May 2017 e-Report

  • President's Pen
  • Chief Executive's Report
  • PRINZ News
  • Industry News
  • Partner News
  • New Members

President's Pen

Welcome new Fellows

It is my absolute pleasure to welcome three new Fellows of PRINZ on board: Andrew Pirie, Strahan Wallis, and Nikki Wright. Fellowship of PRINZ is an honour, recognising that these three members are at the top of their game, and have given back much in terms of time and expertise to PRINZ members, more often than not completely free of charge, and squeezed in between their day jobs. These folks’ ideas, skills and positions in their respective industries bring richness and good standing to our profession.

Fellowship is certainly not the end of the story, nor should it be the only goal, and I hope that Andrew, Nikki and Strahan all continue to be closely involved with PRINZ, and that our members benefit from their input. Whether it is mentoring, judging awards, teaching, examining, adjudicating complaints, or any of the other many roles that PRINZ calls on members to assist with, everyone can contribute in their own way to support and develop our profession. I look forward to awarding these deserving Fellowships at the PRINZ Awards night in May.

Katie Mathison, FPRINZ
Twitter:@Katiemmmathison #PRINZPresident

Chief Executive's Report

Membership renewals are due

For everyone whose membership expires at the end of June (individual rather than group memberships) you'll soon receive a renewal reminder from the office. As a PRINZ member, you are demonstrating professionalism and commitment to the industry. Our online member register provides a real-time record of all members including membership designation, APR and RIVER status.

The more you put in, the more you get out of it! Make the most of your membership:

Please note, to streamline our backend operations, PRINZ is aligning all membership to the same period of ‘1 April - 31 March’. This means that for this coming year only, the Individual Membership period will run from ‘1 July 2017 - 31 March 2018’ (9 months). Future Membership renewals will be communicated in January 2018 and will run from ‘1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019’ (and per annum after that).

Look out for your renewal notice, and we appreciate you giving it your prompt attention. To ensure we truly represent the industry your continued support through membership is essential to us. Thank you.

Finally, with less than two weeks until our Annual Conference and Awards Gala Dinner, it’s a busy time for everyone in our National Office. We are expecting more than 180 members to converge in Christchurch to enjoy two days of networking and professional development. We hope to see you there!

In the meantime, we’d like to thank you for your continued support.

Elaine Koller
Twitter: @PRINZ_Events


PRINZ News

Click here to read more about each of the headings below

  • Have you completed your RIVER plan?
  • Massey Student Awards

Industry News

Click here to read more about each of the headings below

  • Winners of the Asia-Pacific Excellence Awards 2016

Partner News

PRINZ warmly thanks its valued partners, click here to read more

  • Isentia: How can brands build trust across all channels in a fragmented news environment?
  • Research First: The 'Clayton's apology' and the rise of 'mealy-mouthed fauxpologies'
  • AON: Professional Indemnity Insurance and cyber security

New Members

Cass Alexander, Whanganui District Council; Sarah Austen-Smith, SenateSHJ; Sophie Horgan, Maritime New Zealand; Rebecca Johnson, Renown PR Limited; Ruth Laugesen, Ministry of Education; Anna Marshall, Isentia; Verity McRae, Massey University Wellington - Student group; Joe Salmon, Whanganui District Council; Xinyi Yang, Massey University Wellington - Student group; Eleanor Macfehin, AUT; Judy MacFarlaine, AUT; Natalie Benning, Bank of New Zealand (BNZ); Sophia Berry-Smith, Vocus Group NZ; Max Burt, Mango; Ben Campion, AA Insurance; Georgia Cannon, Unitec Institute of Technology - Student group; Judith Clair, Management Communication Students Association (MCSA)/University of Waikato student group; Aimee Dykstra, Mango; Urvi Gadhia, Unitec Institute of Technology - Student group; Prachi Gala, Unitec Institute of Technology - Student group; Hitarth Gandhi, Unitec Institute of Technology - Student group; Anna Glibbery, Management Communication Students Association (MCSA)/University of Waikato student group; Dallas Gurney, Spark PR & Activate; Kate Hayhoe, Massey University Auckland - Student group; Mebin John, Unitec Institute of Technology - Student group; Anna Keyter, RePrac; Khushboo, Unitec Institute of Technology - Student group; Annhien Le, Unitec Institute of Technology - Student group; Stephanie Look, Unitec Institute of Technology - Student group; Emily Ly, Unitec Institute of Technology - Student group, Angela March, Cancer Society of New Zealand; Rosa Marden, AA Insurance; Sanjay Menon, Unitec Institute of Technology - Student group; Lucy Morton, AUT University - student group; Simona Rogoz, Management Communication Students Association (MCSA)/University of Waikato student group; Dirk Romualdez, Unitec Institute of Technology - Student group; Chanda Shah, Unitec Institute of Technology - Student group; Grace Tattersall, AUT University - student group; Miriam Taylor, AUT University - student group; Sophie Wills, One Plus One Communications; Madeleine Wong, Spark PR & Activate; Heidi Wood, Purple Sherbet PR; Erin Yang, Unitec Institute of Technology - Student group; Cameron Anglesey, University of Canterbury - Student group; Mason Head, Priority Communications Ltd; Taylor Hislop, University of Otago; Jessica Horne, Synlait Milk Limited; Helen Kaveney, Tertiary Education Commission; Lorelei Mason, TVNZ; Oliver Broad, ZESPRI International Limited; Lisa Gibbison, Kiwifruit Vine Health; Rachel Lynch, ZESPRI International Limited; Claire Smart, ZESPRI International Limited.