About

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, effect 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 and public relations 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've worked with One Plus One since March 2021, and we've found them to be a talented, committed group of people who genuinely care about our business and team. They continuously go above and beyond without being asked, all while delivering amazing results. We look forward to a long partnership with One Plus One."

DAVID BANFIELD, CEO, Comvita.

OUR ACCOLADES
  • PRINZ: PR Consultancy of the Year 2023 (Silver)
  • PRINZ College of Fellows: Kelly Bennett
  • PRINZ Winner: Sally Logan – Milne Young Practitioner of the Year
  • 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

Services

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 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

Experience

Our client partnerships have ranged 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.

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

MANAGING DIRECTOR
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Max Burt

GENERAL MANAGER
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Magenta Boyd

SENIOR ACCOUNT DIRECTOR
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Damien Venuto

SENIOR ACCOUNT DIRECTOR
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Erin McKenzie

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR
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Elysha Taylor

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER
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Molly Crossland

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER
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Emily Ding

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER
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Lebron Davis

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER
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Rosalie Basham

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
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Grace Ulu

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
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Sydnee Krum

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
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James Tapp

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
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Mike Hutcheson

NON EXECUTIVE CHAIR
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Paul Cheal

AUSTRALIAN DIRECTOR
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Rachel Maclennan

FINANCIAL DIRECTOR
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Paul Hewlett

CORPORATE ADVISOR
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Sooz Fougere-Hardie

EXPERIENTAL PRODUCER
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Shayne Walker

MĀORI ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST
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Bonnie Flaws

COPYWRITING LEAD
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Danielle Veivers

ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT
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Our latest stories

INDUSTRY NEWS

One Plus One Equals Three: Edition Twenty Six

Bringing you our latest edition of One Plus One Equals Three! In this instalment, we explore the evolving state of our media landscape, a compelling clash between two influential conglomerates, the delicate balance between technological advancements being helpful or harmful, and spotlight a recent project championing the growth of female-led…

"One Plus One is an important partner of Oceania. Their media relationships, advice and added value input contributes real benefit to our business, and they're a nice bunch of people as well."
BRENT PATTISON, CEO, Oceania Healthcare

Contact

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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    New Zealand
    One Plus One Communications

    First Floor, 130 St Georges Bay Rd
    Parnell, Auckland 1010
    New Zealand

    Australia
    C/O Kaimera

    Suite 1201, Level 12/418A Elizabeth St,
    Surry Hills NSW 2010,
    Australia