About

Barefruit Staff Members

So what is barefruit all about?

Barefruit Marketing® is the creation of Claire and Evan Harding, who together have over 40 years experience as marketing consultants in the communications industry, both in the UK and Australia.

We have worked with brands big and small and with budgets from zero to bigger than some country’s GDP, but there was something missing… actually seeing the impact of our efforts (and hard work) first hand.

Living in the Northern Rivers on the North Coast of NSW we are surrounded by amazing brands, built by incredibly talented people. These people are so good at what they do but don’t have the time or energy to put into the marketing of their business to spread the word and grow their brand. We want to work with these businesses and brands, and together help them flourish and prosper.

Marketing is something that needs time; time to think, to plan and implement, and then change if it’s not working. With everything else that goes with running a business, business owners don’t always have the luxury of time.

That is why we created Barefruit Marketing®, a down to earth, cost-effective marketing agency that produces work that delivers measurable results.

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How do we like to work?

We can work independently as your ‘marketing department’, or alongside an existing marketing team on an ongoing or project basis. We firmly believe that we need to know you and your business before we can recommend any long term marketing strategies. We want to get to know you and really understand what drives you to do what you do, and what drives your customers to purchase from you.

To begin, we like to have a ‘getting to know you’ meeting, which will most likely consist of a few coffees and us asking you lots and lots of questions. We will then meet again, probably over another coffee or two, where we will present and discuss some recommendations that will be tailored to meet your business objectives and financial situation.

We want this to be a mutually-beneficial, long-lasting relationship, so we don’t have a ‘one size fits all’ model. Once we have agreed on a plan, you can leave it to us and our talented team to deliver the best possible solutions for you and your business.

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so... who are we?

Evan
Head Harvester

Evan studied marketing at university in England, then travelled to Australia and fell in love with the country, vowing he'd return.

After working at the same regional agency as Claire, the couple moved to London where they both worked with reputable agencies on brands including Fiat and Aviva, before moving to Australia.

Both Evan and Claire have worked on strategic marketing and planning with brands including Barclays Bank, Dunhill, Strongbow, Aviva, Royal Carribean Cruises, Holiday Inn and Duracell. When Evan is not in the office, you'll find him either DJing at local bars or balancing it all out at the gym.

 

Claire
Chief Juicer

Claire has worked in the Marketing Communications industry for over 20 years, starting her career in a regional agency in England. She went on to work with some of the best agencies in London with brands including Royal Carribean Cruises and Strongbow, before moving to Australia with her husband Evan.

At Barefruit, Claire oversees the strategic direction of your business and ensures the smooth running of campaigns. Claire is also a board member for Rafiki Mwema, a safe house for traumatised children in Kenya.

When she's not at work (which is rare) you'll likely find Claire at the gym or a wine bar.

 

Sally
Senior Account Manager

Sally has been in the Northern Rivers for 15 years. She has worked in both large and boutique sized marketing and digital agencies, working across a variety of different brands. Sal’s creative background means she has a great understanding of producing strong campaigns effectively and efficiently. Sal loves forming relationships with clients and her mission is to make the marketing journey as fun and as stress-free as possible.

When not at work, Sal is often out on adventures with her energetic young boys and her husband and border collie

Ruby
Senior Account Manager

As an accomplished creative marketing professional with over 8 years of experience, Ruby has worked closely with several iconic Australian and global brands in both boutique and large agencies.  She’s passionate about turning strategic thinking into successful campaigns and is highly regarded by her colleagues and clients for effectively delivering on business and marketing objectives with a positive attitude (and a smile!).

 

After living in Melbourne for the past 10 years, Ruby has really embraced the Northern Rivers lifestyle and in her spare time loves going to the beach, lighthouse walks in Byron and camping. She currently lives in Mullumbimby with her partner, cat and seven rescue chickens.

Ella
Senior Account Executive

Ella is currently at the end of completing a double degree in Business and Design. She has a passion for Marketing and Graphic Design and, with a fresh perspective, strives to produce fun, creative new ideas!

Ella is a returning local to the Northern Rivers after living on the Gold Coast for 3.5 years. She has untaken the role as an Account Executive for Barefruit Marketing and loves meeting new people and getting to know their life experiences. After work, you’ll find Ella at the gym or busy catching up on uni, and she loves hanging out with her friends and fam on the weekend with beach adventures and coffee dates.

Ashleigh
Digital Account Manager

Ashleigh has completed her certificate III in Business and her Certificate IV in Marketing and Communications. Ashleigh is passionate about digital media and marketing, has a keen eye for detail – and is always eager to learn!

She brings experience from previously working in a fast-paced, customer service role at a Real Estate agency, retail environments and has also worked freelance with a couple of her own clients designing and setting up small WordPress websites.

Ashleigh is a born and bred local, residing in the Northern Rivers with her son Eddie and husband. When she’s not in the office, you’ll likely find her outdoors on family adventures – fishing and camping or at her favourite cocktail bar – she has also been known to give it a good crack at karaoke.

Nat
Creative Genius

Natalie is a local Lismore girl who, after completing her diploma in graphic design up north made her way back to her home town and worked for a large media company for 12 years. She then branched out on her own, using her graphic and web design skills to help her clients look great.

Some of the larger clients Nat has had the pleasure to design for include P&O Cruises and Rituals. With a strong background in print, Nat is a bit of guru at designing advertisements but she also enjoys letting the creative juices flow with logo design, branding, digital and everything in between.

Tahnee
Account Executive

Tahnee has grown up in the Northern Rivers and is currently about to complete her Bachelor of Film. She has a passion for all things creative and is excited to join the team at Barefruit and expand her horizons in Marketing. With a love for all forms of writing and communication, building connections with people and learning, she will bring her bright creativity into a new direction. She cannot wait to work with clients and build lasting relationships.

When she isn’t working and studying you’ll find her staying active running, surfing and playing local soccer. Her other hobbies include painting, singing and cooking for her friends and family. Tahnee loves the beautiful area we live in and encourages everyone to explore the coastline and get into the ocean everyday!



Claire
Account Manager

Claire grew up in Kenya and moved to South Australia to study her Masters in International Business. She moved to the Northern rivers in 2021 and totally loves the area. Claire is a passionate advocate of digital marketing, leveraging its power to help businesses succeed by reaching the right audience. With a deep understanding of digital platforms and trends, she excels in developing targeted strategies that drive engagement and conversions. Claire's expertise spans across social media, content marketing, email campaigns, and data analytics. She is adept at identifying market opportunities, crafting compelling digital content, and optimising campaigns for maximum impact. Claire's dedication to staying ahead of digital advancements ensures that businesses she works with are positioned for success in today's competitive landscape.

When she isn't in the office, you'll find her road tripping with her husband, camping, hiking or dancing every time the beat hits the spot!

 

Prue
Copy Writer

Prudence has always had a flair and passion for writing and after studying Journalism and a Masters in Writing, she has never put the pen down. With astute editing, copywriting and proof-reading skills, Prudence produces the words you want, when you want. She also has extensive journalism and publishing experience and has written for a range of media organisations and publications including ABC Australia, Brag Media, Blank Street Press, Splendour in the Grass, the Australian National Construction Review, Women’s Biz Publishing and Nevertheless Journal.

Unlike most, Prudence thrives under the pressure of deadlines and takes pride in developing creative, SEO copy that inspires not only our clients, but also the readers. Any product, any industry, any passion, Prudence’s creativity will breathe life into your idea, project, business or dream.

Maria
Marketing Consultant

Maria has many many years of marketing experience both as an agency partner and client marketer.

Maria woke up one morning in Dublin and decided London was calling. Apparently the streets were paved with gold compared to Dublin. Maria spent over 12 years working with creative partners to deliver exceptional marketing campaigns for many clients to mention a few being Guinness, Coca-Cola, Safeway, Safeway Loyalty, Johnnie Walker.

Maria realised working in London meant years of commuting and thought better to change country, Australia shouted the loudest and has been home for 20 years. Maria and her then creative partner, moved to Australia, and set up a marketing agency in Sydney. She spent many years client consulting, with large and small companies namely Telstra, James Hardie, Sun Glasses Hut and other agency partners.

Maria's moto in life is “we will find a way”

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Maggie
Head of Security

Maggie is our head of security here at Barefruit. She is a beautiful french bulldog with a massive personality. Since joining the team, Maggie has helped us with her extensive marketing knowledge and passion for creating a fun atmosphere to work in. When she’s not hard at work she enjoys eating at your shoelaces, going for walks and squeaky toys.

our awards and accolades

WINNER EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
Northern Rivers Regional Awards 2022

 

WINNER BEST BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Ballina Business Awards 2021

 

WINNER BEST BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Ballina Business Awards 2019

 

FINALIST MEDIA, MARKETING & ADVERTISING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Optus Australian Business Awards 2017
WINNER BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Lennox Head Business Awards 2017

 

WINNER BEST PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
Ballina Business Awards 2017

 

FINALIST MEDIA, MARKETING &
ADVERTISING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Optus Australian Business Awards 2016

 

WINNER BEST PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
Ballina Business Awards 2016
WINNER BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Lennox Head Business Awards 2016

 

STATE FINALIST BEST SMALL BUSINESS
NSW State Business Awards 2015

 

BEST SMALL BUSINESS
Northern Rivers Business Awards, 2015

 

BEST HOME BASED/ONLINE BUSINESS
Ballina Business Awards 2015

Squeeze the day with Barefruit Marketing!

You may be looking for full time, part time or freelance work. Whatever you are looking for; we’re always on the lookout for talented individuals who make the impossible, possible.

View our careers page and get in touch today to see what we can create together. Send your CV and/or portfolio, with a brief note about why you’d like to work at Barefruit to careers@barefruit.com.au