One Plus One Group

One Plus One is a leading New Zealand corporate communications and engagement consultancy. We are storytellers for a connected world.

About Us

One Plus One Communications is an award-winning, independent communications company, based in New Zealand, with international reach and connectivity. We are reputation builders, content creators, and strategic business partners, who specialise in earned media narratives that stimulate conversation, affect change, and deliver beneficial commercial results.

Our manifesto, created collaboratively by our team, guides and informs the work we do, and the way we operate:

  • To put the culture of our team first, alongside the needs of those we work for.
  • To be honest with each other about what we can deliver, by staying engaged and connected.
  • To constantly realign our vision to be better than we were last week, last month & last quarter.
  • To focus on providing tangible benefits for our clients that make a genuine different to their business.
  • To remember that everything we do is done in service for those that pay us.
  • And not to become complacent: about growing and developing both personally and professionally.

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Our success stems from an informed and impartial point of view (honed over decades of experience working both domestically and abroad), to the communications challenges and opportunities that our clients face.

Our advice and work is designed to improve perceptions and enhance revenues for our clients. We deliver work based on earned and owned media strategy that helps solve client problems, improves brand engagement, drive sales and creates loyalty.

And it seems to work pretty well: in previous agencies we’ve founded and run, we’ve won a bunch of domestic and international accolades for our efforts.

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    2015 Winner: PRWeek Awards Asia, Silver - Technology Campaign of the Year

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    2013 Winner: Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (Sustained PR category)

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    2013 Winner: Holmes Report Australasian Agency of the Year

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    2012 Winner: Campaign Asia Magazine Australasian Agency of the Year

How we work

We prefer not to pitch for clients. We reckon there’s a better way to do things – we focus on building long-lasting relationships that involve open dialogue, great work and brilliant results. Our preference is to share our credentials and case studies and demonstrate evidence of the sorts of successful business outcomes we’ve created for our clients.

Communication services

Reputation Management, Integrated Communications Planning, CEO and Senior Management Counsel, Government Relations, Investor Relations, Business-to-Business Communications, Issues and Crisis Management, Employee Communication and Culture Building, Brand Management and Development, New Product Launches, Content Development, Media Training, Content Creation and Relationship Building, Web, Film, Video and Print Production, Activations and Experiential Campaigns

Broadly, we work in communication situations involving business growth and transformation, brand and culture building, issues management and innovation. We offer a range of services directed towards the needs of clients requiring strategic and tactical integration of communications.


Our client partnerships range from start-ups and SMEs to some of New Zealand’s most successful and well-known companies — some of which have been with us since we launched. Most of these have been nurtured over years and years of mutual growth and development, where we’ve worked closely with people who we respect and trust. For our full list of client partnerships, or for specific case studies, feel free to get in contact with us.

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International Reach

We’re the New Zealand partners of MSLGROUP, an award-winning, global strategic communications and engagement consultancy with nearly 3500 employees operating from 100 offices in 22 countries. We share the same philosophies as MSLGROUP, employ the same approach and are proud to be their affiliates. The close collaboration provides our existing and future clients with the insights and resources of a global network, coupled with on-the-ground representation in every major international market.

Article index

Cannes Lions taps Kelly Bennett for PR jury service,  Generous Words,  Book Review: Tim Bell, Right or Wrong,  Here’s to Harmoney, and One Plus One,  One Plus One proud to partner with CMC Markets,  One Plus One team integral in the launch of a stronger, more effective Baycorp,  One Plus One Plays Pivotal Role In Parliamentary Briefing,  One Plus One talks career pathways with students at Unitec,  The News, A User’s Manual, by Alain de Botton,  As Auckland’s market changes, so should we: Insights from the 2015 PRINZ Conference,  One Plus One hits the right note at PRWeek Asia Awards,  Lessons from Kurt Vonnegut – Writer, cultural commentator and…PR Man,  Virtual (PR) crystal ball gazing for 2015,  Leading retail specialist expands footprint to New Zealand,  One Plus One Turns One: The Year In Review,  From the rugby field to the boardroom,  A match made in heaven,  Opinion: The future is unwritten, but PR will survive 

Let’s talk

We’d love to hear from you and discuss some of the ways we can help.


Kelly Bennett, Managing Director
One Plus One Communications
Level 3, 125 The Strand, Parnell, Auckland 1010
T: +64 9 914 6029
M: +64 21 380 035

Kelly Bennett is the founder and Managing Director of the One Plus One Group. Prior to launching One Plus One, Kelly founded Eleven PR New Zealand (an Omnicom company and part of the Whybin\TBWA Group) in 2006.   He then expanded the business, setting it up in Australia in 2011, and in 2012 he assumed the role of Regional Director for TBWA's PR and experiential offer throughout Asia Pacific.   He is the former Deputy Chair of the CAANZ PR, Experiential and Social Media Committee (PREScom), a former advisor to both the New Zealand Music Foundation and the New Zealand Arts Foundation and currently serves as a Board Member of the New Zealand Dance Company.   He is also a regular media commentator and speaker on PR, media relations and corporate affairs, and in 2016, has been selected as the NZ PR Juror at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.   A trained journalist, Kelly has nearly 25 years international experience in corporate communications, media relations, marketing, and experiential activity.


We’re intent on working with multi-skilled people with exceptional service skills and the ability to think, create, write, talk, plan and implement to the highest standard.

If you think you want to work for one of New Zealand's leading corporate PR agencies, then please get in touch. We also run a dedicated intern programme that might be of interest if you’re on the cusp of graduating.

Send us an email to to find out more.

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