etc. communications is the only full service strategic Public Relations (PR) & Marketing Consultancy in Nelson. We provide strategic communications and marketing advice, writing services, media relations, social media campaigns, marketing plans and event management for clients based primarily across the Top-of-the-South.
By designing strategic communications campaigns that align to clients’ business goals etc. communications works towards positive and measurable results for clients. We aim to achieve SMART goals; Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Relevant and Timebound goals so clients can measure the value of their campaigns.
We love what we do! Not a day goes by when we are not thinking about opportunities for clients. We are proud of our successes on behalf of our clients, and we are also passionate Nelson ambassadors. Out of all the international cities we have lived in, we have chosen to live in Nelson and work for the inspirational community leaders we have right here.
As well as the fabulous four below, the full team includes professional writers who craft feature stories and blogs for clients.
The team is led by director Emma Thompson, a communications specialist of 15 years. Emma, a former broadcast journalist and ministerial press secretary, gained extensive PR experience in Wellington and Auckland-based PR agencies before setting up etc. communications ltd in Nelson in 2004. As an Institute of Directors’ member, Emma is both on Boards and acts as a Board advisor, helping provide strategic direction and issues management advice.
Sarah is qualified in journalism studies and is experienced in writing and implementing creative PR and marketing strategies, having worked as a strategic communications advisor in the public sector. She works with both traditional and online media, and writes for print and the web. She’s particularly experienced in raising brand awareness through online media.
Paula has worked in marketing and research roles for more than 18 years, starting in London before moving to Sydney. Moving back to Nelson in 2000, Paula has contracted her marketing, graphic and web design services for clients in the aquaculture, tourism, viticulture and hospitality industries.
We develop strategic communications plans with SMART goals that strive to help you reach your objectives. With a nod to your three or five year plan, we develop 6-12 month communications plans. Plans can be solely Public Relations (PR) services or a combination of PR and marketing activities. As well as ongoing plans, we implement issues and crisis management strategies, and run one-off campaigns.
After creating your marketing campaign we can make it come alive for you, from brief to print or digital. We are happy to work with any graphic or web designer you choose, or we can recommend specialists to suit your requirements. We can also write your website copy, customer e-newsletters or any other marketing material you need.
If our communications plan identifies a need for an online presence, we will develop a social media strategy for you on any or across all the major online channels including Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
With former journalists and current feature writers on the team, we understand what makes a good story. We write media releases, media story ‘pitches’, and help prepare you for media interviews.
Contact us anytime on:
+64 3 545 6122
Level 1, 3 Haven Road, Nelson 7010
(If we are not in the office, try Red Gallery & Café downstairs)