Kim Manunui


Kim Manunui has an extensive marketing background across a range of industry sectors. She is a specialist in developing social and digital marketing and PR strategies to provide the infrastructure to launch brands and deliver key messages. She helps organisations find the right balance between function, design and budget across all digital mediums including website design and build, social planning and integration, content generation and curation, social and search advertising and e-campaigns and promotions.

Kim was a finalist and runner up in her category in the 2015 Mumtrapreneur Awards and was integral in developing the 'Pocket Ranger' App for Project Tongariro, which was a finalist in the NZ Innovators Awards 2012. 

She officially launched her website & marketing consulting business in January 2009 and working from home, around the needs of her children, Kim managed to take on a number of clients and coordinate their marketing needs. The business quickly grew and she now engages a number of suppliers and contractors to help her to deliver the best possible solutions for her clients. In April 2013, Kim merged her KMMS business with colleague Sarah Matheson who directed S2M Ltd and together they offer a superior service. As they say "two heads are better than one". Always at the forefront of the planning and implementation of any strategy, Kim always makes sure that whatever the campaign, no matter how big or small, it works for her clients and matches their unique requirements. She understands the needs and limitations of a small business and wants to put her skills into action to support other owner operators.

When you're a small business you usually do everything yourself but sometimes it is more productive for you to spend time doing what you do best which is running your business. Kim can focus on your marketing strategy leaving you time to manage your operations. Together, you and Kim will develop a strategy that best meets your business needs and your budget and you can count on Kim to manage your day to day marketing while you focus on running your business.

The biggest strength of KMMS is that Kim sees the bigger picture of marketing your business as she's not just a web developer and she's not just a graphic designer but will coordinate all the elements required to build and action a consistent, successful marketing strategy.

If Kim sounds like the kind of person that would fit in with your business then she would love to hear from you and find out how she can help. You can Email or call her (021 545 693) to arrange a place and time to meet to discuss your business and Kim will prepare a comprehensive no obligation marketing proposal based around the needs of you and your business.

A bit more background...

Kim Manunui was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. She has lived in New Zealand for the last 15 years and now resides in beautiful Taupo, with her husband and two daughters. Kim completed a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction at the University of Victoria, Canada in 2000. She specialised in Tourism Marketing and has since spent her time honing her marketing skills in a variety of roles in New Zealand.

The snow first attracted Kim to NZ in 1997 when she found work at Whakapapa Ski Area on a working holiday. Realising that this was the ideal environment to compliment her education, Kim sought employment at the Ski Area with the Marketing Department. She held the role of Marketing Coordinator until 2002 when she then took on the Marketing Manager job at Treble Cone Ski Area on the South Island. In both these roles, Kim was responsible for coordinating press campaigns, public relations & media releases, website and e newsletters, events, sponsorship and customer surveys. In addition, Kim took on a variety of special marketing projects for particular services or products. Developing strategic plans, reporting and making and meeting budgets and timeframes were also integral to the roles she held.

Upon moving back to the North Island where her husband resumed working at Whakapapa Ski Area, Kim sought work in Taupo where she could develop her skills outside of the ski environment. She took on a position at Bayleys Taupo and was quickly promoted to Office Manager where she coordinated the daily going ons of a busy real estate office. Understanding her background and skills, the owners then moved her to their IT company, PortPlus, where Kim fulfilled the role of Operations Manager. PortPlus provides software and website technology for real estate offices in New Zealand and Australia and Kim took on a number of responsibilities from developing and testing new products to sales to customer service.

In 2007, Kim and her husband Steve had their first child, Stevie and upon the completion of her Maternity Leave, Kim made the decision not to return to her full time role at PortPlus. Wanting to be with Stevie full time yet still wanting to use her education and skills and fulfills her down time (not much with a 1 year child underfoot!) Kim started sewing and selling portable baby seats called Toodoos. She originally made the first Toodoo for Stevie but her friends and family encouraged her to start selling them at markets. She built a website to sell her creations and it still keeps her busy and out of trouble. But that of course just wasn't enough for Kim. A friend from baby group was a graphic designer pre child and together they realised that there are plenty of other mums in business out there who could use a bit of help in the marketing and selling of their products or services. Together Kim and Rachel launched the company and website CleverMums, a cooperative of CleverMums with Clever Businesses.

But Mums aren't the only ones who operate small businesses and need affordable, cost effective help with marketing themselves and their products or services. In 2009, Kim launched her own business to provide  marketing solutions such as strategy, planning, branding, website development, social media, e-marketing, media relations, press & radio placements, graphic design and print solutions. Working with a small number of clients around the needs of her two girls, 

Kim takes on each project with enthusiasm and commitment and genuinely wants to achieve the best possible outcome for each of her clients. Marketing and indeed online strategy can often be daunting for small business and Kim believes it is important to remove the 'smoke & mirrors' and help her clients really understand how it works and how powerful it can be for their business. If you need some marketing assistance, whatever your project, give Kim a ring, she might be just the person you need!