Proud and honoured to be recognised for our People and Culture

 

Royals Frey Fest 2019

Culture has always been important to us here at The Royals. We believe it affects everything we do – from the ideas we generate for clients and the insights we uncover, to the final product we deliver and everything in between. It determines our success as a company and shapes how we are perceived in our industry and the broader business community.

We believe this emphasis on our culture was a significant factor in our awards success over the past 12 months, which saw us winning Independent Agency of the Year 2018 at both Mumbrella and AdNews awards, the People & Culture Award (Under 100 employees) at B&T Awards 2018 as well as being highly commended for the Culture award at Mumbrella.

For our people, these wins represent important industry-wide recognition of the commitment and hard work that goes into building a successful agency, and an opportunity to pause and acknowledge what we have achieved together.

The Royals’ culture, built around our desire to be “the most interested agency in the world” lives and dies by our people. It’s one of passion, revelry, audacity, inquisitiveness and camaraderie.

Over the past 12 months we’ve been more committed to cultivating Royals’ curiosity than ever before, delivering on this promise through the launch of The Royals Academy, our all-new Learning & Development Program, designed to enhance the personal and professional growth of every Royal.

We’ve also reinforced our commitment to working side by side – never in front or behind – with pay equality, flexible work, respecting different points of view and celebrating what makes us unique as well as what makes us the same.

We’ve run our third annual engagement survey through Culture Amp to listen to what matters most to Royals, sent some lucky Royals to SXSW, welcomed 45 new Royals (as well as four Royal babies into the world) and we are preparing to take the agency away on our fifth annual three-day Royal UNconference, to spend quality time together away from our daily jobs.

Above all else, we believe in a culture that is human – one that’s filled with humanity, empathy and compassion for each other.

Our flexible work options are available to all staff – to juggle family commitments, studies or passion projects. We have 100% return rate among Royal mums with positions tailored to their individual needs. We also celebrate significant life events together (birthdays, weddings, new babies) with personalised care packs from every Royal, and support each other through tough times, offering unlimited compassionate leave for grieving colleagues, sharing the workload until they’re ready to return to work.

Our AdNews, B&T and Mumbrella awards have taken centre stage in the trophy room (aka the boardroom) and they bring a smile to our face every day. With 2019 now well under way, our focus at The Royals remains on all the improvements we can make to ensure our culture continues to thrive and grow with our people.

Here’s “cheers” to that.

Code for Australia & The Royals

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the new innovation initiative, Code for Victoria by the wonderful people at Code for Australia. The Royals are helping bring this to life, help find some incredible fellows and help government capitalise on the opportunities that digital transformation presents. Code for Australia and the Victorian Government’s Public Sector Innovation Fund are working together with the public to find new solutions to old problems.

In case you don’t know much about Code for Australia, jump over and have a look through. Alvaro and the guys there have created an organisation that’s making real headway into addressing public disengagement and distrust in government services. They have created a series of programs that use transformative, civic technology to a make a real difference to the way government operates.  

The Royals are also involved in the academy which looks to cultivate bold ideas and connect with leaders in the public and private sector. It’s great to see innovation programs that aren’t necessarily focussed on startup incubation and raising VC.  The Code for Australia guys have found a completely different route to making a difference for society as a whole.

Dave
@daveking

The Royals welcome Tom Hyde from UK

Today we’re chuffed to announce the arrival of another new member to the rapidly expanding Royals team.  Tom Hyde has joined as Social Media Strategist, working on a range of Royals clients including SPCA, Penfolds Wines (Treasury Wine Estates) and realestateVIEW.

Returning from London, Tom previously held the position of Strategy Planner at one of the UK’s largest social media agencies, Jam – part of the Engine Group. There he led social strategy and campaign execution for a diverse set of brands such as Sky, Samsung, News International and Specsavers and the UK Government.  “I’m thrilled to be working with the unique combination of Creative and Innovation Directors, Nick Cummins and Dave King – add in The Royals roster of brands in this key period for social communications and you’ve got an opportunity with almost limitless potential.”

Commenting on Hyde, Dave King, Innovation Director at The Royals said, “It’s rare that you come across someone as capable and experienced as Tom that’s also a great cultural fit… plus he has great social media hair.”

When he’s not producing gems of strategic and creative wizardry, Tom celebrates art, design and the randomness of the Internet at youmightlikethis.com – one cat gif at a time.