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 holds a BA in English 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 digital design. This foray led the discovery and love of web development and User Experience Design.
Julie is certified in Google AdWords, Analytics and Mobile Optimisation, and holds 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.
Originally from Australia, Kirsten moved to New Zealand in January 2017, convinced by her Kiwi partner Mike it was time to experience the NZ lifestyle. She graduated from Flinders University in Adelaide in 2008 and has experience in sales, traditional marketing, and digital marketing with Certifications in Google Ads. She is well-travelled, including a working holiday in the UK, living in Edinburgh for two years, and travel through Europe and the wider UK.
Kirsten’s first visit to New Zealand was a permanent move, so most of her spare time is spent exploring the local sights of Rotorua and everything New Zealand 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.
Mirna is originally from El Salvador, Central America and moved to New Zealand in 2014. She has a Bachelor of Marketing, and experience in administration, product development, customer service and retail. She is always looking for new challenges to develop her career and be involved with activities in the community.
Mirna loves traveling and meeting people from different cultures. In her spare time she likes reading, walking and watching movies.
Sam is very much a Rotorua local. After studying in multiple areas he found his place in Business Admin at Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology, he has worked in the field for two years. His tendency to organise everything in life into spreadsheets shows just how suited he is to his job.
Most of the time Sam loves to curl up and watch the latest binge-worthy content online with his cat Scotty, but he sometimes ventures outdoors to Rotorua's weekly night market.
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.
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.
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Do you have a database of past and present customers? Do you have strategies for communicating with this audience directly? We can help you engage these valuable individuals and turn them into repeat customers. Don’t have a list? We can help you grow one.
Learn more about Byron's experience as an intern.
Custom Wordpress web development
We now have a website that not only are we proud of but perfectly and succinctly represents our business and brands. It feels great to be receiving so many positive comments on how good our website is and how easy it is to understand the services we offer and who we are.