Founded by Karyn Arkell - former CEO of New Zealand’s largest and most successful PR agency for many years - Grace now presents a fresh approach for clients who want to deal directly with proven experts whom they trust, who will be hands-on with their business,
and help them to achieve results faster.
Grace is a boutique communications agency based on personal relationships.
Our philosophy is to work with people and organisations we respect,
where we believe we can make a demonstrable, positive impact in support of strategic goals.
We have a special interest in helping world-class New Zealand companies to realise their potential.
Grace offers a group of respected, senior practitioners across all the key areas of communications and public relations, with business and commercial acumen that has been honed over years of experience spanning most market sectors throughout New Zealand, Australia and beyond.
Our core team of eight includes highly skilled specialists in:
Corporate communications: including specialist issues and crises expertise; capital markets and investor relations; thought leadership and content programmes; stakeholder management including Government; major change programmes; and internal communications
Marketing / consumer communications: including marketing and communications strategy; campaign creative and ideation; content and copywriting; earned and owned media; influencer programmes; digital, web and social
Events and activation: including brand experience; launches; sponsorship leverage; customer engagement, hospitality and hosting
In addition to our core team, we also partner with specialist agencies and independent practitioners where this will add value to deliver seamless, integrated communications capabilities
SO, WHY ‘GRACE’?
‘Grace’ is an ideal we value… there is a subtlety and an art to ‘Grace’ which is synonymous with expert communications.
We believe ‘Grace’ is equally relevant in a crisis or in the way a company or a product talks about itself or invites others to talk about it.
Amidst the clutter and information and sensory overload, it’s a way of doing things that we think is truly modern.
Grace relies on intellect, instinct, discipline and experience.
Above all, Grace is personal - which is how we do business.
Founder and Managing Director
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