• hanton&co. founder Pauline Hanton


hanton&co. is a boutique, independent communications agency designed to bring the best parts of a big agency in the form of a tight knit team of specialists.

We’ve been around for a few years now, previously as Poppy Media, however we decided we’d grown up a bit and our business had evolved, therefore time to change. We came up with all sorts of names but then decided to keep it simple, a philosophy that reflects both our business values and our approach to our clients business – ‘simple, professional, insightful, results-driven, IP fuelled and at the heart of it all, technology backed…or ‘spirit’ for short.

We work closely and collaboratively with our clients and media partners to deliver fully integrated campaigns based on strategic insights and rich data, underpinned by vast experience across a number of sectors. We’re proud of the exceptional service that our senior team provides and with their depth of experience we are able to deliver outstanding campaign value.


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what our valued clients say about us

…it was a very fortunate day when Look Good Feel Better was introduced to Pauline Hanton. Since 2015, Look Good Feel Better charity has benefitted from her advice, strategy and planning. Pauline's understanding and guidance with the increasingly changing media landscape is invaluable. In particular, in 2020, her business once again delivered the very best strategic insights and the ability to execute the campaign within an exceedingly tight time-frame, with outstanding value. 

Clare O’Higgins, General Manager | Look Good Feel Better NZ

what our valued clients say about us

I have worked with Pauline Hanton for the past 20 years across agencies and the media, often working with her on ‘industry firsts’. I always found her extremely professional and we appointed her company, Poppy Media, as our agency of choice for Elizabeth Arden. They have an excellent knowledge of the media landscape and an incomparable service level to our team, always delivering outstanding campaigns, and protecting our brand ranking in the market year after year. I would recommend her agency to any size business. 

Valerie Riley, General Manager | Revlon Elizabeth Arden New Zealand

what our valued clients say about us

Poppy Media drove critical market insights for us, that helped drive business, marketing and media plans. The insights brought to our business, combined with the outstanding media value and direction, contributed to exceeding our growth targets YOY. 

Megan Booker, previous Marketing Manager | Techtronic Industries Limited