Our Digital Marketing Services

We are Patchwork. We have stitched together a collection of web, marketing and advertising services necessary to launch an online presence, to drive awareness and sales for a startup or small business requiring digital marketing in Nelson and Marlborough.

Previously, in the large city ad agencies we worked at, a package of these services would cost tens of thousands. But tools, experience and a desire to meet the market has driven down the cost of establishing a brand presence online.

With the influx of new startup businesses being opened in Marlborough and Nelson over the recent lockdown period, we can see a need for an effective ‘get-me-online-cheaply’ fast turnaround, simple execution package of our services.



We have three main service streams:

  1. Digital Advertising and online marketing including optimising your site for Google Search, executing campaigns, Google Ads and other digital advertising.
  2. Website Design & Development including Shopify online stores and WordPress, SilverStripe or other CMS websites.
  3. Strategic Marketing Advisory Service – we offer breakthrough marketing strategies to catapult your business forward.

Supporting our online offering is solid experience in graphic design, brand advertising and social media management.

We provide experienced strategic marketing advisory support alongside your board or executive team. Our brand architecture and advertising planning support reviews are provided on a consultancy basis. Please ask for our credentials.


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We will apply Google’s Search Console & Analytics and set up Google Ads for your site. We’ll show you how to read these reports to see who’s visiting your site.


We will set up advertising on Facebook and Instagram to drive traffic to your website. We can  trial campaign using Google Ads with a free credit of NZ$100.


We can customise and launch a Shopify platform or a simple-to-use website theme.  We will lift your Google search position to drive more Search traffic to your online store. 


We will show you how to maximise your advertising to target your audience online. We will produce an email newsletter to automatically send out to your new subscribers.


Shopify platform customisation & launch

Price excludes product photography

  • Set up your URL (domain)
  • Configure Shopify for you
  • Load your first suite of products and tags
  • Craft your collections
  • Organise emails and payment options
  • Handover & support

$5,000 plus GST

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Campaigns for Google, Facebook & Instagram

Price is for setting up the online platforms and excludes placement costs.

  • Google Ads
  • Facebook Ads
  • Instagram Advertising
  • eDM emails & offers
  • Landing page review/rec’s
  • Keyword search & setup
  • Set up Ad Groups
  • Copywriting & Design
  • Reporting & Analysis
  • Handover & support

$2,000 plus GST per campaign

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Brand strategies, product names, brand stories, supplier briefs, campaign management

  • Logo Design
  • Logo Digital Library
  • Brand Guidelines
  • Product Sub-brands
  • Brand Naming
  • Campaign Planning
  • Photography Briefs
  • Apply to websites and social media,
  • Provide SM posts
  • Trademark advice
  • Expert Advisory

We can work to your budget

Let’s talk

Who is Patchwork?

Our Advertising Experience is Yours.

The Patchwork team has worked for global advertising agencies and national digital marketing companies. We’ve been agency clients as Marketing Managers and Advertising Managers. We’ve launched numerous successful brands, headed up the digital departments in some of New Zealand’s largest companies. And we have returned to Blenheim from offshore to bring up family and pursue our own business activities.

We decided to continue to provide marketing consultancy and online production services to local companies, but at a much more boutique level, offering digital marketing services for South Island corporates, startups and fast-growth online businesses.

We’re not looking to build a big digital marketing business. Rather we want to offer our decades of practical marketing and deep digital advertising knowledge to selected local businesses. To give something back to Nelson and Marlborough companies, without seeking a high profile, or joining the local speaking circuit.

We have a collective 30+ years of digital marketing experience, plus time in technology and production. In this time, we have built over 100 brand, product/campaign or e-commerce websites, managed large digital production teams, overseen multi-million dollar international marketing budgets, and worked with tiny startups who have gone on to be market leaders in their region and nationally. We reached the top of the New Zealand digital advertising industry, sat on industry Boards and held senior executive positions.

The Patchwork founders are happy to share our credentials over a coffee, to review your project, or discuss how a longer business partnership could work for both parties. We can provide extensive references, referees, and case studies to support our business offering.

Our Team is Outcome-Focused.

At Patchwork, our team can be as hands-on as you want. Think of us as your contract marketing team if you wish. Or just ask us to take on a single fixed term project. The tools we use are the tools you can also use – so working with us is like being on a practical marketing course. Except that you get your own real world campaigns set up and running, and the digital collateral we create together can be reused again and again. Any online tools and services we subscribe to are yours to keep.

We want to find complementary Blenheim and Nelson businesses that have fast-growing potential. We can help you and your team refresh or launch your online assets, and we will drive sales into new markets using our digital marketing experience.

We don’t want to the biggest provider of digital marketing services in the South, but we do want to be the best. We simply offer selected local businesses our decades of marketing and advertising knowledge at radically reduced prices from the national rates charged in Auckland and Wellington.

We’re happy to share our credentials and see if taking on a short project, or a longer business partnership would suit both parties. We can provide references and case studies to support our business offering.

Let’s meet for coffee. Just fill out our contact form or give us a call.

Let’s meet.


Our Digital Marketing Guides.

We’ve got a stunning patch of paradise to live and work in. At Patchwork, we occasionally identify some local marketing nuances or areas, that might not be noticed by outside agencies, where local companies may gain have greater benefit from a localised approach. 

The Patchwork Guide to Social Media Community Management

We recognise that you’re unlikely to have a dedicated social media community manager, and don’t wish to incur the expense of an external resource. So we’ve approached it differently. Imagine empowering your team to take control of channels, and putting the tools and support around them to make this a success. To help, we’ve written the Patchwork Guide to Community Management for you to download for free.

Manage Influencer Requests in Style

We’re guessing you get increasing numbers of social media influencers seeking pro bono products or services from your company. This practice is now well-entrenched and not going away any time soon! We recommend creating a simple content page on your website to direct enquires to, as well as implementing a system to manage requests. We’ve provided some complimentary copy that you can use. This will save your team valuable time and mitigate negative backlash if you have to decline any influencer requests.

We’ll post more information, guides and marketing support documents from time to time, so check back in and subscribe to our social media channels to keep updated.



A coffee and a chat is a good place to start.

We are Patchwork, your South Island Digital Marketing agency.

Call Martha on 027 264 3193 or email us now.