We believe sustainable business practices are smart. With decades of combined experience, we’re all passionate about using our knowledge to help clients get the best results for their marketing and public relations efforts.
The Sustainable Marketing Services team is a tight-knit company of professionals with niche expertise in strategic marketing, brand story creation, marketing campaigns, public relations and communications, design and online capabilities.
We share a commitment to authentic relationships and genuine excitement about helping our clients reach their goals. Our clients value us for our unique combination of strategic focus, understanding, reliability, professionalism, creativity, responsiveness and dedication to achieving results.
Together, the Sustainable Marketing Services team creates end-to-end marketing and public relations solutions that help businesses grow...and grow.
Managing Director. Client Director (Brand, Marketing & Digital)
Maria founded Sustainable Marketing Services in 2008. The achievements of the business – including being recognised as the Redland City Chamber of Commerce Best Emerging Business in 2009 and Best Hall of Excellence in Business in 2014 – are a testament to how she can help other businesses accomplish sustainable success, too.
With 20 years of marketing experience, Maria is a certified practising marketer with the Australian Marketing Institute and has completed a Bachelor of Business in Marketing, a Financial Services Diploma, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and a Sustainability Diploma.
Creative Director (Brand & Design)
Michelle’s creative mind continuously seeks out fresh approaches to visually represent businesses, concepts and ideas. As a recognised artist, an innovative designer and an experienced visual marketing professional, Michelle has given life to a diverse variety of brands. She has a rare and much sought-after talent for being able to really grasp the marketing goals of businesses, to get to the core of their messages, to understand their target markets, and to develop striking and compelling designs that help them grow.
Propeller Graphic Design & Marketing (Graphic Design) (strategic partner)
With a flair for the creative, Renée has turned her hand (or mouse) to logo designs, brochures, packaging, advertising and produces several magazines in addition to providing the vibe behind Propeller’s web design and email marketing. Having spent 5 years working in the vibrant UK public relations and advertising industry, Renée returned to Australia with a renewed passion for design and marketing.
iSonic (Website development) (strategic partner)
Matt brings brands and marketing strategies to life online. Matt and his team at iSonic are geniuses at implementing online marketing plans, designing attractive, user-friendly and seriously effective websites, and creating engaging social media tools that do what they’re designed to do to help businesses grow. Matt has been designing websites since birth. Well, not quite since birth, but he pretty much lives and breathes online solutions, and he can’t remember when he didn’t! He has helped hundreds of businesses embrace an online presence and experience online success.
Website Essentials (Google Adwords, Display, Remarketing & SEO) (strategic partner)
Mark started in digital with the Windows 95 launch and has successfully transitioned through three privately held start up internet marketing companies. Hot Goanna TM sold to Net Registry and the other two are still running from 2007 and 2009. He has held Google Qualified Professional, Individual, Company, Reseller and Partner, and was one of the first Australian qualified Yahoo Ambassadors. He has a Diploma in Internet Marketing and is a past FAIM. He has consulted to and been a board member of several public companies over many years and currently sits on the Board of Hosted Accommodation Australia as their Digital Specialist.
Propeller Graphic Design & Marketing (Website Development) (strategic partner)
Damien Buckley is one of Australia's foremost web developers. With over 12 years in the web industry, Propeller have received numerous Australian Web Awards and in 2008 were recipients of The McFarlane Prize, Australia's highest award for standards-compliant web development. Damien specialises in hand-coded, high end website development primarily focused on the Enterprise Class ExpressionEngine and CraftCMS content management systems as well as the Shopify e-commerce platform. Damien was responsible for implementing the 2016 Sustainable Marketing website.
After more than twenty years as an executive finance professional; Rachael joined the team at Sustainable Marketing Services to pursue her goal of becoming a professional writer and marketer.
Rachael brings an outstanding depth of knowledge about whole of business systems to her role and has formal qualifications in journalism, business administration and accounting.
Her attention to detail is outstanding and supports her ability to implement marketing strategies, provide digital, public relations and marketing content.