David Brain

David Brain is co-founder of NZ based online polling company Stickybeak. From 2003 to 2017, he worked at Edelman, latterly as president and CEO of Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. He is a Spinoff board member.

Business
May 16, 2020

Exclusive: New poll offers hope for devastated tourism industry

Widespread appetite for domestic tourism, while public support for the alert level two shift is high.

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Politics
Apr 27, 2020

Exclusive: New poll shows support for level four extension despite economic pain

The number of people who say we're staying in alert level four too long is smaller than you might expect.

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Society
Apr 12, 2020

Exclusive: New poll shows rising support for government handling of Covid-19

David Brain compares the latest results to our first opinion poll two weeks ago to see what's changed and what hasn't. 

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Society
Mar 28, 2020

How is the govt handling Covid-19? The first opinion poll since NZ locked down

As New Zealand entered national lockdown, The Spinoff commissioned social media polling company Stickybeak to measure the mood of the nation.

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Business
Jan 22, 2020

In defence of Davos: if it didn’t exist, someone would have to invent it

The case for the meeting that everyone loves to hate, by someone who used to go.

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Society
Nov 19, 2019

Prince Andrew’s cock-up is colossal. All his family really do is image and spin

It was meant to ‘draw a line under the whole episode’. So how did it turn into an unmitigated PR disaster, asks a former Edelman executive.

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