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Our Team

Our team becomes an extension of your team. From specialists in search engine marketing to inbound strategy you tap into decades of knowledge giving you the fast-track in digital inbound marketing.

Thomas Emmerson - Founder & Director of Vanguard 86

Thomas Emmerson

Founder and director of Vanguard 86 Thomas brings experience from international brands such as Honda and Aston Martin. He has been a strong advocate for inbound marketing as the future of digital lead generation and sales for almost a decade.

Rakesh Patel - Digital Marketing Specialist

Rakesh Patel

An early career role working at Air New Zealand fed his passion for numbers. This has become instrumental in his work in search engine marketing. Rakesh is a Google Partner Specialist and expert in Google Ads.

Laura Crombie - Campaign Manager

Laura Crombie

Working on events, such as the New Zealand Rugby World Cup and the London Olympics, Laura found her passion within the Marketing and Communication field. As Campaign Manager Laura manages client marketing campaigns.

Hannah Enright - Campaign Manager

Hannah Enright

Hannah comes from a Campaign Management background at Trade Me, and has a strong knowledge of email marketing and automation. Hannah enjoys seeing clients' ideas come to life with targeted campaigns that get results.

Quade Elvin - Lead Designer

Quade Elvin

As the agency's lead designer Quade is responsible for maintaining client brand standards and design direction. Quade is instrumental in creating campaign assets, both for digital and print.

Andrew Dolan - Developer

Andrew Dolan

Andrew helps bridge the technological gap by enabling the business to develop custom applications, website features and APIs that help us to deliver better sales and marketing integrations. Andrew's passion for new technology ensures businesses get the advantage in staying ahead of the technological game.