Principal consultant, Sam Jackman, has been involved in the advertising and marketing industry regionally, nationally and internationally for the past 40 plus years. His career experience spans the full gamut of industry sectors including large multi-national advertising agencies, internationally recognised products and brands, franchised and independent retail, sector service industries, membership business organisations and local and regional councils.
Brand development, guardianship and establishing and maintaining long-term relationships with clients and their international brands are hallmarks of a global advertising and marketing career.
Locally, he was President of the Havelock North Business Association for a period of three years during which time he was instrumental in building the membership base from 147 to 350, representing the business interests of Association members and was instrumental in the development and launch of the Love the Village branding.
Submitting a revised strategy illuminating the attributes and opportunities that could be developed with the Great Things Grow Here™ brand platform, Hastings District Council contracted him to further develop the brand and in June 2016 saw the relaunch of the Great Things Grow Here™ regional economic development brand platform across Hawke’s Bay.
The Jam Consultancy Inc. continues to manage the brand with a programme base comprising over 320 businesses and organisations participating.
Businesses developed and managed also included The Property Valet Company – a full-service business with 42 on-call and on-demand sub-contractors preparing properties for sale for vendor clients of the real estate industry. Millhills Lodge, a notable unique accommodation and private venue offering in Havelock North, Hawke’s Bay was also a business developed by the principal.
Today, the Jam Consultancy Inc. is responsible for the Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay Corporate Investor Package Programme and works closely connecting business with biodiversity and environmental matters across the Hawke’s Bay region. It also works with several other brands and businesses both in Hawke's Bay and further afield.