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27
Mar
Lucy Chapple

Strength in weakness – Leadership lessons from Jacinda Ardern

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In the wake of the worst mass murder in New Zealand’s history, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern received a call from US President Donald Trump. After sharing his condolences, President Trump asked if there was any help the United States could provide. Prime Minister Ardern had a simple request for the commander in chief – ‘sympathy and love, for all Muslim communities’.

It’s been nearly two weeks since 50 New Zealanders were murdered in Mosques in central Christchurch, and the style and substance of Prime Minister Ardern’s response to the violence continues to make headlines around the world.

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27
Jun
Lucy Chapple

Communication Tips from Generation Z

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Last week, we welcomed two fourteen year olds to Stand HQ for Take Your Child to Work Day. Bella and Chloe spent their time with us shadowing client teams, participating in brainstorms, and contributing ideas for communications campaigns geared towards young people.

In this blog, Chloe and Bella share their thoughts on how brands and not for profits can effectively communicate with them in a way that feels authentic.

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06
Apr
Lucy Chapple

Autism in the news

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Last week we arranged a background briefing for a national journalist with Michelle, an advocate who has three children with autism.

When asked to describe how autism impacts her children, Michelle told the journalist: “people don’t suffer from autism they suffer from a lack of understanding”.

Is this lack of understanding driven in part by inauthentic representations of people with autism in the news?

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