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Community Good Award finalist: Magic Fingers

Our first Community Good Award finalist to be announced for 2021 is Natalie White, Owner and Creative Director of Magic Fingers Graphics. Nat strives to give back to her community every year and last year was no exception, in fact, Covid pushed her to give even more. Two of the bigger projects she worked on that provided an epic amount of community good saw a church be able to continue sharing messages throughout lockdown, and helped a humble & modest man biking the length of the country raise m...

March 2, 2021

Previous Launch award winners look forward to this year’s event

Our past award winners thrived at our inaugural Launch conference and can’t wait to head back this year. Tonia Hill, brand strategist and website designer started her business, Crisp Graphics, in 2003 and has never looked back. Rebranding to become Greenhouse Creative in 2020.  Tonia took out the Website of the year and Best ecommerce website awards at the 2018 Launch awards.“Winning an award (actually two awards that I’m really proud of) at Launch was huge for me. Overall, it validat...

February 26, 2021

Launch speaker spotlight: Monica Shepherd

Monica Shepherd is the founder of Mark My Words. She’s a copywriter and messaging strategist who loves the power language has to connect, inspire, change, make people think, ignite emotions and take people on a journey.  With an understanding of SEO copywriting, compelling storytelling techniques, persuasion and buyer psychology, she helps purpose-driven brands craft digital content and brand stories that attract their ideal clients.  Since 2010, she has worked with a range of B2B an...

February 25, 2021

Launch Speaker Spotlight: Kendyl Haultain

Why do some businesses seem to propel themselves online with social media whilst others struggle to gain traction? That’s the question that Make Social Click was founded on. Kendyl Haultain, Director of Make Social Click, is an entrepreneur with over 12 year's experience marketing businesses online. She works with brands to establish clever and unique marketing strategies that set them apart from their competitors. At Launch, Kendyl will be speaking about your social media presence and how to ...

February 22, 2021

Launch Speaker Spotlight: Grant Johnson

As the least technical of Rocketspark’s founders, CEO Grant Johnson, is always looking for ways to make the complex simple. His career prior to Rocketspark spanned a broad range of industries which provides a great depth of business knowledge. With his wife, Grant launched, grew and sold an online store which provided him with deep insight into what it takes to grow an ecommerce business. At Launch, Grant will be speaking about business strategy, finding the right pieces to build a company and...

February 18, 2021

Launch speaker spotlight: Jeremy Johnson

Jeremy Johnson is the Co-founder and Head of Product here at Rocketspark. Jeremy balances his time between product management, UI design and the marketing of Rocketspark. He's passionate about crafting user experiences that are beautifully simple and people love to use.  Before co-founding Rocketspark, Jeremy was a freelance graphic designer and experienced first-hand the frustrations of working with web developers and complicated content management systems when designing an overall brandin...

February 9, 2021

Launch speaker spotlight: Jo Jensen

Jo Jensen, Founder of Strictly Savvy, is a rising female leader. For her outstanding leadership, entrepreneurship, creativity and vision for the future, Jo was awarded the Young Business Person of the Year 2015 at the Wellington Region Business Excellence Awards. Strictly Savvy was also honoured with the best Professional Services Business award in 2017. In true entrepreneur style, Jo has many ventures on the go and also runs Savvy School where she teaches other women how to create their own vir...

February 9, 2021

Launch speaker spotlight: Kylie Rae

Kylie Rae, Director of Nature & Nosh, began her career in the corporate marketing world in NZ and then the UK. Coming from a family of small business owners, she had the entrepreneurial bug and knew she wanted to start a business of her own one day. The corporate life didn’t do it for her. She yearned for a calling that merged her love for the outdoors, marketing and business. After many months hiking around the globe with her husband, the idea for Nature & Nosh was born - hiking tours with fo...

February 9, 2021

Launch speaker spotlight: Natalie White

Natalie White is a branding and website design expert, leading clients on their creative project journey. From hand illustrations to a stunning online presence, she is committed to crafting authentic brands and websites that really capture an audience and fit clients perfectly. Nat runs Magic Fingers Graphics, design studio from her coastal family farm up in the winterless Far North of New Zealand. Nat will be joining us to speak on what’s behind the scenes of award winning design. Nat will sh...

February 5, 2021

Launch speaker spotlight: Tonia Hill

Tonia Hill is a brand strategist and website designer based in Auckland who designs with a carefully considered blend of purpose and creativity. Tonia has a clean, crisp design-style that she adapts to fit the values and individual personalities of her clients’ brands. Tonia works with clients across a broad range of industries and geographic locations and enjoys the challenge of getting to know a business and its customers intimately. Tonia started her business, Crisp Graphics, in 2003 and ha...

February 5, 2021

Launch: See where Rocketspark is heading

Kristy Wright, Creative Director at Thomas Wright Design, said the company had been with Rocketspark for the past couple of years. Previously having focused on social media and Wordpress, Rocketspark allowed them to offer websites to a different client base, she said.Kirsty said Launch was “fantastic”. “There were great speakers, motivational activities and the chance to chat with others.”  She said the ongoing development of Rocketspark meant Thomas Wright Design could of...

February 5, 2021

Launch has something for all partners, new and old

Liz Webb, Founder of LW Creative, has been with Rocketspark since 2016.When Liz came to Launch in 2018 she thought it was professional and well put together.  “Even though you can keep up-to-date with Rocketspark’s new features and recommendations online, attending Launch always provides something new to learn, helps to keep you inspired and provides opportunity to meet other like minded partners.” She said the variety of topics kept Launch interesting.  “Splitti...

February 5, 2021

Caring, without being corny

Kath Boyd started OMG Digital Marketing Solutions in 2014 and got into building websites on Rocketspark in 2017.“I first heard about Rocketspark in 2014 when I had a play with my first website build. The dramatic speed with which Rocketspark has grown and continues to enhance the platform has been a real game changer for me. Especially compared to other website building platforms out there.” Kath attended Launch in 2018 and she said it was a great experience. “I learnt many practical ...

February 5, 2021

Free to be a Nerd

Catherine Watson, owner of Documents by Design, has been a Design Partner with Rocketspark for almost three years now. Catherine “loved” Launch, she said it was what cemented her business relationship with Rocketspark. “I loved the workshop run by Jeremy Johnson, showing different website designs and how to achieve them. “I would definitely recommend Launch, it’s great to connect with other Design Partners and the Rocketspark team. I loved being able to be a nerd for a couple of days,...

February 5, 2021

Launch, it’s a chance to work on your business

Rachel Bauer, Manager and Senior Marketing Strategist at Luna Solutions, has been a design partner for the last four years. Rachel said Launch was great. She said there was awesome content, it was a great way to connect with the Rocketspark team and a nice way to celebrate everyone at the awards dinner. “It built my overall confidence and connection to Rocketspark, which has made it easier to ‘sell’ it to clients. It helped solidify why we have chosen to partner with Rocketspark.” Rachel...

January 25, 2021

Launch holds exponential value

Todd Harper from Thread Co., a freelance brand, marketing, and communication agency, has been a design partner since halfway through 2018.  Todd said Launch was a great event. He attended when he was just starting out as a partner and, he said, it really allowed for a great start to his journey with Rocketspark. “The seminars allowed me to learn the product in a deep and fast way. It meant I could deliver sites to clients that not only worked, but worked well.” Todd said one o...

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