Learn more about the Dubzz team and what we do
Dubzz Digital Marketing is based in Rotorua and is a New Zealand-owned and operated business. Our small team is highly qualified with a wide range of skills. Our experience and expertise mean that we can provide excellent results for clients both local and further afield.
Dubzz is here to help with all forms of online marketing and advertising, enabling you to maximise the online space to convert potential clients into your customers. We can tailor a package specifically to suit your needs, budget, and marketing plan, and guarantee you will see results. Dubzz Digital Marketing is a proud member of the Rotorua Chamber of Commerce.
To provide exceptional results and outstanding customer service, while remaining a market leader in an ever-changing online environment. Our goal is to make a positive contribution to the overall success of our clients, through cutting-edge digital solutions, fantastic relationships and our Kiwi can-do attitude.
Rachel worked in Online Marketing for a number of years before founding Dubzz in 2011. She recognised the growing need for all businesses to harness the online environment, and generate exposure and revenue from effective online marketing. Rachel has qualifications in Science, Business, Marketing & Maori and has a thirst for continued education. She has held speaking engagements at a number of conferences and events. In 2015, Rachel was recognised as the “Emerging Young Leader of the Year” at the Westpac Business Excellence Awards.
Rachel is the founder of Dubzz with qualifications in Marketing, Business, Science & Maori. She is proud Mum to Hugo, and serves the community as a Justice of the Peace. In her free time Rachel enjoys cooking, gardening and walking her dog Henry in the Redwoods.
Leah is a sales and marketing professional from the tourism and events industries. She discovered her love for sales 10 years ago when selling snorkelling tours on the Great Barrier Reef. It was there that she also met her kiwi partner and was convinced to move to New Zealand. Originally from Melbourne, she has been in New Zealand for six years. She has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland, and a general interest in business and economics.
When not working, Leah can be found letting her competitive side loose on the tennis court, or on the couch with a book.
Julie hails from Portland, Oregon in the USA. She received a degree from St. Olaf College and spent a number of years in marketing and brand management in the craft beer industry before returning to university to hone her skills in multimedia design. This foray led the discovery and love of web development and User Experience Design.
Julie is certified in Google Ads, Analytics and Mobile Optimisation, and holds a Bachelor's Degree in English and a certificate in Front End Web Development. When she’s not squinting at a computer screen, Julie plays rugby for the Bay of Plenty Volcanix and fosters kittens through the Rotorua SPCA.
Byron studied computer programing at Waiariki for three years and completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems in 2014. Originally working as an electrician, Byron combines his passions of problem-solving and technology as a web developer and online applications specialist.
When Byron is not solving a coding problem, you will find him at the Ti Street Squash courts, playing with his daughter, Ruby, or doing jobs around the home for his wife.
Kirsten holds a Bachelor of International Business and marketing from Flinders University in Adelaide and has worked in digital marketing & sales since 2008 across Australia, Scotland and New Zealand. Soon after graduating Kirsten was drawn to the exciting world of digital marketing and is passionate about helping businesses meet their strategic and sales goals. Kirsten also holds Certifications in Google Ads. Recently Kirsten has relocated to Nelson, where she works remotely for Dubzz.
In her spare time Kirsten loves spending time with her young daughter and exploring all that Nelson has to offer.
Born and bred in Rotorua, Matt studied at the University of Waikato for three years before returning to his hometown. His Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies reflects his passion for design, communications, video production, and music. After initially working in the tourism industry, Matt completed an internship at Dubzz in 2017, before being brought on as a permanent part of the team and completing Google certification in Analytics and Search & Display.
Matt can often be found playing music in his spare time, and also enjoys reading and getting outdoors.
Henry is the furriest member of the Dubzz Team and holds qualifications in Ball Chasing, Stick Chomping and Sun Napping. Henry is passionate about a healthy work/life balance and regularly encourages his colleagues to get up from their desks for a little exercise.
Henry has been a loyal member of the Dubzz Team since 2012 and is always barking on about the need for faster internet. Most day's you'll find him working like a dog and loves it when you give him a bit of carrot. Just never share a viral cat meme with him... Never!
Lauren originally trained in the fashion industry, where she has worked in an assortment of fashion industry and administration positions in New York, London and Auckland. With a love for travel she has spent three years visiting over 25 countries across the world and relocated to Rotorua last year where she has bought her first house. Recently completing a certification in Small Business and Project Management, Lauren is also responsible for ensuring the efficiency of the office so the Dubzz team can provide the best service to their clients.
In her spare time Lauren loves getting creative, baking and enjoying the redwoods on her mountain bike.
Danielle is currently in her third year of a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English and a minor in Marketing from Massey University. This qualification combines Danielle’s love for reading, writing, and social media. Danielle was born and raised in Rotorua and has worked in the retail and hospitality industries in Rotorua for over 8 years. Danielle also holds a certificate in retail sales from NZQA. She is working towards her degree with the intention of working in the marketing industry in the future. Her internship at Dubzz Digital Marketing is due to be completed in February 2021 and during this time Danielle is hoping to gain valuable experience in the digital marketing industry putting her university knowledge to the test in a workplace environment, and meet some new people.
When not at work or her internship, Danielle can be found studying at home while listening to music, reading a book, catching up on the latest TV shows, or travelling.
As a local business with local staff, we call Rotorua and the wider Bay of Plenty, "Home". We enjoy supporting our community through a number of local projects and charities, and also provide work experience to students from area universities. In addition, our team takes part in regular volunteer activities, and the Dubzz Team commits to at least one pro bono website build to a charitable organisation each year.
Ready to talk about your online strategies? Get in touch and we'll get back to you with how we can help.
Leverage the online space
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