Who we are

We are a family business with our roots in the tourism and hospitality industry. We pride ourselves on taking time to fully understand your product, and work with you as an extension of your company. During our 14 years in business this has resulted in long-term relationships with clients whose brands we love.

Originally established  as a “traditional representation company” we have evolved into a  multi-faceted tourism marketing agency. Offering our clients, representation,  digital marketing,  creative design and photography and film all dedicated to tourism.

What we do

Founded in 2006, Talking Stick Global represent a selection of the best luxury and experiential tourism products across the world. We are known for our unique ability to nurture and manage the relationship between our partners and the outbound travel industry influencing a higher volume of potential bookings.

With expertise ranging from traditional representation to digital marketing campaigns, we offer the whole package so you can ensure you get your brand’s message to the right audience in a world where people are overwhelmed by too much choice.

The Team

David Reading

Managing Director

David came back to Talking Stick after 5 years away gaining invaluable experience in various aspects of the travel and tourism industry. During his time away he was Africa Product Manager of a luxury tour operator in London where his responsibilities included commercial, marketing and contracting tailormade, small groups and scheduled departures. In this role, David was recognised by the Travel Trade Gazette as one of the “30 under 30” young travel professionals. David then moved to Dubai to work for Jumeirah Hotels as Cluster Sales Manager where he developed successful relationships with many Tour Operators in UK & Ireland.

Marc Reading

Business Development

Marc is the company founder with over forty years of tourism marketing experience in a variety of senior management positions. His experience covers international tour operations, hotel group marketing, boutique hotels and lodges, and adventure tourism. He provides a wealth of knowledge to clients, innovative strategic planning, and years of contacts.

Zoey Strzelecki

Digital Marketing Manager

Zoey is the Digital Marketing Manager with experience spanning PPC, SEO, social media, content marketing, and more. Having worked both agency and client-side, in the United Kingdom and international markets, Zoey has a high level of industry-related technical knowledge and has developed numerous innovative digital and social media campaigns for clients.

Niels Van Gijn

Design and Print Manager

Niels is the founder of our associate design company, Silverless. Niels worked for several design agencies around the United Kingdom before heading off to Botswana to manage a camp in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. After driving back to the UK overland, he set up Silverless with the aim of working with like-minded clients who wanted to spend time developing quality brands and marketing.

Emma Keene

Account Executive

Having studied BSc Marketing at Bournemouth University to now completing her MSc in Digital Marketing at the University of Southampton; Emma is eager to put her newfound skills to practice. With a love for the travel and tourism industry, she is thrilled to be involved in an agency rooted within this sector whilst being able to further expand her working knowledge of digital across a variety of industries.