“Marketing Monitor” is a blog and newsletter featuring marketing news, ideas, trends, opinions and resources, written and edited by Michael Carney of Netmarketing Services Limited.

We Provide Online Training for Kiwi Organisations
(including Advertising Agencies and even Digital Marketing Service Providers)



Our company, Netmarketing Services Limited, is based in Auckland, New Zealand. Thanks to the joys of doing business online, we provide our courses to students across New Zealand and increasingly around the world (we’ve had participants from Ireland, Switzerland, France, the British Isles, the US and of course Australia). We’ve had more than 3500 take our courses since we began offering the courses in early 2010.

The courses are written by the principal of Netmarketing Services Limited, Michael Carney.

Michael is a veteran marketer with an insatiable passion for whatever’s new, different, exciting or interesting in the world of communications (and especially in the digital space). Michael has been in the marketing game since 1971, online since 1987 —  and can be variously described as a digital marketing trainer, adman, media director, strategist, researcher, copywriter, consultant, playwright and dad.

He is probably best known for his many years as Media Director of a number of leading NZ advertising agencies, including MDA Mackay King (now Saatchi & Saatchi) and HKM Rialto (since merged with Colenso BBDO). More recently he worked in strategic roles with MediaCom New Zealand and Grey Worldwide and was Strategic Planning Director for the Media Counsel before setting up Netmarketing Services Limited.

Michael is also the author of “Trade Me Success Secrets: How To Buy and Sell Effectively on NZ’s Favourite Auction Site”, now in its second edition.

Michael was chairman of the NZ Marketing Association’s Network of Digital Marketers from 2009 until March 2013.

You can connect with Michael on LinkedIn at http://linkedin.com/in/michaelcarney.

Find Us On Facebook

Although we do of course operate a number of Facebook pages we don’t use them as a primary marketing tool, given that our target is businesses who aren’t operating effectively in social media (79% of NZ businesses fall into that category, according to a recent MYOB Business Monitor).

Nevertheless, you’ll find us on Facebook at:

And various other pages that we use for training purposes.


Other Social Networks

You also find us on LinkedIn (http://linkedin.com/in/michaelcarney) and on Google Plus (http://gplus.to/howtousegoogleplus) as well as across multiple Twitter accounts, including:


We’ve also established beachheads on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/netmarketingnz/), Instagram and Vine, but mostly to gather information to include in our courses.


Blogs & Newsletters

Our primary communications are through our blogs and newsletters. Here are some of them:


Our Partners

We offer our courses in partnership with a number of industry professional associations, including:

  • NZ Marketing Association
  • NZ Retailers’ Association
  • Tourism Industry Association
  • Hospitality New Zealand
  • Marketing Institute of Ireland



For more information, please contact Michael Carney at:
michael (at) netmarketingcourses.co.nz or by phoning 021 1493 403

Our address is:

Netmarketing Services Limited
P O Box 74 023
Auckland 1546
New Zealand

All material on this website (unless otherwise indicated) is Copyright (C) 2010-15 Michael Carney. All Rights Reserved.