Andrew Curtis

Chief Executive, Irrigation New Zealand

IrrigationNZ has been a client of Silvereye communications for over 5 years and during this time their expertise and advice has played a significant role in lifting our media profile and political impact. IrrigationNZ is now a ‘Go-To’ organisation for media comment around rural water issues and has also established effective relationships with all political parties. Irrigators voluntarily pay our annual membership fees as they know their voices will be heard in Wellington.

Silvereye’s extensive knowledge of the primary sector has been extremely valuable in achieving this. They were instrumental to the successful ‘stop the water-tax’ campaign in the lead up to the election – which saved the irrigation industry $80 million annually. Silvereye helped us prepare media statements, develop key messages for television and radio interviews alongside run an extremely effective social media campaign that had a huge reach.

If your organisation is wanting to build their media profile or more effectively engage with government I’d highly recommend using Silvereye – their knowledgeable staff always go that extra mile to ensure their client’s objectives are met.

Dan Parker


“On behalf of our clients we engaged Silvereye to assist with communications and a publicity campaign to promote awareness and interest in forming a group to bring a class action and later publicise an opt-in period granted by the Court of Appeal.  We worked with Jo Coughlan, Ruth Lavelle Treacy and Kara Tait between August 2015 and February 2018 on the project.  The campaign was at its busiest in the five months leading up to 31 December 2015 and again in the five months leading up to 31 January 2018.

We were very impressed by the professionalism, skill and capability Silvereye brought to the project.  They were responsive and effective in assisting our clients to get the necessary messages to potentially affected owners and claimants in a nationwide campaign across newspapers, television, radio and other avenues.  We were very pleased with the level of response and interest in the claim and ultimately in the numbers who came forward to opt-in to join the class action.  There was positive response and feedback to all media releases circulated throughout the campaign.

We are happy to recommend Silvereye to others needing an effective communications consultant in similar circumstances.”

David Wang

Chief Executive, Bank of China (New Zealand) Limited

Bank of China NZ has been working with Silvereye since 2015 and the team has provided great support to us particularly in government relations, media relations and social media. As a Chinese business in New Zealand, we have benefitted from Silvereye’s close connections within the NZ government and their communications expertise to help us grow faster in the local market.  We look forward to continuing our sound relationship with Silvereye and would recommend their services.

Cooperative Business NZ

Craig Presland

Chief Executive

“As the peak industry organization supporting NZ’s co-operatives, mutuals and societies we have worked closely with Jo in recent months in reviewing some of our strategies including forming effective relationships with NZ’s politicians. Jo has provided a good level on insight and strategic vision when planning ahead. We have also benefitted from her close links within NZ’s government. I recommend her, and Silvereye’s services, to the wider NZ businesses community”.


Leigh Flounders

Award-winning entrepreneur, CEO and Board Member of NZTech

I am seriously impressed with your ability to capture this nuanced space so skilfully, thank you.

Water NZ

John Pfahlert


Excellent – “Good service in relation to assisting Water NZ raise its media profile.”

National Energy Research Institute


Simon Arnold

Chief Executive

NERI’s Energy Research Strategy was an important one-off major production for the Institute, and we were looking for a high quality design.  This Silvereye delivered with a minimum of fuss. Greatly appreciated with everything else that was going on around its launch.

Confucius Institute of Victoria University of Wellington

Rebecca Needham


Our team really enjoyed it and learned a lot from the social media workshop.


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