Many thanks for such a great PR campaign and we are really happy about the results achieved.

Hamish Klein, Group Operations Manager, Good Group Hospitality

We engaged Nicola & Kathie to do a feasibility study for a Central Otago Wine & Food Festival. The work was professionally done to a very high standard. It was well researched, detailed and summarized in a very complete report. While the festival did not proceed due to a variety of factors, the report laid out most of the groundwork planning for the event should it have gone ahead. I'd highly recommend Marvellous Marketing for event planning given the work completed.

Andy Wilkson, Misha’s Vineyard

Nicola McConnell has assisted Toi Toi Wines both from a strategic and executional point of view, assisted in maintaining vital key contacts with customers and raising our profile in Australia. From a wine marketing and comms perspective, she is a standout, having held very senior global roles she has experience and exposure at the highest level of the industry, is able to use her experience to create impact where it matters most. she comes highly recommended.

Andrew Bonner, Owner, Toi Toi Wines

Kathie Bartley has worked as a Marketing and Sponsorship Consultant for the Air New Zealand Wine Awards, owned and organized by New Zealand Winegrowers, since 2004. Thanks to Kathie’s industry knowledge, relationship building skills, professionalism and passion, the Air New Zealand Wine Awards continues to be recognized as New Zealand’s most reputable wine competition with strong entry numbers each year, and increasing national and global exposure. I have very much valued Kathie’s contribution to the success of the Awards in the five years I have worked with her. Kathie is a pleasure to deal with; she is efficient and approachable; and I would highly recommend her to anyone wishing to have a committed individual as part of their team.

Angela Willis, Global Events Director, Air New Zealand Wine Awards

We engaged Nicola to assist us with the inaugural James Halliday Wine Companion Awards in July 2013. It was the first time that James had actually lent his name to an awards function so the event needed to be something very special, celebrating his iconic brand. With Nicola’s assistance, we ran a prestigious four-course degustation dinner showcasing over $90,000 worth of the finest Australian wine. Nicola’s advice, knowledge and professionalism were second to none and the event was hailed as the ‘Wine Event of the Year’. As an added bonus, with her media communications strategy we garnered a reach of over 2.7million nationally and internationally. We would have no hesitation in recommending Nicola to any prospective client.

Annie Clemenger, Account Director, James Halliday Wine Companion

Saint Clair Family Estate was fortunate to have Kathie Bartley as our Marketing Consultant from 2002 until 2008. Over this period of time Kathie was instrumental in developing and executing a very effective marketing plan which resulted in building the Saint Clair brand and sales. Kathie was also influential in obtaining improved Saint Clair wine distribution within the New Zealand market, which in turn led to increased sales volumes. Saint Clair remains with this reputable distributor to this day. Kathie always acted with a high degree of dedication and professionalism.

Neal Ibbotson, Managing Director, Saint Clair Family Estate

Nicola McConnell is the classic ‘can do Kiwi Girl’! She is resourceful, clever, quick, lateral and positive. No job too hard, no task too huge. Nicola is up to date on food and wine trends and incredibly well connected. Her results speak for themselves.

Maeve O’Meara, Founder and Director, Gourmet Safaris Author, broadcaster, host and producer of Food Safari

I have worked with Kathie on many projects over more than a ten year period when I was General Manager of Fairfax Magazines. Kathie always brings innovative ideas with a pragmatistic approach to execution. Whether it was launching the Cuisine Artisan Awards or project managing complex content creation projects for key advertising customers, Kathie could always be relied on to deliver - on time and on budget - with a smile. I don't think there is anyone she doesn't know in the wine industry. When approached to work with Marvellous Marketing on the Outstanding NZ Producer Awards we didn't hesitate as it was a great fit for NZ Life & Leisure. We also have every confidence in Kathie's experience and ability to build them into a great success….

Lynley Belton, Director NZ Lifestyle Magazines

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