Posts Tagged ‘HBF’

Painted Dog and HBF shortlisted for the 2014 Research Effectiveness awards!!

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Yes, that’s right – we’ve been in the news again…

Painted Dog Research and HBF are extremely proud to have been announced as finalists for the 2014 Research Effectiveness Awards, a national awards ceremony hosted by the Research Industry Council of Australia. Our shortlisted submission explains the crucial role that research and forecasting played in the development of one of the fastest growing events on WA’s sporting calendar, the HBF Run for a Reason, presented by The West Australian.

As well as the research playing a significant role in determining how the event would run and how it was to be marketed, HBF and Painted Dog also developed a forecasting model to predict participation in the inaugural event, which has been updated each year subsequently to predict future participation in the event planning stages. The submission shows that the participation estimates for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 were extremely accurate – within a 4% margin of error! While we’re talking research lingo, see if you can spot the other ‘significant difference’ below…

Chris Tina Brooke Huw 1_2


Click here to read the full Campaign Brief article

Click here to view the full list of 2014 finalists


And on a related note, not only do we have a knack for getting the numbers right, we’ve also participated every year since, with 2014 being no exception!

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HBF Wellness 2013

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

The HBF Wellness study, focusing on the attitudes towards life and health held by Western Australians, has just finished its coverage in The West. Painted Dog was responsible for collecting and analysing the survey results and it is always great to see this kind of community health-related information made publicly available.

The articles published in The West were:

As always, many thanks to the people who gave up their time and answered the survey. Without you projects like this would not be possible.

HBF Wellness 2012

Friday, August 31st, 2012

HBF’s Wellness survey of the WA adult population has been completed for 2012, conducted by Painted Dog Research. It spawned a number of interesting and topical articles in The West Australian, including:

Cigarettes running out of puff

Warning to parents on flu vaccine

Pregnancy alcohol message ignored

Costs put health at risk

A big thank you to all those people who participated in this research!

UPDATE 27 Sep 2012: Removed a bit of text that didn’t belong.

Bankwest’s Happiness, Heart Foundation’s LiveLighter and HBF’s Travel Insurance

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

There have been a few articles out recently linked to work we’ve done on behalf of clients.

Bankwest’s Happiness survey had several articles written about it, including these:

State among world’s most positive

Being happy is a serious business

WA, a State of contentedness

Tradies, regional workers all smiles

The Heart Foundation’s LiveLighter campaign has also attracted more attention, this time with a wrap-around front cover on The Weekend West. It was very attention grabbing!

HBF has also been conducting research on the proportion of people who get travel insurance, especially to “safe” locations such as Bali where holidayers let their hair down and are more likely to engage in some unsafe practises.

Running for a Reason One Sunday Morning

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

A number of Painted Dogs took part in the recent HBF Run for a Reason, which saw 20 100 people gather on a slightly frosty Sunday morning to take part in either a 4km or 14km course.

A special congratulations has to go to Justin, who managed to finish 50th out of over 7000 on the 4km run.

Anna, Chris M., Chris B, Matt, Garreth and Huw also took part in the event, but didn’t feel the need to over-achieve like Justin.

Painted Dogs and Teddy Bears

HBF’s iGen 2012 in The West

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

HBF‘s annual iGeneration study, conducted by Painted Dog Research, has been the basis for number of articles that appeared in The West Australian last week. The study provides a snapshot of WA’s 18 – 30 year old population, what they currently find important and their attitudes towards a range of current issues.

Some of the articles that have appeared are:

iGen in love with WA

Politics leaves the young unmoved

Green iGens battle extinction

Social media sustains the young

Painted Dogs Run For A Reason

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Painted Dog people were some of the 10 450 who ran in the 2010 HBF Run For A Reason on Sunday May 23. Most went for the 4.5km walk, but congrats to Justin who did the 14.5km run in just over an hour!