Strategic Communications Wellington

Our reputation for strategic communications

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Read what others say about Halo Communications and the strategic communications services we offer in the Wellington region.

“Angela is so proactive in identifying things I don’t even realise I need. She takes what I’m thinking and before I know it, she turns it into something useful. We really appreciate the work Angela does and enjoy working with her. Her skills and experience allow her to navigate my diverse and changing requirements with patience and humour. Most of all, she just makes it all easier!”

Sarah Clark
Chief Executive, Social Workers Registration Board

“Angela developed the comms materials to support an organisational restructure. Her ability to work at a high level then translate that into practical comms for multiple audiences (internal and external) was exceptional. She is not afraid to question the status quo which forced us to think far more laterally than when we tried to do this work alone. I would not hesitate to recommend her services to other organisations. Her friendly manner and steady hand when all around her was manic speaks volumes of the person.”

Craig Pomare
Chief Executive, Motor Trade Association

“Angela helped us clarify our key messages and was able to amalgamate two different styles amazingly well. She made it so easy that we continued to use her for our website and will be engaging her for our marketing material too. She took what we had and worked with us to make it clear, relatable, consistent and professional – exactly what we wanted.”

Iona Elwood-Smith
Business Director, Chrysalis for Women

“I had two challenges. One was ‘how to get others to understand what I do without going into all the science behind it’ and the other was ‘how to generate interest and commitment to an event that was nine months away’. Angela spent time with me to understand my service and the challenges that I had with explaining what I do. Within one session, I had clear and concise messaging and then Angela worked with me to prepare a nine-month communication strategy for my event that is easy to follow and implement. I can highly recommend Halo Communications for helping you get clear on your messaging and your communication strategy.”

Frances Lamb
Director, Frances Lamb

“We’ve enjoyed working with Angela Bensemann of Halo Communications since 2009. Angela helps us plan our communications and marketing activities. Over the years this has included working on our brand refresh, website revamp, our newsletters, the launch of Talon and subsequent promotion.
Angela also works with our team to ensure our clients’ media teams are put through their paces during the crisis training exercises we run. 
We are impressed by Angela’s ability to grasp the brief and deliver within budget and timeframes. We’re looking forward to continuing to work with Angela.”

Karen Stephens
Director, Kestrel

“Angela Bensemann has worked with us since we established the Porirua Youth 2 Work Movement providing communications support from the outset.
Angela has helped to raise the profile of Youth 2 Work through a comprehensive communications plan which has included media releases, regular features in local papers and the development of the Youth 2 Work website. She has worked with a number of our employers and young people on case studies highlighting the successful opportunities that Youth 2 Work offers both businesses and youth.
I have found Angela to be highly efficient and well organised. She maintains regular communication to ensure the brief is met and has consistently delivered within timeframes and budget.”

Michelle Robinson
Executive Director, Partners Porirua

“I gave Angela Bensemann control of my communications activities at the inception of my business back in 2009.
It is great to know I have someone to go to, when I have so many hats to wear. Angela takes the pressure off by managing a very important aspect of my business so that I can concentrate on other things.
If I am unsure about the tack to take, Angela is the first person I call to ask for advice. What stands out for me is her ability to communicate clearly and calmly in stressful situations and work things out in a pragmatic way, even when the wheels are falling off.

Mary McBride
Owner, Mary McBride Dentist

“During my time as Communications and Marketing Manager for Porirua City Council I engaged Angela to work with me on several important initiatives over several years.
Angela is a very skilled communications practitioner who always goes the extra mile. She offers that ideal combination of strategic thinking and planning while still relishing getting her hands dirty in the hands-on preparation and delivery of tactical communications.
Angela played a key role in the preparation of Porirua City’s entries into the 2010 International Liveable Communities Awards. With Angela’s talent, commitment, people and organisational skills and a lot of really hard work, Porirua won three of the top awards at the finals, the only one of the 43 communities present to do so.

Barbara Bercic

Former Communications and Marketing Manager, Porirua City Council