Clean Energy Future: Using market research to inform strategy (ACT event)

27 June 2012
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Join the Australian Science Communicators Canberra Branch and CSIRO Discovery for a session with Trish Johnston from the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.

Trish was part of the team that carried out extensive market research to inform the communication and advertising strategy around climate change and the Clean Energy Future campaigns. Hear about what her team did, how the research informed the communication strategy, how things have played out, and the communication challenges and opportunities ahead.

This event is for communicators wanting to know what it’s like to be working with one of the most complicated and politically-charged topics of our time.

Date: Wednesday 27 June.
Time: 6pm for a 6:30 start (will finish about 7:30pm).
Venue: CSIRO Discovery, Black Mountain (map and parking directions here).
Catering: Nibbles and drinks provided.
Cost: Free for members. Non-members gold coin contribution.
RSVPs required by 25 June: http://ascact20121.eventbrite.com.
Enquiries to: asccanberra at gmail.com or 0413 883 414.

Trish’s bio:

Trish Johnston is the acting Director of the Campaigns and Engagement Team at the  Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. Trish is a communications specialist with almost 20 years experience in developing, implementing and evaluating Australian Government communications campaigns. Trish started her career with the Department of Health working on social marketing campaigns on issues as diverse as childhood immunisation and recruiting doctors to rural areas. Trish spent several years as a senior communications advisor at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet where she provided advice to the Government and government departments on best practice approaches to communications. Trish has led workshops on the use of market research in Government campaigns and how to write effective communication strategies. In her current role, Trish leads the team responsible for the recent Clean Energy Future advertising campaign. The team is now working on a range of other related community outreach initiatives. Trish has an abiding interest in what makes people tick and how effective communication and social marketing interventions can lead to meaningful change.

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