Media release: Waikato PR firm HMC Communications continues to grow

 14 August 2014

 Just two months after Hamilton public relations consultancy HMC Communications grew from two to three, the small Waikato agency has taken on a fourth communications professional.

Amy Meade joined the team in last month (July) in a communications manager role, after seven years’ experience working in communications and public relations for the Waikato District Health Board.

Prior to beginning her professional public relations career, Amy worked as a community newspaper journalist in the North King Country at the Waitomo News, and edited the newspaper’s monthly farming magazine.

Amy’s arrival follows the recent appointment of Charlotte FitzPatrick as new senior account manager in June. Charlotte has over seven years’ experience working as a communications and public relations practitioner and has most recently been working in health and education sectors. 

Charlotte has worked in complex business environments and has set up communications and marketing strategies for a broad range of entities and projects.  Her experience in corporate communications, marketing communications, campaign development, media relations, community relations, internal communication and event management will be put to good use at HMC, and she is excited to help her clients successfully engage with their customers.

HMC director Heather Claycomb said bringing Amy and Charlotte on board means HMC can provide an even further expanded range of communications services to Waikato clients.

“We’ve definitely seen more businesses investing in public relations over the past couple of years as they see the value it brings in building the reputation of their organisation or brand,” said Mrs Claycomb.

“More than ever before, the way people receive information is incredibly fragmented, so our clients leverage off our existing relationships with the media as well as our expansive business and community networks,

“Amy and Charlotte will work to help clients build relationships through effective communications.  Our priority is doing everything we can on the communications front to help our clients achieve their business goals.”  

HMC Communications has worked with small to medium-sized companies for well over 10 years throughout the Central North Island.  Its clients operate in a range of sectors including dairy, aviation, energy and not-for-profits. 

Amy and Charlotte joins HMC Communications director Heather Claycomb and communications coordinator Bethany Pawson. Collectively the team has more than 30 years’ experience in communications and public relations.