Authentic Media

WHO WE ARE

Here at Authentic Media we are all about promoting Christian organisations, churches and ministries through effective media. Authentic Media International Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Authentic Christian Trust, a registered Charity in New Zealand (CC55868). We are based in Cambridge, New Zealand and work with organisations across the country.

HOW WE WORK

If you need some help in the area of marketing or media, or you have a project you want to work on, then we would love to hear from you. We will start off with a conversation, over the phone or in person over a nice cup of coffee (our preferred option!)

Then we will get to know each other. We will try our best to listen really carefully as you tell us about your organisation and what you're trying to do. Then we will work with you to come up with a plan and implement it. This might look like designing a new logo or website. It may be helping with your marketing strategy (or developing one!). Perhaps you're looking to communicate what you do through a video. Or maybe you're looking for a good deal on print.

Whatever it is, we get excited about helping organisations that promote the gospel of Jesus Christ.

THE TEAM

While our growing team come from different backgrounds, and all have various input into Authentic Media, you're most likely to come across Ryan, Dave or Todd when you initially make contact. Then when it gets to actually working on projects - that's when we bring the other guys in!

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FOUNDER

DAVE FIRTH

Dave is a passionate communicator and loves sharing about the Authentic Christian Life. He serves as CEO of Authentic Christian Trust, editor of Authentic Magazine and director of Authentic Media.

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GENERAL MANAGER

RYAN KILFOIL

Ryan lives with his family in Tauranga and is passionate about building relationships with people and working collaboratively to expand God's Kingdom here on earth. He currently also serves as GM of the Trust.

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ADMINISTRATOR

SHARON-LOUISE GOOD

Sharon-Louise spent 12 years in the computer / IT industry and over 10 years at Capernwray. Sharon-Louise also enjoys getting into the garden.

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CREATIVE LEAD

BLAKE ADAMS

Blake loves to create things, from design and web to photography and videography. He especially loves to use these things to serve and promote the Kingdom of God.

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SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

SINA STEELE

Sina is passionate about encouraging people to live a Christ-centred life. She loves designing and writing, with a particular penchant for social media.

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Business & Partnerships Manager

Todd Harper

Todd is a people person, he loves to meet new people from all walks of life, especially over coffee! A Waikato local, Todd is passionate about helping others.

OUR VALUES

These serve as our "filters" that we look to run everything we do through:

  1. Honesty (tell the truth!)
  2. Integrity (do what we say we will!)
  3. Communication (keep relevant parties informed with accurate information!)
  4. Encouragement (encourage people in the Christian life!)
  5. Humility (remember that this is not about us!)
WHAT WE SEE

AUTHENTIC VISION

A vision is something that you see. We see Authentic as a gift from God. It’s not ours. It’s His – all of it. We believe that God has given us a clear mandate for being authentic in the marketplace.

That means living and working with our eyes fixed on Jesus, regardless of the consequences. This is exciting and occasionally terrifying but it’s our calling so there’s no better place to be. Scripture must be our guide (not our feelings and opinions), that is also our standard that our staff, clients, suppliers and partners can hold us to.

WHAT WE STAND FOR

AUTHENTIC MISSION

To share His life (the life of the LIVING Lord Jesus) with all people we encounter. We know we’re called to be different, or as some translations say, ‘set apart’, so we want to do this with all aspects of our work; how we work, how we charge, how we treat our staff, how we spend money…basically, how we live!

WHAT WE DO

AUTHENTIC LIFE

What we do is really up to the Lord Jesus. After all, it is His life, not ours! Our team are highly skilled and experienced in branding, graphic design, video production, website development, photography, strategic planning and event management.

Our focus is working with Christian ministries, churches and Christian-led businesses. We want to help Christian organisations communicate clearly and effectively. We really enjoy working WITH an organisation rather than working FOR one. Those we work with are not mere clients – they are partners, working together to advance His Kingdom!