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Integrity Solutions helps banks redefine ethical selling

Revelations about banks incentivising staff and third parties to push products on customers, such as unnecessary mortgages, credit cards and deposit accounts, have eroded public trust. Former Australian Public Service Commissioner Stephen Sedgwick’s independent review last year found some of the banking sector’s current practices carried “an unacceptable risk of promoting behaviour that is inconsistent with

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NZ passports not a skeleton key

Media Release July 17, 2018 Kiwis should not be over confident that their New Zealand passport is going to give them an easy entry into countries around the world. David Cooper of Global Visas says there are more Kiwis finding themselves on a flight home after being rejected at the border. “Take the United Kingdom,”

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Whitebait stocks get boost

  Kokopu in net ready for release. Media Release: July 13, 2018 New Zealand’s largest and rarest whitebait species is getting a helping hand to re-establish in the wild this weekend (July 14) with 140 adult fish being released into a stream in the Tāwharanui Regional Park, near Auckland. Manāki fish breeder Paul Decker says

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Biggest ever uptake of flu vaccine this season

Minister of Health 6 July 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Health Minister Dr David Clark is pleased that more New Zealanders than ever before have protected themselves from influenza this year. “More than 1.29 million doses of influenza vaccine have been distributed so far, more than any previous influenza season”, David Clark said. “Despite the later start

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Flu campaign up for Marketing Award

We’re excited to report that our client the Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) is a finalist in the 2016 TVNZ New Zealand Marketing Awards. The entry is a national campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of flu vaccination among pregnant women. Trio Communications provides public relations support to the campaign while Insight NZ leads the

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Katy on top of the world

We knew our Katy McMillan had star quality when we hired her as a consultant back in 2007 straight from AUT. She took off to see the world in 2009 and has just gone from strength to strength, first in Australia and more recently in the UK as a senior account director with Edelman.  Now

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Successful ‘public non-speaking’

Being a good public speaker is an asset for all professionals, but public non-speaking – body language, facial expressions, demeanour – can be just as telling when clients are in the spotlight. Christine Clapp, president of Spoken with Authority, offers four specific situations where actions can speak louder than words (borrowed from PRDaily.com): When you

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The social scene: Is Facebook the new yellow pages?

Facebook is testing a new feature under the unassuming name of Professional Services. It’s essentially a business directory, with data pulled from Facebook business pages and results ranked by star ratings and user reviews. Professional Services hasn’t officially launched yet, but the service is now available to Kiwis accessing Facebook on desktop browsers. US commentators

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PR and proud of it: Reflecting on 2014 and “Dirty Politics”

Trio director Brenda Saunders was invited to present the College of Fellows Chair’s report for the PRINZ 2014 Annual Review. Watch her presentation here or read the transcript below. Last November, while I was driving along admiring the exquisite Marlborough countryside and contemplating an aromatic pinot gris my driving companion raised the subject of the

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PRINZ inducts new Fellows

Trio director Brenda Saunders inducted three new Fellows into the PRINZ College of Fellows at the 2015 PRINZ Awards. Congratulations to Brian Finn, Heather Claycomb and Avon Adams! To be selected as a Fellow, the member must have made an outstanding contribution to the public relations industry and PRINZ in New Zealand over time. They

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