Community is important to us. We genuinely aim to make a positive contribution. Here are some of the ways we like to make a difference.
Mentoring tomorrow's leaders
At Sustainable Marketing Services, we enjoy mentoring tomorrow's leaders. Since 2011, Maria Anderson (our M.D.) has been a mentor in the Griffith University Mentoring Program.
Maria has also mentored female entrepreneurs in the Australian Businesswomen's Network mentorNet. She also helps recruit and mentor emerging marketers for clients.
(Maria has a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment in addition to business qualifications.)
Leadership in sustainability
We are an ecoBiz Partner with the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection and have achieved energy savings of 34%, GHG emission reductions of 34% and waste reduction of 60%.
Maria Anderson sits on the CCIQ ecoBiz Advisory Committee, gives presentations to small businesses on sustainability and also has a Diploma in Sustainability.
Support for local business
Maria speaks on marketing for government and business organisations such as Engineers Australia, CCIQ ecoBiz, Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games, ecoBiz forum (Department of Environment and Heritage Protection) and local chamber groups.
"Maria Anderson was fantastic at delivering a presentation on the importance of a brand strategy and marketing systems to an engineering audience. Feedback from the delegates has been overwhelmingly positive. Her presentation was entertaining and very informative."
(Ana Blake, CPD Events & Group Engagement Manager, Engineers Australia Queensland Division)
Our professional memberships include:
- The Australian Marketing Institute
- Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland
- Redland City Chamber of Commerce.