Our Thinking

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.

Don’t forget Select Committees

Dec. 18, 2020

The membership of Parliament’s Select Committee was released recently: 12 subject-focused committees and six specialist committees, each with varying member numbers.

The week that was 11 December 2020

Dec. 11, 2020

Tough times for Kiwi households, a fake COVID-19 press conference, TikTok rules ok and a legally binding beer contract are just some of the things that caught our attention in the past week.

The week that was 4 December 2020

Dec. 4, 2020

It's been a big week in New Zealand. Stuff bravely apologised for its coverage of Māori issues. We declared a climate change emergency. New Zealand is the best place to live right now, and more. Enjoy.

The week that was 27 November 2020

Nov. 27, 2020

The last week of November delivered us an excellent documentary from The Spinoff on dealing with family violence, alternative approaches to Black Friday, a very fast Tuatara, and more.

The week that was 19 November 2020

Nov. 19, 2020

Harry Styles on the cover, Christmas and German COVID advertising (again), misinformation from Kiwis, The Queen's Gambit, and fertility rates all caught our attention this past week. Read on.

The week that was 13 November 2020

Nov. 13, 2020

Our quick trip through the week that has just been includes the need to reform the OIA, a President-elect in an anxious nation, influencers causing headaches by going above and beyond, and more.

The week that was 5 November 2020

Nov. 5, 2020

With the US election livestreaming in the background (still too close to call) our week that was covers unemployment in NZ, being the most ‘Islamic country in the world’, a Twitter poll gone wrong, and more.

What does the new Cabinet mean for business?

Nov. 2, 2020

With yesterday's new Cabinet announcement, mainstream media will discuss the ins and outs and the winners and losers. Our focus remains on the impact of the announcement on our clients.

The week that was 29 October 2020

Oct. 29, 2020

A key hunt, the resilience of New Zealand's small businesses, meerkats to the rescue, twitter, every European city, and Kim Kardashian all stimulated the Acumen neurons in the past seven days.

The week that was 23 October 2020

Oct. 23, 2020

To help everyone over their post-election hangovers and/or blues, our thoughts this week feature being Tova'd, Stickybeak, time travel through words, a rare white tūi and why you should hug a cow.

What does this Government mean for business?

Oct. 19, 2020

We have a new Government. Congratulations to the New Zealand Labour Party, Prime Minister Ardern and the returning Government who ran a successful campaign.

The week that was 15 October 2020

Oct. 15, 2020

The week before the election gave us Burger King, fish & chips, Kim Jong Un, and Berlin flipping the bird at people who won’t wear masks. Enjoy, and if you haven’t already: get out and vote (but only once).