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


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 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 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.

“We appointed One Plus One in early 2019 to support us with an important communications brief, and since that time they’ve consistently demonstrated they’re connected, creative and collaborative. They execute well, are easy to deal with, and have our endorsement as a first-class PR and stakeholder engagement consultancy.” PHILLIPA CAMERON, Chief Customer Officer, Stuff
  • PRINZ College of Fellows: Kelly Bennett
  • PRINZ Winner: Sally Logan – Milne Young Practitioner of the Year, Alex Harman
  • PRINZ Winner: Paul Dryden Tertiary Award
  • PR Week Awards: Silver – Technology campaign of the Year
  • PR Week Awards – Judge
  • Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity – Judge


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.

Corporate communications

We’re experts at identifying forums and opportunities for businesses to communicate their expertise, to potential partners and other like-minded organisations – via targeted earned media activity, event engagement, content creation, and other relevant forms of communications strategy.

Content creation

Our range of associates across the digital and print media landscape, enable us to assist our clients with the development of compelling and engaging content across a range of different mediums – to enhance their wider communications efforts.

Crisis and reputation management

We have a proven track record working with brands and businesses to effectively mitigate fallout from potentially critical issues or situations – including via media management, stakeholder consultation, engagement and communications.

Employee communication

Our internal communications experience ranges from short-term, project based work, managing communications regarding critical business changes and developments, to leading more comprehensive and strategic internal communications reviews.

Government relations

We enjoy an extensive network that spans the breadth of local and central Government, and which enables us to initiate and facilitate conversations with key stakeholders, across all sectors, on behalf of our clients.

Investor relations

We possess more than a decade of practical experience, across all aspects of the investor relations spectrum, including managing key communications and engagement initiatives regarding IPOs, acquisitions and receiverships.

Media relations and training

A core part of our work is centred on the ongoing creation and management of opportunities for key spokespeople to connect with and tell their story to relevant media – through key business, trade and mainstream media channels.

Product launches

Our extensive background in product and services activations has been honed over many years, working with a wide range of high-profile brands, in dozens of sectors and numerous countries.

Social media strategy

Our experience with the design and execution of social media engagement strategies spans both short-term, project-based activity and long-term management of all social media platforms.

“One Plus One are responsive, focussed and fun to work with. They’ve been a real asset to Kea since we engaged their services and they've helped guide our brand towards gaining a better share of voice.” SUSAN GLASGOW, Global Director, World Class New Zealand, Kea


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 touch.


There are ten highly talented PR consultants and associates within our team. Our consultants have held roles with some of the world’s most influential brands and organisations – as strategic communications advisors, business and political journalists, and press secretaries to New Zealand Prime Ministers.

Kelly Bennett



Stephanie Helm



Alex Harman



Marina Ohtsuka



Serena Low



Paul Hewlett



Michelle Boag



Mike Hutcheson



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“One Plus One are a well established and important part of our roster of specialist agencies. They're professional, polished, and get the job done.”RENEA JAEGER, External Affairs Manager, nib


If what you’ve seen has piqued your interest, we’d love to hear from you to discuss ways in which we can help.

If you think you want to work for one of New Zealand's leading communications 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.

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.

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