Who we are

Kate Barron

In work and in life I try to bring passion to the task, order to the chaos and laughter to the day.
I have spent the last two years at the Otago Museum in Dunedin as the Marketing Manager. There, I oversaw all facets under the marketing umbrella from advertising, promotions and PR, market research to strategy and budgeting, with a little event management thrown in for good measure. It quickly became clear to me that I got the most enjoyment and satisfaction from PR.
With a double degree in Marketing and Psychology, I consider a strategic mind and a deep sense of empathy my strengths. Similar to Niki, I’m an Associate of Trinity College London after completing my diploma in speech and drama, so I also have a flair for dramatics and a creative eye.
I’ve been dubbed the Spreadsheet Queen, and if you are a client of Niki Schuck PR, it is highly likely you will receive an in-depth, colour coordinated document from me.
I was lucky enough to have Niki as a mentor while I was starting down the PR track and I jumped at the opportunity to work with her as part of the Niki Schuck PR team.

What else should you know about me?

  • I respond to a plethora of nicknames. Katie, KB, Gertrude, Barry, Baz or Basil Brush will get my attention.
  • I’ll try anything once. Last year I ran my first half marathon – I didn’t catch the running bug, and I shan’t be doing that again.
  • I’m at my most zen when I’m near a large body of water.
  • If I’m not wearing something navy, cherish it as a rare day – it’s my favourite colour.
  • I wind down reading novels, perusing travel blogs and watching British stand up
  • I’m ever so slightly addicted to pinterest.
  • I love good, friendly competition, with social netball being a particular favourite.
  • I quote movies more often than is probably socially acceptable.
  • I’m a bit of a history nut with a soft spot for ancient Greece.
  • So far, my favourite places in the world are New York City, Montreal and Wanaka.
  • I love to cook, and love to bake even more. I find the process of icing a cake quite therapeutic.
  • Growing up in Gore, I’m a Southern girl at heart. You’ll notice my R’s almost instantly.