Mark has been with Techday for over three years, bringing more than 10 years of advertising and media experience to the company. Prior to the advertising industry, Mark qualified as a Personal Trainer. During this time, Mark’s success came from working with his clients to help them achieve their goals and maximise their full potential. He believes in achieving results by setting strategic targets and working towards them diligently, an approach which he applies in his work in the advertising industry. Outside of his busy lifestyle, Mark enjoys the occasional round of golf or spending quality time with his family.
Please feel free to contact Mark directly if you have any queries about advertising with any of our magazines or website brands at Techday. He is more than happy to put together a strategic marketing plan to suit your business needs and budget.
DDI (09) 973 5959
Dave brings a wealth of experience in the IT and IT Media industry, giving his clients the satisfaction that he knows what they are talking about. Dave has a belief that you have to listen to the client and find out what they want to achieve, then work with them on a plan to reach those goals. A true developer of client partnerships, Dave will work with the clients rather than against them, bringing an honest and pragmatic approach to his role. Outside of work, he is keen on horses, with breeding, training, and driving standard-bred horses.
DDI (09) 913 1453
Business Development Manager
After completing a conjoint Commerce and Law degree at the University of Auckland, he worked as a tax consultant for a CA firm in Auckland’s CBD. Having achieved his goals in that role he decided to pursue a career in NZ’s fastest growing industry: the IT industry. Outside of work he is a sports enthusiast with a keen interest in rugby, cricket and body building.
DDI (09) 973 5586
Business Development Manager
Mark’s experience in strategy-based sales and advertising has allowed him to develop an insight into today’s consumer market. Since studying Marketing and Public Relations at Auckland University of Technology, Mark has worked for global market leaders specialising in solution-based sales and supply chain sustainability. He has joined the team with high focus and interest in today’s fastest developing industry – IT – and the exciting societal impact and benefits it has yet to bring for Kiwis. Outside of work Mark enjoys listening to his favorite Latin and jazz albums and appreciates a good strong espresso with the company of friends.
DDI (09) 973 5969
Virtual Marketing Dept
Head of Virtual Marketing
Emily-Jane (EJ) started out in advertising in the early 90′s as a copywriter and conceptualiser. A move to a very successful Direct Marketing Company followed in the late 90′s and resulted in 5 years of honing skills which included writing television scripts combined with product/vendor management. For the past 4 years she has been a Marketing Co-Ordinator for an IT Distributor, which enabled her to round off her creative skills and broaden her client management expertise. EJ likes to get things done, to drive action and nurture a project through conception to completion. ‘Every client is my only client’ is EJ’s philosophy. Down time is spent socialising with friends and family and watching the kids play sport on weekends
Email Emily-Jane (EJ)
DDI (09) 972 0856
Your Virtual Marketing Manager
Narain’s experience and insight in sales, marketing and brand health has helped his customers achieve sustainable business growth over a number of years. He studied Politics and Management at University of Auckland. While there, he started up a business in the gaming industry which generated a healthy profit and provided him with valuable business acumen. Having a passion for everything tech keeps him on top of industry developments as they happen. As an avid motorcycle rider he uses any opportunity to explore the roads around New Zealand and dreams of doing the same around the world someday.
DDI (09) 973 5967
Your Virtual Marketing Manager
Ryan brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in corporate IT Sales, Marketing and Advertising having worked in the 90s and early 2Ks marketing and pitching enterprise solutions to NZ’s medium to large organisations. In the last 7 years Ryan took the plunge and dedicated his time and energy working with youth in non-government and not for profit organisations. His adventures took him into places where he was working at the cold face with young people, mentoring, counselling and facilitating programs for at-risk youth, students, teenage fathers and youth offenders. These days when Ryan is outside of the Techday offices he loves quality time with his partner and son, teaching and performing music on guitar and helping out young people in the community.
Contact Ryan directly to talk about how Techday can create and promote your case studies and leverage your existing and new customer success stories through Techday’s targeted channels. It’s time your story was told…
DDI (09) 973 1868
Designer – Virtual Marketing Department
Wooing us with her British charm and creative problem solving abilities Gabi Knipe of London or ‘Landan’, as she pronounces it, is a newbie to the TechDay team and Creative Idea Generator for Your Virtual Marketing Department, but definitely not a newbie to the design industry. Starting out back in 2006 Gabi has been impressively doodling her way through a diverse range of agency and in-house roles. From music merchandising to funky advertising agency through to corporate branding, she has worked hard to give clients, the creative attention needed to grow their brands.
With all that creative energy flowing in London how did she ever end up here you ask? Well, having had enough of the awful British weather, she headed where most Brits go…down under on an East Coast Aussie adventure ending in Melbourne, Australia. Not wanting to be too much of a travelling bum she made heaps more clients happy with her awesome design skills. But lucky for us, after the classic two-year mark, she finally saw sense and realised that Kiwi was the only way forward.
DDI (09) 972 9846
The Channel Editor
After a nearly 10 year sabbatical from the technology sector, Heather is happy to be returning to home turf in the sector she first started out in with New Zealand InfoTech Weekly and New Zealand PC World. Stints as the founding editor of a community newspaper on Waiheke Island, a travel writer and freelance journalist for a range of publications followed. Away from work, Heather can be found hiking, travelling, reading or catching up with friends.
With over six years experience in online writing, James enters the technology industry originally from a sports background in the UK. But with his Apple Mac Pro and Samsung Galaxy smartphone he has never been too far away from the action, penning pieces on how technology can help in other areas of life such as sport and education. Technology aside, James has produced copy for flagship British newspapers The Times and The Guardian, including a brief stint at The West Australian newspaper in Perth. Away from his desk James is a keen runner, competing in the Auckland Marathon and other runs around the North Island each year.
DDI (09) 973 5956
A writer from Auckland, Shannon has been working in the publishing and advertising industry for the last six years. A book snob and Scrabble nut, Shannon likes to have an opinion about everything from news and technology to what the best Instagram filter is. With a pretty laidback writing approach, Shannon likes to have a good look at what is important to the world and approach it with a red pen and sense of humour. Away from her desk Shannon likes playing sport, watching Joseph Gordon Levitt movies and hanging out with her dog.
With more than 14 years’ experience in writing for newspapers, magazines and the Web, Rebecca comes to Techday after a short career break. Previously the editor of School News magazine, she has a passion for the education sector and how IT can improve the teaching and learning experience. Away from work, Rebecca is kept busy with two small children, playing indoor netball, cooking for friends and creating a vege garden.
Game Console Editor
David joins the Game Console team with a wealth of gaming experience. Whether it be games on PC, Xbox, Playstation or Nintendo, chances are David has played it, and has an opinion on it.
Hailing from the UK, David draws on eight years of tech industry knowledge to offer unbiased comment on the increasingly opinionated gaming world.
Topping David’s list of favoured games are the Halo series, anything Fifa related and Civilisation – although don’t let his persuasion fool you, as he operates straight down the middle when it comes to gaming.
Contributor – Android reviews
Eddie is a writer and cartoonist from Auckland. His relationship with technology is, like that of most graphic artists, one of equal parts joy and frustration. He revels in the opportunity that Techday gives him to experience new and emerging technologies, and then complain about them.
Customer & Community Manager
Aaron came to us from the Telecommunications Industry where he provided customer support. He has worked in the IT industry over the past 13 years covering Retail, Service and Training. He has also worked in a number of technical roles and loves Apple devices and computers. In his spare time you can catch him with his camera developing his photography passion.
DDI (09) 973 5585
Having started his career at Renaissance in Auckland, Sean joined Apple in Melbourne for a number of years before working in the media space. This started with Review Publishing and later the tech publisher IDG Communications in Auckland. In 2006 he was involved in the launch of The Channel magazine. As they say – the rest is history.
DDI (09) 973 5960