Bye and Hi from the Comms Cats at Collider

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 Hello! Caitlin here. We’ve met right? - I’m sure we have.

For the past two and a bit years I’ve worn the hat of Marketing and Communications Coordinator for BizDojo and Collider and during this time I’ve had the absolute pleasure of getting to know so many of Wellington’s bright, driven and so damned passionate creatives, entrepreneurs, start-ups and innovators.

Next week I will be hanging up my comms hat to join Fire and Emergency NZ as their Innovation Advisor. I’m beyond excited about what this organisation is doing for New Zealand’s Volunteer Fire Service, but I can’t deny that leaving the sometimes hectic but always colourful world of BizDojo and Collider will be hard.

I could also never leave without knowing that the Collider programme is in exceptional hands, and I’m thrilled to introduce you all to Dan Campbell-Robinson, who will be taking the reins from the 26th of March.

 Hello! Dan here. We haven’t met, but I’m sure we will.

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If we have met, it will be from my previous job as Head of Content and Online Community Manager at a start-up called CoLo where my passion was getting to know businesses, understanding their brand and then helping them tell their story.

My background is in Design Innovation, which is a hybrid between design and marketing and I’m eternally curious about new technology and keeping on top of innovative marketing and social media trends.

I believe Wellington has some of New Zealand’s most innovative companies, who really do well with their branding and story-telling. I particularly like the work of Fox & Co, Garage Project and Fix & Fogg.

When I’m not in the BizDojo, I’m out photographing the wild and hidden corners of this amazing region. I like to tell stories with my photos and then inspire other people to explore the same areas. Growing up in Nelson I was lucky to have both hills, beaches and ski slopes on my door-step, so I’ve always loved getting outside.

The thing I’m most looking forward to about this role is getting to know, you. I want to hear your story and find out what motivates you to build and create. I will have a particular interest in your brand, and how you use it to make people feel something about what you do.

If you’re keen to get in touch, please drop me a line at dan@bizdojo.com or look out for me at your next Collider event.