When you work with us, we don’t just become your trusted advisors, we become an extension of your team.

We have deep connections across media, business and the public sector as well as the right skills to nurture partnerships that benefit everyone.

We’re a creative bunch of people with a never-ending supply of smart, innovative ideas that reach the right people and outcomes for you.

We’re straight-up and gutsy, advocating what’s right over what’s easy. We’re also a calm, experienced set of hands under pressure when you need it.

Meet our senior team

Brad Pogson

Managing Director

Brad has developed and led corporate reputation programmes for multinational companies and high-growth start-ups in both New Zealand and the UK. 

While Brad’s sector experience spans everything from transport to agriculture and FMCG, he has worked with some of the world’s most exciting technology companies - and that’s where he’s found his passion.

A cool head in a crisis, with a knack for connecting the dots between stakeholder interests, Brad brings specialist consultancy that combines industry knowledge and social awareness with communication excellence.

As comfortable ghost-writing for CEOs as he is managing complex issues and collaborating with brand and marketing teams, Brad has built a reputation for his ability to cut-through chaos and find the stories that matter most.

Highly networked, and a natural connector of people and ideas, Brad sees the bigger picture and helps clients deliver communications that have a lasting impact.

Brad maintains an active role in all agency work and has a real passion for cyber communications. He runs the company’s Pride network and is an active participant in other DE&I initiatives.  

Brad lives in Beach Haven with his husband and spends an unhealthy amount of time trying to manage his lawn.

Amber McEwen

Executive Director

Amber is a proven business leader and corporate affairs specialist that delivers strategic communications solutions to drive business results.

She has a passion for people, a penchant for problem-solving and remains constantly curious.

Her career to date has seen her lead the development and delivery of multidisciplinary communications and reputation management programmes for high profile global businesses, as well as local Kiwi success stories.

Her expertise spans external communications and stakeholder engagement, issues and crisis management, marketing communications, internal and change communications, public affairs and sustainability strategy.

Her calm and collected approach exudes confidence for clients and colleagues alike, while her combined in-house and agency experience brings a well-rounded and considered perspective to any challenge or opportunity.

Previously corporate affairs director for DB Breweries, Amber sat on the executive team and played an active role in developing and embedding the organisation’s strategic and annual plans.

She was an active member of the Packaging Forum Board, the Food & Grocery Council’s Sustainability Working Group and Chair of the Glass Packaging Forum Steering Committee, and brings this experience and big picture thinking to all her executive interactions.

Away from the office Amber has a young family and loves nothing more than running, spending time at the beach and attempting to cook some of the tasty international cuisine she’s tried during her travels.

Strahan wallis


Strahan has worked inside Omnicom for more than a decade and leads Clemenger Group’s New Zealand business. 

He is a multi-award winning communications leader who recently also served as a global reputation management consultant, leading responses to some of the highest profile issues in the US.

He returned to the Group from Los Angeles where he helped transform Porter Novelli’s Southern California operations. 

Strahan is a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (since 2017) and member of the Institute of Directors.