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Kiwi MPs Among The “Most Educated In The World”

Saturday, 20 February 2021, 6:36 am | BlacklandPR

New analysis of MP qualifications reveals New Zealand’s Parliament is one of the most educated and highest qualified in the world, and significantly more educated than Australia’s. The research, by Mark Blackham of BlacklandPR and Geoffrey Miller ... More >>

MP Careers Research Shows “Very Diverse Parliament”

Sunday, 14 February 2021, 2:14 pm | BlacklandPR

A new analysis of the careers that MPs held before they were elected reveals New Zealand’s 53rd Parliament represents an extremely diverse range of work and life experiences. The research, by BlacklandPR and the Democracy Project, identified over ... More >>

New Zealand’s 20 Toughest PR Jobs For 2020

Tuesday, 29 December 2020, 5:00 pm | BlacklandPR

Communicating the Covid -19 lockdown levels was the toughest PR challenge for 2020. In a first for the annual rankings issued by BlacklandPR, the lockdown levels received a ‘perfect storm’ score of the highest possible public profile combined with ... More >>

Expert Group Suggests Way Out Of Lockdown

Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 10:17 am | BlacklandPR

A specially formed group of local academics, led by public health experts, says New Zealand can and should come out of lockdown, and has proposed a “Plan B” to do that. The cross-disciplinary group of academics say they understand the rationale ... More >>

Nicole McKee Named NZ Communicator Of The Year

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 9:50 am | BlacklandPR

Nicole McKee, spokesperson for the Council of Licensed Firearm Owners, has been named 2020 Communicator of the Year for the way she presented her members’ case on the contentious issue of firearms law. Nicole’s passionate yet cordial presentation ... More >>

Panic Buying Caused By Bad Communication

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 8:33 am | BlacklandPR

Organisations have contributed to panic buying and panic selling by saying the wrong things, according to a crisis communication expert. Mark Blackham, Director of BlacklandPR, today urged organisations to think carefully about what they say and do, if anything, ... More >>

Analysis shows 2019 a contentious year for NZ

Tuesday, 24 December 2019, 6:14 am | BlacklandPR

New Zealand had more challenging events and issues than it has experienced in a decade, according to an annual analysis by Blackland, a Wellington-based public relations company. More >>

PR company takes bite at Hell’s misleading stunt

Friday, 28 June 2019, 6:32 pm | BlacklandPR

PR company BlacklandPR is appalled by Hell Pizza misleading customers to have them buy non-meat pizzas. More >>

Gluckman named New Zealand Communicator of the Year

Saturday, 9 March 2019, 10:51 am | BlacklandPR

The Prime Minister’s former chief science advisor has been named winner of the 2019 Communicator of the Year Award, for his debunking of the “meth test myth” and stimulating public discussion on contentious issues such as genetic modification. More >>

New Zealand’s 20 toughest PR jobs for 2018

Thursday, 27 December 2018, 3:20 pm | BlacklandPR

New Zealand’s toughest public relations challenges this year were petrol price increases, the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak and Russell McVeagh’s sexual misconduct allegations. More >>

Mike King named NZ Communicator of the Year

Friday, 23 March 2018, 3:26 pm | BlacklandPR

Mental health awareness campaigner and New Zealand of the Year finalist Mike King has been named winner of the 2017 Communicator of the Year Award for his ability to communicate directly and openly about mental health. More >>

New Zealand’s 20 toughest PR jobs for 2017

Thursday, 28 December 2017, 12:48 pm | BlacklandPR

In a year dominated by politics, New Zealand’s toughest public relations challenge for 2017 has been named as the fallout from Metiria Turei’s benefit fraud ‘confession’. More >>

KiwiSaver members may fall short at retirement

Monday, 11 April 2016, 11:50 am | BlacklandPR

KiwiSaver members may fall short at retirement Half of all KiwiSaver members think they know how much money they will need to get by in retirement, but three-quarters have no idea how much they will actually have, new research from Kiwi Wealth shows. ... More >>

Evocative economist named BlacklandCommunicator of the Year

Monday, 11 April 2016, 11:40 am | BlacklandPR

Economist Shamubeel Eaqub has been named winner of BlacklandPR’s inaugural Communicator of the Year award. More >>

New Zealand’s 20 toughest PR jobs for 2015

Tuesday, 29 December 2015, 10:47 am | BlacklandPR

New Zealand’s two toughest public relations challenges in 2015 were the debate over a new national flag, and a threat to poison baby formula with 1080. More >>

Shortlist for New Zealander of the Year 2016

Tuesday, 29 December 2015, 8:55 am | BlacklandPR

Shortlist for New Zealander of the Year 2016 The New Zealander of the Year 2016 Awards Office is pleased to announce the 10 people being considered for the 2016 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year award. They are: • Dame Margaret Bazley: Public ... More >>

TVNZ sponsers New Zealander of the Year Awards

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 10:29 am | BlacklandPR

TVNZ has joined the family of partners behind the prestigious New Zealander of the Year Awards, championed by Kiwibank. More >>

Joining the Dots to Find Beauty in Big Data

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 10:01 am | BlacklandPR

Newly-created Wellington agency DOTlovesdata is taking a unique approach to the big data phenomenon by using data to create compelling “stories” that benefit business. More >>

Waka Ama riding a wave of popularity

Wednesday, 7 January 2015, 3:04 pm | BlacklandPR

Waka Ama continues to ride a wave of popularity with a record number of paddlers signing up to compete at the 26thActivePost National Waka Ama Sprint Championships on Lake Karapiro next week. More >>

Professional politicians at heart of 'dirty politics'

Monday, 8 September 2014, 11:22 am | BlacklandPR

A study released today showing almost one third of sitting MPs have worked mainly in politics throughout their lives reveals why 'dirty politics' has become more prominent, according to study founder, Mark Blackham. More >>