Communications & Media Management:
CALL me traditional or old-fashioned. I LIKE TO TALK!
I know from decades of success that face-to-face discussion in the proper engaging environment can fix most issues that, otherwise, might upset future plans and programs that have potential benefit for all parties. Business & Government projects of any size require Communications Management, Community Engagement and Media Management skills when you present your project or scheme to the community. Do it early ~ and do it well.
O'Reilly Consulting and its team of quality approved Partners deliver Media Management, Community Engagement, Political knowledge, Public Relations & Media Issues Management in South Australia - and the Regions. We have proven credentials - shown by projects delivered and now operational. We assist companies and government organisations to relate with groups that have a potential to impact current or future business operations, but we also have earned the respect of local community representative groups.
Mike has successfully delivered media & communication programs for government agencies under both major political parties or coalitions.
We are all about bringing success to the State.
We can repair broken communications...
Mike O’Reilly FPRIA has proven skills in ethically advising community & stakeholder groups. It usually starts by getting out to the locals. Gathering local knowledge is a key requirement and may include talking face-to-face with the wider public, local community, special interest groups, media commentators, government agencies, parliamentary or regulatory bodies. I represent clients in this discussion process.
Fact: If a client is developing a project, all the above contacts require sensitive contact in the early pre-planning phase. Ignore this reality at your peril.
Fact: Leaving it to chance is too late. O'Reilly Consulting often partners with an excellent social planning & engagement group, Gould Thorpe Planning, to help major development projects relate to & engage with the community. We will personally walk down local or regional streets to interview and listen to householder & business opinions - and through that will develop sensible and workable options that enhance the project success. It's called local knowledge ...and if you don't ask, you will never know! Where suitable we will engage certified Market Research companies to identify market and social attitudes to assist client decision-making.
Mike’s career experience covers the widest parameters - from everyday jobs to high level roles in Government and Media - working in Public Relations counsel, Community Consultation, Journalism, Marketing, Politics and Political Advice. His time in newspaper, television and radio journalism ensures a strong Media network and an understanding of the industry. This is matched by corporate commercial skills which focus on the ‘bottom line’ outcome for clients.
Fact: Our lower cost overheads are reflected by relatively low rates - and we are fast at what we do. Top level clients will verify my capabilities.
With a background in the corporate field with an ASX listed beverage and industrial packaging company, then later in the political arena in SA & NT, Mike has a unique mix of management experience in tactical communications. A feature is an ability to work on projects for interstate, or offshore teams using portable Internet and 'Cloud computing' connections. For a long time we have been at the sharp edge of this efficient and independent way of working.
Mike gets satisfaction from working on projects that deliver lasting benefit to the community... he creates newsletters, takes photographs & videos and has safety accreditation for access to construction sites
Mike has worked in ministerial level politics in South Australia, as well as the Northern Territory, variously working for a Chief Minister and a State Premier as an advisor in Media, Communications & Marketing. He has worked on Federal & State Government projects in the past decade, winning awards with professional bodies including the Public Relations Institute, International Business Communicators and the Australian Marketing Institute. He is a Fellow status Member of the PRIA. Mike is a Registered Lobbyist in South Australia and has positive contacts with the highest players on all sides of the political spectrum.
Mike has the benefit of having appeared (voluntarily) before a Parliamentary Select Committee investigating government procurement standards. He fully satisfied the committee of MPs of his company's financial and professional credibility on government work. He has advised individuals and companies on their need to perform honestly and openly in this high pressure political environment where no lawyers are permitted - and where 'no comment' can see you held for contempt of parliament!
My Business: We are a small business, a strategically managed consultancy, working as a team with local Associates and interstate Affiliates, who are chosen for their matching qualities and competitive pricing. We maximise a client's reputation while keeping the bottom line positive.