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Why climbing the Hakarimatas is like running a business

Posted by Jacqui Gage-Brown on May 22, 2017 9:13:28 AM

Mix a little bit of torture with beautiful scenery and what do you get? A favourite weekend walk/climb of mine, the Hakarimata Summit Track (or for the locals, the Huks). My nine-year-old Ezra can make it to the top quicker than me, and seven-year-old Felix is not far behind. It’s a challenge, but rewarding with a dash of fun.

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Five tips for spicing up your out of office message

Posted by Jacqui Gage-Brown on Mar 31, 2017 11:33:11 AM

Bing! You've sent an email and received an instant reply, “I’m out of the office returning 5 April 2017.” You promptly delete it, and that’s the end of that.

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How to create your company’s values

Posted by Jacqui Gage-Brown on Dec 15, 2016 2:46:22 PM

Find out how some of our clients have identified and applied their fundamental business values.

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Top five marketing lessons from CrossFit

Posted by Jacqui Gage-Brown on Jul 29, 2016 4:35:46 PM

CrossFit has made HGB’s director of strategy stronger, fitter and more determined than ever. But it’s also taught Jacqui a few things about marketing. Wondering what walking on her hands or deadlifting over 100kg could have to with marketing? Read Jacqui’s latest blog to find out.

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Five essential elements of a successful marketing strategy

Posted by Jacqui Gage-Brown on Jul 19, 2016 12:25:57 PM

Before we engage in any marketing activity with our clients we make sure we have a strategy in place. What does that involve? Read on and find out.

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The importance of a strong support team

Posted by Jacqui Gage-Brown on Apr 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Surrounding yourself with good people is the best business decision you’ll ever make. HGB’s strategic director, Jacqui Gage-Brown introduces her A team.

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Ready, set, goals: How to set your S.M.A.R.T goals

Posted by Jacqui Gage-Brown on Apr 7, 2016 9:00:00 AM

There's been a bit of DIY happening here at HGB HQ of late. Jacqui's been welding a hammer, Kylie's been up a ladder, and Catherine's been hanging picture hooks. The result? One less wall, an inviting open plan office, and a fabulous new meeting room.

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How to get to know your clients

Posted by Jacqui Gage-Brown on Apr 4, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Every morning, the team at HGB come to the office for the same reason - to get the best for our clients. And to achieve this, we get to know them first. Here's how and why we do that.

Cue the celebrations, you've just secured a new client.

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Advice from a supermum

Posted by Jacqui Gage-Brown on Mar 9, 2016 4:14:57 PM

HGB’s resident supermum, Jacqui Gage-Brown shares her top tips on achieving a healthy work/life balance.

We’ve heard it a thousand times before, life’s a juggle. No matter what stage of life you’re at, you are always being pulled in multiple directions. 

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Why Our Marketing Consultancy Focuses On Work-Life Balance

Posted by Jacqui Gage-Brown on Nov 27, 2015 12:27:51 PM

Tuesday morning, 8.22am a text comes through from our Account Director Sarah. Her son has been running a slight temp through the night and has only just woken up, can she please bring him into work for the morning. Anyone with kids can relate to this situation. Being pulled in two directions – wanting to care for your child but worrying about your commitments at work for the day. The consistent juggle to achieve work-life balance.

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