We’re not religious, we’re just believers. Of many things, but mostly of openness, goodness and of making-a-profound-difference-ness.
There are fourteen of us, churchgoers, all young at heart and most young in years. We’re quick in our thinking and quicker in our actions. We live in the now, but dream in the future. We know how to connect with consumers from the inside-out and the outside-in. Be it culture or campaign, structure or champagne, we’ll go to no ends to create advocates of your brand.
Then they’ll be believers too. Not of us, but of your brand, your product, your philosophy. Because nothing is this way or that. It’s whichever way you believe it to be.
The Church was founded in 2000 by four young men who believed they could make a difference.
Initially that difference was to bridge the gap between education and employment for design graduates who were not able to get work due to lack of experience. We provided a career path that helped 40 young creatives find employment in our first four years.
We then believed we could make a difference to the New Zealand design industry. In 2004 we brought over the Semi-Permanent creative conference from Sydney to Auckland. This initial event was a one day conference with six world-class speakers and 600 attendees. Seven years later we had grown the event to two days and with over 2,000 attendees from secondary and tertiary students to first year designers and creative directors.
We now believe that our thinking, experience and passion has the power to make a difference to organisations that want to grow their internal and external brand in this very noisy world. We believe it’s not about who can shout the loudest, but instead who can be authentically heard, tell the relevant stories and ultimately engage at a meaningful level.
We believe in growing brands and more importantly the people who work for them and believe in them. When it all comes together amazing things happen. Do you believe?
Our business is based around customer service and results.
Our approach is to ensure you’re getting the best of each for your company and even for your project.
To do this we’ve built a team of multi-talented, multi-disciplined
‘T shaped people’.
What this means is you can work with the right number of people for you and your project, that could be one on one with the creative or with a team. If you’re currently feeling ‘locked-in’ to a rigid system you might find this refreshing.
What’s also nice to know is that we’re flexible in how you engage with us, if you’ve got your strategy sorted we’re happy to run with it, not push you through our ‘system’. Of course if you need a strategy we can help and we can also bring in our partners to ensure you’ve got exactly the right experience you need for your sector.
In short, we’re flexible, agile and collaborative. We’re not fixed by structure, dogma or shareholder returns.
Beyond the way we do it lies our belief in what we do, and how we get there. Our approach to creating advocacy is realised by our faith in creating ‘remarkable’ content that adds value to your audiences lives. By adding value we create the foundation for advocacy. People share and advocate for ideas or organisations that have value to them or their communities. Conversely if you’re not adding value you’re probably lost in the sea of noise we all try to block out or ignore.
Finally we believe in keeping it easy, its simple really.
We believe in every one of our clients, both as people and what their organisations are trying to do. From enriching our country’s arts sector, to providing sustainable power generation we’re really proud of what they do and that’s reflected in the work we do for them.
Here’s what they believe in us.
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
“I am a believer because The Church has proven to me time and time again that they have the personal and the Midas touch.”
Head of Learning & Development, Group HR
New Zealand Post Group
“I believe that The Church is genuinely focused on the customer's outcomes, not their own.”
Marketing and Development Manager
New Zealand International Arts Festival
“I believe in The Church because they provide us with the tools to reflect the creativity of our organisation with a focus on the needs of our audiences.”
Brand Specialist - External Relations
“The Church understands who we are and what we stand for, helping us share our story of renewable energy.”
Brand and Marketing Manager
“We believe in The Church because they have lived and breathed our brand; they embraced it and have journeyed with us during our growth and development.”
Production Manager - Alcohol
Health Promotion Agency
“I believe in the team at The Church. They are constantly adding value to our projects.”