Coworker profile: Katie Turner of Artikel & Swint

How does someone who studied marketing, psychology and food science end up in the agribusiness sector? Let’s ask the woman herself. Katie Turner is one of our coworkers here at Soda Inc. and she happens to be one of Artikel & Swints Account Directors. Artikel & Swint is a full-service agribusiness advertising agency. Katie said it’s all about strategic marketing and design. “We have a focus on servicing the agribusiness sector because it’s been, in terms of the advertising world, a bit neglected in New Zealand. As an industry, it hasn’t really had anywhere it could go to that understood what it needs.” Nick Symister, Founder and General Manager, started the business in Timaru down in the Sou

Staff profile: Keeley Lovatt

We have some amazing people working here at Soda Inc. including the newest member of the Soda team, Keeley Lovatt. Keeley is our new Intern, she will be with us for the next few months. Read on to find out what weird and wacky food she ate in China, why monkeys are her animal of choice, who - dead or alive - she'd love to have dinner with and more. Who inspires you? Strong women, sounds cheesy, but I am so inspired by strong boss women. Women who are reshaping how women were once viewed in the workplace by being intelligent, strong-willed and determined. Not even in a business sense, strong women who have worked towards a good life for themselves and their family. Go girls! What’s the best c

Soda Inc. announces new Board Chairperson and Independent Directors

Soda Inc had over 70 applicants for the two governance roles announced late last year, Board Chairperson and Board Independent Director. Now, Soda is proud to announce both positions have been filled. Kim Hill and Dr Andrew West have both been given the role of Board Independent Directors and Dr West has also taken on the role of Chairperson. Founder and Director of Stratigi, Kim Hill is a top level business strategist, coach and consultant who is widely sought after throughout New Zealand for her expertise and skills in all areas of running businesses. Dr West is a General Partner at Matū, a pre-seed/seed capital fund that invests through a hands-on, managed approach. Along with fellow GPs

Soda Inc. is proud to introduce one of our newest startup clients: FilmQuest

Pennie Hunt and Stefan Roesch are the latest to be accepted into our LIFT programme. The pair are working on their business FilmQuest. FilmQuest provides a platform for people who want to explore the world's iconic film locations, discover the best film tourism experiences and read about film-inspired travel stories. Pennie and Stefan recently won Petridish’s competition Rising Tide, giving them a place in our LIFT programme. They have been paired with mentor Samuel Junghenn. We recently caught up with the trio to find out more about them. Read below to find out why Pennie loves target shooting at fake animals, how Stefan came up with the idea for the business and what Samuel wants to help t

Bootcamp catch up: VoxPop

Since the Soda Inc. NZ Startup Bootcamp several of the teams have gone on to do some impressive things. One of those teams, made up of Peter Fowler (Founder), Michelle Macaskill and Alan Smith, is VoxPop. VoxPop enables radio and podcast listeners to directly engage with a brand using their voice, sounding like they are in the studio with the presenter. No more scratchy phone audio. Voice to text transcripts make it easy for producers to review contributions. Peter entered the NZ Startup Bootcamp with his existing startup VoxPop but wanted a few teammates with different skill sets to make the most of the bootcamp. Soda set out to find teammates and connected Peter with marketing magician Mic

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