Adhesive snares former Mango senior account director Eleisha Balmer for head of PR role

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Adhesive snares former Mango senior account director Eleisha Balmer for head of PR role

Independent, award-winning PR and communications agency, Adhesive has today announced the appointment of Eleisha Balmer as its new head of PR in New Zealand.


Balmer joins the Auckland-based office where she will lead the team and client portfolio across a very diverse range of industries including; consumer tech, travel, insurance and eCommerce.

Following six years at Mango Communications, Balmer offers a wealth of experience in driving effective communications campaigns and has worked with leading clients; Accor Hotels, Specsavers, Breville, Tourism Fiji, H&M, DDB and Beam Suntory.

Adhesive is still independent and the agency now operates across three offices in Sydney, London and Auckland.

The agency has invested heavily into specialists who lead teams that service traditional media relations, content production and strategy, digital and social, corporate communications, B2B, sponsorship leverage, media training and experiential.

Says Mike Maurice, founder and managing director, Adhesive: “We’re extremely excited to have Eleisha join the team. From the outset we were impressed with her critical thinking and approach to problem solving. Eleisha comes with a strong background and experience, so we couldn’t happier to have her on-board to take Adhesive to the next level in Auckland.

“I would also like to thank Lwindi Ellis whom Eleisha takes the reins from as head of public relations, New Zealand. We wouldn’t have the very strong New Zealand foundation without Lwindi’s hard work.”

Says Balmer: “It’s an exciting time to be working in PR with clients understanding the value we can add to their business. One of the reasons I knew Adhesive was the right move for me was the agency structure and the talent within the team. With an in-house creative director, a head of integration and a B2B and issues lead in addition to the smart, ambitious, talented practitioners, there isn’t a brief we can’t tackle. I’m very much looking forward to getting stuck in and being a part of this indie-success story.”

Adhesive’s New Zealand client portfolio includes Sony Electronics, Dyson, Singapore Tourism Board, The ICONIC, Los Angeles Tourism, Allianz Partners New Zealand and Changi Airport Group.