Harley-Davidson AUNZ appoints Thrive as PR & social media partner



SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (August 2022) - Harley-Davidson Australia & New Zealand is boosting its communications efforts with the appointment of Thrive PR as the company’s exclusive PR and social media agency.


The partnership will see Thrive spearhead a number of key initiatives, to excite and capture a new generation of riders in Australia and New Zealand. Activities will include consumer and business media relations and events alongside content creation and digital strategy to enhance Harley-Davidson’s social engagement and awareness. Thrive will also take over influencer relations and Harley-Davidson’s famous bike experience program.


Nigel Keough, Managing Director of Harley-Davidson Motor Company, said: “We’re thrilled to have Thrive’s network team officially join the Harley-Davidson family and become an extended part of our PR and marketing team.


During a competitive pitch, we were impressed by the calibre of work, ideas and industry connections Thrive brought to the table, and are looking forward to continuing to elevate the Harley-Davidson brand as partners throughout Australia and New Zealand, this year and beyond.”


Leilani Abels, Thrive founder and Managing Director, said: “Thrive is uniquely positioned to partner with iconic brands like Harley-Davidson, to accelerate their position as the most desirable sports and lifestyle brand across Australia and New Zealand. Our partnership will see us tap into the best creative and strategic smarts across our network to deliver innovative ideas that create genuine impact for the company. We will ensure our agency ethos of being ‘limited by nothing’ plays’ out in everything we do for Harley-Davidson.


Harley-Davidson will be served by a hand-picked agency team from across our offices in Australia and a retained team in New Zealand. This includes our first-class content production team and design studio.”


Since 1903, Harley-Davidson has defined motorcycle culture with an expanding range of leading-edge, distinctive and customisable motorcycles in addition to riding experiences and exceptional motorcycle accessories, riding gear and apparel.


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For more information regarding Harley-Davidson motorcycles and products visit: Harley Davidson Media Site


For further details or interviews get in touch with:

Thrive PR + Communications

Sarah Murray | Bianca Cowie

harleydavidsonpr@thrivepr.com.au


About Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson, Inc. is the parent company of Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Harley-Davidson Financial Services. Our vision: Building our legend and leading our industry through innovation, evolution and emotion. Our mission: More than building machines, we stand for the timeless pursuit of adventure. Freedom for the soul. Since 1903, Harley-Davidson has defined motorcycle culture with an expanding range of leading-edge, distinctive and customisable motorcycles in addition to riding experiences and exceptional motorcycle accessories, riding gear and apparel. Harley-Davidson Financial Services provides financing, insurance and other programs to help get Harley-Davidson riders on the road. Learn more at http://www.harley-davidson.com


About Thrive PR

Thrive is the largest independent, Australian owned public relations agency that exists to help its people, partners and the community grow vigorously, flourish and be successful. Founded by Managing Director, Leilani Abels in 2000, Thrive's near 100 person team is made up of in-house media, creative and digital specialists who work across six locations in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth and Auckland. We deliver strategic communications services for leading and local brands. Clients include Airbnb, LEGO, ANZ Group, Cisco, Sodastream, ASUS, Tinder and Stockland.


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