Want to take your mid-market business to the next level? Here’s your opportunity to work with marketing people who…
- Understand the needs of mid-market businesses
- Offer strategic marketing and design expertise
- Are results driven, practical, smart with budgets
- User-friendly, down-to-earth and enjoy a sense of humour
For an insight into how we work, here’s what two of our mid-market clients say…
Ascension Wine Estate Ltd
We worked with Darryl & Bridget Soljan from 2007 to 2013 when they sold the business. Darryl is one of the smartest and hardest working businessmen we know and we absolutely loved being part of the Ascension story and helping him grow the business.
“For the first 7 years, I used my previous marketing experience and intuition to launch Ascension on its rapid upward path. Latterly I have partnered with boutique Auckland agency Evolve Marketing to rebrand (from Ascension Vineyard to Ascension Wine Estate to reflect the multi-layered nature of the business), create an entirely new website, design a range of new marketing collateral, and undertake research which will result in the conversion of a higher percentage of business leads into actual sales.
The selection and engagement of Evolve has been a successful and significant evolution for Ascension, as I realised I had achieved as much as I could with the knowledge I had.
Evolve were chosen for their lateral-thinking approach, the high quality of their work, their desire to “understand” before designing anything and because they share similar values to Bridget and me.”
– Darryl Soljan, founder, Ascension Wine Estate Ltd, Matakana (since sold to new owners)
Metalier International Ltd & Halo International Ltd
We first started working with Mary Whaley in 2004 on her previous business. Well over 10 years later we’re still going strong. Ken and Mary are smart cookies and, just as importantly, a ball of fun to work with.
“We’ve used Evolve for general marketing advice for over 10 years. It’s always been very good and challenging and raises things outside the square.
I’m quite hands on myself with marketing. It’s my passion, my interest to figure out how to tell people about our products and services. So I don’t just want a marketing company to tell me what to do. I have ideas and use Evolve as a sounding board and they always put me right.
I’ll say, “I’m thinking about doing this. What do you think?” and almost every time they’ll have an add-on. It’ll never be, “Yes, that’s a great idea, do it.” It’ll be, “Yes, that’s a great idea but I think you should do this, this and this” or “No, that won’t fly because of da, da, da” and, “Yes, that’s all right but you could do this better” and so on.
One of the qualities I like about Evolve is that we have a ball. A lot of the work involves laughing! And they do what they say they’ll do – very conscientious, very ethical, reasonably priced and fair. I like the way they’re hands on and the relationship aspect is important.
Evolve has a good track record and gets good results. I’m looking forward to ongoing work and getting into new things. They’re part of the team. Others come and go but Evolve stays and that’s a testament to the contribution they make.”
– Mary Whaley, founder, Metalier International Ltd and Halo International Ltd
Eager to Evolve?
Give us a call on (09) 3600-120 to discuss things further. Or contact us by email.