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 Anthem team has helped NZ Story with a wide variety of communication tasks, from creating video scripts, articles and media releases to strategic advice and stakeholder management. Not only are they fast and reliable, they totally ‘get’ us and our requirements. Anthem is a delight to deal with!”
—Rebecca Smith CEO, NZ Story

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 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.

Three core values drive our philosophy and way or working with clients.

Care deeply.

Do it better.

Be the difference.

By investing in a deep understanding of your business and co-creating strategy together, we’ll bring fresh ideas to the table and develop an approach focussed on achieving impactful outcomes.

“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.”
—Philip Littlewood, Chief Executive, Stride Property Limited
““Anthem helped us at short notice to respond to a positive TV publicity opportunity. They were very responsive, energetic and …their efforts bore results …beyond our expectations. We will certainly be involving Anthem more in our business in the year ahead.””
—Michael Eaglen, CEO, McMullen & Wing Shipyard


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

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