Yes, or no? Referendum 2020

Kerry Mitchell | Account Manager Politics Leave a Comment

The 2020 General Election is slowly creeping up on us, including the two referendums on cannabis legalisation and control, and end-of-life choice. In the shadow of COVID-19 it’s been difficult to find good information on either. Account manager Kerry Mitchell goes on a fact-finding mission. Kerry Mitchell | Account ManagerKerry has more than 25 years’ experience in community and daily …

I’m right. Everything I see tells me I’m right.

Scott Harwood | Creative Director Communications, People, Pitches, Politics, Social Media Leave a Comment

We tend to believe our perceptions are a true representation of the world, right? But it may well be that the world we are perceiving might not be quite the accurate representation we think it is. Our perception may be coloured by our innate biases. It is selective and malleable. Scott Harwood | Creative DirectorScott starts his projects with a …

Messaging during a political crisis

Scott Macleod | Account Manager Media, People, Politics

Was Government minister Meka Whaitiri stood down, or was she stood aside? Most people would say that Whaitiri was stood down from her portfolios to – as you know – allow an investigation to be conducted into her alleged assault of a staff member. However, most news outlets reported that she was stood aside. Scott Macleod | Account ManagerScott brings to Blink …

Are whistleblowers an endangered species in a digital age?

Luke Balvert | Account Manager Media, People, Politics

Is fairness and freedom dead on the internet? Big Brother (or someone) is always watching, collecting data and tracing our every move via the multitude of devices now acting as extensions of our arms. Take for example the volatile digital landscape through which journalists ply their trade in order to secure a scoop or break news. Today, the laptop and …

Media lessons flow from water exports

Scott Macleod | Account Manager Politics

Should businesses be allowed to export our water? It’s a simple question that has seen eyes bulge and faces redden all over the country as normally-sane Kiwis grow increasingly apoplectic with rage. Fists are regularly pounded on pub tables to emphasise the assertions that water is a precious natural resource that should remain in the country and that businesses are …