Congratulation to Cadence Communications Principal Suzanne McNamara, who has just been made a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ). She joins Cadence co-owner Anna in holding a PRINZ fellowship.
PRINZ Fellows are members of significant standing, who are elected by the Fellows Executive and approved by PRINZ’s National Council. Criteria include Public Relations Institute membership for more than 10 years, a high degree of competence in PR practice, and significant contribution to enhancing and developing both the public relations profession and the Institute.
There are currently 57 PRINZ Fellows and another eight (including Suzanne) are being inducted this year. PRINZ has more than 1300 members in total.
Suzanne is a highly experienced practitioner, who has around two decades’ PR, media relations, marketing and marketing communication experience in the arts, culture, sustainability, commercial and not-for-profit sectors. In addition to working in-house at TVNZ, Suzanne has also run two successful PR consultancies; the Auckland arm of Convergence for 9 years and, since late 2014 has been the co-owner of Cadence Communications.
She has supported the industry in a number of ways, including mentoring a young practitioner, hiring interns and through active involvement in PRINZ’s Northern Committee.
Suzanne is an ethical and responsible practitioner who is tenacious and goes to great lengths to achieve results for her clients and for PRINZ. Her tenacity and the high quality of her PR practice have been recognised through two PRINZ awards (2010 Special Project Award and 2014 Limited Budget Award).
To find out more, read PRINZ’s media release about its latest Fellows