Real Communications

Real Communications is a public relations consultancy based in North Canterbury which specialises in strategic communications focused on businesses and organisations taking positive action to improve the world around them.

We work with a wide range of clients to create insightful communications strategies and then deliver high quality content (articles, videos, photos) to connect with their target audience. We are committed to delivering real results which grow your business and help you achieve your goals.

We provide a range of services including communications strategy, brand management, content creation, media liaison and placement, stakeholder engagement, marketing and design, and events.

Our strong media background provides us with an in-depth understanding of what news organisations require in terms of content. Excellent connections with a wide range of media from newspapers through to television and industry publications enable us to get stories published which reach your target audience. We also connect you with industry partners who are keen to share your content.

Real Communications is a Regional Business Partners service provider for strategic communications, marketing, and branding services for New Zealand businesses. We offer a series of strategic marketing and communications workshops where we work with you to create marketing and communications plans and content which is tailored to your unique business needs.

Communications director Gina McKenzie has over 20 years of journalism, public relations, and business management experience in both New Zealand and South Korea. A qualified journalist, Gina is an active member of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ), the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) and the Institute of Directors. Our team of graphic designers, videographers, sound editors, voice over artists, photographers and website designers are experts in their fields with decades of experience.

Real Communications believes in business for good and we make a positive difference by investing in our community.

We donate 15 per cent of our time to pro-bono communications work, which includes mentoring communications students, running networking events for our local business community and hosting a monthly radio show on Plains FM which empowers women to share their stories with a wider audience.

Improving the environment, particularly waterways, is an important cause for Real Communications. We are the principal sponsor for the annual Ōpāwaho Heathcote River Network’s World Rivers Day photography competition which raises awareness of issues facing our urban streams and rivers. We also support Million Metres Streams Project with their Silverstream project which enhances our local waterway with riparian planting.

Please contact us for a complimentary consultation to learn how we can help your business grow through strategic public relations and communications.



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