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…

VIVA! celebrates 9th birthday and EOFY at stunning Chowder Bay

Having clocked up another successful financial year and a ninth birthday for VIVA!, our GM, Paul Jans, organised a surprise lunch at the absolutely stunning ‘Ripples’, at Chowder Bay, Sydney. While taking in the breathtaking views, we toasted the end of the 2010-11 financial year and VIVA!’s ninth birthday. We spent hours swapping tales of…

The trials & triumphs of public transport

VIVA! Account Executive, Kirsty Noffke was born in the regional town of Tweed Heads and lived there until her relocation to the big smoke in May. Here she shares some commentary on Sydney living. There’s a surefire way to spot a non-Sydney-sider waiting for public transport – they’re smiling. That’s me. Waiting at the bus…

Master Mahsa

Account Associate Mahsa Lotfizadeh has spent the past seven weeks miraculously juggling her new role at VIVA! with studying as she completed her Masters of International Public Health at the University of Sydney. This is what she had to say today: I submitted my final paper for my Masters last night (more like wee hours…

Are we doing enough to ensure the health of Aussie men?

As International Men’s Health Week wraps up for the year, Team VIVA! takes a look at some of the ways Australians are raising awareness for men’s health and welfare issues, and how new research suggests more needs to be done to ensure the future health of Aussie men. International Men’s Health Week, an initiative of…