Last night, the best of New Zealand’s PR practitioners were recognised at the PRINZ Awards Gala Dinner where Campbell Squared Communications and Resolve Communications shared the Supreme Award for work that’s had a positive impact on their respective communities.
It’s undeniable that the public relations industry is having a growing influence on the media industry, despite it not being in the forefront. Last month the New Zealand Herald recognised Deborah Pead, from Pead PR, as possibly Auckland’s most influential women, yet “she wields this influence so nicely that it is almost unnoticeable”. For media folk, it’s time to pay attention to the PR industry and with that, the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) has announced the finalists to its 42nd annual industry awards.
The University of Canterbury Futures communications team has reigned supreme in its campaign to reinvent itself after the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes, taking home the supreme honour at the 40th annual Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) Awards.
Friday last week, Joseph Peart ended his battle with cancer, but his legacy lives on in the lasting impression that he made on those in the PR industry.
A new addition all but cements the new Fairfax executive team, Facebook hunts for a head of sales in New Zealand, Network’s Dennis Lynch passes the baton, Twenty plus one, Toni Knowles heads up VeNa, Stacey Perillo takes on Facilitate Digital role, PPR lauded for innovation, Hunter names a new general manager, 18 pyars get accrediatation, TV3 inspires a new generation of reporters and Metro Recruitment aims digital.
New Radio NZ head, PRINZ announces its top brass, new shopping channel announces a familiar face as chief executive, Media Design School makes a couple of upgrades, AWARD School opens its Auckland doors again, Naked Sydney takes EA games PR biz and Ad2One adds another site to its list.
ANZ’s corporate affairs and marketing team has already received plenty of plaudits for last year’s horse management. And it has been acknowledged again after winning the PRINZ supreme award for its ‘New Zealand Simplification Project’.
After going through 58 entries from the corporate, consultancy, not-for-profit and government sectors, the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) has announced 23 finalists in its annual industry awards—as well as the addition of Daniel Tisch, chief executive of Argyle Communications in Canada, and chair of the Global Alliance, to the Supreme Award judging panel.
How to measure PR is an ongoing debate and this question was at the centre of a big review by the CAANZ Marcomms Leadership Group last year. And while advertising value equivalent (AVE) has been rejected in many other markets as outdated and insufficient, a survey conducted for Hotwire, the global integrated PR and communications agency, has shown that it’s still prevalent in Australia and New Zealand. So it’s doing its bit to address the issue with the launch of its own meausurement framework.
Beer porn and students emerged as the big winners at the annual PRINZ awards over the weekend, with the Student Volunteer Army and the WilliamsWarn personal brewer—the best beer porn you’ll see all day—taking joint supreme honours.
It’s a big bad dynamic media world out there, one in which it’s harder than ever to make a splash and those who put a step wrong are instantly pulled up. To that end, PRINZ is hosting Our Space Our Place – reshaping communities, a conference that’s all about communicating with shifting audiences on-the-ground and online.
…as More FM welcomes a new breakfast trio, Christchurch mayor Bob Parker gets something to smile about, Young & Shand add two more to the growing flock, Adshel appoints an interim chief exec, ZenithOptimedia sends one of its own to China and Phantom Billstickers moves its HQ north to Grey Lynn.
As we’ve seen in the lead-up up to the Rugby World Cup, PR is very important—and, at times, very tough to control. But it’s not just about crisis management or pushing products. So in an effort to show what PR is actually all about—and how it can be used effectively—the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) has released the first ever New Zealand Public Relations Case Studies eBook, which tells the tales of 26 PRINZ Award winners and entrants from 2011.
The comms response to the outbreak of bacterial vine disease Psa in New Zealand kiwifruit has won Melanie Palmer from ZESPRI International Limited and Andrea Brady from Catalyst Communication Consulting Limited the supreme award at the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand’s PRINZ Awards.
… as Designworks gets its hands on an experienced British interactive campaigner; 18 more PR practitioners stick an internationally-recognised certificate on their fridge; Dubsat New Zealand announces a new general manager; Young & Shand add a couple more digi-boffins to the roster; and a new job site for the creative industries in Australia and New Zealand goes live.
The New Zealand Transport Agency was handed the Supreme Award at the 36th Annual Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) Awards, with Janette Wise and the NZTA team taking home top honours for their communications around the Tauranga Harbour Link, a campaign that spanned three years and relied on the public to champion its success.
It used to wander freely and happily, but we rounded it up, put in an enclosed space, turned the lights up to full, force-fed it other news and a host of harmful hormones and then sold it back to you, the unsuspecting consumer. And now we wait for the social media firestorm.