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Sep 28

Working well with the fourth estate – Journalists and PRINZ Panel Discussion

September 28, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

$39.00 – $55.00

Thursday 28th September 5pm-7pm


You’re invited to our exclusive panel event ‘Working well with the fourth estate’, tailored specifically for PR professionals.

In the dynamic world of PR, establishing successful relationships with leading journalists is essential. That’s why we’ve assembled a panel of market-leading New Zealand journalists who are at the forefront of today’s media landscape. They’ll provide unparalleled insights and shed light on what effective media relations looks like.

This is your chance to tap into their wealth of knowledge and gain a competitive edge in your PR endeavors. They’ll discuss the intersection between journalism and PR, share success stories, and offer valuable tips and tricks about securing earned media.

Don’t miss this chance to connect with your fellow PR professionals, share ideas, expand your network and build lasting relationships.

Space is limited so book your tickets now.

Your presenters are..

Damien Venuto

Host of ‘The Front Page’ Podcast

The New Zealand Herald

Damien is a seasoned writer and editor with over a decade’s experience. He was honored as the Supreme Editor of the Year at the Magazine Publishers Association Awards during their tenure as the Online Business Editor at NZ Herald. Today, Damien hosts the NZ Herald’s popular daily news podcast, ‘The Front Page’, where he delivers 15-minute episodes that delve into the day’s top stories with clarity and precision, ensuring audiences stay well-informed.

Pattrick Smellie

Co-founder and Editor


Pattrick Smellie has worked in journalism and political and corporate communications roles since 1983. He is editor at BusinessDesk, he founded BusinessDesk in 2008 and is co-owner of The Hugo Group, a briefing service for CEOs. Pattrick was named New Zealand’s best overall columnist and business columnist of the year at the Voyager 2021 Media Awards. Holding the title of former Press Gallery Chairman, he is a seasoned journalist who has contributed to esteemed publications such as The Dominion, The Press, Sunday Star-Times, and National Business Review

Madison Reidy

Host of Markets with Madison

The New Zealand Herald

Senior business journalist and broadcaster Madison Reidy is the host of the NZ Herald’s Markets with Madison twice-weekly digital television show for investors. Her career to date has included working for New Zealand’s largest investment and advisory group Jarden, TV3’s Newshub and Radio New Zealand’s business programmes. Madison has interviewed top executives and politicians and has earned quality relationships with numerous high-level executives of listed and unlisted companies in New Zealand.

Moderator – Kelly Bennett 

Founder and Managing Director

One Plus One Communications

A trained journalist, Kelly has 25 years international experience in corporate communications and is one of New Zealand’s most experienced and successful PR practitioners.

He is the former Deputy Chair of the Communication Council’s PR, Experiential and Social Media Committee (PREScom) and in 2018 was inducted as a Fellow of PRINZ


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September 28, 2023
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$39.00 – $55.00


12 Madden St
Auckland, 0627 New Zealand
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