Please allow a quick self introduction: I'm currently based in Tokyo, masquerading as VP of Search Marketing for a small software venture. My job is to make sure our company gets media attention, so I write regular columns for a couple of tech news websites and recently had a book published in Japanese called "The Search Engine Wars". My company builds CMS and affiliate management software based on SEO/SEM ideas. We also have a tracking tool for monitoring all online marketing efforts in one go: SEO/SEM, affiliate sales, email campaigns, banner ads, etc.
I'll be returning to Auckland later this year. Real happy to have found this site.