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.
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.
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.
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.
Susan Huria FPRINZ has been awarded ONZM for services to governance in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017.
Margalit Toledano, FPRINZ, and Ruth Avidar, completed a comparative study examining PR practitioners’ perceptions about ethical practice on social media in two different countries.
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.
PRINZ Members Wright Communications, in partnership with Colmar Brunton, have released this year's Colmar Brunton Corporate Reputation Index.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Auckland-based public relations consultancy and PRINZ member Wright Communications is celebrating a decade in business.
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.
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.
Cisco has appointed thrive pr + communications to manage its public relations efforts across Australia and New Zealand.
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.
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.
A new media training book and accompanying online course have been produced by Pete Burdon from Media Training NZ.
SCANZ welcome submissions that demonstrate science communication as a practice and/or theory relevant to this year's themes: Connecting science and society.
The Global Alliance is presents the first ever Global Communications Report.
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.
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.
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'.
The new Health and Safety at Work Act and key supporting regulations will come into effect on 4 April 2016.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) is establishing Panels of Providers through an All-of-Government (AoG) solution.
Waikato journalist Chris Gardner has joined Hamilton public relations consultancy HMC Communications.
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.
Auckland-based communications agency Anthem has made three new appointments to bolster its digital and account management teams.
Brands looking to bridge emotion and fact will start turning to Virtual Reality, says Hotwire in its 2016 Communications Trends Report.
AUT student, part-time skateboarder and qualified barista Tessa Donovan has been named the SenateSHJ Prize Intern for 2015.
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.
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.
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.
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
Every two years a Global Alliance member
organization hosts the World PR Forum – the next conference is May 29-31 2016 in
Whybin\TBWA is expanding its services by restructuring its existing PR division with the integration of the Starseed agency.
Anthem has appointed Raf Rasile as its Head of Digital to lead the company’s expansion into digital communication technologies.
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).
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.
One of New Zealand's leading media industry experts has launched a training blog to help business owners and managers prepare for media interviews
Auckland agency Impact PR has been named the exclusive New Zealand partner for leading international communication and PR agency, media consulta.
Flight Centre (NZ) Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Dana Duxfield to the position of PR and communications manager.
New Zealand's leading provider of online video, Tandem Studios, has established an Auckland-based team.
Patrick Meirer, PhD, author of 'iRevolutions', will present a seminar at the University of Canterbury on 'Digital Humanitarians', 2pm Thursday 26 March.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Continuing to move PRINZ in a modern and professional direction will be the hallmark of incoming president Bruce Fraser's tenure.
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.
The Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) announces 23 finalists in its annual industry awards.
What do beer, porn and students have in common?
The Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) has opened its annual awards by announcing the addition of two new categories.