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FREE Palmerston North Event / 31 August 2017

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Spaces are limited, so get in there!

All businesses that attend will receive a free digital marketing audit, just submit your website url and we’ll have it ready for you on the night.

You’ll also be in the draw to win a video package valued at NZ $5,000! See terms and conditions.

Why not tell your friends and other local businesses…


Orlando Country Club
784 Rangitikei St
Palmerston North 4475


4:00pm Registration opens / welcome drinks                                                                          
4:30pm Welcome
Canapes, beverages and networking
Next speakers
Canapes, beverages and networking


Thursday 31 August 2017


4pm - 7.30pm


Dr. Farah Palmer / Former Black Ferns Captain

Department of Management at Massey University

Dr. Farah Palmer is a lecturer in the Department of Management at Massey University and a former captain of New Zealand's women's undisputed national rugby union team, the Black Ferns. In December 2016, Farah was appointed as the first female board member for Rugby New Zealand.

She has a Doctorate Degree in Philosophy and a Bachelors in Physical Education from Otago University. Farah has also won several awards and scholarships and holds myriad leadership roles and in governance, sports and academia.

Vaughn Davis / The Goat Farm

Owner & Creative Director

Vaughn is the owner and creative director of advertising and social media business, The Goat Farm. He has a particular passion for using social media to help businesses connect with people. In 2010, he wrote New Zealand’s first book on social media, Tweet this Book, which has so far had over 25,000 readers worldwide. He also hosts Sunday Social, a weekly programme on Radio Live that talks about social media, apps and the internet.


Ed McKnight / Hatch

Marketing Manager

Hatch is a company of digital gurus who put people first. Their aim is to guide New Zealand business owners toward a digitally led future through a mix of automation, web design and app development. Focusing on the human connection is central to Ed and the team’s work at Hatch. They don’t believe in quick fixes or following fads.

Ed is also the President of the Auckland Young Professionals, the Founder of the NZ Young Professionals Podcast, and an active member of the Institute of Directors.


Russell Fisher / Yellow

Head of Sales

Russell joined Yellow in March of 2017 and has been instrumental in leading a team of national Digital Experts. He’s previously held senior leadership positions for large FMCG companies in Europe and New Zealand including Vodafone, Chorus and TelstraClear.

Passionate about helping kiwi businesses harness their potential, Russell is focused on delivering sustainable marketing solutions with a customer-first approach.

“It’s an exciting time to be at Yellow. We’re launching new digital solutions that really get results. Nearly half of NZ businesses have no presence online, my team's focus for the next 6 months is around educating business owners of their potential”.


Chris Winder / Yellow

Digital Campaign Director

Chris is the Director of Yellow's award-winning Search Marketing and Media Buying team. Their aim is to make industry-leading digital marketing services accessible to businesses of all sizes.

Chris is an experienced coach and is focused on empowering teams and individuals to exceed their goals. He loves Kiwi businesses for their unique stories, and wants to help them achieve their goals through clever use of data.


Andrew Patterson / National Business Review

Business Correspondent & Broadcaster

Joining the National Business Review in 2015, Andrew is an experienced freelance business correspondent and broadcaster and the host of NBR’s popular weekend podcast Sunday Business.

During his media career Andrew has travelled to 55 countries and interviewed more than 1,000 CEOs and business leaders. He previously worked in the finance and tourism sectors before shifting into business media which he describes as “... the best job in the world.”

He has an interest in disruptive innovation, technology, entrepreneurship, and business start-ups. We’re delighted to have Andrew as the MC for Palmerston North.

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