Hillock - Public Relations - Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand

Maggie Hillock

Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand


Public Relations

Work History

Business Development Consultant

Comfort Inn Southern Cross, Hamilton

August 2012 - August 2012

Marketing and Sales for a hotel/convention centre.

Social & Administrative Host Manager

The Christchurch Club

October 2011 - August 2012

Event management.


Plains FM 96.9

January 2011 - January 2012

Interviewd, announced, panelled

Personal Assistant

Parliamentary Services

October 2008 - February 2012

Personal Assistant to Hon Lianne Dalziel, MP Christchurch East

Responsible for events and community relations for a busy and high profile Member of Parliament.

Marketing Consultant

Business Mentors New Zealand

April 2008 - October 2008

To provide pro bono marketing advice and planning to small business clients.

Director and Lead Consultant

Maggie Hillock & Associates

March 2008 - October 2008

To provide advice to arts organisations and implement
marketing plans.

Board member

NZ Festival of Body Art

January 2007 - January 2007

PR and Marketing Coordinator

Christchurch Symphony

March 2006 - March 2008

Advertising - advertising buying and commissioning;
Public relations - liaison with media and artists, press releases and public statements;
Print management - commissioning of design, print and distribution of marketing collateral, concert programmes, annual brochure etc;
Website daily updating and oversight;
E-newsletter - monthly update on Christchurch Symphony concerts and news;
Project management of new database;
Project management of new ID roll-out;
Day-to-day liaison with sponsors.

Business Mentoring with BITC (pro bono) and Canterbury Development Corporation
Worked with six clients to help them grow their businesses through advice on development of marketing strategies.

Marketing Manager

Applaud Christchurch Arts Festival 2005

September 2004 - August 2005

Marketing, PR and Sponsorship strategy for the Christchurch Arts Festival 2005;
Develop and maintain relationships with sponsors and suppliers;
Plan and implement publications and advertising for the Festival;
Plan, implement, budget and manage advertising and marketing tactics;
Oversight of PR campaign for Festival;
Discuss, write and present sponsorship proposals;


Waimate District

March 2004 - August 2004

To work with Council staff on the Long Term Community Council Plan, develop Health & Safety guidelines, and prepare the Process Handbook for the Medical Centre.

Publishing Manager


January 1998 - January 2003

Managed the publishing function for the financial regulator, including database and distribution, electronic and paper publishing.

Corporate Communications Manager


January 1997 - January 1998

To direct and manage the publishing team for the United Kingdom financial regulator including development of the Handbook, a distribution database and e-publishing.

To manage the corporate communications team for the United Kingdom investment regulator including event management, publications and distribution database.

Publicity Manager

Robotix 96 in

May 1995 - April 1996

Classic Concepts in Edinburgh , Scotland 1995
General marketing, press, promotional and sponsorship duties for a variety of clients.

Public Affairs Specialist

United States Information Service

January 1990 - January 1994

To develop and support relationships between United States and New Zealand government, business, academic, arts and environment organisations.

Cultural Affairs Specialist

United States Information Service

January 1986 - August 1990

To develop and support relationships between United States and New Zealand government, business, academic, arts and environment organisations.

Qualifications & Certifications

FSA Leadership Development Cranfield University School of Management

diploma; Certificate

Communications, Advertising & Marketing Foundation

The New Manager Roffey Park Management Institute

MA Public Policy Graduate School

Victoria University


Victoria University

MA (Hons

Canterbury University

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