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Upcoming webinars

Legal Webinar Series - Media Codes of Practice and Complaints against the Media

Date/Time: 27 June 2019, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

This webinar will provide an overview of the New Zealand Media Council and the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA). It will consider the jurisdiction of each entity, and the codes/standards that apply to journalists. Particularly relevant standards for the PR sector include accuracy, fairness and privacy, which will be considered in light of some recent decisions. The webinar will also cover any means of redress potentially available.

Presenter: Joanne Dickson, Senior Associate, Simpson Grierson

Joanne is a senior associate in the firm's commercial litigation group. Joanne specialises in the resolution of commercial and civil disputes, particularly those involving intellectual property issues and commercial contracts.

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What factors drive reputation for New Zealand corporates?

Date/Time: 2 July 2019, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Reputation is at the heart of public relations practice. Who are New Zealand’s most reputable corporates? And what are the key factors that drive reputation?

Colmar Brunton’s annual Corporate Reputation Index, developed in partnership with Wright Communications, uses the global RepZ framework to measure the reputations of New Zealand’s top 50 consumer-facing corporates. The index has 17 industry categories with brands indexed against major competitors and more than 20,000 New Zealanders have been interviewed over the last five years to gauge the reputations of these companies.

Head of Colmar Brunton Sarah Bolger will explain RepZ’s four pillars of reputation – Leadership/Success, Fairness, Responsibility and Trust – and how New Zealand’s most reputable corporates work on these to maintain consistently high ratings.

Presenter: Sarah Bolger, Head of Colmar Brunton NZ

Sarah was invited to join Colmar Brunton in 2013 as Chief Client Officer after returning to New Zealand from 12 years in the United Kingdom. She is skilled in using human understanding combined with data-based insights to identify growth opportunities for NZ businesses and brands.

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Archived Webinars

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Understanding leadership through Media, 29 May 2019

Presenter: Ngaire Crawford, Head of Insight – New Zealand, Isentia

Reaching the ethnic communities in New Zealand, 8 May 2019

Presenter: Paul Doyle, Niche Media

Legal Webinar Series: Copyright, 2 May 2019

Presenter: Jane Glover, Sangro Chambers

Legal Webinar Series: Privacy and Confidentiality, 11 April 2019

Presenter: Tracey Walker, Sangro Chambers

Legal Webinar Series: Defamation, 4 April 2019

Presenter: Tracey Walker, Sangro Chambers

How to navigate the 'Influence Economy' using data, digital and PR-SEO, 27 March 2019

Presenter: Charlene White, PR-SEO Specialist, DigiPR

Accreditation in Public Relations - what is it and am I ready?, 27 February 2019

Presenter: Tim Marshall, LPRINZ, APR Chief Examiner

PRINZ Awards Writing Webinar, 8 February 2019

Presenter: Kate Woodruffe, FPRINZ, Chief Judge

Understanding publics – utilising data mining and content analysis technologies in crisis management, 22 November 2018

Presenter: Angela Mak, Ph.D, Associate Head of the Department of Communication Studies in the School of Communication at Hong Kong Baptist University

From a stalled start to an award-winning project - He Tohu Exhibition, 25 October 2018


  • Rebecca Lancashire, Media lead, He Tohu
  • Cheryl Klaui, Marketing and Stakeholder engagement, He Tohu

  • Darin To’o, Internal Communications, He Tohu

It’s not (just) about robots: PR and Artificial Intelligence, 26 September 2018


  • Dr Chris Galloway, Senior Lecturer & Dr Luk Swiatek, Lecturer, School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing at Massey University
  • Dr Luk Swiatek, Lecturer in Communication and Public Relations, School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing at Massey University

Professional Communication: Rhetoric, Storytelling, and Persuasion, 13 September 2018

Presenter: Michael L. Kent, Professor of Public Relations and Advertising, in the School of the Arts and Media, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW (University of New South Wales)

How Public Relations Contributes to Society: The Value of Social Capital, 29 August 2018

Presenter: Maureen Taylor, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief of Public Relations Review and Director of the School of Advertising and Public Relations at the University of Tennessee

Professional Ethics: It's not always black and white, 16 August 2018

Presenter: Tim Marshall, LPRINZ, Director at Communication by Design

Achieving Better Employee Communications in the Corporate World, 31 July 2018

Presenter: Ron Murray, Senior Account Director at Wright Communications and author of the book Talking With Your People: A Roadmap to Achieve Better Employee Communications in the Corporate World

How 'Workplace by Facebook' transforms the way you work, 3 May 2018

Presenter: Ramesh Gopalkrishna, Market Development Lead – APAC, Workplace by Facebook

Accreditation in PR - What is it and am I ready, 8 March 2018

Presenter: Tim Marshall, APR Chief Examiner

PRINZ Awards Writing Webinar, 2 February 2018

Presenter: Lisa Finucane, FPRINZ, Chief Judge

Towards professionalism: Incorporating reflection into public relations curricula and practice, 7 December 2017

Presenters: Dr Pip Mules, AUT and Deepti Bhargava, AUT

Conflict and Cooperation between advocates: Lawyers, PR Practitioners, and the client's best interest, 25 October 2017

Presenter: Margalit Toledano, APR, Senior Lecturer, University of Waikato

Employee Engagement in a VUCA World, 27 September 2017

Presenter: Sal Smutek, Former General Manager Isentia New Zealand

Measurement Matters, 24 August 2017

Presenter: Catherine Arrow, FPRINZ, PR Knowledge Hub Ltd

Everything PR professionals should know about Print Media Copyright, 19 July 2017

Presenter: Chris Maxwell, PMCA and Elaine Koller, CEO, PRINZ

How to Communicate Authentically, 23 March 2017

Presenter: Andy Kenworthy, Communications and Campaigns Adviser, Sustainable Business Network

2017 PRINZ Awards-writing webinar, 10 February 2017

Presenter: Lisa Finucane, FPRINZ, PRINZ Awards Chief Judge

The Secrets of Personal Success, 12 February 2016

Presenter: Mary-Anne Waldren, Mentor

Best Practice for Agency and Consultancy Operations , 10 March 2016

Presenter: Alex Mann, Co-founder & CEO, ClickTime

Connecting to the webinar

You will be connected to audio using your computer's microphone and speakers (VoIP). A headset is recommended.

System requirements

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows 7 - Windows 10

Mac-based attendees

Required: Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) - 10.12 (Sierra).

Mobile attendees

Required: iPhone, iPad, Android phone or Android tablet

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