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10 March 2017 | 1:20 min read

With trust in institutions and their leaders plunging to an all-time low, excellence in public relations has never been more important.

The recently released 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer, involving more than 30,000 respondents from 28 countries, paints a bleak picture.


2 March 2017 | 3:00 min read

Organisational change comes in all different shapes and sizes, but one thing that many transformations have in common is that they are hard work. The latest McKinsey Global Survey found that companies are no more successful at implementing organisational change than they were ten years ago.

28 February 2017 | 1:10 min read

Making easy money is a key driver of fake news, but not the only reason it exists, SenateSHJ Partner Raphael Hilbron recently explained at a Public Relations Institute (PRINZ) event.

Internet geeks in a small town in Macedonia have been making a killing selling fake news.

10 February 2017 | 2:00 min read

Preparation, patience and a willingness to play the long game


26 January 2017 | 1:00 min read

Academics the world over will have to rewrite their texts on PR, in the wake of Donald Trump’s “post-truth” politics and relationship with the media.

SenateSHJ is a member of the newly formed Crisis Communication Coalition, an initiative established by the University of Georgia and Public Relations Organisation International (PROI) Worldwide. The Coalition has created a Crisis Communication Monitor to examine global crisis communication incidents, to provide insights to consumers and illustrate best and worst practices for crisis communicators.


14 December 2016 | 2:15 min read

Paula Bennett’s appointment as Deputy Prime Minister heralds a new era in New Zealand politics and is a nod to the changing demographics of our country. New Zealand is visibly changing and nowhere is this change more evident than in our workplaces.

5 December 2016

Veni, vidi, vici *

It’s testament to the Government’s disciplined communications that it takes the resignation of John Key to set the Beehive abuzz.

The expertly managed announcement was done with a smile and genuine emotion and on Mr Key’s own terms, demonstrating humility in the face of what he described as the public appetite for “a refresh”.