First Five Rungs

The First Five Rungs Ngā Kaupae E Rima is an initiative just for you, from the Commercial Communications Council (Comms Council) Young Leadership Group.


We want to be your industry representatives; giving you the opportunity to connect and interact with peers and seniors, and be a guiding voice as you navigate the first rungs on the industry ladder.

We’re not all pros but we’ve picked up a few tips and tricks along the way, sharing precious nuggets of personal knowledge to help you on the path to becoming a communications superstar.

 The industry can be daunting, especially when you’re starting out – if you need advice or support we’re here and we’d love to hear from you.

 We’ve been in your shoes – chances are, we know a bit about what you might be feeling. We’ve done it and we survived (just!). Whether it’s for the highs or lows, we’re here for a yarn, a whinge and a laugh. Touch base if you want to catch up over coffee and talk about the world of advertising. We want you to thrive and love your time in the industry – we’re here as an extra support network. Plus, everything you discuss with us is completely confidential so if something has been bothering you and you need some advice, please reach out. Remember, we’re accessible in Auckland, Wellington, and online.

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FFR Auckland

The First Five Rungs group exists to support and guide YOU so please don't hesitate to make contact – we're all ears! If you're in Auckland, let's get a coffee!

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FFR Wellington

If you're in Wellington, so are we. Get in touch and let's get a coffee!

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Fresh Findings

The First Five Rungs (FFR) have recently undertaken extensive research into the needs and experiences of young people entering the communications industry. The FFR would like to invite senior management and industry leaders to attend a presentation of our findings.
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Newbies booklet

We're not all pros, but we've picked up a few tips and tricks along the way that we have collated into a document for you.

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