Village PR & Marketing Appoints New Tourism and Lifestyle Executive

Tuesday 13 March 2012, 5:33PM
By Village PR


Mount Maunganui-based Village Public Relations and Marketing has appointed Karen Clarkson as a Senior Account Executive.

Clarkson has recently returned from New York where she worked alongside international fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg overseeing launches and events for her onboard Eos, the world’s largest private sail yacht. High profile guests hosted onboard included New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, Barbara Walters and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Clarkson has vast experience in the media and communications industry, including as a production manager at the BBC and Channel 4 in the UK.

She built a successful sales track record while working in the North American and European tourism and hospitality sectors and has worked for an Auckland consumer PR activation agency.

Co-owner of Village, Bridgette Paton-Tapsell, says Karen’s international experience will be valuable to the continued growth of the company’s tourism, fashion, food, beverage and lifestyle clients.

Village services the following industries: tourism, horticulture, local government, aquaculture, titanium, food, beverage, beauty, fashion, IT, property, retail and lifestyle. The Village team also brings a high level of expertise to other industries including pharmaceutical, nutraceuticals, banking and legal services, telecommunications, natural health products, construction and FMCG.

Please visit to see image of Karen outside Village.