We are a team of marketing creatives, digital natives, and brand poets. We just love marketing!

We the, 8 Seconds team, pride ourselves in delivering our services with warmth, skill and authenticity. Our primary aim is to educate and delight in the results marketing can bring to your business. We particularly relish in working with businesses looking to shift gears, who are committed to growth and consistency and have recognised they may lack the skills themselves to apply this. Nothing is off limits, no question to silly, we are here to help your business blossom!

Our vision is to guide, grow and raise the profile of small businesses through teaching, sharing,
and nurturing clients about marketing.

The 8 Seconds Team

Tolita Dukes

Digital + Marketing Coach

Tolita has lived in Airlie for over 20 years, during which time she has grown with the region, actively alongside and within many businesses.

Tolita established 8 Seconds 2013 to provide a local resource for business operators and has established an enviable client portfolio, due to her quality work and enthusiasm for promoting local businesses.

A primary object of Tolita’s & 8 Seconds is to empower business owners with the marketing tools they need to not only give them the skills to actively market well but to also understand and enjoy as a critical part of their business operation.

“We pride ourselves in delivering our services with warmth, skill and authenticity. Our primary aim is to educate and delight in the results marketing can bring to your business. We particularly relish working with businesses looking to shift gears, who are committed to growth and consistency and have recognised they may lack the skills themselves to apply this. Nothing is off-limits, no question too silly, we are here to help your business blossom!”

Tye Brown

Web Developer/Designer

Meet 8 Seconds Web Developer, Tye Brown, based south of the Gold Coast. Tye has over 15 years of experience in the graphic design industry for both print and web. If you are just starting a business and need help creating a brand, we will ensure your digital presence accurately represents your brand and business, professionally as we tailor your online presence to your customer’s needs and your budget.

Tye has previously worked on a number of Whitsunday digital projects within the Whitsundays, with his skill set also include Search Engine Optimisation and Google Ads campaigns.

Lyndall Arnold

Freelance Writer

An extremely versatile writer, with skills and expertise across the spectrum of marketing and communications and experience across a wide range of industries, Lyndall consistently impresses with her innate ability to ‘nail-it’ every time – no matter the task. Websites, press releases, EDMs, profiles, award submissions, grant applications, video scripts, ads, TVCs, direct mail and more, are all delivered efficiently, professionally and on deadline.

Whatever your business wants to say or convey, Lyndall can put it into words, adapting her style to suit your purpose and image, from contemporary to classic, funky to formal, with a sense of humour or with shades of seriousness, witty, clever, engaging and entertaining. With a BA in Economics, Lyndall combines creative talent with business acumen to quickly capture the essence of the briefing, effortlessly grasping even the most technical and complex concepts and is exceptionally generous in sharing her knowledge and insights to assist 8 Seconds clients with achieving their objectives.

Craig Hempstead

Graphic Designer & Photographer

Local Images is Craig Hempstead, a Graphic Designer and Photographer of coastal and rural NSW and QLD.

Craig has worked with 8 Seconds on a variety of marketing projects in the Whitsunday area and is becoming familiar with the regions amazing locations and friendly character of the local people. Specific projects include Port of Airlie, Farm HQ, PRDnationwide Whitsunday as well as being the photographer and designer for 8 Seconds publication, Where We Live Airlie Beach.

Craig has produced four books which have become iconic in the world of Sydney beach and suburban culture which have all become collectible and can be found on coffee tables and in tourist offices around the world.