Meet the Wingz Marketing Team
Here’s your chance to meet our team of seasoned associates (many of whom have their finger in more than one pie). We’re excited to share our skills and knowledge with you, to help your business gain the ‘Wingz it needs to fly’.
I’m the founder and principal of Wingz Marketing. I use my expertise in both conventional and digital marketing, copywriting, websites and SEO, Google Analytics, social media and custom email delivery programs to help my clients grow their business
I started my first business when I was a high school teenager in South Africa. The early entrepreneurial lessons I learnt then and my later background in both programming and marketing enables me to connect the dots between the bigger picture (strategy) and the detail (marketing plans and activities) and translate the technical stuff into easy to understand every-day language that helps people think out-of-the-box.
I have qualifications in Business Management, Marketing, Communications, Commerce and programming and have almost twenty years’ experience gained in digital and traditional marketing roles working overseas and in Australia across a range of industries.
I’ve always been passionate about achieving creative solutions and successful outcomes for the tasks I undertake for my clients. My primary role at Wingz Marketing is to work with business owners, CEOs and senior execs on a one-to-one mentoring role to help them achieve their longer-term strategic goals, minimise risk, embracing change and explore a wide range of business growth opportunities to future-proof their business.
I’ve done the hard yards in business as a trainee, employee, senior executive, partner, company director, client and consultant, working across a wide spectrum of businesses, government and political organisations in the UK, Asia and Australasia and have served three Australian Prime Ministers as a media communications specialist on numerous federal election campaigns.
My professional education includes Business Leadership and Leading Change programs through two top business schools as well as various digital media and services marketing update programs. I am a military history buff who served in 1 Commando Company and I’m currently finishing a book on WWI battlefield light-rail logistics.
I bring to every client session my wisdom, knowledge, empathy, optimism, energy and support to help clients find clarity to improve confidence and self-esteem that leads to creating a more rewarding work-life balance My primary role at Wingz Marketing is to apply my professional counselling experience and skills to help clients and their key staff achieve their short-term goals with less stress by learning positive, energised ways to find ways around real and imaginary work and life roadblocks.
I have a successful business background. I know what it takes to create a viable business from idea to profitable operation to sale – I have achieved this three times. I am also a writer, author, mother and creative collaborator who draws on my extensive business and life experience and my professional counselling experience to inspire others to be their best and enjoy what they do.
My professional qualifications are broad ranging and include a Graduate Diploma Practice Management (OTEN), Cert IV Counselling and Communications (ACCAP), Cert Event Management (UTS Business School), Cert Designing and Delivering Training Programs (Sydney University).
Good design is the icing on the cake for any stand out marketing campaign. My passion for seeing the end result of a well-developed creative campaign led me into the field of graphic design.
In my most recent stint as Creative Director and Senior Graphic Designer at one of Wollongong’s leading design agencies I worked with small-medium sized business clients to enable them to realise their creative vision for their business by generating creative visual concepts for their branding, marketing, online presence and social media.
I’m excited to be able to support Joan and the team at wingz Marketing during this next phase of the business and I look forward to continuing to expand my skills in the company of industry leaders across the fields of marketing, communications, business strategy and design.
I have written for a living for over 20 years combining two branches of writing, copy for marketing and media communications which supports my passion for novel writing. My role at Wingz Marketing is to extend our clients brand and product message across a wide range of print and digital media.
My writing career as a journalist began working for the Sydney Morning Herald and becoming well known as an arts editor for the Eastern Herald. I then pursued my writing career in print journalism, public relations, and now marketing communications. I received a PhD in 2014 based on my writing studies and completed my first novel, The Rise and Fall of Jack Blight, a historical work of fiction set in the 1980s.
I love being a member of the Wingz Marketing team the fact that I can be part of the flexible, friendly and caring approach Joan brings to business.
I am the Sales and Marketing Coordinator and social media go-to girl. With experience across the professional services, consumer products and not-for-profit sectors, I’m driven to ensure our clients’ business success through increased sales, whether through networking with the target market, organising a successful expo stand or creating a strong, consistent and effective social media feed.
Customer service and building positive working relationships have always been very important to me. I love working with clients and my aim is that they walk away happy with the service they have received.
My primary role as a member of the Wingz Marketing team is to build and maintain superior performing websites for our clients. As a professional web developer I am continuously mastering the latest web technologies, not just as a prerequisite to doing the job – but more importantly as a commitment a work ethic to get the job done, on time and on budget.
I have more than 15 years’ experience in the software and website development industry and there is virtually no limit to the help I can offer our clients to achieve their web needs by implementing the latest technologies and using the skills and experience Wingz Marketing have in online marketing.