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21 September 2017


Non tamen sunt ibi *

Last night’s opinion poll underscored what an extraordinary election campaign this has been.

The campaign has been like those of old, not only for the unexpected excitement and energy, but also how much of a two party race it is.

14 September 2017


Familia ante omnia *

Protest votes against the two major parties have been the mainstay of minor party support in New Zealand and under MMP it’s allowed some of them to play a significant role.

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13 September 2017 | 2:00 min read


Reputation is essentially the sum of others’ perceptions. The nebulous and hard to measure nature of the asset leads many companies, particularly those with strong balance sheets and robust value propositions, to neglect investing in it.

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7 September 2017 | 2:30 min read


7Eleven. Ardent Leisure. Seven West Media. And just a few weeks ago, Commonwealth Bank.

31 August 2017 | 1:30 min read


One thing everyone agreed on about Brexit and Trump is that almost no one saw them coming. Some argue the polls and pundits were not entirely wrong. But following the failure of economists to pick the Global Financial Crisis, both the UK and US outcomes seemed final nails in experts’ coffins.

28 August 2017 | 1:00 min read


The SenateSHJ team is thrilled to announce we have been named a finalist in four categories of PR awards, including the Holmes Report 2017 Australasian PR Consultancy of the Year.

We are also a finalist for the Healthcare PR Consultancy of the Year.

22 August 2017


Amor patriae *

New Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern is the current darling of the New Zealand media, but the job she’s chasing is leader of the country, not Auckland.

This is a mistake made by her former boss Helen Clark in her latter years as leader and even by Sir John Key, much to Winston Peters’ delight.

SenateSHJ's 2017 Reputation Reality study highlighted a major shift in the reputation risk environment, and that organisations are working hard to keep up. Australian senior executives identified ethics, social governance and regulatory change as some of the major triggers for reputational risk this year.

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15 August 2017 | 1:00 min read