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A communications dictionary

The world of public relations is a world of words. To make things a bit easier, we've sorted through a few commonly used acronyms, words and terms used by PR or communications people so the next time you stumble across them you don’t have to pretend you know they mean. APR...
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You’ve got issues – sort it!

A lot of organisations are fortunate enough to avoid crises.  But, when it comes to issues no organisation is immune.  Every single organisation has issues.  However, every organisation does not have a robust system in place to manage communications around iss...
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Communications health check event | Wed 26 July

You're invited to a communications health check – we recommend this is best performed with a glass of wine in hand and nibbles on the side. As winter sets in, we often find ourselves looking for ways to boost our health and wellness to stave off winter bugs. At HMC we al...
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PR: Something wicked this way comes?

Every day, calculating, evil PR professionals sit at a their antique oak desks in leather swivel chairs, rubbing their hands together in glee as they think about the millions they're making from twisting truths and perpetuating lies. They think, "This is so much fun! Look at...
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Les Misérables back on stage after 16 years

The well-known sounds of I Dreamed a Dream and One Day More will soon resound in Hamilton after a 16-year-long silence. Come June, Hamilton's Operatic Society will present Les Misérables (Les Mis), arguably the world's most loved musical of all time, at Clarence St Theat...
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KCE wins Safeguard NZ Workplace Health and Safety Award

Local electricity generator and retailer, King Country Energy (KCE), has won best health and safety initiative in the small business category at the prestigious 2017 Safeguard New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards. KCE's winning health and safety initiative centred...
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Change your thinking: Louise Thompson’s advice for dairy women

How you approach life is everything. Those are the words of life coach Louise Thompson, one of the headline acts at this year's Dairy Women's Network conference, DWN17 Connect, in Queenstown, 11-12 May. Thompson is a no-nonsense life coach, wellbeing writer and speaker w...
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CRV Ambreed announces a new collaboration for BVD and Johne’s Disease

CRV Ambreed has appointed a new laboratory to enable New Zealand dairy farmers to gain access to further information about BVD and Johne's Disease from their herd testing. The herd improvement company has announced an exclusive arrangement with Disease Research Ltd, part o...
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Keep ‘em outta the bushes

As a communications professional – and American citizen - I've been intrigued and sometimes gobsmacked as I watch the White House communications team perform their duties. Like many of you, I continually catch myself shaking my head and promising to focus on something o...
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5 steps every leader should follow to initially respond to a crisis

Rule #1: be sympathetic United Airlines chief executive, Oscar Munoz, spoke at a conference yesterday in Mexico and told attendees that one lesson he learned from last month's passenger dragging fiasco is that he "should have been more apologetic at first." 1 If there is ...
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