Jill Kinloch, the Group Finance Manager at SenateSHJ, died on Thursday morning (5 September) aged 64. Jill was the heart, soul and systems behind three of New Zealand’s leading public relations consultancies spanning four decades.
A message from the Global Alliance's President
One of the awards categories is 'Communicating for Change'. This award will recognise an organisation communicating sustainability effectively to inspire change.
Hamilton public relations agency HMC has engaged a new Account Manager – Marketing Communications Lead, Rosie Harris, to join its account management team.
It is with heavy hearts that PRINZ advises of the very untimely passing of one of our Fellows, Fiona Cunningham.
Highly-respected senior communications professionals Richard Gordon and Tim Marshall have joined award-winning PR consultancy Wright Communications.
Home-grown New Zealand brands hold nine of the top 10 places in the Colmar Brunton Corporate Reputation Index 2019 released this week.
Asia Pacific Public Relations Journal (APPRJ) invites public relations scholars, professionals, and graduate students from the Asia Pacific region to submit public relations and communication research, theory, professional practice, comment, case studies and book reviews.
In a world where trust is under the spotlight, reputation is everything. SenateSHJ have researched this foundational issue for a decade now – through their Reputation Model and their flagship Reputation Reality Report
Porter Novelli has announced an exciting new practice, and a fourth member of their Senior Leadership Team.
We are all impacted by what’s happened in Christchurch. If you, or someone you know, needs mental wellbeing support or advice then call or text 1737 anytime for free, 24/7. There’s also some great advice on coping after a traumatic event.
The Christchurch Foundation, at the request of the Hon. Lianne Dalziel, Mayor of Christchurch, has established a new fund to help raise money to support the families and Muslim communities impacted by yesterday's tragic events, now and into the future.
For over 18 years, the Trust Barometer has provided insights into trust inequality, the transforming media landscape, societal expectations of organisations and employee engagement.
The New Zealand Building Industry Federation announced today that it has appointed Julien Leys, formerly General Manager and Partner of SenateSHJ in Auckland, as its new CEO.
Peter Gilmour, FPRINZ, one of the profession’s more high profile practitioners in the 1980s and 1990s, and a former President of PRINZ (1983-84), died on January 30 2019 after a short illness.
Sustainability-focused PR agency, Wright Communications, has joined the Climate Leaders Coalition as part of its on-going commitment to sustainability and reducing climate change.
After producing several sustainability reports for clients ranging from Air New Zealand to Moana, Wright Communications has taken the plunge and produced its inaugural sustainability report.
Founded in 2013, and headquartered in New York, the fitness membership network, ClassPass, has landed in Auckland, bringing access to hundreds of fitness classes for less than the price of a gym membership.
PR Boutiques International™ (PRBI), a worldwide collaborative network of boutique public relations firms, proudly announces the addition of six new member agencies to its network.
Adhesive has retained the Australia and New Zealand Public Relations account for Changi Airport Group.
Adhesive is celebrating its third birthday in style by welcoming two new clients, THE ICONIC, Dyson and moving into a Britomart new office.
MCSA, the University of Waikato's Management Communication Students Association, is celebrating its tenth anniversary on October 4, 2018, and PRINZ has played a key role in its success.
NSPR Limited is delighted to announce the appointment of two new directors, Lynda Millward and Kate Barron, in what managing director Niki Schuck calls an investment in the future.
Just two and a half years since opening the doors of its New Zealand office, independent agency, Adhesive has built a healthy roster of clients. The Haval and Great Wall automotive brands join a host of global brands the agency works with including Sony, Singapore Tourism Board and Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board, Allianz Partners and Simplot.
Air New Zealand has the country’s best corporate reputation for the fourth year in a row, circling well above the field in the Colmar Brunton Corporate Reputation Index 2018, released today.
The Corporate Reputation Index, developed in partnership with Wright Communications, measures four pillars of reputation – social responsibility, fairness, success / leadership, and trust.
Wright Communications, New Zealand’s small to medium PR Consultancy of the Year in 2017 as judged by PRINZ, has branched out into consumer PR.
Managing Director Nikki Wright says the company was encouraged by increasing demand from consumer-facing brand owners to support them in an area where Wright Communications has not traditionally operated.
The 2018 Acumen Republic Trust Barometer reveals a world in a new phase in the loss of trust: the unwillingness to believe information, even from those closest to us. This Battle for Truth means that each institution (Business, Media, Government
Key note speaker successful businessman Indonesian Chairul Tanjunga, Chairman C T Corp, told the ASEAN PR conference that that there were three keys to success. They were opportunity, trust and networks and these keys were fundamental to business and good communication.
The collective, which mobilises communications professionals to volunteer their skills, today announced it had secured the backing of Cabix Communications and JacksonStone & Partners. The sponsorship deal will cover the ongoing running costs of the organisation and enable it to further develop its volunteer services.
Industry veteran and former Edelman APACMEA CEO David Brain will be honoured with the Individual Achievement SABRE Award in Hong Kong on 14 September.
The SenateSHJ team is thrilled to announce we have been named a finalist in four categories of PR awards, including the Holmes Report 2017 Australasian PR Consultancy of the Year.
Queenstown-based public relations and communications consultancy Southern PR has been recognised for excellence in an Australasian communication and marketing awards program.
PRINZ Members Wright Communications, in partnership with Colmar Brunton, have released this year's Colmar Brunton Corporate Reputation Index.
Kelly Bennett, founder and Managing Director of independent corporate communications consultancy, One Plus One, has been selected to judge at the 2017 PR Awards Asia - one of the Asia Pacific region’s most prestigious industry forums.
Margalit Toledano, FPRINZ, and Ruth Avidar, completed a comparative study examining PR practitioners’ perceptions about ethical practice on social media in two different countries.
Susan Huria FPRINZ has been awarded ONZM for services to governance in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017.
FORWARD Agency, one of Australia’s leading consumer lifestyle PR and Influencer agencies, has appointed PRINZ member Wright Communications as its exclusive New Zealand affiliate, and first regional partner.
thrive pr + communications continues to expand its Trans-Tasman portfolio with the latest addition to its roster, consumer electronic giant ASUS. Thrive PR will support the growth of the ASUS brand across both the New Zealand and Australian markets, driving a region-specific PR strategy designed in synergy with global marketing and sales initiatives.
Strategic public relations consultancy Botica Butler Raudon Partners is making a play for a greater share of the overall PR pie. It is acquiring consumer, sustainability and social consultancy Passion PR from founder Leanne Frisbie.
Contemporary communications agency Anthem has strengthened its offering with the arrival of three new consultants in as many months: Brendan Boughen, senior account director; Ashleigh Gilchrist, account manager; and Rebecca Bradley, account executive.
Anthem, the Auckland-based communications company founded by Jane Sweeney and Carolyn Kerr, has strongly boosted its growth agenda with the appointment of senior hires: Vincent Heeringa and Kathy Gieck.
PRINZ is sad to report that Malcolm Boyle has passed away. Malcolm was one of the founders of Baldwin Boyle Group, a PRINZ Fellow and mentor to numerous public relations professionals over the years.
Patrick Meirer, PhD, author of 'iRevolutions', will present a seminar at the University of Canterbury on 'Digital Humanitarians', 2pm Thursday 26 March.
New Zealand's leading provider of online video, Tandem Studios, has established an Auckland-based team.
Flight Centre (NZ) Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Dana Duxfield to the position of PR and communications manager.
Auckland agency Impact PR has been named the exclusive New Zealand partner for leading international communication and PR agency, media consulta.
One of New Zealand's leading media industry experts has launched a training blog to help business owners and managers prepare for media interviews
In the past week, two stories in New Zealand’s national media have highlighted the potential dangers of restaurants taking a public stance on their customer’s behaviour.
Hamilton PR agency HMC Communications took out a top Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) award at the industry organisation’s annual conference dinner in Wellington on Thursday night (20 May).
Anthem has appointed Raf Rasile as its Head of Digital to lead the company’s expansion into digital communication technologies.
Whybin\TBWA is expanding its services by restructuring its existing PR division with the integration of the Starseed agency.
Every two years a Global Alliance member
organization hosts the World PR Forum – the next conference is May 29-31 2016 in
SweeneyVesty has won a Silver Lion at the 2015 Cannes Lions International Festival of
Creativity, together with project partner Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore. There were a record
40,133 entries for Cannes Lions from around the world this year. Read more here
The Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management
announced today that the 10th World Public Relations Forum will be
held in Oslo in 2018.
SenateSHJ has been named the 2015 Asia-Pacific Corporate and Public Affairs Consultancy of the Year by The Holmes Report – the international authority on communications consultancies.
SweeneyVesty has scooped the Grand Prize for media relations campaign of the year, capping a stunning 2015 for the public relations firm, which has also won gold, four silver and bronze trophies in international competition, including a Silver Cannes Lion.
AUT student, part-time skateboarder and qualified barista Tessa Donovan has been named the SenateSHJ Prize Intern for 2015.
Brands looking to bridge emotion and fact will start turning to Virtual Reality, says Hotwire in its 2016 Communications Trends Report.
Auckland-based communications agency Anthem has made three new appointments to bolster its digital and account management teams.
The Management Communications Students’ Association (MCSA) is working alongside the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) to connect young and innovative undergraduates with the communications professionals.
Waikato journalist Chris Gardner has joined Hamilton public relations consultancy HMC Communications.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) is establishing Panels of Providers through an All-of-Government (AoG) solution.
The new Health and Safety at Work Act and key supporting regulations will come into effect on 4 April 2016.
Congratulations to PRINZ member HMC Communications for being a finalist in the 2016 Global Alliance COMM PRIX Awards with their 2015 PRINZ Awards winning campaign 'Buddy Day - it takes a community to raise a child'.
Ogilvy PR Australia has signed an affiliate agreement with specialist public relations firm, Cadence Communications, in New Zealand to create its first Trans-Tasman network.
PRINZ members have been announced in the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management (GA) 2016 COMM PRIX Awards in the category PR Programs.
The Global Alliance is presents the first ever Global Communications Report.
SCANZ welcome submissions that demonstrate science communication as a practice and/or theory relevant to this year's themes: Connecting science and society.
A new media training book and accompanying online course have been produced by Pete Burdon from Media Training NZ.
In recent months the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management Board has been ticking off a number of major projects.
Corporate communications and stakeholder engagement firm, One Plus One Group, today announced the appointment of Mike Hutcheson to the newly created role of Non-Executive Chairman.
The University of Waikato’s Management Communication department has cemented its leading position as the only school in Australasia certified by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) – a global organisation that sets the gold standard for excellence in public relations education.
Cisco has appointed thrive pr + communications to manage its public relations efforts across Australia and New Zealand.
Retiring Deputy Mayor and PRINZ Life Member Gordon Chesterman has been awarded Hamilton’s highest civic honour for his contribution to the city for nearly 40 years.
Waikato University Professor and PRINZ member David McKie is striving to liberate and reform the field of public relations (PR). He is continually leading and changing the way public relations practitioners, scholars and professional organisations are perceiving the practice, but it hasn’t been an easy journey.
Auckland-based public relations consultancy and PRINZ member Wright Communications is celebrating a decade in business.
Top international experts from the United States, UK, Singapore, India and Australia are the first speakers to be announced for the world’s top conference on measurement being held in Asia for the first time in May.
A specialised Search Engine Optimisation course created by Unitec Institute of Technology and New Zealand’s most awarded SEO company, Pure SEO kicks off next month.
Only six months after its successful New Zealand launch, independent Australian PR agency, Thrive, has further marked its commitment to the NZ market with the acquisition of Auckland-based PR agency, East Agency.
New Zealand, Thursday 26 January 2017 – Latest findings from the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer reveals trust in business, government, NGOs and media is in crisis. A global trust implosion has seen trust in media fall to all-time lows in 17 countries at 43% globally, while trust in government has also dropped in 14 markets to 41%.
The new Life member and Fellows have been recognised for their contribution to public relations at the PRINZ annual awards ceremony where they were inducted by PRINZ Immediate Past President, Felicity Price and Chair of the PRINZ College of Fellows, Fiona Cassidy.
PRINZ Supreme Award Winner – Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
The Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand has been awarded the Supreme Awards for it’s entry ‘Fly your drone – using wit to regulate unwitting pilots’ at the 2019 annual PRINZ Awards.
The ‘Fly your Drone’ campaign took complex aviation rules and turned them into simple and engaging animated videos to highlight drone safety. The campaign also won the Public Sector Public Relations award category.
Public relations professionals, academics and students from across the world will be heading to Auckland, New Zealand (Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa) for the 11th World Public Relations Forum to be held in October 2020.
The Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) is calling for applications for PRINZ Board Members.
Following judging by 38 senior public relations and communications practitioners, the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) announces 25 finalists in the 2019 annual industry awards.
It is with heavy hearts that PRINZ advises of the very untimely passing of one of our Fellows, Fiona Cunningham.
Entries have now opened for the 2019 PRINZ Awards - the public relations and communication management industry's celebration of excellence in creativity and professionalism.
PRINZ has released the latest Research First PRINZ Insights Survey focussing on remuneration. There are two reports – one for in-house professionals and one for those who work in a PR agency.
With our wonderful communications advisor moving overseas, we are looking for a new person to join our small, friendly team in Parnell, Auckland.
In celebration of National Volunteer Week 2018, we would like to recognise and thank our incredible PRINZ volunteers who dedicate their time and expertise to our professional network. As a not-for-profit membership organisation, we won't be able to do what we do without our wonderful group of volunteers.
The Department of Internal Affairs has been awarded the Supreme Award for its entry ‘He Tohu Exhibition’ at the 2018 annual PRINZ Awards.
This campaign, to re-house New Zealand’s iconic constitutional documents, reached the hearts and minds of New Zealanders for a once-in-a-lifetime event that captured national attention. The campaign also won the ‘Marketing Communication – Integrated’ Award category.
The new Life member and Fellows will be recognised for their contribution to public relations at the PRINZ annual awards ceremony where they will be inducted by PRINZ president, Katie Mathison and Chair of the PRINZ College of Fellows, Fiona Cassidy.
Excellence in the public relations profession is again recognised with the announcement of 29 finalists in the 44th Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) annual industry awards.
At the 2017 Special General Meeting of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ), Christchurch public relations consultant and PRINZ Fellow, Felicity Price was voted President Elect for the Institute.
Some of New Zealand’s top public relations specialists are heading to Hamilton & Waikato following the announcement that the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) will be holding their annual conference in the region in 2018.
A complaint against a member of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) has been upheld by the PRINZ Ethics Committee.
The Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) strongly objects to any effort to participate in deceptive practices, deliberately misled or misrepresent information, or engage in unsubstantiated personal criticism.
At the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ), Auckland public relations practitioner and PRINZ Fellow, Sharon Buckland was voted President Elect for the Institute.
Two campaigns demonstrating the real impact public relations can have on social change share the Supreme Award in the 2017 Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) Awards.
The Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) has recognised excellence in the fields of public relations and communications, with the induction of three new Fellows from across New Zealand.
Excellence in the public relations profession is again recognised with the announcement of the finalists in the 43rd Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) annual industry awards.
The Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) is delighted to announce the new Student Ambassadors of 2017.
VALE MALCOLM ‘MIDGE’ BOYLE, Fellow PRINZ
My lasting memory of Malcolm is a person larger than life in every respect. Besides guiding the careers and shaping the thought processes of a multitude of PR practitioners in New Zealand and overseas, he had that rare gift of being able to take people along with him, with humour.
PRINZ is sad to report that Malcolm Boyle has passed away. Malcolm was one of the founders of Baldwin Boyle Group, a PRINZ Fellow and mentor to numerous public relations professionals over the years. He will be sadly missed by friends and colleagues throughout the public relations industry.
With our wonderful communications advisor moving overseas, we are looking for a new person to join our small, friendly team in Parnell, Auckland. The role is full time, working from 8.30am-5.30pm, Monday to Friday.
At last night’s Annual General Meeting of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ), Wellington public relations practitioner Katie Mathison was voted President for the Institute.
Claudia Macdonald of Mango, Gina McKinnon of Fuse and Simon Kenny of McDonald’s NZ have been awarded the prestigious Supreme Award for their entry ‘Crave and rave – golden praise drives results for golden arches’ at the annual PRINZ Awards.
The Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) announces 27 finalists in its 42nd annual industry Awards from a record 69 entries. Finalists will be awarded ‘Highly Commended’ or named category ‘Winner’ at the PRINZ Awards Gala dinner in Auckland on 12 May.
The Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) has recognised excellence in the fields of public relations and communications, with the induction of eight new Fellows from across New Zealand.
“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Elaine Koller to take over from Simone Bell as the CEO of PRINZ later this month.
The Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) seeks a high-performing Chief Executive.
PRINZ is the member organisation for public relations and communication management professionals, representing 1300+ members from a variety of sectors. It seeks to appoint a new Chief Executive to lead the Institute.
Leading research agency, Research First, is the principal research partner for PRINZ, New Zealand’s industry organisation for professionals working in public relations and communication management.
The Public Relations Institute of New Zealand is looking for a new home from December this year in the Auckland CBD or fringe.
Former colleagues and PRINZ Fellows, Paul Thompson and Michael Player share their memories of working with PRINZ founding member George Gair who passed away on Monday 17 August.
Letter to The Press editor from Bruce Fraser, FPRINZ, PRINZ President in response to ‘CERA doubles its communications budget’, 20 July, 2015.
The Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) has recognised the late Joseph Peart by naming the top accreditation in public relations (APR) student award in his honour.
At last week's Annual General Meeting of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ), Wellington public relations practitioner and PRINZ Fellow, Katie Mathison was voted President Elect for the Institute. Her term as President will commence after the next AGM in May 2016, replacing current President Bruce Fraser.
PRINZ award category winners, highly commended place-getters and the Supreme Award were announced at the Awards Gala Dinner in Wellington on Thursday 21 May, with the Christchurch City Council communications team presented with the Supreme Award for its successful project.
The Public Relations Institute of New Zealand
(PRINZ) has recognised excellence in the fields of public relations and
communications, with the induction of three new Fellows in 2015.
The Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) announces 21 finalists in its 41st annual industry Awards from a record 68 entries.
PRINZ wishes to let members know the sad news of the death of Bruce Rogers, FPRINZ, from cancer at 69 years old.
The Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) has opened its annual awards today, encouraging members to enter and showcase their best work across 12 categories.
It was with great sadness that PRINZ marks the sudden death last week of senior Christchurch PR practitioner and stalwart of the Institute, John Wendelken.
Would you like to win a ticket to the 2015 PRINZ Conference in Wellington next May?
We all know of professions that require members to undertake mandatory
continuing professional development (CPD). While it is not compulsory
within public relations, as professionals we must demonstrate CPD and
learning. In short, best practice is up-to-date practice.
PRINZ President Bruce Fraser has taken issue with NBR reporter Calida Smylie's view that NBR subscribers don't believe public relations professionals are simply balancing out media and public commentary on contentious issues.
PRINZ President Bruce Fraser talks about press conferences in the wake of Roger Sutton leaving Cera.
Last month's issue of North & South featured an editorial titled "Spinning Out", PRINZ's response to this is below.
Media Arts Public Relations students created campaigns for not-for-profit organisations, and pitched these to a panel of industry judges, clients, and family on Thursday night, 19 June, 2014.
On Friday 8 August, Telecom changes its name to Spark New Zealand.
Leading up to this significant change, we'd love you to join us for an informal get together hosted by General Manager Home, Mobile and Business, Jason Paris and General Manager Corporate Relations, Andrew Pirie.
The University of Canterbury has reigned supreme in its campaign to reinvent itself after the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes, taking home the coveted supreme honour at the 40th annual PRINZ Awards.
Continuing to move PRINZ in a modern and professional direction will be the hallmark of incoming president Bruce Fraser's tenure.
The 2013 Annual Review and 2014 - 2017 Strategic Plan were presented to PRINZ members at the National AGM in Auckland on Wednesday 28 May 2014.
The Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) has recognised excellence in the fields of public relations and communications, with the induction of four new Fellows.
The Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) announces 20 finalists in its 40th annual industry Awards.
The 2014 PRINZ Conference, known as PRConf14 has a great line up of speakers and lots of opportunity for delegates to 'Experience, Engage and Evolve'.
The Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) has opened its annual awards on Valentine's Day - encouraging entrants to share the love and enter their best work from the past 15 months.
It is with deep regret that PRINZ notes the passing of Life Member,Fellow and former President Joseph Peart, on Friday 7 February 2014.
From today Getty Images is the 2014 Official Photographer for the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ).
Your 5 December editorial notes an explosion of public relations people in the public sector and suggests real journalism is being swamped by their presence.
Eighteen public relations practitioners have gained accreditation (APR) after successful completion of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealands (PRINZ) 2013 accreditation programme.
PRINZ 2013 Communicator of the Year Tony Kokshoorn, mayor of Grey District Council makes it three years running that a South Islander has received the title.
The PRINZ Supreme Award has been won by Peter Parussini and the ANZ Corporate Affairs Team for its ANZs New Zealand Simplification Project.
The Public Relations Institute of New Zealand will award a Life membership to Murray McKinnon (pictured right) at its annual awards event on Thursday 30 May.
What do beer, porn and students have in common?
The Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) announces 23 finalists in its annual industry awards.
The Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) has opened its annual awards by announcing the addition of two new categories.