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Book Launch - Promises Promises by Claire Robinson

Book Launch - Promises Promises by Claire Robinson

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  • Tue 10 Sep, 6:00pm – 7:30pm


Unity Books, 57 Willis St, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission


Unity Books

Unity Books Wellington and Massey University Press warmly invite you to celebrate the launch of 'Promises Promises: 80 Years of Wooing New Zealand Voters' by Claire Robinson. All welcome.

About the book:
A lively history of political advertising, from the first election of the modern era in 1938 to today

Brimming with political-party campaign advertisements from the 1938 election to the present day, this colourful, engaging book brings together 80 years of political advertisements that can truly be said to have made New Zealand history. The author’s analysis is penetrating and original and visual material is abundant and revealing. Perfect for history, politics, design and nostalgia buffs.

To watch a short introduction to the book by Claire Robinson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5UDTXkua0g

About the author:
Claire Robinson (@spinprofessor) is Professor of Communication Design, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Massey University’s College of Creative Arts, and a member of Massey University’s Senior Leadership Team. She is also a New Zealand political scientist, political commentator and graphic designer. Claire’s areas of research expertise include the visual communication of political messages, political advertising and marketing, leadership image, media bias, and election campaigning.

Claire is one of the leaders of the Design + Democracy Project, which was responsible for producing the hugely popular youth voter advice application On the Fence during the 2017 and 2014 New Zealand general election campaigns, and VoteLocal in the 2016 local body elections. Both tools have won national and international awards for design and innovation.

Claire is a two-time finalist in the Fairfax/Westpac Women of Influence Awards in the Arts and Culture category, and a finalist in the Education category of the Wellingtonian of the Year Awards in 2017.

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