What our clients say about us

"Nothing was a problem and their expertise, professional and friendly approach made what we considered to be a hard task, a breeze!"

We were approached by Barbara and Chris 9 months ago. This was opportune timing as we were starting to think our website needed freshening up!

From receiving an attractive well structured proposal, we then had an initial meeting where we discussed our needs. Nothing was a problem and their expertise, professional and friendly approach made what we considered to be a hard task, a breeze!

We have subsequently referred them to others and are about to explore other marketing options that they offer including email marketing (newsletters) and social media. We look forward to continued success as a result of the partnership.

— Jo Neale, General Manager at Orange Residential Homes based in Richmond, Nelson, New Zealand

"I have no hesitation in recommending Barb & the team at “The Marketing Studio” for your website design."

We recently setup a new website with “ The Marketing Studio” & found them an awesome team to work with. We really didn’t know much about setting a website up, so they helped us a lot.

Barb, was a very patient lady & showed us what she thought would work for us. What she came up with, worked out great.

Barb talked with us & showed us how to adjust things as we need to, in the future. I have no hesitation in recommending  Barb & the team at “The Marketing Studio” for your website design.

— John Andrew, Timber Joinery Manager at Orange Joinery based in Stoke, Nelson, New Zealand

"When you’re caught up in your own business it's great to have his team plan ahead and manage media bookings, artwork and customer/staff communications on your behalf."

The Marketing Studio (formerly CB Marketing and The Angel Group) is our preferred Marketing Partner and for over 5-years, provided professional advice and governance to many marketing and promotional projects undertaken. Chris is an expert in maximising radio advertising content and placement, and guided our business through a very successful website build project. When you’re caught up in your own business it's great to have his team plan ahead and manage media bookings, artwork and customer/staff communications on your behalf. There is also great value in being associated with a local marketing & media company who have a network of contacts which delivers business-to-business contacts and referrals. We’re happy to endorse The Marketing Studio to complement or replace any marketing function you wish to outsource or require assistance with.

— Alistair Smart, Business Development Manager at ITM Building Centres (Building ConneXion Ltd) based in Nelson, Motueka, Takaka, Greymouth and Havelock

Both Chris and Barbara always make themselves available to listen and advise. They go out of their way to ensure The Marketing Studio is the marketing arm of our business as if it was their own.

Over many years  Chris and The Marketing Studio (formerly CB Marketing and The Angel Group) have assisted me with advice and practical help, firstly as my Marketing Advisor when I was General Manager of the Nelson Suburban Club, and more recently helping to establish the BEETEES brand in Nelson.

Our Monthly Marketing 12 meetings continually expand on ideas, strategies, and concepts, as well as reviewing what we have or have not done over the previous months. Chris’s experience in the media, both, newspaper and radio have undoubtedly assisted BEETEES awareness in our target market.

Through Barbara and The Marketing Studio, we have established a new website with online store, social media and email marketing implemented, had proposals produced and printed and generally received excellent advice when required.

Both Chris and Barbara always make themselves available to listen and advise. They go out of their way to ensure The Marketing Studio is the marketing arm of our business as if it was their own. We continually rely on the expertise and have no hesitation in endorsing marketing studio to any business requiring advice in this area.

— Glen Beattie, Principal/Owner at BEETEES Nelson based in Nelson, New Zealand

"My now 3 year old business has more than tripled in clientele, and I am ticking over really nicely. It's a one stop marketing shop."

When I first started my little business my marketing was very hit and miss, and I was spending a lot of money with no real gauge of a return. Chris Butler has really opened my eyes up to a whole new world of savvy social marketing which I would never have considered and my now 3 year old business has more than tripled in clientele, and I am ticking over really nicely. It's a one stop marketing shop.  Cheers to The Marketing Studio team!

— Tina Van't slot, Owner Operator at Only One Beauty based in Enner Glynn, Nelson, New Zealand


The Marketing Studio has established a solid clientele base and some of which includes:

  • Building Connexion Ltd - ITM Building Centres Nelson, Motueka, Takaka, Havelock & Greymouth
  • Furniture Gallery Blenheim
  • BEETEES Nelson
  • Nelson Bays Motor Group
  • Haven Realty
  • Tasman Rugby Union
  • Quinovic Property Management, Nelson
  • Simply Furniture
  • Bikefest Nelson (was Nelson Cycle Festival)
  • Brown & Syme Painters & Decorators
  • Focus Labour Solutions Ltd
  • Kaiteriteri Reserve Board
  • Kiwi Design Solutions
  • MPS (Manor Property Services)
  • Little Boutique
  • Nelson City Taxis
  • Nelson Forktrucks Ltd
  • Nelson Harness Racing Club
  • NZ Boat Sales
  • Only One Beauty
  • Taste Tasman
  • The Vic
  • Paula's Furniture & Beds
  • Wangapeka Cheese
  • Abseil Tree Care