PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is a leading international consultancy with offices around the world. In New Zealand, the company employs over 1,300 people and has offices in the Auckland, Waikato, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Wellington, Canterbury and Otago regions.

PwC New Zealand offers advisory, assurance and consultancy services across a range of sectors, to businesses and government agencies around the country. As part of its services, it produces a range of white papers and reports on issues ranging from change management to technology. These sophisticated, high-quality materials are designed to inform PwC clients on current and future trends in the private and public sector, which in turn helps shape their own practices.

The brief

Provide writing and editing support in relation to a series of PwC white papers and reports aimed at presenting the findings of PwC surveys to the private and public sectors.

Our success

Last Word has helped to write, edit and proofread a wide range of PwC white papers and reports. A recent example was the Global Economic Crime Survey 2016: New Zealand Insights, which explores behaviours, attitudes and trends in cybercrime, ethics and compliance programmes, as well as anti-money laundering. Last Word also worked on PwC's Insights into Transformation: Seven Lessons for the Public Sector report, which included interviews with top executives from 15 government agencies.

In both of these cases, Last Word also developed associated internal and external communications materials. Media releases and pitches resulted in coverage in publications ranging from the National Business Review to the business sections of major New Zealand newspapers such as the New Zealand Herald and the Dominion Post.

Transformation white paper

We worked on the the Insights into Transformation: Seven Lessons for the Public Sector report, which included interviews with public sector CEOs in New Zealand.

NZ Insights white paper

Last Word helped PwC produce a "New Zealand insights" white paper to regionalise the findings of PwC's Global Economic Crime Survey 2016.

Media coverage

Last Word has helped PwC take its whitepapers to the media. This work has generated media coverage in influential papers like the Dominion Post and National Business Review.

Newsletter articles

Articles were written for PwC publications to help promote the value PWC adds for its clients, as well as some of the issues raised by in the company's white papers.

Client feedback

"I highly recommend Last Word as the most agile and performant communications agency. Megan Heffield and her team carefully listen to our communications requirements and complete the brief every time. They exceed my expectations and deliver high-quality content in sometimes challenging deadlines."

Dr Karine Fox, Director of Corporate Affairs, PwC New Zealand