“They promise smart listening and straight talking. We are not disappointed on either count. Constructive irreverence is a rare commodity among independent consultants and, done properly, can be highly effective. These guys do it properly.”
Tony Duncan, CEO
The Heart Foundation
“We’ve retained Due North to help us with our PR strategy and implementation. They’ve worked with us for several years, delivering clear, concise messages and empathetic communication. They are professional and flexible and our first call when we have an issue. The team likes to think outside the box and have taken our campaigns on to win national industry recognition.”
Russell Shaw, CEO
“Flexible, responsive and very easy to deal with. Their interpretation of our communication need was excellent and they delivered exactly the results we were looking for, adding real value to the process.”
Rieny Marck, GM – marketing and corporate risk
AON New Zealand
“I like the fact that with Due North I’m getting big consultancy experience, know-how and guidance along with the flexibility and personal service of a small agency.”
Simon Hall, Chairman Forest Lifeforce Restoration Trust
“Due North has demonstrated a keen understanding of corporate reputation in everything they’ve done for Refining NZ and matched this with a down-to-earth approach to managing our relations with the media. This has proved particularly helpful in developing the media capabilities of people within the organisation.”
Greg McNeil, Refining NZ
“Some things surrounding PR can be painful. That includes meeting deadlines, struggling to find the appropriate ‘position’ and knowing when to actually say nothing at all. These guys work because they understand that pain and provide responsive advice that ranges from the practical (writing copy) to the tactical (choosing the correct response) and stratetgic (planning for the long-term).”
David Jones, managing director
“Credible public relations is all about really knowing the market and having empathy for it and the various actors in it. Often in the past I have used them to help craft messages and deliver them in the most effective manner. Peter and team know my sector well and can cut straight to the chase when addressing a subject, saving time and money.”
Floyd M. Widener, VP Sales EMEA
Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Empathy is a definite strength. Peter and team have made the effort to understand our business properly and have used this knowledge, combined with excellent insight into how the media works and what it needs, to help us punch well above our weight in terms of share of voice. They work to get things done and their style – in both the counsel they give and the material they deliver – is feisty and effective, and has helped Sabre lead the news agenda rather than follow it.
Richard Adams, senior vice-president EMEA
Sabre Travel Network
Empathy’s a particular strength. They take the time to really understand the businesses they work with, getting into the fabric of the organisation. This makes their work particularly effective.
CEO, APX Travel Management
My experience with Due North was absolute professionalism. They have the important ability to understand the intricacies of an organisation with very complex stakeholder dynamics. This meant they were able to deliver a strategic external communications strategy that is strong, achievable and differentiating for our organisation. Peter’s energy and clarity also meant he was a delight to work with.
Executive Manager – Advocacy and Engagement, Bankwest