I strive to explore the world, evolve as a communicator, and form strong relationships along the way.

Mahdiyeh Mahmoodzadeh

She/her

Email: mahdiyeh@nsprltd.com

Intuitive, rigorous, reflective and curious, I am passionate about people and their culture. I love helping brands to communicate with purpose, relevance, impact and clarity.

 

I love NSPR’s passion for social change, and their focus on people at the core of everything they do attracted me to the business. They are PR professionals who have a clear passion for their craft, and successfully continue to sustain a collaborative culture within the NSPR community.

My experience has covered a broad variety of industries, including the health sector, transport, film, education, and non-profit organisations.

One of my most memorable achievements was the development and delivery of a highly successful integrated marketing communications campaign for my client, Qatar’s leading postgraduate university, founded by the royal family. One of the many successes I had during the campaign included taking lead in organising the Graduate Open House, to attract a high calibre of new students for all six graduate schools.

That night, there was more than 600 attendees, setting a new record in attendance for the Open House evenings in the university’s history. The event covered all aspects of PR and communications, including a film premiere, VIP guests, catering, guest speakers, live social media coverage, and liaison with the media.

I pride myself on my ability to build relationships, sparked by a strong sense of empathy. I relish the challenge of advocating for people, helping to tell their story, and having their voice heard in the wider community.

I graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism, with a minor in Sociology and specialisations in Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC), and Middle Eastern Studies. This exposure, combined with years of experience in Qatar and the United States of America, has equipped me with the ability to work strategically with a diverse portfolio of clients.

What else you should know about Mahdiyeh

  • My name can be somewhat of a tongue twister – so I am commonly referred to as Maha but my full name is pronounced Ma-Dee-Ah.
  • A proud Persian, I am bilingual, with fluent Farsi and a basic handle on French and Arabic.
  • My life took an unexpected turn when I met an earnest Kiwi boy in 2018 in my hometown of Doha. He has now become my husband, and we live happily in Auckland.
  • I love cooking – especially Persian dishes.
  • A memorable experience early in my career was directing and co-producing a documentary focused on the livelihoods of the garbage pickers in the last remaining garbage landfill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, prior to the FIFA World Cup.
  • New Zealand, its people and its natural beauty hold a special place in my heart.
  • My favourite places on Earth are Bodrum, Washington D.C., Tbilisi, Chicago, and the Coromandel.