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We are Nelson's only full service PR & Marketing Consultancy

In a nutshell

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.

Striving for your success

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.

Professional passion

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.

Meet (Some of) Our Team

As well as the fabulous four below, the full team includes professional writers who craft feature stories and blogs for clients.

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Emma Thompson

The Director

Emma Thompson is 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 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.

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Kelsey Jacoby


After receiving a degree in Marketing from California State University, Sacramento, Kelsey not only brings an American flare and accent, she also boasts private and agency marketing experience. Kelsey is passionate about networking and digital media – both professionally and personally.

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Charlotte Bass


Marketing Communications consultant Charlotte Bass has both public and private sector experience working in-house and in a ‘big city’ PR agency. She is a PR and marketing implementer extraordinaire!

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Angela Ricker

Angela is joining etc. communications in July, having most recently served as Communications Manager at the Nelson City Council.  Her signature accomplishment was being wholly responsible for managing communications for the region’s successful hosting of Rugby World Cup 2011.  Angela has two decades of management and communications experience from the USA and Nelson.


Helping you achieve your goals

Strategic Planning

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.

Marketing Implementation

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.

Online Media

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.

Media Relations

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.


We undertake a range of services for clients, primarily based in Nelson

Each client is appointed etc communications team members with the best expertise and personality fit for them and their project. Some of our amazing clients include:

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Contact us anytime on:

[email protected]

+64 3 545 6122

+64 21 190 1533

Level 1, 3 Haven Road, Nelson 7010

(If we are not in the office, please try Red Gallery & Café downstairs)