Partner: Visionary on a mission
A pioneer of digital marketing, sought after speaker and educator, Boyd’s passion is helping businesses realise the true potential of digital channels and technologies to achieve hard objectives – produce leads and create sales.
Through his career he's created breakthrough strategies for clients including Heinz Wattie's, Holden, James Hardie and Air New Zealand - along the way winning numerous awards.
Today, Boyd is one of the founding partners of Engaging Partners. A strategic visionary on a mission to align humans with technology to create better customer experiences and drive greater business outcomes.
Partner: The glue
With roots in digital marketing, Sonia is the ‘glue' that connects all aspects of the agency. With a career spanning strategy, creative, delivery and management, Sonia brings the ‘done’ from Done by Friday to Engaging Partners so we get sh*t done! From enterprise eCommerce systems to innovative multi-channel campaigns, she has guided, designed and delivered hundreds of digital projects for clients across a broad range of industries. Her strategic vision and a unique ability to bridge marketing, senior management, IT stakeholders and creative teams means she makes projects happen - on time and on budget.
Rory studied Business Management and Marketing and has been managing sales and marketing teams for 15 years. A hard worker, he’s also started various businesses within that time - hence his passion for business, marketing and improving the customer experience. At Engaging Partners Rory bring his empathy with business owners to the fore. As leader of our team of Growth Partners he will be your mentor as we develop our relationship with you.
For the last seven years, Tom had been working as an account manager in London, running digital marketing campaigns for some of the area’s top restaurant brands. Forming relationships and getting creative with data to develop cool campaigns drive Tom day in and out. Despite being a self-proclaimed townie, he moved to NZ to pursue an outdoors lifestyle. He’s gradually working his way around the golf courses and welcomes any pointers on how to improve his game.
Raised here in Auckland and graduating from AUT with a Marketing and Hospitality degree, it’s safe to say Rebecca (Becca for short) knows what Kiwis are after. Not to mention, she’s had an impressive digital marketing career working with Bauer Media, TV3, and Jetstar. She’s always learning and hunting for the best way to help clients produce the best possible campaigns and results. When Becca isn’t working, you can find her on the beach, travelling or binge-watching food documentaries.
Edward’s professional experience has taken him all around the world. For the last couple of years he’s been an account manager in Brazil. He’s well versed in marketing now, but when he was at uni, he received a Bachelor of Arts, taking interest in studies like jazz composition. He knows a couple of instruments too - these days, Edward plays clarinet, guitar, piano, bass, ukelele or whatever instrument he can get his hands on.
Claudia is highly passionate about marketing - she was a double major in Marketing and Event Management at AUT and has held a number of jobs in the industry around Auckland. She finds there’s never a dull moment in marketing. Fun fact about Claudia: she was born in New Zealand but both her parents are Peruvian so she’s fluent in Spanish! She loves (like, loves) dogs and dancing at a good festival, especially if Beyonce is there.
Alex is a recent graduate from Victoria University of Wellington. He earned his Bachelor of Design for Social Innovation and Marketing, and Certificate of Digital Essentials from the Marketing Association - that means he can do it all, and he does. Alex is driven by visual storytelling for businesses and loves to make companies look ‘really cool’ through strategy and originality. Outside of the office, Alex enjoys creating art and has even earned some awards for his work. Oh, and Alex is a bit of a celebrity - he was once an extra on the Power Rangers for a full 30 seconds.
Lea got her career in marketing started in AUT where she got her Bachelor's degree in Business majoring in Marketing and International Business. She first practised marketing at her Employment BRand internship at The Warehouse Group. As for the ‘International’ part of her degree, Lea sent herself on over to Korea where she learned “survival Korean”.
In her free time, Lea enjoys trying new restaurants and teaching others how to swim. If you need help developing great content, or you need a swim lesson, Lea is your girl!
Technical Delivery Manager
With a degree in Physics and Masters in Economics and Enterprise business, plus five years of international marketing and project management experience, Anna comes to Engaging Partners with one impressive resume. Working in Israel, Russia and New Zealand, her career has taken her around the world.
When she’s not managing projects, Anna enjoys skiing in the winter, diving in the summer, in fact, she has an open water diving certificate!
Kelsey started in marketing after she realised a career in PR meant she’d have to give all the cool stories to someone else to write instead of getting to create them herself. She found her passion for content in a Boston marketing agency which then led her to an opportunity to travel 23 hours to try things out here in New Zealand. She loves writing, but just as much, she loves dogs.
Peter attended uni in Canberra, earning his Bachelors in graphic design with a major in Media and Communications. Since then, he’s been working all around the world in Australia, UK and NZ. He enjoys seeing how graphic design varies in different regions around the world and loves to see his work helping businesses. When he isn’t working you can see him running around Auckland. He also enjoys hiking, so much that he did the Mt Everest Base Camp last year, and hopes to do Mt Kilimanjaro soon!
Ariel travelled the distance to be with the team here at Engaging Partners… he’s come all the way from Chile. He is a User Interface Designer and has been for over seven years. He’s dabbled in a range of areas including education and software development. Of course, Ariel is always curious to learn more - that’s why he’s now expanding his skills to front end design! When Ariel isn’t working you can see him going for a run around Ponsonby.