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Public Relations Account Manager - Join the Team!

Are you a junior account manager seeking more of a challenge, or an account executive looking to move up the career ladder?  If you’re keen to join a talented team that delivers award-winning work for some of the country’s leading businesses and brands, it’s time you talked with us. We’re looking for someone with 2-3 years’ PR agency experience who’s ready… Read full post

It may have been inevitable, but it is still very sad

It was either ironic or perverse – perhaps both – that yesterday we first learned of the demise of 28 newspapers through an online post. While one colleague rightly noted that the affected titles weren’t routinely top of our distribution list for client media releases, most of these newspapers have over many, many years played vital role in their communities. Two that I’ve… Read full post

Leave PR out of this scandal

By Sandy Trigg, General Manager. What is exactly is a PR scandal? I should probably know – right! But a headline popped into my inbox yesterday that made me fizz… ‘ Netflix swiftly distances itself from Kevin Spacey amidst PR scandal ’. Yes, I think Kevin Spacey has probably taken some poor communications advice and someone should (and maybe did) urge extreme caution… Read full post

Account Executive - be our new star!

We are looking for an outstanding Account Executive to join the team and be our brightest new star. If you have a passion for current affairs, popular culture and a knack for spotting emerging trends, then this could be the job for you. Working across a variety of corporate and consumer clients, you will be given the opportunity to hone your PR skills and become an integral part of our… Read full post

Unique and exciting opportunity - Combined agency/inhouse role

Network Communication is looking for a dynamic mid-level communications professional seeking a new challenge in 2017. We have a unique opportunity for someone to experience the best of both worlds – working both agency and client-side. This is a full time role, in two parts. With the support of Network’s highly experienced consultants and friendly team, our client – a global… Read full post

Giving back this Christmas with Ronald McDonald House Charities

In PR we get to work with so many talented and interesting individuals, but never get to spend enough time together face-to-face. Communicating with people is what we do, yet too much of the time it is from behind our desk or with our ear pressed to the phone. We decided to change that this year, and bring everyone together to lend a helping hand to those less fortunate, thanks to a partnership… Read full post

Throwing dietetics into the PR mix – A whole new world

Words by Peta Campion, FoodGroup dietetic intern Now nearing completion of my Masters of Dietetics, it’s time to make some serious decisions about where I want to end up in the dietetic world. If you had asked me six months ago I would have thought my options were - hospital or a clinic, and not much else… oh how wrong I was... Becoming the new FoodGroup intern has opened my… Read full post

Nourishing dietitians' media savviness #DNZ2016

Once a year, over 100 dietitians from around New Zealand congregate to speak, listen, ponder and learn all things in the latest of the clinical application of nutrition. As a registered nutritionist who has worked in the food industry for over a decade, it’s an intriguing opportunity to get an insight and rub shoulders with a profession which prides itself as leaders in nutrition. … Read full post

Whether its ‘moist’ or ‘influencer’ it’s all just words

Recently Oxford University Press ran on online survey to find the ‘most-hated word in the English language’ as part of its #OnWordMap campaign. Rather predictably the word ‘moist’ was the front runner across the UK, US and Canada in the global survey. It got me thinking about my least favorite word and, while moist is a pretty close runner-up; the word currently that… Read full post

Turning on the tap to a double standard

The distraction of the Olympics aside, this Associate of Network wonders what furore would have ensued had Hasting’s water supply not been owned and operated by the district council. He suspects a double standard. Perhaps it has been the distraction of the Olympics, or perhaps those outside the affected area don’t actually care very much. In any event it appears to me that Hastings… Read full post

Time to walk

When I first started as a PR in London, I found it quite exhilarating jumping from meeting to meeting, hailing black cabs to take me across town or even just a few streets away. Walking, and god forbid public transport, wasn’t in my vernacular. In fact, to my great shame I once took a 130km cab trip to avoid getting on a train – but that’s another story. Now 20 years later,… Read full post

Dealing with the media: how to be as productive as possible

From his relatively recent role in mainstream television journalism, Torben Akel, now a senior account manager, provides some useful guidance on dealing with the media to make their job and yours as productive as possible. With the rise of streaming services like Netflix and the move to “digital-first” newsrooms, there’s a lot of talk about broadcast TV being a sunset industry,… Read full post

Prospect Of Rising Auckland Property Prices Has Returned

The prospect of Auckland house prices continuing to increase throughout the year has returned with March’s average sale price reaching $866,782, and the median price reaching $798,000. “March is always one of the busiest sales months of the year, and a good indicator of where prices are tracking for the remainder of the year,” said Peter Thompson, Managing Director of Barfoot… Read full post

Mid-level PR Consultant - Fixed-Term Contract

Network Communication is looking for a dynamic mid-level public relations professional searching for a new challenge in 2016. We need a great all-rounder capable of slotting into our team, with the confidence to lead, with senior support, major international and national clients. • Central Auckland location • 8-9 month fixed-term contract (full time) The successful applicant… Read full post

Are there Stars in your trolley?

An astute grocery shopper may have noticed a few Stars appearing in the supermarket aisles. A lot of food companies have been busy getting these onto packs, and some have even done some work behind the scenes, changing their recipes for the better first. Whilst it’s a government led initiative focussed on providing clearer information for people to make healthier food choices, it has drawn… Read full post