About Us

me3The woman behind Sweet Orange Media is Martine Pierhagen. She is based in Tauranga in the sunny Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Martine started the business in June 2013 as she recognised a need for solid, sharp copywriting and to-the-point digital strategies within her local business community.

Martine has worked as a journalist, communications advisor, marketing manager, and writer for about 20 years and she’s been making websites work for more than 15 years, both in New Zealand and The Netherlands.

​​With a solid background in journalism, online marketing and corporate communications, she has a passion for people and everything online, especially social media. She thrives on helping others achieve their goals.

While working as the online editor for the Bay of Plenty Times, Martine was named a finalist in the 2012 Canon Media Awards in the category Website of the Year – Breaking News Coverage.

meOver the years, Martine has written stories, profiles, opinion pieces, reviews, commercial copy and optimised website content for hundreds of publications, advertising materials and websites.
This means she is more than comfortable with a range of topics and different industries.

She has a great network of talented web developers, designers, photographers, journalists and other creatives and is happy to introduce you to the right people if your project needs some additional creative juice.

​Give her a call or email her if you would like to meet and discuss all that can be done to get your online presence, media strategy, or copywriting exactly right.