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Our strength is in understanding how brands, consumers, business, Government and communities interact. We identify and make connections where others don’t, taking an integrated approach across earned, owned and paid channels. We create conversations that matter.

The Week That Was, 23 April 2021

April 23, 2021

As we head into another long weekend, climate change, bank guarantees, influencers paying tax, press freedom (or lack of it) and QR codes in the sky captured the attention this week. Enjoy your weekend.

The Week That Was, 9 April 2021

April 9, 2021

This week we’re catching up on two weeks’ worth of content that caught our attention from across the country and around the globe. Last week our reactions were slowed due to an excess of Easter goodness.

The Week That Was, 25 March 2021

March 25, 2021

It's an interesting week when Yo-Yo Ma gives an impromptu concert, an enormous container ship blocks the Suez canal, Westpac talks about selling its New Zealand arm and the Government moves on housing. Have a great weekend.

The Week That Was, 19 March 2021

March 19, 2021

Sailing, Google might soon pay for New Zealand news, Instagram's further safety measures, the challenge of Long COVID, and more. Read on for more from the week that was.

The Week That Was, 12 March 2021

March 12, 2021

NFT madness, when you'll be vaccinated and how Dolly Parton and Star Wars fit in, the lack of coverage of women's sport, putting an end to complaints about te reo Māori, something about Clubhouse, and more in this week's Week That Was.

The Week That Was, 5 March 2021

March 5, 2021

This week we clarify the rules on testing and self-isolation, dig into media manipulation, turn Word into PowerPoint, and find The Queen's Gambit playing Connect 4.

The week that was 18 February 2021

Feb. 18, 2021

We're out of lockdown! Google and News Corp signing a precedent-setting deal, Elton John and Michael Caine encouraging vaccination, and plastic recycling feature in our weekly wrap-up.

The week that was 11 February 2021

Feb. 11, 2021

This week: the battle for 6G is on, spinach can send emails, the Travel photographer of the Year winners have been announced, COVID variants can be illustrated, and cat filters are great. Kung Hei Fat Choi!

The week that was 4 February 2021

Feb. 4, 2021

Welcome to February. This week we make mention of Captain Sir Tom, Tim Cook, NCEA, Lady Gaga, ketchup and the coup in Myanmar. It's an eclectic mix and therefore almost perfect for 2021.

The week that was 29 January 2021

Jan. 29, 2021

One month down, eleven to go. This week Gamestop's share price rising 1700%, bikes in schools, a White House easter egg and scented candles detecting COVID caught our attention.

The week that was 22 January 2021

Jan. 22, 2021

Beautiful poetry, Wikipedia's 20th birthday, 100 million, WhatsApp irony, Mercedes perfume, a dog with a limp, and more come together in 2021's second week that was. Enjoy your weekend.

The week that was 14 January 2021

Jan. 14, 2021

Welcome to 2021. What a start it has been. Politics and pandemics aside here’s what captured the attention of the brave souls that ventured back to work and got to look at the summer sun out the window.