“Kite is professional, good to deal with, and I think the Magazine content and production is of a high standard compared with other industry / local publications and I feel their pricing is competitive. We have a long-standing relationship with them and they behave as partners rather than simply as a commercial entity.”
Melisa Beight, executive officer Hawke’s Bay Winegrowers Inc. speaking on Hawke's Bay Wine magazine
"Monique Driving You has had its image and exposure to our market greatly enhanced by working with Kite Communications. Our website re-build was done over the period of time that I was able to fit in with, and Kath and Dale both captured the essence of my business. In particular the hand-holding that I received when dealing with technical details was amazing. Dale's ability to write marketing material for us is superb. Her work reads as if they are my words, but I know there's no way I could have come up with it myself! In short, I now go to these guys to ask for all sorts of advice! Thank you"
Monique Buurmans, Monique Driving You
"Kite has done an amazing job building our new and updated website. There was great communication about what was required from us to put it together and they always asked for our approval and feedback on the design. The timelines set were always achieved by Kite. Kath and Dale made it so easy for us, going step by step through all that was needed to get our website going live, even editing and rewording our text to make it sound professional. We had an educational lesson on how to use the website, which was fantastic. If we have any problems nothing is ever inconvenient and they are always willing to help. We are very pleased we chose Kite and are extremely happy with our finished product."
Emma and Lika Akeripa, Premium Fitness Hawke’s Bay
“We have worked with Kite since 2004 when we had their help to rebrand our business. Since that time we have confidently referred Kite to other firms within our Group and to our clients. We value the advice Kite provides and trust that their skills, experience and attention to detail always delivers successful marketing communications. We also appreciate being able to bounce ideas and use them as a sounding board; they are an asset to our business.”
Dan Druzianic, managing director, Moore Stephens Markhams Hawkes Bay Limited
"Kite Communications have been ‘rock solid’ in the creation and delivery of our WINE Hawke’s Bay magazine for over five years. Dale and Kathleen provide Hawke’s Bay Winegrowers with an easy turn-key solution for this component of our communications plan. They are a fantastic team to work with and I can confidently recommend their work."
James Medina, executive officer, Hawke’s Bay Winegrowers Inc.
"I have found Dale, Kath and the Kite team a huge support to me with conducting the Moores Stephens Markhams Auckland legal practitioners performance surveys. Kite assists with the design of survey forms, and following up to obtain participants to the survey. Kite then does a fabulous job in assisting with the production and marketing of our Legal Survey report amongst the legal profession. Dale has an instinctive knack for knowing the outcome we are after and setting in place the path we need to follow to get there. Kite has been a key part of helping develop and grow our legal specialty in recent years. I recommend Kite for providing a practical but innovative approach to your marketing requirements."
Sam Bassett, Moore Stephens Markhams Auckland director and head of the national legal business development unit
"I was first introduced to Dale and the Kite team some five years ago by Dan Druzianic of our Hawkes Bay office. Dan said they used Kite for all their PR and comms and found them excellent. On this recommendation we engaged Kite to undertake our national brand management which included a significant change when we adopted our new international branding - Moore Stephens Markhams. This was a large and demanding piece of work and I am very pleased to say Kite took to the task with enthusiasm, professionalism and creative insight. We are very happy with the results and continue to work with Kite on new initiatives. Thanks Dale!"
Paul Rickerby, past national group chairman Moore Stephens Markhams New Zealand and managing director Moore Stephens Markhams Christchurch
"HSL engaged with Kite Communications to advise on, and undertake, the development of a marketing and communications plan. This was required by the project funders to disseminate project information and outcomes to all interested stakeholders arising from a governance programme for Māori trusts. The project involved advice on communication options and design and how best to present complex information to a range of diverse audiences, the development of a website platform, the design and development of marketing collateral, media liaison and copywriting. In all respects we found Kite Communications to be professional and proactive in offering advice and alternative solutions. The copywriting and editing provided was excellent and resulted in high quality articles and text. This was ably supported by technical skills which circumvented a number of technical issues. We were very pleased with the finished products which Kite completed to a tight timeline and within budget."
Shona Jones and Karen Cooper, Hinemanu Solutions Ltd (HSL)
"Kite Communications is Business Hawke’s Bay’s ‘marketing communications manager’. We’ve worked together since 2014 to plan and implement communications strategies. More than this, Kite offers independent advice and will flex to fit with us – it is a relationship built on trust. I’ve really enjoyed working with the team and appreciate the friendly, pragmatic and professional relationship."
Susan White, CEO, Business Hawke’s Bay
"I had the support of the Kite Communications team in developing and executing a communications strategy for traditional and social media to promote a recent conference held in Hawke’s Bay. The experience working with Dale and her associates was professional and flexible. I received regular progress updates and we conducted timely reviews to shift directions as necessary in order to achieve the best results. Not only did we double the budgeted attendance at the conference, but media coverage was extensive and positive. I would recommend Kite Communications to anyone needing their service offerings."
Catherine Rusby, programme manager, Business Hawke’s Bay
“Dale and I have worked together on Clothesline’s marketing materials for years and have an easy relationship. Dale totally understands how I want to ‘talk’ to my customers and most of them think I write my newsletters! I can confidently leave Kite to get on with what needs to be done knowing that it will reflect my business image perfectly. I really appreciate being able to focus on other aspects of my business and do what I do best.”
Christine Lougher, owner, Clothesline Collections, Kite client since 2000
"I am perpetually grateful to Dale Cowie for her professionalism and personableness in helping me midwife the birth of biological agriculture in New Zealand. At a time when no one knew what it was, she saw the potential and importance, contributing her savvy and contacts to seven years of educational campaigns. Kite’s experience in getting media attention was of tremendous value and the quality of the materials produced was second to none."
Phyllis Tichinin, biological agriculture educator, owner of True Health and previously BioAgNZ
"I've worked with Dale and her colleagues for over 10 years. Always consistently good, high quality work that was punctual, creative and good value. Attention to detail and follow up always excellent."
Ian Gold, crop protection business specialist, formerly owner of Skeltons, a Kite client
"I have worked with Dale as she provided a number of services to Hawke's Bay Winegrowers - production and editing the membership publication, event PR and an ongoing programme of press releases. At all times Dale and her team provided fantastic service, excellent end results and was great to work with. A true professional and highly recommended by me."
Lyn Cheyne, former executive officer of Hawke's Bay Winegrowers, a client from 2006 to 2018