Meet the team
Digital Marketing Coach & Creative Director
Originally from Florida in the USA, Lauren has worked in various marketing and graphic design roles throughout the USA and New Zealand including the City of Miami Beach, Harcourts International and ACP Media.
More recently, she has served as the Brand/Marketing Manager for some of New Zealand’s leading companies including Villa Maria Winery and Grenadier Real Estate.
With a Master’s degree in communication and over 15 years in the marketing industry, Lauren is the creative lead for Jason Wills - Digital Marketing and works directly with key stakeholders, agency clients and external suppliers where needed.
Lauren provides support in the following areas:
Social media campaign management and providing creative solutions for clients;
Proofing and approving all work created by team members and suppliers;
Staying up to date on the latest trends in design, advertising and marketing;
Helping businesses manage their digital marketing with a focus on Facebook/Instagram Advertising and Google/YouTube Advertising.
Lauren is a ‘big picture’ thinker and enjoys helping clients craft their digital marketing campaigns
CEO & Leading Technologies Advisor
Throughout his 20 years’ as the Chief Information Officer for New Zealand’s largest real estate company, Jason developed the digital strategy that helped make Harcourts the most successful real estate company in New Zealand.
In his career, he has come up with many first-to-market ideas including:
First to build a searchable real estate website www.harcourts.co.nz which continues to be the number one real estate company website in New Zealand with over 400,000 unique visitors per month.
First company to utilize Google Maps
First real estate company in the world to build a virtual office in Second Life.
First real estate company to mobilize a workforce of 2,000 users with Windows Mobile.
First real estate company to be featured across Apple's global network as the best real estate apps in the world. The case study highlighted how Harcourts used Apple’s iOS technology to transform their business.
Since moving on from his role at Harcourts International, Jason and his wife have brought together a team of the best of the best in each of their areas of expertise, to create a successful digital marketing agency, where they work with companies helping them to raise their brand awareness and inevitably generating more sales and leads using targeted digital marketing strategies.
Jason travels throughout Australasia giving keynote presentations on future technology, provides social media training workshops as well as one-on-one digital marketing coaching.
Media Relations Specialist
Melbourne-based Rajiv Maharaj is a media relations specialist and editor/journalist with more than 20 years’ experience working for the world’s leading news organisations including the Guardian, Thomson Reuters and News International.
A former media advisor for the Australian Northern Territory and Victorian Governments (ministerial), Rajiv also worked in public relations in London where he ran media relations for iconic video games company Rockstar Games, law firms and tech start-ups.
Rajiv is a former editor of Reuters’ national industrial relations news service, and continues to write on industrial relations regulatory developments and trends for the global news service.
He is also a rugby union columnist for the Guardian
Senior Developer / Architect
Former Head of Development for international real estate company Harcourts, Dan was one of the original architects and developers that built the award winning HarcourtsOne bespoke real estate website. This website was localized for 10 countries, 3 different languages and used by over 10,000 users.
He also was responsible for the development of the public facing www.harcourts.co.nz website, which receives over 400,000 unique visitors per month and over 9 million page views.
He specializes in building bespoke eCommerce websites using the latest development tools ReactJS, React Native and Microsoft SQL database.
Project Manager / Business & Test Analyst
Every great company needs someone who can bring everything together and not let things slip through the cracks.
Jo is our Project Manager plus provides expert website testing on many of our projects.
Over the last 14 years, Jo was the former Head of Testing and more recently Busines Analyst/Project Manager for international real estate company Harcourts.
With an extensive background as a project manager, software test lead and business analyst, Jo’s unique skills and unrivaled attention to detail, help us deliver rock solid solutions to our customers.