Suzanne McNamara 

Why I love working in PR

Good communication = better business and I’m passionate about helping companies reach their business goals by focussing only on efforts that will boost their business success. 

PR used strategically works; so working with clients that understand their objectives and how public relations can help achieve this is always rewarding.

Best PR moment

Winning awards for my work would have to be a highlight. Starting Cadence Communications with Anna is another.

awards

PRINZ 2010 Special Event / Project
PRINZ 2014 Limited Budget

strengths

I’m definitely creative and have a well-honed skill in herding clients and teams towards the right solution.

Core competencies

My core competencies are:

  • Communication strategy development
  • Marketing communications
  • Social media / content marketing
  •  Media relations
  •  Social media strategy and content marketing
  •  Promotions and publicity
  • Writing and editing

People describe me as…

  • Telling it like it is
  •  Incisive
  • Perceptive
  • Creative
  •  Fun

Before Cadence

Before co-founding Cadence Communications I was a partner in another public relations agency. I’ve also worked in marketing roles in footwear, sporting goods and television and prior to that in media organisations including TV3, TVNZ and CTV.

Extracurricular

I have a dog called Scooby, actually my teenage son’s dog but  you can guess who ends up walking him. He’s a soft coated wheaten terrior so I spend time making sure he’s well cared for. I entertain a lot so there’s always a barbeque on at our place or a slow cooked meal during the winter months.

Other interests include general adventures like tramping, skiing and holidays. I keep fit by running the dog and visiting the gym.

Education

I have a MBA from Auckland University, a Diploma in Business and a Diploma in Marketing – plus half a BA. I hope to go back and finish it when I semi-retire but would change my major from Geography to History or Sociology.