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About Katy Glenie

I’m Katy and I live in Taupō, New Zealand. My husband, young daughter and I moved here from Wellington to make the most of the alpine-climbing, tramping and outdoor fun that Taupō has to offer.


I am passionate about sharing the stories of community, environmental and non-profit organisations through effective marketing and communications.

I have 18 years of international experience in marketing and communications with organisations like Unilever, Meridian Energy, Red Cross, and Outward Bound. I have a Masters in Marketing from Otago University.

I choose to work with organisations that are doing great things. Because life is better when you're working on the good stuff.


I pay attention to detail, think strategically, and meet deadlines. My private-sector experience means I’m efficient and effective. Here are some examples of my results:

  • Increased online enquiries by 40% over two months and social media engagement by 70% over six months for high profile New Zealand non-profit.

  • Increased media coverage by 210% for environmental government agency.

  • Completed 70 page website migration from Wordpress to Silverstripe using Agile project management at one third of budgeted cost for experiential learning non-profit.

  • Wrote, edited, and produced Annual Reports for Council, non-profit and Energy Sector clients.

  • Increased open rates for online newsletter by 86% and subscriptions by 57% for sustainability sector client.

  • Completed six successful national award entries, gaining extensive exposure for a range of community groups.


I have a wide marketing and communications skill-set that I'm keen to share with purpose-driven organisations.

My focus areas include:

  • Breathing life into tired website content.

  • Creating effective online advertising campaigns.

  • Re-energising social media channels.

  • Powerful message building for fundraising campaigns.

  • Crafting PR content to hook savvy journalists.

  • Telling great stories through reports, brand collateral, email campaigns and website landing pages.

  • Practical and results-focused marketing and communications plans.