About Us

Inspired by the opportunity to use, share and grow skills honed in New Zealand and internationally, the Professional Marketers Bay of Plenty network was created in 2012. Unlike other networks or associations, the Professional Marketers Bay of Plenty network is driven by individuals, not the companies they may own, work for, or work with. The Professional Marketers Bay of Plenty network has a simple purpose borne out of a desire:

‘To connect, share and support marketers in the Bay to learn, broaden and grow marketing competency, expertise, leadership and network within a professional environment/organisation’


  • To raise Bay of Plenty standard/achievement

  • To be aspirational and relevant

  • To enable cross-pollination of ideas and resources

  • To connect, access, broaden, learn and share in a professional construct.

The network’s membership is individual, led forward by a “steering group” who represent a cross section of the industries and experience pooled in the region. Experience that covers all aspects of the marketing mix from advertising to events, strategy to online design.
The main vehicle to achieve the purpose and at the same time facilitating a means to learn, be inspired and motivated by others is:

  • To hold high quality events with key speakers on a quarterly basis

  • To give back to the community by bringing high quality speakers to the Bay

Add to this the opportunity to meet new marketing enthusiasts, support growth - be it economical, business or personal. The growing collective of over 100 individuals, sharing a mutually beneficial purpose is what the Professional Marketers Bay of Plenty network is all about.

So join us now


Committee Members

Glenn Dougal (Chair), WAVE Creative Communications Agency, gd@waveagency.co.nz

Larissa Allen, Events Manager, hello@moped.org.nz

Catherine Hart, Marketing Consultant

Sophie Jaggs, Likeable Lab

Sara Jesson, Ellipse Creative

Andrew Baird, Marketing Consultant

Andrew Mahon, MOCA Digital

Kim Martin, Craigs Investment Partners

Natalie Milne, Zespri

Sue Axcell, Page Macrae

Julie Southall, Comvita

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