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23 March 2016


 

*Ab actu ad posse valet illatio

American political maths suggests either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will soon be the most powerful person on the planet – the next President of the United States.

23 March 2016


This week we say farewell to Simone Bell, who has been at the helm of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) since November 2011.

Under her guidance, we have seen PRINZ continue to develop as a vibrant and active organisation which contributes to the development of our profession, and particularly young professionals.

16 March 2016


Corporate reputation risk on the rise

Businesses are finding reputation harder to manage than ever before, but are underinvesting in protecting this primary asset, according to research undertaken by SenateSHJ.

3 March 2016


With a decline in print media, an increase in media partnerships and a rise in content marketing, there are some who will tell you that communicators rely too heavily on building rapport with reporters. We now have an ecosystem of bloggers, influencers, social media celebrities and online publications that can just as easily write up a story.

Cognito 22 February 2016


Multi sunt vocati, pauci vero electi *

America’s primary season kicked off this month with several caucuses in the lead-up to “Super Tuesday” on March 1, when nominations from around a quarter of all states are up for grabs.

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10 February 2016


Partner Craig Badings on why we should all wise up to the power of thought leadership. 

Five years ago I conducted one-on-one research with the top six Australian law firms on their views of thought leadership and how they were using it.

Most were grappling with it and the reasons ranged across: 

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People have moved on from manufactured performances and slick brands, writes SenateSHJ Chief Executive Neil Green. In 2016, we will seek real stories from real people. He shares the Australasian communications consultancy’s annual top ten predictions for the issues and trends that will shape the year ahead. 

17 December 2015


Auckland partner Julien Leys argues that clear communications, which cut through the complexity of climate change issues, will help unlock the benefits of the Paris agreement. 

The recent Conference of Parties (COP 21 – United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) that met in Paris to reach an agreement to stabilise climate change has been the most meaningful progress to date by the governments of the world.

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15 December 2015


Neil Green, SenateSHJ’s Chief Executive, reflects on the company’s predictions for 2015 – and discovers that our search for heroes and hope was both dashed and kindled throughout the year.

3 December 2015


Time and again we see the PR problems created by an information vacuum, as with the recent detainee issue in Australia and the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

Both cases illustrate what happens when those in charge fail to shape the narrative, and tell the story clearly and concisely having regard to how the issue could be perceived by onlookers.