Fordward Marketing

Marketing & Events 4 Good

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Passionate about making a positive difference

altI have led teams on a wide range of projects; events, digital campaigns, marketing and communications strategies, national appeals and advocacy campaigns in NZ and the UK.

Working in SME, Corporate, NFP and government sectors, also volunteering in community, sports, and cultural groups.
So I understand commercial realities, donor relations, constraints in charities, and how to work with community groups and corporate partners. 


  • Experienced formulating marketing strategy then developing the communications, campaigns, events and collateral to support it.
  • Excellent project management skills, able to deliver on different projects concurrently.
  • Strong idea generation, analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Extremely effective at building internal and external relationships including team leadership, corporate partnerships & community engagement.

I’m a lateral thinker, innovative, straight-talking, well organised and always ready with ideas and a reputation for making things happen - in a good way!

When not on my laptop or enjoying a flat white I love being outdoors on my mountain bike, under the water on a coral reef or meeting new people in distant lands.  

Get in touch -if you are looking for new ideas, that will make your digital presence, marketing, event, fundraising, or related activity more effective and achieve business objectives get in touch, +64211925477,


What they say

Evan Bayly 
CEO Expert Developments Limited

I worked with Jill Ford of “Forward Thinking” over many years and can say that Jill is a highly experienced marketer and is very professional to deal with from a supplier point of view. Jill has always been very clear and concise with her requirements, has always followed through on commitments and has addressed any issues promptly and with decisiveness.