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12 July 2016 | 2:30 min read


We bring you the sixth edition of recommended reading from the SenateSHJ team. Because we believe one should always have something sensational to read on the train* and elsewhere. 

Who are all these Trump supporters? George Saunders

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1 July 2016 | 1:20 min read


Wellington Senior Client Director Marg Joiner pays tribute to all the retiring public servants and reflects on the importance of including officials in your government relations planning.

30 June 2016 | 1:30 read


“That most valuable of analytical tools”, former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke used to like to say about hindsight. And so it has proved for everyone who failed to pick the dash by Britons from Europe last week.

Suddenly some new learnings look startlingly clear. And nearly all are from a public relations and communications perspective.

29 June 2016 | 2:20 min read


Each year we see the circulation of national newspapers continue to drop, and within the next 10 years we will see even more significant change to the media landscape and how we consume news.

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20 June 2016 | 1:15 min read


The following article is adapted from a lecture SenateSHJ Partner Ziena Jalil gave to Massey University communications and public relations students on international public relations, based on her experience as a regional director for Education New Zealand in India.

9 June 2016 | 1:20 min read


SenateSHJ is proud to be taking part in this years’ Run Melbourne event, in support of our community partnership with the Missing Persons Advocacy Network (MPAN).

Ziena Jalil and Hugo Shanahan have joined the partnership at our Auckland office, bringing even more smart thinking to solve our clients’ most challenging problems.

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16 May 2016 | 2 min read


When did you last say that? ‘Now here’s the thing’ seems to have appeared from nowhere, maybe four or five years ago. It was the opening line du jour for every fashionable columnist as a sign of coolness – or to cause irritation in the rest of us, who thought that hearing it once was more than enough.

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6 May 2016 | 2 min read


Corporate reputation damage can hit at any time. It negatively impacts share price, profitability, business operations and can destroy personal reputations and end people’s careers. The rapid rise over the past decade of the risk executive is testimony to how many companies are taking reputation and risk seriously…or is it?