Anthem is an integrated communications and marketing agency.
We help companies find their most powerful voice to forge meaningful connections and shared purpose with their communities of interest.

What we do

At Anthem, we pride ourselves 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 of 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 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
“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
“As the largest charitable funder of child health research in New Zealand, the guidance and support we receive from Anthem is immeasurable. As a charity, we are conscious of maximising the value of any communications strategy and Anthem consistently delivers on our beautiful messaging. They are as passionate about our brand as we are, and are valued members of the Cure Kids family.”
—Frances Benge, CEO, Cure Kids


Jane Sweeney

Jane Sweeney

Executive Chair

Jane utilises her extensive industry experience to provide strategic input to clients and governance oversight to the agency. 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 Influentials List, she uses her private, public sector and international focus to assist companies and organisations develop strategies critical to achieving key outcomes. She has held several governance roles including Global Women, the Breast Cancer Foundation, Parachute Music, and the Robin Hood Foundation.  

+64 21 910 008


Carolyn Kerr

Carolyn Kerr

Managing Director

Carolyn leads the agency’s agile, talented team to deliver cutting-edge, strategic and innovative communications to achieve critical business outcomes for Anthem’s diverse range of clients. With her unique combination of tenacity, style, humour and panache, Caro’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. Caro’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. Caro is a graduate of the Breakthrough Leaders Programme run by Global Women and a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of NZ.

+64 21 373 777


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Level 15, 1 Albert Street, Auckland CBD

PO Box 91807, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142, New Zealand

Work with us

Anthem’s purpose is to help our clients find their most powerful voice (reo kaha), and our values are care deeply (ngakau aroha), do it better (mahia pai ake) and be the difference (kia rereke).

If you can relate to these and believe there’s an alignment with why you do what you do, we’d love to hear from you. 

We are committed to professional growth. Anthem Academy is our learning and development programme, designed by our team for our team, which will offer you always-on upskilling opportunities and a place to share your knowledge with your workmates.

As proud members of Global Women, Diversity Works New Zealand, Tupu Toa, Sustainable Business Council, and in the IOD (Chapter Zero) our focus is on being a world-class, leading-edge, purpose-led and inclusive business. 

Every Anthemite is overflowing with initiative, smarts, a "can do and does do" attitude and skills. Could you be our next Anthemite?

To apply for any of the roles listed below, please send us your cover letter and CV to