About Anthem

Anthem is a contemporary communications agency that helps companies find their most powerful voice to forge meaningful connections and shared purpose with their communities of interest.

“The team at Anthem are a breath of fresh air — experienced, strategic and highly responsive, and nice people to boot! I consider them an extension of our team on the ground in New Zealand.”
—Sophie Lodge, Senior Corporate Affairs Manager, Pacific Region, Wrigley

What we do

Anthem prides itself on grappling with clients’ tricky issues and coming up with creative and bespoke communications solutions to help solve business problems.

We are circuit breakers and relationship builders, bringing our deep networks to bear on achieving outcomes that enhance our clients' reputation. We work across all sectors and are technology and cross-culturally savvy.

We are equally at home around a board table counselling directors, grappling with a brand issue with the marketing team, creating compelling promotions with brand managers or helping CEOs with the stuff that keeps them awake at night.

Aside from our range of services, we offer a suite of products which can be tailored to your company’s needs.

Be Informed

Stakeholder Audit

We regularly undertake audits of key opinion leaders and others who matter most to our clients. We always unearth hidden gems which inform business and communication strategies. 

Be Targeted

Stakeholder Engagement Planning Workshop

Working with key executives, we identify what deals or sectors will matter most to your business in the next 3-5 years. We devise stakeholder maps with you and develop a layered programme of work to engage with them.

Be Connected


Even the most senior people can find business networking challenging. Our training modules offer techniques and tips that enable even the shyest of executives to learn to love and excel at networking. 

Be Social

Social Media Strategy Development and Implementation Coaching

Social media is a gift to companies and organisations who can now listen to the conversations people are having about them and join them. Our social media strategy development workshop will enable you to embrace these opportunities. We’ll help you start small and extend your activities over time.  


Start-up Media Package

Specially designed for new companies, Anthem offers start-ups a simple media release package that gets the conversation going at a fixed price.

Be Compelling

Media Training

Whether your executives just need a brush up, assistance with key messaging and their elevator pitch, or a full training module complete with cameras and video playback, we can tailor a media training module for you and your organisation. 

“Anthem is helping us with a range of PR initiatives across a number of complex business areas. Essential to this is a mix of proactive account management, contributing both innovative ideas and reliable execution.”
—Jason Delamore, GM Marketing & Comms, Auckland Airport
“Anthem provides Stride with a full range of communication advice and support, including public relations counsel, media management, event management and investor communications. Anthem has invested the time to thoroughly understand our business and delivers excellent service, insight and creative solutions on all assignments.”
—Peter Alexander, Chief Executive, Stride Property Limited

Go-to people

Jane Sweeney

Jane Sweeney

Managing Director

Skilled at strategic reputation management, assisting directors and company senior executives plan their stakeholder engagement, integrated communications and corporate affairs, Jane has led several agencies and had a stint as a trade commissioner for NZT&E. “Smart and well-connected” according to the NZ Listener 2013 Influentials List, Jane was a finalist in the 2013 Women of Influence awards. She uses her private, public sector and international focus to assist companies and organisations manage stakeholder interaction critical to achieving key outcomes. She has held a number of governance roles including Global Women, the Breast Cancer Foundation, Parachute Music, the Robin Hood Foundation. 

+64 21 910 008


Carolyn Kerr

Carolyn Kerr

General Manager

With her unique combination of tenacity, style, humour and panache, Carolyn’s clients describe her as “a miracle worker”. Her breadth of skills in marketing and corporate communications enable her to devise strategies and campaigns ranging from stakeholder engagement, issues management, financial communications, to marketing and sponsorships. Carolyn’s intuition and relationship skills have seen her lead work for international and local companies such as IAG, Auckland Airport and Visa. She enjoys working with companies with a social heart. A “Committee for Auckland Future Leader” alumni, Carolyn is a PRINZ Accredited Public Relations practitioner and is the recipient of many industry awards.

+64 21 373 777


At Anthem, our mantra is ‘who says you can’t?’. We’re inquisitive, we push the boat out, and break free from the constraints of the tried and true.

A spirit of happiness pervades our team. We find joy every day, working with great clients, surrounding ourselves with inspiring people. We bring out the best in each other.

We’re growing like topsy! We have PR and digital at our heart but are channel agnostic. We’re always on the look out for smart people with that special something.

We’d love to hear from you.

The Nick Von K jewellery brand is synonymous with doing things outside the box and has done since the brands conception in 2010.
Nick is the brand's designer and creative director, and is the mind behind each and every project.
The jewellery is known for the rich story telling behind each piece and the wide use of different materials and techniques.
Nick also likes to collaborate with people to bring out their story within a jewellery context.
When working with Jane, Nick explored the ideas behind the Anthem brand and came up with the image of a trumpet player leaning back and playing to the sky, surrounded by the Latin words Vocem Potens - meaning Powerful Voice.
The trumpet and the words "Powerful Voice' are very close to the heart of the Anthem brand.
The final image was made in the style of a coin, to bring in the idea of value and success.

—Nick Von K, Jewellery Designer
+64 9 215 4104

101 Pakenham St West
Wynyard Quarter
Auckland 1010

PO Box 106289, Auckland City,
Auckland 1143, New Zealand.