Goodbye Wanaka Podcast

The Wanaka Podcast was cooked up during the 2020 lockdown. Being fenced in seemed to crank creativity somehow. Our mission was to shine a light on people in business, to help other people in business, or people aspiring to be in business. The kaupapa was inspired by the town’s name. Wanaka is thought to be […]

Thumbs Up for Guards Down

We were recently asked by Otago Polytechnic, Te Kura Matatini ki Otago, to put together the creative for an awareness campaign focused on safety on the building site. Film work is not our usual mode of creativity, but together with Josh and Josh at Reframed Media, we put together this edit. The video formed the […]

The World According to Max de Roy

I recently met with Max de Roy to discuss life and art. This human is magnetic, it was a joy to spend some time. Enjoy the read. It was a delight to sit down with New Zealand’s very own Mr. De Roy to talk art, New York City, Oscar Wilde, music, and fashion. This young […]

Leigh Cooper – Graphic Design

Here at Jolt Marketing, we have been lucky enough to work closely with Leigh Cooper since day one. At the very beginning we worked with Leigh alongside the ultra-talented Georgie Tolmay. Tucked away in the backwaters of Hawea they churned out world-class design in a business called Cabin Fever. It was here that this pair […]

Wanaka Podcast

The Jolt team has partnered up with the good folks at The Film Crew to create the Wanaka Podcast. The show hosts conversations with Wanaka business owners. We talk to talented Wanaka people about business, motivation, and what they find intriguing. The guest speakers offer their insights into leadership, strategy, and what they find unique […]

NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival


 Over the recent months, we have worked hard to reshape the NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival in the hope that we could run our 18th annual event. We are beyond stoked to be holding the festival this year, we are one of the first major events out of the starting blocks and doors […]

Regional Business Partner Network

The Government has allocated additional funding to the Regional Business Partner Network to support New Zealand businesses and service providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Covid-19 Business Advisory Funding will provide support in areas such as HR, health and wellbeing, business continuity, cashflow and finance management, strategy and digital capability. Businesses may be eligible for […]


This story reminds me of a tale All Black Marc Ellis tells about the difference between Kiwis and Aussies. While visiting schools in Australia he would ask the kids, “who can kick the ball over the goal post?”. In Australia, all the kids would scream and raise their hands, “I can, I can”. When he […]

Government Financial Package Announced

How are you faring? These are strange times. The anxiety levels correlate perfectly in line with how closely we are following updates. Here our Jolt we have tried hard to balance being informed, with being taking some time-out from it. If all else fails, we are going fishing. We are lucky, work remotely and are […]

Get your business up and running

Looking to get your business up and running and not sure where to start? We start with coffee. Here at Jolt Marketing we like to talk about ideas, big plans, and to hear about your mega-goals. Often people talk to us about their really brilliant ideas and they already have many of the ingredients to […]