Seeking Self-Insight

August 3, 2016

On the evening of Monday 25 July, the full cohort of current Inkers attended Professionelle’s Self-Insight for Success event at AUT University. Marieke did some of her usual marvellous wrangling, Briar H took photos, Briar L simultaneously (wo)manned both the Professionelle and Intelligent Ink Twitter accounts, and Emma wildly scribbled notes – and put together this […]

Celebrating special occasions

June 16, 2016

We’ve had some pretty special events of our own at Intelligent Ink lately, but as a business, we like to look beyond what we’re doing, and celebrate our clients and business partners too. Our relationships – and friendships – with our clients are an integral part of who we are as a business, and this attitude colours every […]

Five things I’ve learnt in five years in business

March 30, 2016

April 1st is our fifth birthday – and with five fabulous years of Intelligent Ink-ing under her belt, director Christina has provided us with some musings on five key things that she has learnt in that time.  As I get ready to head off on maternity leave, it feels both a happy and sad occasion that I’ll […]

BreakThrough Communication – Constructive Conflict

March 23, 2016

Intelligent Ink is hardly a conflict-heavy workplace. Working in the communication sector generally involves a lot of being nice to people, but regardless, when the opportunity arose for us to attend Susan and Peter Glaser’s seminar on conflict, courtesy of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, we leapt at it. The Glasers are US-based communication researchers and consultants, […]

Bleeding Edge to Leading Edge

March 8, 2016

The Marketing Association’s Brainy Breakfast series kicked off for the year in mid-Feb with a look at the things the experts deem that we’ll be seeing more of this year. Those willing to beat their usual alarm clocks and be up with the birds heard from Wayne and Kim Pick from Colenso BBDO and Adam […]

What you can expect from Intelligent Ink this year

March 3, 2016

Most of you will have heard the news by now that there’s a little Ink Blot on the way. While Christina and Logan’s worlds are likely to be immeasurably changed come June, we wanted to let you know that this needn’t be the case for the rest of us – or you! At this stage, […]

Making the most of Christmas networking

December 16, 2015

The holiday season brings with it a vast number of opportunities for networking, so we caught up with our friend, Carmel Murphy, Networking Queen, to get her top 5 tips for putting your best foot forward at events over the silly season.   1) Don’t overindulge Christmas is the season of giving, not taking – […]

Lessons from Ignite 2015

December 10, 2015

When you hear the term “client function,” what comes to mind? Business cards and blazers, boardrooms and nametags? Not this time. Ignite Auckland 2015 was a client function to end all others, and our PR & People Person Marieke was lucky enough to attend. — We’re the communications partners for the Auckland chapter of the […]

What the merging newsroom means for businesses and PR

October 21, 2015

Lately we’ve been fascinated in this idea of the ‘merging newsroom’. While changes to the media landscape are normal and expected – with editors and journalists coming and going, and publications folding, re-branding, or merging – the recent talks have been on a larger scale. It was around this time last year that NZME announced […]

Doing your life’s work

October 8, 2015

By Christina Wedgwood “Entrepreneurs push civilisation forward… [they] tinker with a universe that doesn’t yet exist.” Or so says, Jack Delosa, serial entrepreneur and founder of The Entourage. That’s a lofty pursuit and could seem like quite a lot of pressure. However, for that 1% (approximately) of the population with that special fire, that true […]