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12 October 2015

The following article is based on a presentation Tracey Bridges delivered at Payments New Zealand’s recent Hub, where she was invited to talk about storytelling in business.

Telling stories is one of humankind’s most ancient endeavours – a capability we have had from the beginning of time, and a skill that crosses all ages, genders and cultures.

8 October 2015

SenateSHJ's healthcare team brought home two awards from last night's Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) NSW Awards. Both awards will go into the national Awards that are announced at the annual PRIA conference in November.

You're Not Out of the Woods

Winner: Integrated Marketing and Communication Campaign Strategy, in partnership with bioCSL.

5 October 2015

Last week’s announcement of a new Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary is both a triumph for New Zealand’s environment and a lesson in influence and engagement, writes Spiro Anastasiou.

Anyone interested in protecting the world’s oceans will be celebrating news that the pristine waters around the Kermadec Islands will be protected from all forms of fishing and mining.

Cognito: 1 October 2015

Melius est praevenire quam praeveniri*

The timing of this week’s Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary announcement will come as no surprise to those familiar with the Government’s political management:

1.              Signal things well in advance and manage expectations down.

16 September 2015

Malcom Turnbull in becoming Australia’s 29th Prime Minister after defeating Tony Abbott 54 to 44 in a Liberal Party ballot, has also become Australia’s fourth Prime Minister since June 2013, a new record.

16 September 2015

Impromptu speaking is a common fear. We don’t want to be put on the spot, we don’t want to be caught out and we definitely don’t want to be embarrassed.

Great impromptu speakers aren’t born — they’re made. What most of us don’t realise is that all day, every day, we are presented with opportunities to practice and improve our impromptu speaking skills.


14 September 2015

Appearing in front of a camera or a journalist is not the most comfortable experience for most executives.  Even the most seasoned campaigners have confided in me that they still feel a frisson of anxiety every time they are interviewed - after all it’s your personal and company brand on the line. 


4 September 2015

A new survey released by UK consultancy Lansons called Britain at Work found that 40 per cent of British workers don’t feel their achievements at work are being recognised, one quarter do not feel valued at work, and one in five say they are dissatisfied with their current job.

26 August 2015

Silence is deafening – and when you fail to fill the void, your opponents will do it for you, writes government relations specialist Richard Bicknell.

"Why the TPP deal is important to New Zealand."

That was the subject line that many New Zealanders received last week from Minister of Trade, Tim Groser.  

25 August 2015

The recent Ashley Madison online breach has proven that Australia and New Zealand are not immune to the fall-out from international cyber-security threats.