The action squad
Practicing what we preach – Chatterbox PR was given a brand re-vamp in 2015 to more accurately portray what we are up to.
Chatterbox PR started out in 2012 as Chatterbox Services.
Jackie Russell, head Chatterbox
Like an irrepressible short legged Jack Russell terrier our head Chatterbox is determined, high energy and loyal.
Jackie has worked the rounds in the media industry as a freelance writer, reporter, advertorial writer, and a media and publicity officer.
Somewhat reluctant to jump the fence to the world of PR, Jackie realised there were so many fabulous things happening out there – but too often, no one was being told about them until it was too late.
“Working in public relations is much more than sending out pushy commercial press releases to the media. PR has to tell stories, connect and be honest.”
With an extensive range of contacts and experience – she wants Chatterbox PR to create win-win outcomes for clients and their stakeholders.
Integrity is everything.
Life before children involved brand and marketing management, market research and a Business Studies degree from Massey University.
Loving the challenge of running a business – Jackie is always ticking over exciting new ideas in the middle of the night, during a run or when cleaning the loo. Inspiration seldom comes from sitting in front of the computer screen.
More than anything Jackie loves to see businesses and organisations improve their communication mix and become more successful.
Let’s get people talking.
Nikki Howard, assistant Chatterbox
From an early age, Nikki dreamed of being a journalist, however fate took her down a different career path.
After 15 successful years working in the healthcare industry, Nikki took the plunge into a new career – pursuing her childhood dream and moved into the realm of media and PR.
A strong communicator, Nikki has a great sense of humour and actively seeks to deliver the best strategies to fit businesses’ needs.
Originally from UK, Nikki is very proud to now call New Zealand home.
She is married with two children and when not in work she can be found dragging her family out on local adventures all over Auckland.
Would love to: Get to the bottom of the ironing pile.
What would you take to a desert island? My family, a solar powered iPod, sun block, water and a bottle of sauv.
If you could describe yourself as a brand, what would it be and why? Red Bull – full of energy, sense of adventure and always up for the next challenge.
What is your favourite quote? “You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”
― Henry David Thoreau
“If something is worth saying – make sure someone is listening.”
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