This piece in The Wireless has some great words in advance of Waitangi Day from our very own Annabelle Dick.
Traditional PR methods are, of course, still as relevant as they’ve always been, but with all of the new technologies and media options available to us why not use every opportunity to incorporate them into your campaigns to make them even more successful.
Mana have been working with Anglican Bishop, Justin Duckworth, as he works to get the quota of refugees allowed into New Zealand increased from 750 to 1500 annually.
Bishop Duckworth says "As the Anglican Diocese of Wellington, we cannot stress enough how happy we are to welcome more refugees to the capital. I am confident that this attitude is shared by the wider New Zealand community." he continues, "As a society we have the desire and the capacity to do much more, and that is why it's time to double our annual quota of refugees from 750 to 1500."
This is something that Mana feels strongly about and we're proud to be helping the Bishop to spread his message far and wide.
He may be loud, controversial, and more than a little narcissistic but love him or loathe him, you Donald Trump knows how to dominate the headlines.
The morning of Monday 11th January started much like any other Monday morning, until we checked the news and heard that David Bowie had died, following an 18 month battle with cancer. Since then there has been an outpouring of love and admiration across the board, from ordinary people to world famous celebrities, which is a reflection of the influence he had on popular culture.
Regular readers of our blog and social media will know that our founder and MD, Caleb Hulme-Moir, is a native New Zealander who has recently moved back home following several years working in London and Sydney, Australia. Caleb has been doing some pro-bono work with the Right Reverend Justin Duckworth, Bishop of Wellington, on this op ed piece, and as it's topical - and a nice Christmas story - we thought we'd share it with you...
At the end of last month we followed the story about how people had started the "1 in 5 British Muslims..." hashtag which became a movement, a campaign even, against The Sun newspaper's headline of "1 in 5 British Muslims feels sympathy towards Jihadists" with interest. The Sun, as it tends to do, had taken the results of a poll they ran out of context and had rephrased statements. The questions in the poll only allowed a narrow field of answers and the sample was actually very small.
Having recently returned home to New Zealand after years living abroad in China, London, and Sydney, our founder and MD, Caleb Hulme-Moir, explores the reintegration experience for Kiwis coming home in this piece from the NZ Sunday Star Times.
We don't know about China or Sydney, but London certainly isn't the same without him.
We love this piece in The Guardian by Kristal Brent Zook - Award-winning journalist, author, scholar and professor at Hofstra University in New York - who talks about how she's often wondered why academics don't make more of an effort to publish for general audiences. She put the question to a few academics and their answers surprised her.
The recent announcement that Australia and the United Kingdom have agreed to form a joint working group to tackle profit shifting by multinational companies such as Google, Starbucks, Apple, and Microsoft is welcome news. But why is it government officials, rather than business leaders, who are leading this charge?