October & November 2019 e-Report
- Chair's Message
- Chief Executive's Report
- PRINZ News
- Industry News
- Partner News
- Welcome to our new members
Shout out around the country
Ngā mihi ki a koutou
In recent months it has been great to see many of the different events and professional development opportunities that have been occurring around the country. What has been even better is the number of members that are taking the opportunity to get involved and attend our events. Thanks to all who have been involved in organising these activities.
As we know one reason people join PRINZ is the chance to meet up with professional colleagues, share experiences and learn from each other. Other reasons can include being part of a professional body, professional development opportunities or professional association.
The PRINZ Board is currently reviewing PRINZ’s strategic plan to ensure that we remain first choice for our members and as an industry body we remain current and relevant to you all. I look forward to sharing this with you in the near future.
The PRINZ Board has co-opted Lily Ng, Communications Advisor at the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (Te Whare Tohu Rata o Aotearoa) as a youth advisor to the Board for 12 months. Lily is of Chinese, Tokelauan and Pākeha descent, but she grew up under the maihi of Te Awakairanga and Wainuiomata in Wellington, New Zealand. A Massey University Bachelor of Communication graduate, Lily has also studied te reo Māori, public health and east Asian studies. She’s been part of the Central Division committee since 2017, and is committed to providing opportunities for new graduates and students interested in a public relations or communication management career.
Mā te wā
Fiona Cassidy, LPRINZ, APR
Chief Executive's Report
2020 Courses and APR, PRINZ office has moved to Newmarket
Our 2020 CPD Calendar is now live. As a direct response to your feedback in the latest Research First Insights Report on professional development, we’ve included the most sought-after course Change Communication’ and added new courses on ‘ How to develop effective PR content in the Digital Age’ and ‘Digital PR Strategy and Measurement’, ‘ Digital PR 101’, ‘Digital Innovation’ (coming soon), ‘Creating Special Events: The Essential Tools’, and ‘Intercultural Competency’ – all delivered by industry experts. Your success is dependent on staying relevant, resourceful, and inspired – lock in your 2020 professional development now. PRINZ is offering a ten percent discount on all 2020 short courses (not including workshops) that are booked and paid for before 31 December 2019 using discount code 'Early 10' at the checkout. More courses will be added to the calendar shortly.
We are also accepting applications for the PRINZ Accreditation in Public Relations programme (APR). It takes a professional with exceptional experience, broad expertise and strong principles to thrive in the public relations industry. Give yourself the edge in the public relations field and validate what you know with the APR credential that certifies your professionalism and experience. More information can be found here.
Our November and December courses are fairly full but we still have a few places on the following courses: ‘Community Engagement and Stakeholder Management’ in Wellington, and ‘Digital PR 101’ in Auckland.
Congratulations to Julien Leys, recently elected as the new Chair of the College of Fellows. We would also like to extend our gratitude to Fiona Cassidy for her relentless contribution as past Chair of PRINZ College of Fellows.
Lastly, the PRINZ office has moved to Newmarket. We are now located at 9 Melrose Street, Newmarket, Auckland 1023. Note that our PO Box details have not changed - PO Box 5937, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141. Come and visit us if you are in the neighbourhood!
PRINZ office has moved to Newmarket
We are now located at 9 Melrose Street, Newmarket, Auckland 1023. Note that our PO Box details have not changed - PO Box 5937, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141. Come and visit us if you are in the neighbourhood!
New Chair of PRINZ College of Fellows elected
We are pleased to announce that Julien Leys has been elected as Chair of PRINZ College of Fellows.
What do you have planned for 2020
Join us in Auckland for the #WPRF2020 where PR and Communications professionals from around the globe will gather to think, create and connect with courage.
Save the dates - 12 to 15 October 2020.
A loss to the PR industry
It is with deep regret that PRINZ notes the passing of Life Member, Rob Crabtree, a PRINZ stalwart and a mentor to so many of us, on Wednesday, 30 October 2019.
Journalist and author Ian Cross dies aged 93
He is best known for his classic novel The God Boy but in a wide-ranging career he achieved distinction in other spheres, notably as editor of The Listener and chairman of the Broadcasting Corporation.
App promises to make crisis management more successful
Auckland-based public relations company, Wright Communications, has launched a smartphone-based app it believes could replace conventional approaches to managing a crisis, which are generally paper-based and can fail to keep pace with a fast-breaking scenario.
Hamilton PR agency becomes a social enterprise and donates 100% of profits to charity
Hamilton public relations agency, HMC, announced today that it has become a social enterprise and is now donating 100% of its profits to charity.
PR students help 100s of NZ non-profits
Providing much needed public relations support to not-for-profits is a win-win for student PR agency Outside the Square. 2019 marks the twentieth year of the AUT student PR agency that has now helped more than 500 charities, community groups and causes.
ESG Report reveals showcase opportunity for New Zealand businesses
The global push for greater transparency on environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance is a “showcase opportunity” for New Zealand businesses and brands – revealed in a report released today by NZX and Wright Communications.
PRINZ warmly thanks its valued partners. Click here to read more.
- Isentia: How did leaders respond to crisis in 2019?
- Research First: Insights research might not deliver
- AON: Have you got protection?
Welcome to our new members
Andrea Linton, Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities
Brittany Pickett, University of Otago
Bethany Rolston, Waipa District Council
Ciara Arnot, InternetNZ
Christian Macfarlane, University of Otago
Craig Borley, University of Otago
Evette Amor Wessels, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Fiona Woolley, KPMG
Jack van Beynen, Canterbury Museum
Janette Kearns, Piritahi Alliance NZ
Janine Maher, Airways New Zealand
Jaclyn Philpott, ATEED
Jo Conway, Piritahi Alliance NZ
Josh Clark, Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities
Joshua Ramsay, NZX Limited
Karen Richardson, GHD Limited
Kate Gourdie, Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA)
Lea Jones, University of Otago
Margaret Maclaurin, Hauraki District Council
Michael Botur, KiwiWords
Nina Vidovic, Greater Wellington Regional Council
Peter Jiang, Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand
Ryan Inglis, Southern District Health Board
Rebecca Hendl-Smith, MOTAT (Museum of Transport and Technology)
Rosie Peat, Statistics New Zealand
Ruth Doggett, Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities
Sharon Lee, Auckland University of Technology (AUT) – Student
Sam Fraser-Baxter, NIWA
Susan Davies, Life Unlimited
Suzanne De Spong, Voice PR
Steffen Rusten, Acumen Republic
Sheryl Rogerson, Gallagher Group Ltd
Vanessa Barratt, Southern District Health Board
Vinny Sherry, Campbell+Co
Wanda Lepionka, CraftInc. Films
The Member Register is a visible record of all current PRINZ members.