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

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

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

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?

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…

Call quality, not quantity, key to pharmaceutical sales

Call quality, not quantity, key to pharmaceutical sales

A local mastermind of the perfect sales call is winning international acclaim for his highly-innovative and proven pharma sales approach that focuses on quality, rather than quantity.

VIVA! Communications strengthening its award-winning team

VIVA! Communications strengthening its award-winning team

VIVA! Communications has improved the strength of its enviable team with the appointment of two new members. Kirsty Noffke and Mahsa Lotfizadeh have joined the team of dynamic and innovative communication strategists as an Account Executive and Account Associate, respectively. Kirsty brings a unique and creative approach to the VIVA! team, having worked as a…

Doctors rally at NSW Parliament to help save RNSH

Doctors rally at NSW Parliament to help save RNSH

More than 300 doctors and concerned residents rallied at NSW Parliament to help save Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) from a gravely underfunded redevelopment plan. NEWS ALERT: Bed shortages plague RNSH (Mosman Daily, Wednesday, June 8, 2011) VIDEO: NSW Health Minister, Jillian Skinner, addresses more than 300 doctors and concerned residents at the RNSH rally…

Healthcare communications: social media listening in a health 2.0 world

Healthcare communications: social media listening in a health 2.0 world

As the exclusive Australian partner to GLOBALHealthPR, Team VIVA! joined our counterparts across Asia-Pacific, the Americas and Europe, for the first annual International Healthcare Social Media Summit (IHSMS), held at Spectrum Science headquarters in Washington DC. Drawing on real-life scenarios in health and science communications, key speakers at the IHSMS streamed live at 11pm AEST…

14,000-strong people’s petition striving to save RNSH

14,000-strong people’s petition striving to save RNSH

Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) lobbyists are uniting in a last-ditch attempt to save RNSH from an under-funded and impractical redevelopment plan, recently presenting the local member for Willoughby, Gladys Berejiklian MP, a people’s petition comprising more than 14,000 signatories. Ms Berejiklian will be required to table the ‘people’s petition’ for ‘urgent debate’ in…

GLOBALHealthPR announces its first annual International Healthcare Social Media Summit

GLOBALHealthPR announces its first annual International Healthcare Social Media Summit

Communications specialists across the globe demonstrate how evaluating the digital conversation with smart listening leads to improved health communications GLOBALHealthPR, the largest independent public relations organisation dedicated exclusively to health and medical communications worldwide, announced today the organisation’s first International Healthcare Social Media Summit (IHSMS), set for May 18, 2011 in Washington, D.C. The event…

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