Heft Communications

"Museums Aotearoa have partnered with Heft for strategic communications and government advocacy. They know the right people and are a trusted advisor." Adele Fitzpatrick Chief Executive, Museums Aotearoa

Who we are

Heft Communications is a Wellington-based communications and government relations consultancy with specific expertise in the GLAM sector.

Heft's reputation is based on quick thinking and collaborative problem solving.

We pride ourselves on finding clever solutions to the often-entrenched problems facing our clients and do so through equal parts intelligence and heart.

With Heft, you will receive frank advice and long-term thinking, ensuring you navigate your communications and advocacy goals with skill and nuance.

The Heft team is based across Aotearoa, featuring GLAM subject matter experts and former journalists experienced in communicating the priceless value of New Zealand’s museums and galleries to politicians, media and the general public.

What we do

Strategic communications and advocacy support is the backbone of Heft’s work. Our specialist team will give you the expert value-add you need, unbound by traditional ways of working.

Strategic Communications
  • We craft communications strategies that are deliverable, targeted, and focus your efforts where they will have the most impact.
Government relations
  • We are facilitators in this field, ensuring you stay centre stage with funders, political decisionmakers and stakeholders.
Strategic advice
  • We work with senior leaders, chief Executives and their boards to provide strategic advice, policy development and day-to-day communications needs.
Media relations
  • New Zealand’s media landscape is shifting at lightning speed. We help you focus your energy to have the most impact, offering strategic pitch planning, crisis response and media strategy.

A spotlight on media training

Heft offers bespoke media training tailored to individuals or organisations’ needs, whether that’s nailing a daunting interview or crafting an irresistible pitch. Our consultants have a track record of earning high-profile media coverage for GLAM institutions in an ultra-competitive media landscape, and we want to share our hard-won strategies with Museums Aotearoa members.

Website: heft.co.nz

Contact Heft today

Email: hello@heft.co.nz