Why your business needs a PR manager

Why your business needs a PR manager

Want to protect, enhance or build reputation? Engage with clients? Share your stories? Of course you do; all the above are part of running a successful business. But when you’re tied up with day-to-day work, how do you achieve those things? Simple. You need a good PR...
Business lessons

Business lessons

Someone asked me the other day what the biggest thing I’d learned in my first year of business was. It was a tough question! My journey so far has been littered with lessons and it’s hard to narrow it down to just one. But there are a few that stand out. I thought I’d...
Having it all

Having it all

Freelance writers and communications consultants have the best of both worlds, writes Justine McLeary. When I had my first child and found myself a mothers’ circle, I’d sit and listen to my new friends talking about how they missed work. They wouldn’t trade their...
Pecha Kucha

Pecha Kucha

Our own Justine McLeary is speaking at an upcoming Pecha Kucha night in Kawerau. PechaKucha events are informal gatherings where people can share ideas, work, thoughts, holiday stories – you name it – in a 20×20 format (20 slides shown for 20 seconds...
In the beginning, there were books

In the beginning, there were books

A childhood spent reading led to a lifelong passion for words, says incurable bookworm Justine McLeary. When I was two, my mother tells me, I could read certain words in the local newspaper. At six, I was spelling words most 12-year-olds had yet to master. On my...