Our culture is humour, innovation, curiosity, and a never-ending flow of ideas. Big enough for any challenge but small enough to stay agile, we respond dynamically to new circumstances and always see the opportunities. Team Starship is a crack unit of experienced strategists, planners, and talented creatives, working with highly practical teams across production, digital and traditional media, social media, and brand development.
Geoffrey McDonald Bowll
Geoffrey has a deep background in market research prior to establishing Starship in 1991. Geoffrey understands what motivates people to act, which combined with his natural ability to think laterally makes him an ‘out of the bag’ ideas man. Within Starship, he is our fearless leader with an admirable set of values. He is driven by creating marketing solutions, hiring people who are better than him, and building his team to be exceptional.
Need a deeply emotive creative strategy that will work across all channels to market? Prue is the guide to help your brand evolve and stay relevant, online and offline. Her experience includes time spent in New York, London, Amsterdam, New Zealand, and Australia, working with major and challenger brands to keep them relevant, top of mind and connected. Within Starship, Prue creates high-level communication strategies and looks after the business side of things. Prue is also an artist – her work is all about the narrative that flows from ‘life force’ energy.
Gav is known for his steady, calm, consistent manner, and brilliant creativity. He’s the glue that binds the team together. Gav came to Starship in 2004. Now he’s in charge of the creative process. He’s a great ideas generator that drives brands and their communications forward with adventurous output that meets our clients’ desires.
Anya has a fantastic intuition for how a brand needs to communicate. She crafts its brand strategy, personality, and language, key to helping our clients make noise in increasingly crowded marketplaces. From big brands needing multiple strategies to small start-ups who want to stand out and attract the right stakeholders, Anya is your go-to person. Off the clock, she’s a lover of big cities, a foodie, an illustrator, and a writer. She published her first novel, the Firebird’s Tale, at the end of 2016 and has also written several short stories for various magazines.
Helen is found in the background making sure that money comes in and goes out at the appropriate times. Helen provides financial reporting and client reconciliations keeping everyone on budget and on time.
Public Relations Manager | Dog
We all love Dakota. She’s switched on, a keen judge of character and very good at figure out the weakest link in the room to beg treats from. Dakota is a futurist and an ideas dog, you’ll also often find her practicing mindfulness by exercising her sleeping skills under a table somewhere. Whether she’s on the job cruising around looking for cuddles or treats, or when she hears the word ‘walk’, she’s simply adorable and a core part of Starship. Her main role is ‘internal communications and human resources’ and we think she’s the best in the biz.