There’s a good story within everything – it just needs a voice


We’ll help you get to the heart of the matter and make your communications work hard for you and your business.

We listen and work as part of your team to get to know those you seek to connect with and how we can create a longterm and meaningful relationship with them. That means understanding their behaviours.

Those who are successful have looked deeper and found authentic, interesting things to say to those audiences.

We want to understand your long-term goals so that your actions today build towards the bigger goals of tomorrow. We collaborate with you to bring out the very best you have to offer and make communications work hard for your business.


we've got it covered

Blink offers a full suite of integrated public relations, marketing and digital solutions


  • Communications audit
  • Internal corporate communications
  • Public relations strategy
  • Media publicity + partnerships
  • Editorial promotions
  • Custom publishing
  • Corporate communications
  • Media training
  • Crisis + issues management
  • Corporate profiling


  • Social media strategy
  • Content creation
  • User acquisition
  • Social media campaign creation
  • Email campaigns
  • Website builds
  • SEO + SEM
  • Social advertising strategy
  • Digital asset development


  • Internal business culture
  • Vision + values
  • Board + senior staff workshops
  • Staff workshops
  • Brand discovery + marketing strategy
  • Brand activations
  • Advertising campaigns



  • Social influencer + blogger outreach
  • Product seeding
  • Influencer program development + collaboration
  • Strategic partnerships


  • Creative direction
  • Brand design
  • Print + packaging design
  • Corporate communications design
  • User experience design
  • User interface design
  • Video scripts, storyboards + direction
  • Photo direction + styling
  • Display + signage design
  • Social asset design


  • Event management
  • Event marketing
  • Event design + styling
  • Brand experiences
  • Invitation design + production
  • RSVP management

Our Team

your success is our only measure

Trust isn’t a given, it’s earned, and we love to earn the trust of our clients. With trust comes a flourishing relationship that enables us to achieve optimal results.

Our team includes highly-experienced marketers, graphic designers, public relations experts and former journalists with networks stretching from Cape Reinga to Bluff. Whether the focus is local or national, our approach is always the same – working directly with clients to ensure that their goals are our goals, that their success is our success.

Natalie Bridges


Alison Brown


Scott Harwood


Kerry Mitchell


Lucy Bleakley


Shae Skellern



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Natalie Bridges

Managing Director

Natalie founded Blink in September 2012 to harness the power of good communications for local businesses.

Understanding what makes people behave in the way they do and being able to positively influence that behaviour is what sets Blink apart. “Many of us are former journalists and I think our strength lies in understanding what makes people tick and how to create messages and connections that make good things happen.”

Natalie has worked in the UK as a producer, production assistant and researcher for BBC radio and TV consumer affair programmes, and has also stage-managed national BBC events. In New Zealand she pursued journalistic roles at the Bay of Plenty Times, More FM and RadioLIVE, before working as editor of Simply You and Simply You Living magazines. Her two English literature degrees include an MA from Oxford, where she specialised in romantic-period poetry.

Natalie is Deputy Chairman of TECT (Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust).

Alison Brown

Group Account Director

As Blink’s longest-serving professional, Alison has found that her greatest source of work satisfaction stems from the success of her clients.

Whittling down complex subjects to make them understandable as part of a wider plan is a part of the process Alison really enjoys. “We’re here to make things easy, but first that takes some frank and honest discussion about the entire picture and wider business goals.”

Alison’s other specialisation for Blink is in the rapidly-changing digital and social media landscapes, ensuring that Blink remains at the forefront of those changes and the appropriate applications of them for clients.

She built a skill-base through journalism, with broadcasting roles at Coromandel FM, More FM and RadioLIVE as well as a print role at the Daily Post. In 2002, Alison was judged Individual Radio Journalist of the Year at the national radio awards. She has a BA, and a Diploma in commercial broadcasting.

Scott Harwood

Creative Director

Scott starts his projects with a structured, analytical appraisal that provides the foundation for creative thinking in which the goal is always to connect with an audience. “There needs to be reasons for doing everything we do. So we’ve developed simple processes that get to the crux of a campaign, project or larger strategy that maps out clear building blocks.”

His skills are built upon more than 25 years’ experience across dozens of design disciplines for clients on both sides of the Tasman. He’s worked as an art director, studio manager, creative director and freelance designer. Among his more interesting roles was creating album covers for EMI Records. He’s won the Cover of the Year (twice) and Designer of the Year titles at the Magazine Publishers Association awards and a gold medal at the Pride in Print Awards.

Kerry Mitchell

Account Manager

He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata. What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.

“I love this Māori proverb because people are at the heart of good communication – telling stories about people and for people.”

An addition to the Blink team in 2018, Kerry has more than 25 years’ experience in community and daily newspapers, specialty health and education publications, ‘mummy blogging’, freelance writing, and event planning and coordination.

After living in almost every major metropolitan and regional centre in New Zealand, as well as three years travelling overseas, Kerry moved to Tauranga in 2016 and is enjoying finding out what makes our people tick.

Kerry has a Certificate in Journalism from Auckland Technical Institute and was highly commended in the Best Journalist category at the Community Newspaper Association Awards in 1996.

Lucy Bleakley

Account Manager

Lucy joins Blink with many years of experience across marketing, communications and events. Defining the marketing and brand strategy for much-loved Australian media brands and major events Lucy has developed a keen strategic eye for creating thoughtful brand experiences and communications across all touch points. A creative thinker, and solidly digital first when it comes to crafting communications and strategic marketing advice, Lucy is well versed in developing comms that resonate with audiences online.

Deciding it was time for a move home to New Zealand, Lucy and her family have been based in Tauranga for three years and are loving the relaxed, beachside locale. She brings to Blink expertise in strategic marketing and planning as well as communications.

Lucy is currently on maternity leave.

Shae Skellern

Account Manager

Our newest member of the team, Shae joins Blink with an extensive background in corporate communications and journalism.

Starting her journalism career more than 15 years ago, Shae cut her teeth in the fast-paced world of radio, working for Radio Live and MediaWorks. She then worked overseas in marketing roles and enjoyed a year’s stint teaching English in Japan.

Returning home, she began her first corporate communications role at the Ministry of Fisheries in Wellington. Since then she has worked in senior roles at the Ministry of Education, Financial Markets Authority and BNZ.

Shae has a talent for turning complex content into simple, palatable pieces of information that can effectively be used in multiple communications channels. She thrives on achieving tangible results for clients.