Welcome to Polity. We bring Big Data to public affairs, connecting you with the right people and helping you engage them in the the most effective way.

What Polity does

Polity turns data into insight, and insight into speech.

We start with data about you and your audience; and scientific data and publications about other organisations like yours.

We analyse these together, transforming them from raw data into insights you can use.

Then we help you take action. We combine these new insights with communications science to craft a communications programme for your unique public affairs needs.

  
A nimble insider Get the worm Double your day
We know the scene inside and out, and are the first to bring cutting edge data tools to New Zealand public affairs. Before you pour your morning coffee, we've already scanned the Age, found the breaking issue, and crafted some response lines. Get two days' productivity, every day. Go to bed needing a speech reworked or a new targeting scheme. Wake up, it's done.

How Polity helps

Polity helps you achieve your public affairs goals by making the link between dollars spent and minds changed more efficient.

  • Public affairs data analysis is more efficient when you've done it for a decade.
  • Sharing new knowledge is more effective when you've been on faculty at a world-class University.
  • Speechwriting works better when the writer is also an accomplished speaker, and knows the psychology of persuasion.

Polity helps you spend less money and have more impact.

I am Polity

Polity's founder is Rob Salmond. That's me over there.

My background is in running campaigns for the New Zealand Labour Party (I've worked for three Labour leaders, including the current one), and quantitative social science (PhD from UCLA, on faculty at Michigan). I also have strong public speaking credentials.

I started Polity in order to being more rigour to the pursuit of progressive goals. Too many people with great ideas fail to get them implemented because they try to reinvent the communications wheel. With Polity, I can help us avoid that, and turn more of our plans into action.
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Hire Polity

Do you want to make more impact in your next public affairs project, and spend your money more efficiently, too?

Then hire Polity.

Let's start a conversation about how Polity can help you turn data into insight, insight into action, and action into your success.
Email Polity

About Polity

About Polity

Welcome to Polity. We bring Big Data to public affairs, connecting you with the right people and helping you engage them in the the most effective way.

What Polity does

Polity turns data into insight, and insight into speech. We start with data about you and your audience; and scientific data and publications about other organisations like yours. We analyse these together, transforming them from raw data into insights you can use. Then we help you take action. We combine these new insights with communications science to craft a communications programme for your unique public affairs needs.

How Polity helps

Polity helps you achieve your public affairs goals by making the link between dollars spent and minds changed more efficient. Public affairs data analysis is more efficient when you've done it for a decade. Sharing new knowledge is more effective when you've been on faculty at a world-class University. Speechwriting works better when the writer is also an accomplished speaker, and knows the psychology of persuasion. Polity helps you spend less money and have more impact.

I am Polity

Polity's founder is Rob Salmond. That's me. My background is in running campaigns for the New Zealand Labour Party (I've worked for three Labour leaders, including the current one), and quantitative social science (PhD from UCLA, on faculty at Michigan). I also have strong public speaking credentials.

I started Polity in order to being more rigour to the pursuit of progressive goals. Too many people with great ideas fail to get them implemented because they try to reinvent the communications wheel. With Polity, I can help us avoid that, and turn more of our plans into action. More bio

Hire Polity

Do you want to make more impact in your next public affairs project, and spend your money more efficiently, too? Then hire Polity.Let's start a conversation about how Polity can help you turn data into insight, insight into action, and action into your success. Email Polity