We could talk about our business and our services until the cows come home but we're sure that you're far more likely to want to listen to what our customers and clients have to say about us.
"We have been working with the Holloways team now for over a year. During this time they have assisted us in mapping our path to market and helped us develop and implement both a short term and long term strategy/goals.
“Holloways use of smart marketing tactics to gain our attention became the talk of the office and therefore we decided it was worth giving our time for an initial meeting with their team. They presented a very clear value-add to the business, if they could do what they said they could.
PF Olsen is New Zealand’s largest independent forestry services provider. Holloways has assisted PF Olsen to develop and implement our marketing strategy for several years. I am impressed with their hands-on approach and practical solutions.
“We have been working with Holloways for coming up three years now. Initially we were a bit apprehensive about getting an ‘outsider’ so deeply engrained in our sales and marketing functions, however two years in now we couldn’t be happier with the service we get and place a huge amount of value in the outsider perspective and support we get across all our sales and marketing disciplines.
“On the back of a major rebrand and change in direction for our company, Holloways have helped us co-ordinate, streamline and add discipline across all our advertising and marketing activities, as well as shown us a different approach to integrating our sales and marketing strategies. They’ve trained all of our sales people and written, designed and coordinated all our marketing efforts (online, digital, TV, print, radio and more). Being a retailer, our advertising, marketing and sales strategies are an integral part of our business and Holloways play a vital role in our overall success and ongoing growth.”
“We utilise the services of Holloways. They have always been awesome to deal with, right from the initial meeting and all the way through to the weekly development sessions for Marketing, Sales and Training.
Giving us structure in the sales / booking process to ensure our growing business follows a path in which all new members in the administration team can easily follow. The graphics department is fantastic and nothing is ever too hard for them to design.
Since engaging with Holloways the business has increased tremendously. We also have fixed running costs with Holloways which is great for a growing and developing business, enabling us to budget and allocate funds accordingly.”
Fulton Swim School
“Holloways have been a part of our business for the past 6 years. Marketing used to be scary, now it’s fun and produces results! Thanks Holloways for your professional approach and solutions that work.”
"Holloways is able to provide an interesting and exciting approach to advertising campaigns. Their approach is derived from years of experience of Mark Holloway. Mark understands the difference in which small to medium business’ need to apply marketing compared with the large companies, with million dollar advertising budgets.
With Holloways it is really refreshing to have an account manager who is able to identify with our products and services and what we are trying to achieve, and show complete commitment to us, with setting goals and working with us to achieve them.
Their ‘ownership’ of our marketing really comes across, as they always refer to us as ‘we’ during discussions and updates with sales and advertising campaigns.
In addition, we have had great ideas presented to us to implement on our website. This is exciting as the internet is how customers research and shop these days, and through Holloways we will have a website that will be informative and interactive."
Coastal Motorhomes and Caravans Ltd
“Throughout the consultancy, Holloway’s has helped us to improve our sales training. We now have a much shorter sales process and the sales training has helped us to sell even more! Our testing and measuring has also identified campaigns which we know work for our business.”
To all the Holloway Team,
We have been involved with your team for almost a year now and it has been an unforgettable experience.
As a smaller Plumbing company with eight employees we have always relied on our reputation to bring in work and have never seen the need to spend money on marketing, (we didn’t notice the market changing).
However looking back over the past year I now have a clear picture of how far our company could have gone with good marketing systems in place and wish we had opened our eyes sooner.
Any marketing we did in the past was restricted to “Hit & Miss” advertising in newspapers, Yellow pages, Magazines etc. We had no idea where our work came from or how effective our advertising was. The Holloway approach has produced greater results at no extra cost and has bought us closer to our clients than any other attempt we ever had.
Working with you has been one of the best investments I have ever made in our Business and the single biggest challenge it has created is “How to handle the number of leads” which we were not prepared for. Thank you again, we look forward to working with you again in and taking our business to another level.
McBeth Plumbing & Gas
“We’ve found the planned marketing that Holloways have suggested as a real insight into our marketing. We’ve got our team doing the sales training which we’ve found to be a huge success. The whole team is taught to take part and share experiences as well as learning the key steps to actually closing a sale and it’s a really cost effective way to increase our sales. We’re seeing great results so far.”
Jason and Kim Barry
Linkup Paints (BOP) Limited
“I’ve already learned heaps about my business. We are going to have much more control over our advertising and marketing now, and I’m excited about that...I have been inspired to work on my marketing and got my team involved with coming up with ideas and letting them know what we will be focusing on.”
“What you’ve given us is as much coaching as it is marketing advice. The marketing advice will work to increase our sales because of the coaching you’ve included in this programme."
PCD Fire Systems
“You taught me all the things I already knew but had no system to make them happen! Thanks to you we’re going to be able to build a system that makes our whole sales team do all the things we know we should to increase our sales – but just never get around to.”
Direct Group/Stitch-It Embroidery
“With the Holloway consultancy, I found their approach professional and easy to understand. We ran 20 press ads (and more because they worked) and found several key products that always sell. The approach is different and it’s common sense and that’s what I like.”
Ashley Milliken Furniture Court
"The first month of the Holloway programme involved a discovery period where both Holloways and I learnt more about our business and our secret strengths. A very professional marketing plan was compiled and written at the end of three months. This document is a very useful asset and formed the base for the marketing programme"
E W Sinton Ltd
“Holloway’s way of portraying Credit Union on TV has brought people through the door, and a big gain in business”.
“I saw the Holloway’s ad and I knew that if they could give me what they said they could, it would be a huge boost for my new business. I met the team and after talking to them they were able to produce an ad for me which has had fantastic sales results - just what they promised, and a great start for my new business!”
“We used Holloway’s’ Scientific Advertising approach for 11 years and it always worked for us.”
"When we use Holloways our advertising almost always brings surprising results. What's more, our competitors all over the country comment on what we are doing".
"Holloway is mad about advertising. He believes good advertising to be the solution for the commercial world’s ills. I have watched him create fresh, effective advertising messages for years and consider him one of the best in the business."
New Zealand Geographic
“The programme is excellent and well worth it”
“Excellent presentations and lot’s of variety”
“Excellent – Very good at getting everyone involved and inputting into the workshop. Enjoyed the 3 presenters – each has a different style. Excellent reference information.”
“Great content that I feel I can take back to the firm and implement. Well paced. Great presenters who really know their topics.”
“Very helpful in showing us how our marketing can work better and be more cost effective. Very user friendly, practical advice that can be implemented immediately.”Sam Sando
Little Voices Ltd
“Inspirational with regard to building a business not based on a person, rather on successful systems based on successful management.”
Napier Brake and Clutch
“This programme was absolutely fantastic. Full of laughs at times – but informative and made me think of where to improve our business strategies and marketing. Well worth the time and effort to attend.”
Chem-Dry Hawkes Bay
“Excellent value and information that will assist in our business.”
Reaman Industries Ltd
“I feel all small to medium businesses should make an effort to attend. If nothing else it has given me a chance to be working on the business and not stuck in it.”
Property Brokers Ltd
“A reiteration of what we do and the systems we already have but are not utilising as much as I should.”
Property Brokers Ltd
“It was a great workshop. Very informative, it allowed me to see where I needed to work on.”
Strictly Social NZ
“Very enjoyable, loved the interaction.”
World Travellers Best Travel
“Very informative. A lot of interesting things learned about systems and marketing.”
Swimgym Fitness Centre
“I found the programme very educational and the booklet a great training tool to look back on. All consultants very approachable and great to listen too.”
Swimgym Fitness Centre
“Stimulated conversation/thoughts about better marketing, measuring and systemising our business. Well paced.”
Cox World Travel
“Great, full of information. Looking forward to putting it all into our business. Great Friendly team”
Mobile Car Valet
Interesting, informative – some very good ideas on how to improve my ways of doing things.”
Mobile Car Valet
Easy to understand and thought provoking. I did a lot of nodding, it is easy to dismiss the importance of common sense and building the basics.”
Mobile Car Valet Manawatu
“The DIY programme is a must for all small businesses! Great value for money spent.”
“The DIY programme was interesting and made me really think about my attitude with the business, people, clients and sales.”
“Excellent, well worthwhile, very practical and hands on. Able to be used. “
“It highlighted areas of our business we need to work on and gave us the tools to go forward and work on improving these areas.”
Brian Goodwin Plumbing
“After attending the DIY programme I realised it had opened my mind up to focusing on what we do well and what we could do better.”
Bubba’s Fishing and Outdoors
“I found the programme really interesting. I didn’t realise how much there was to marketing, and how many improvements can be made. You’d think a lot of it was common sense, but the programme opened my eyes to different marketing techniques and procedures that can be followed.”
Te Aroha Holiday Park
“Very Interesting as marketing is not in any way a strength of mine. I now feel more confident in my ability to work through the information provided and set up systems as well as working on other new ideas.”
Philippa Hales Accountant
“I found the DIY work shop #1 helpful in that it reinforced that what we are already doing is correct. Workshop #2 was most helpful to me because I am still learning as a business owner. It will help me to develop more key skills in my business.”
“Went to Holloways DIY Marketing Course today in Tauranga – it was amazing! We got info crammed down our throats. I’m looking forward to marketing now, and I feel confident knowing I have the support of the Holloway team.”
“I went because I want more time off AND YET STILL BE ABLE to grow my business. I’m pretty confident your DIY programme will do that for me.”