OUR TEAM

 
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Marty Dinniss

Managing Director

 

Marty formed Dinniss Communications with his father Philip in 2004 and has since taken over management of the company.

 

Marty’s wealth of public relations knowledge, combined with his managerial background in education and the elite sport and recreation industry, offers clients a broad range of organisational and strategic communications skills and experience.

 

He regularly provides a calm head in a crisis and has a strong track record in providing robust communications strategies for businesses ranging from large multinationals to local owner-operators.

 

Marty has the added advantage of being able to test his negotiating skills at home with his wife and two daughters; when those skills work well, he can usually be found on a mountain bike, a windsurfing board or a pair of skis.

 
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Dave Simmons

Publishing & Planning Director

 

Dave provides expert guidance to the whole team and supports the full range of client work Dinniss Communications undertakes. His watchful eye and strategic acumen help ensure the wide variety of content we produce meets a high level of consistency in terms of messaging, brand identity and quality.

 

With 20 years’ industry experience covering journalism, B2B and B2C communications, publication design, print and video production, Dave’s skills and knowledge offer diversity and expertise to our clients’ activities.

 

With an MA in English to his name from King’s College London, Dave operates a zero tolerance policy when it comes to poor grammar and punctuation – no comma dare be out of place on his watch and don’t even get him started on the collective singular!

 

In his spare time, Dave can be found enjoying the sunshine of the Kapiti Coast – in between house renovations, volunteering for the HUHA horse team and trying to be better at CrossFit.

 
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Meagan Robertson

Senior Account Manager

 

After seven years with Dinniss, Meagan has developed a keen understanding of how best to achieve her clients’ goals – be it in print, online, an eDM campaign or a video testimonial. She thrives on adding value for her clients, while building strong relationships with them and their customers.

A former reporter, Meagan brings journalistic passion and genuine curiosity to her work and thoroughly enjoys the interviewing process. She has a combined honours in journalism, French and Spanish, and spent several years before moving to New Zealand travelling and writing in three languages.

Meagan’s friendly, outgoing personality is a natural fit for her role in establishing relationships and encouraging others to share their stories. This extends to work social events, a field in which she routinely excels.

Outside work, Meagan – originally from Canada – enjoys tearing up Wellington’s mountain bike tracks, playing volleyball and enjoying everything the ‘coolest little capital’ has to offer!

 
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Dan Sharpe

Videographer & Photographer

 

With a strong background in graphic design, Dan is a creative all-rounder with experience in illustration, photography and videography.

 

Dan spent his time post-graduation – with a BA (Hons) Product Design to his name – developing graphic design and illustration skills, working with brands including Reebok, Desperados Beer and The London Ski & Snowboard Show. He has also exhibited painted and digital artwork at venues including the prestigious M&C Saatchi offices in London. 

 

A need to document his exhibited artwork, printed products and painted murals sparked an interest in photography that now spans sport, product, brand and landscape. A progression into video has naturally followed.

 

Outside work, Dan can be found up high in the Wellington hills on his mountain bike, scouting new locations to photograph the sunrise and volunteering for Trail Fund NZ.

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