October 2017 e-Report

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

President's Pen

Don't miss out on this!

Please join us on 6 November for a very special Senior Professionals Event, with not one, but two US keynotes: David Raper Lead of IBM USA, and Savannah Peterson, founder and Chief Unicorn of Savvy Millennial. This event is outside the box, and you shouldn’t miss it.

David will be talking about IBM’s Corporate Service Corps programme which has resulted in over 3000 employees providing free consulting hours for over 1000 community projects around the world. Savannah’s expertise lies in knowing how millennials’ social conscience and collaborative approach will change what we need to offer them in a job in order to keep them happy.

This day will prepare you, as a senior PR professional, for the way the world is moving. We will be increasingly looked to by employers and clients to lead their triple bottom lines and find strategically aligned opportunities to fulfil staff and engage with communities – and then measure the result. This is your chance to come back to work with new ideas, and, importantly, the evidence base for them in terms of organisational reputation and community and employee engagement.

Senior PRINZ members tell us they want more strategic PR events, with great international speakers, and so we have created this day specifically for you.

I encourage you to feel your FOMO, book now, and join your colleagues in a guaranteed rewarding event that will stretch and challenge you in surprising ways.


Katie Mathison, FPRINZ
Twitter:@Katiemmmathison #PRINZPresident


Chief Executive's Report

2018 PRINZ Annual Conference

We are excited to announce that the 2018 PRINZ Annual Conference will be hosted in Hamilton on the 30th and 31st May 2018. This is the first time that the PRINZ Conference has been held in the Waikato and the decision to do this is testimony to the strong support of our Waikato members and local committee chaired by Heather Claycomb. Waikato is just a couple of hours drive for many of our PRINZ members and for those based further afield, keep an eye out for cheap flights. Planning is underway and more details will be revealed in the coming weeks. Super earlybird priced tickets will go on sale in November. Save the dates to your calendar now!

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting our local Taranaki members at an event in New Plymouth. While PRINZ cannot afford to run events in all regions throughout New Zealand, I’d like to encourage PRINZ members to get together on a regular basis and run their own local events. Our National Office can provide support. Our monthly PRINZ webinars are a great way of engaging in free professional development and our website has plenty of great resources including Awards entry ‘best of’ case studies.

Finally, I want to wish all our APR (Accreditation in PR) candidates luck for their exams next week. The written exam and viva voce oral exam is the culmination of six months of hard work undertaken while juggling other personal and professional commitments. The APR programme provides a great opportunity to validate your skills and knowledge and further your practice. If you are interested in APR for 2018, please email Rheanna for more information.

Elaine Koller
Twitter: @PRINZ_Events


PRINZ News

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  • #PRConf18 Save the Date
  • 2017 Senior Professionals Event - Earlybird ends tomorrow, Friday 13 October
  • PRINZ Special General Meeting
  • Upcoming Webinar - Conflict and cooperation between advocates: Lawyers, PR Practitioners, and the client's best interest

Partner News

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

  • Isentia: How data brings marketing and communcations closer and ultimately benefits the customer
  • Research First: Killing your darlings
  • AON: Professional indemnity insurance and cyber security
  • Getty Images VR: Body positivity, diversity and gender equality: Getty Images says No to retouched model photos

New Members

Alice Boyd, Trustpower Limited; Amy Jones, Financial Markets Authority; Annie Spiers, Massey University Auckland - Student group; Ashleigh Christensen, Trustpower Limited; Di Ran, Massey University Auckland - Student group; Emily Thorn, Auckland Council; Felix Marwick, Inland Revenue; Grace Frisby, SBS Bank; Jack Milton, Cancer Society of New Zealand; Khaled Reza; Lois Olderhaver, King's College; Rajani Ponnuchetty, Ministry of Education; Todd Harper, University of Waikato -student group; Tracey Chatterton, Porse