WHAM Public Relations
WHAM Public Relations is managed by Trevor Walton, one of New Zealand's most experienced public relations consultants.
The company was established in 1979 as a contract publisher and promotional agency.
From the 1990s WHAM became increasingly well-known for the professionalism of its strategic communications and public relations services. Initially, this was based on work for clients in New Zealand's primary export industries. But by the middle of the decade WHAM was providing issues management counsel for clients in the chemical and animal health industries, professional services and the farming sector.
In recent years WHAM's client base has further diversified and now covers sectors as diverse as farming, forestry, health- and aged-care, internet services, nutriceuticals, non-profit organisations, professional consultancies and fast moving consumer goods.
The company is increasingly involved in the use of e-comms to communicate on behalf of its clients, but not at the expense of traditional communications methods, where these are right for the job.
Trevor Walton and Angie Fussell are the co-owners and principal consultants of WHAM Public Relations, a division of WHAM Media Limited. We also have associates who provide back-up for major projects.
WHAM is known for its ethical, effective and creative communications, as well as for its frank and perceptive public relations counsel.
WHAM has a unique understanding of NZ society and economy, as well as our country's role as a trading nation.
How do we operate?
WHAM provides a full public relations and consultancy service throughout New Zealand from its base in Wellington.
For major projects and promotions, WHAM forms teams of senior consultants and contractors. This approach enables us to tailor team skills to the needs of the client.
WHAM regularly works alongside and complements in-house communications teams, advertising agencies and professional advisors.
International services are provided through the International Public Relations Team, of which WHAM is a founder member.
What do we do?
Organisations and businesses hire WHAM to help them communicate successfully with their customers, clients, staff, members, media, politicians and other important stakeholders. In essence, the purpose of this is normally to build, enhance and protect the relationships and reputation of the client organisation.
We have particular strengths in primary & chemical industries, in the health & social sectors, and with membership-based organisations. WHAM's services include strategy development, market support, crisis and issue management, employee and community relations, media management and lobbying. See Skills and Knowledge.
Here are the sorts of challenges brought to us by clients:
In recent years WHAM has successfully completed assignments based on these and many other scenarios.
WHAM Media – 385 Jackson Street, Petone, Wellington