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Canberra Communications Professional Series: Chris Wagner

For the latest profile in the Canberra Communications Professional Series, I spoke to Chris Wagner from TalkForce Media.

A bit more about Chris…

Chris spent two decades forging a successful career in communications and media management before joining Talkforce Media and Communications Strategists as a Director and Partner.

He is an award-winning communicator, with a track record in the design and delivery of integrated national communications campaigns, using his public relations, media management, social media and marketing skills to great effect. He has significant leadership experience, coming to Talkforce Media and Communications Strategists from the Australian War Memorial, where he was Head of Communications and Marketing under Dr Brendan Nelson AM.

He brings to his clients a wealth of knowledge on all aspects of media, public relations and communications strategy, planning and facilitation, including the integration of social media into successful media and communication campaigns.

He began his career as a television journalist with Channel Ten, before branching out into public relations for the ACT’s Emergency Services Agency where he honed his media and PR skills on the front line of emergency management. Since then, Chris has undertaken roles in criminal and civil justice, national security, mental health and crisis management, working for both the government and not-for-profit sectors. This includes media advisor roles for Federal Ministers as well as senior executive positions in several peak industry bodies.

He now specialises in bringing these skills to his clients; helping them design and develop integrated strategies, build and improve their media liaison and interaction skills, public relations nous and social media management. Chris is an engaging presenter and enjoys sharing his knowledge through training and facilitation.

Chris has a First-Class Honours degree in television journalism from the University of Canberra, and recognised training in in leadership, strategic management, public relations, change management and governance. He is also the Deputy Chair of the Canberra Youth Theatre Company Board.

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