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  • Post-election strategy workshops

    The Federal Election will be held on 18 May—Australia is preparing to enter into a new political environment, and within weeks, a potential new Government and new cabinet. So, what will this mean for you? Jo Scard, Founder and CEO of Australia’s leading for-good communications and engagement agency Fifty Acres is here to help not-for-profits […]

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  • Leaders Can Learn From Christchurch

    None of us would have escaped the public discussion about tolerance and leadership in the days after the Christchurch massacre. While I won’t analyse here why it happened, one of the things I think we can learn from the last few days is the incredible role that leadership plays in bringing communities together in times […]

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  • Beware The Exits and Refocus

    You’d be forgiven if you thought the departure of a number of Coalition ministers meant a likely defeat at the May poll. We’ve heard angry words from Julie Bishop in the last few days, coupled with the exit of senior Liberal stalwart Christopher Pyne. It has a bad smell about it, doesn’t it? While the […]

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  • Fifty Acres ACCELERATOR

    Our new ACCELERATOR program is designed to give you the knowledge and skills to accelerate your communications and engagement to the next level. At Fifty Acres, we do great work – for good. We care about the not-for-profit sector and make it our business to see you succeed. That’s why we’ve developed our new ACCELERATOR […]

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  • Preparing your NFP for the election

    With the federal election only weeks away, there is a genuine opportunity for organisations and NFPs to have a real impact. In our latest webinar, Jo Scard talked about how NFPs and organisations can: Plan an effective, low budget campaign that will focus key media, community and government attention where you need it Augment a […]

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  • Jo is a 2019 PR Leader of the Year Finalist

    We are so proud to announce that our Founder and CEO, Jo Scard is a finalist for Mumbrella’s PR Leader of the Year – again! In 2018, Jo was thrilled to win this category at the Mumbrella CommsCon Awards. The judge’s decision was unanimous, recognising Jo’s for-purpose focus and innovative approach to delivering PR and […]

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  • Tactics and Big Ideas for the Election

    Well, not many sleeps now everybody. We seemed to have avoided a February/March election but the days are creeping up on us, with a news report I heard last night saying it was “only 100 days or less until we get to cast our votes”. Only 100, that seems like a small(ish) number doesn’t it. […]

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  • Will we see you at Mumbrella SAGE?

    On 21 February in Sydney, our Founder and CEO Jo Scard, will be speaking at Mumbrella’s SAGE conference, an inspirational and practical forum focused on providing independent agencies with the tools they need to grow successful agency businesses. Jo will be there to talk to agencies and agency owners working across the broad marketing services […]

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  • Boardshorts, Thongs and Memes

    Fifty Acres founder and managing director Jo Scard explains the method in the madness behind the prime minister’s Australia Day dress code talk. As most of the country heads back to work after the long weekend (for the record Fifty Acres worked Monday and has joined the http://www.changeitourselves.com.au/ movement) there has been a heck of a lot […]

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  • We’re changing the date ourselves

    Through our work alongside many Indigenous organisations, we understand the importance of this change as a step towards national reconciliation. Our team feels strongly about moving Australia Day to a date that all Australians can celebrate which is why we will be changing the date ourselves. Fifty Acres supports our employee’s choices to #changethedate they celebrate […]

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  • The Election Is Coming

    Well, we’ve all had a few quiet weeks, laid on the couch and watched the cricket, lazed by the pool/beach/BBQ or just generally done not much. Things are going to change soon people, sorry to say. The standard lazing period won’t extend to Australia Day this year. Because, they are already at it. Well, first things […]

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  • Free Engagement Workshops

    In 2019 we might just need to strap ourselves in for an even bumpier ride. And here’s why. With an early federal election possibly just around the corner, organisations, not-for-profits and companies need to take action now to put their organisation in a strong position whatever the outcome.   In this free workshop lead by Fifty […]

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  • We Need to Keep Our Eyes Open

    Even though Christmas is almost upon us, not for profits still need to keep their eyes wide open and be prepared for the looming federal election, writes Jo, for Pro Bono Australia. When you get to a recap of the year in politics it’s usually an opportunity to muse and reflect and to say some wise […]

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  • Jo is speaking at Mumbrella SAGE

    Fifty Acres founder and Mumbrella CommsCon PR Leader of the Year winner, Jo Scard, is one of a number of senior independent agency leaders confirmed to speak at Mumbrella SAGE (Secrets of Agency Excellence) on February 21 in Sydney next year. Jo will take the stage to discuss leadership and creating a great culture within […]

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  • Okay People, Buckle Up

    With an early federal election possibly just around the corner, our founder and managing director Jo Scard says not-for-profits need to take action now to put their organisation in a strong position whatever the outcome. Hey look, just when we thought it was okay to start booking a holiday over Christmas we might just need […]

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