Client Feedback

Customer satisfaction is really important to us, which is why we pull out all the stops to ensure a job well done. Although we always check to see if the client is happy, we don’t expect written feedback, so when it arrives it’s just the bee’s knees. Below and throughout this website are examples of some of the feedback we have received.

“We specifically sought out Shelley to help us with PR and media following an awards win. Her experience working with innovative companies was what drew us to her. Shelley was invaluable in helping us gain maximum media coverage, she provided advice and guided us through the process from start to finish. Off the back of Shelley’s hard work, we gained three major stories in our target publications, and a similar number of smaller mentions in the media. We were thrilled with the quality of Shelley’s work, and with the amount of exposure we got in the media.” Dr Amanda Wiggins, Business Development Manager, Forest Herbs Research Ltd.

“Shelley orgainsed our new building opening and did a brilliant job. From organising the Prime Minister’s visit through to managing the registrations, PR, the audio visual and staging requirements, filming, photography, the opening plaque, and being our MC for the event, Shelley did a very professional job and was great to work with.”Roland Sommer, Plant Manager at TE Connectivity.

“I am delighted to record the positive experiences and outcomes we have had from Communicate IT’s involvement with the companies I have been associated with. Shelley and her team really take the time to understand the company before they start offering their advice and then they are reliable and consistently perform at an excellent level. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Shelley and her team.” John Barr, Independent Director

“Communicate IT has managed our company’s publicity and events over the last couple of years. They have been brilliant in redesigning our website, keeping it up to date and writing and sending out our newsletters. I have been impressed at how quickly they have come to understand some of the very technical aspects of our business and write material that elegantly and simply explains issues being communicated to a general readership. It is so good to be able to hand these tasks over knowing their capabilities and skills to prepare or organise documents, press releases and videos to an exceptional standard and always on time! I unreservedly endorse Communicate IT. Maurice Owen, former Scientific Director, Canterbury Scientific Ltd.

“The Canterbury Software Cluster have engaged the team at Communicate IT as our event managers for the Canterbury Software Summit for the last few years and they have been instrumental in ensuring that the event has been a success each time. Shelley and her team’s commitment to achieving goals, ensuring good communication and sheer attention to detail have delivered what is probably the largest tech event in the South Island (with over 530 registrations and 16 speakers in 2012). Recommended!” Ben Reid, former Chair of the Canterbury Software Cluster

“I worked with Shelley for many years when she assisted me with public news releases and Annual/Interim reports at Mooring Systems Limited. Shelley was an invaluable asset at busy times and greatly assisted me in communications with to shareholders and other stakeholders. I would highly recommend Shelley if you are looking to really polish your PR!”  Peter Montgomery, Director of CleverMedkits

“Shelley provided all the PR services for me whilst I was MD of both Holliday Group Ltd and iTouch Ltd (now BlackBay Ltd) – she built up the external profile of my company through her PR expertise and business network such that we received huge exposure and coverage of the successes of my company. This lead to tangible benefits to the company in a way which I had never expected – we finally started receiving calls from potential clients we had never heard of who would say ‘We are calling you because you are the leader in this space …’ which could only have come from the level of activity she created for us over a period of time.” Phil Holliday, Director of Holliday Corporation and Emendo (now McKesson NZ)

“Shelley and the team at Communicate IT are great to work with. Excellent ideas and results, I would highly recommend them!” Maureen Manson, former Marketing Manager at Yoobee School of Design

“Shelley has an innate ability to work through issues with an organisation, assisting them with clarifying their PR and communication strategic outcomes and then ensuring the processes and content are put in place to ensure delivery to the agreed targets. Also, during my tenure as General Manager of Tyco Electronics when Shelley was actively involved on the organising committee for the Westpac Hi Tech Awards, I maintained our company category sponsorship, confident that with her involvement, the event would deliver valued outcomes for our business through this event’s coverage.” Marcel F van Dijck, Director Emech Control

“Communicate IT listened and quickly grasped our business and what makes us special, and set a strategy, and delivered on it. Within a weeks, we were profiled in Computerworld, Business Day, The Press, and the National Business Review. Then, all of a sudden, new prospects were saying they’d already heard about us from someplace else. It’s a fantastic result, and one we’re looking forward to building on with Shelley and her team.” Ian Johnson, Director TimeFiler

“Thank you so much for the work you have done for Clarus recently. We are very happy with the nationwide publicity we have received. It has resulted in a number of new business leads and has greatly assisted Clarus with building our profile as a leading IT consultancy. We have found the process of working with Communicate IT to be very professional yet relaxed, with clear results. You have proven your worth to us and we intend on continuing to nurture a strong working business relationship with you moving forward. Thank you to you and your team!” Edwin Dando, Director Clarus

I have worked with Shelley both as part of the 2005 Hi-Tech Awards Organising Committee and as part of the Board of Canterbury Software. I can say I find Shelley a pleasure to work with; she has a very good knowledge of the tech sector, and has excellent communication and organisational skills. She is a very committed and passionate person and has been a dedicated contributor to the Canterbury ICT sector for a number of years. I can happily recommend Shelley to tech companies seeking a specialised PR/communications service. Don Rae, former International Market Manager New Zealand Trade & Enterprise

“Great case study! I want to get Icehouse to incorporate it in the Go Global programme and on their virtual lounge for their participants. … Also great paper on ‘Engineering is Awesome’. I am all in favour and would prefer it not to be watered down. I would like to see it expanded to give a message along the lines of ‘use the media positively to secure your advantage’. … This is great!” Craig Taylor, ICT Director, New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (in response to the joint FutureIntech & Communicate IT “PR for Engineering” document).