PNH community the gift of life – funding secured for life-saving treatment. The 2011 PRIA awards, held at the…

Interning at VIVA! – Day 1

Sydney University Master of Health Communications student, Caroline Chen, is currently interning at VIVA! HQ as part of her degree. Here’s what she had to say after an exciting day one: Today was my first day as a student intern at VIVA! Communications and I must say that I’m really liking it here! Everyone has…

Fast facts on epilepsy

Here at VIVA! HQ we’ve been busily researching epilepsy and have teamed with the Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria to raise awareness for this common, chronic brain disorder. In case you missed it, last week Team VIVA! made a call out to all cyclists to join the annual Ride4Epilepsy on September 25. The ride is just…

VIVA! Principal test drives Google+

We’ve been monitoring Google+ for a little while now, but it’s our very own VIVA! Principal, Kirsten Bruce, who is leading Team VIVA! by embracing the social movement and taking the widely publicised platform for a test drive. Kirsten is now sharing her insights on Google+ into life as Principal of an award-winning and dynamic…

Calling all cyclists – Ride4Epilepsy

Whether you’re an elite cyclist, looking for a fun family sporting event or a beginner rider, VIVA! Communications is calling all cyclists ahead of the annual Ride4Epilepsy in September. Join Olympic medallist and six-time World Champion cyclist, Marion Clignet, Collingwood cheer-squad identity and father of a daughter with epilepsy, Joffa Corfe, and cycling enthusiasts and…

VIVA! shortlisted for 2011 PRIME Awards

Team VIVA! is delighted to share some great news with our blog readers. We have just been shortlisted in this year’s Annual PRIME Awards, for three of our outstanding healthcare PR and communications campaigns. As the most prestigious awards ceremony dedicated to pharmaceutical excellence in Australia, the 2011 PRIME Awards showcase high-calibre marketing campaigns of…

Identifying children living with Progeria

At VIVA! we’ve been busily researching Progeria, also known as the Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome, and assisting our GLOBALHealthPR partners in a worldwide search for children diagnosed with the condition. Progeria is a rare and fatal genetic condition that causes rapid ageing in young children. Progeria symptoms include growth failure, loss of body fat and hair,…

Cause for celebration

Today I’m celebrating a couple of milestones – my personal birthday (21 years young!) and that of my company’s. VIVA! turns nine years old today and boy, how the years have flown. It seems like only yesterday that I plunged myself into unchartered waters and threw the VIVA! doors open, largely servicing a former clientele…

Happy 9th birthday VIVA!

PBS administration under public inquiry

The Government’s administration of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) is in the spotlight this month with a public inquiry into the deferral of medicines and possible repercussions for the pharmaceutical sector. Stakeholders have until next Friday, July 15, to submit their applications to The Finance and Public Administration References Committee for the public hearing, to…