Shanghai and Auckland, July 17, 2014 – MSLGROUP, the flagship strategic communications and engagement consultancy of Publicis Groupe, and the largest brand and reputation advisory network in Asia and Europe, today announced its affiliation with One Plus One Communications, a New Zealand-based consultancy.
This strategic partnership further extends MSLGROUP’s leading presence and client offerings in the Asia Pacific region. With a solid network of 34 owned offices and 13 affiliates, MSLGROUP in Asia support its clients in 19 markets across Asia.
One Plus One Communications, founded by industry veteran, Kelly Bennett, has swiftly established itself as one of the fastest growing PR firms in the New Zealand market. The agency is known for being a creatively-led, business driven corporate communications firm. Its client roster ranges from start-ups and SME’s to some of New Zealand’s most successful and well-known companies from a range of sectors within the financial, technology, construction and the professional services sectors, to name a few.
Charlotta Lagerdahl Gandolfo, Regional Business Director, Asia, MSLGROUP commented on the partnership, “MSLGROUP and One Plus One Communications share the same philosophies and employ the same approach. We both base our integrated communications strategy on thorough data and insights and execute through a seamless integration of creative, social and digital strategies to achieve maximum impact for our clients’ brands and businesses. We’re delighted to have One Plus One Communications support our clients and join us as our affiliate in New Zealand.”
Kelly Bennett, Founder and Managing Director, One Plus One Communications, said, “We’re thrilled to partner with MSLGROUP, in my view the region’s best communications and engagement consultancy. This partnership provides our existing and future clients with the insights and resources of a global network and we look forward to becoming an integral part of the MSLGROUP network of affiliates by providing a local perspective and on the ground support.”
Bennett is acknowledged as one of New Zealand’s most experienced and successful communications experts. He previously founded and led an internationally aligned PR network, successfully growing it to an operation with offices in Auckland, Sydney and Singapore. He has 20-years of international experience in corporate communications, media relations, marketing, branding and social media.