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Touch Advertising is an Accredited Advertising Agency established in 2002 that is run by Richard and Laurelle van Gaalen. Touchtheweb and Touch Advertising are based on the Kapiti Coast between Paraparaumu and Waikanae and service many clients Nationwide.

How can we help you?

We provide an end to end solution for all your advertising and media placement needs.

Our aim is to make things simple for you, so you have the time to do the important things in your business to make it grow.

So what exactly can we do for you?

We are a business that specialises in the strategy and execution of promotional and brand campaigns. Being totally responsible for the creative, design, planning and placement of advertisements on Television, Radio, Online, any printed magazine, Local, Regional & Metropolitan newspapers, Yellow and White pages and so much more.

For yeaAdvertisie anywhere in the world with Touch Advertisingrs we have created some fantastic looking adverts, even if we say so ourselves. Although having a fantastic looking advert is not always enough to guarantee or create more sales, it certainly helps!

The key thing to achieving more inquiry is putting your adverts where your potential customers or target customers might be looking. That could be anywhere in the world.  To do this is a specialised skill that is becoming even more specialised. We can put your message in front of the right target market and generate you extra inquiry, which if handled correctly, will drive your revenue up!


Why use us instead of doing it yourself?

Good question - lots of people book their own advertising and seem quite happy doing it.
We are an accredited Agency which means we can book any form of media that you may need

If you are currently buying your media directly from a radio, TV, online or print rep, their job is to sell you time or space. The rep's income is directly related to the dollars you pay. Instead you are better off getting independent advice from an accredited media agency who has no vested interest on what publication, channel or radio station you use. Even if you buy your media direct, you still need to know what the comparisons are and that you are on the right track. To find out more click here.

About Richard van Gaalen

Richard is one of those guys that genuinely cares about his clients and wants to make them all succeed in whatever field they choose. He believes in the saying “Give something to a busy person and they will get it done”

Richard's actions and his actual care for people is very much a part of who he is. He has a busy life and he wouldn’t want it any other way.

Richard van Gaalen sucessful media planner and Director Touch AdvertisingRichard is passionate about working with clients to achieve better sales results and improve returns on their investment. He loves helping people achieve their goals and dreams and giving them the encouragement to do better and be better people. He has a desire to help more people move online and to also further help those that are already online.

Richard has had over 25 years of Management and Sales experience. Working in Sales, Hospitality and also Retail Sectors managing a staff of 120. He frequently attends seminars to help him learn more and give better assistance to his clients.


Included in this is 20 years of media experience in both the offline and online world. He worked for Yellow Pages Group for four years looking after Key Accounts and the Advertising Agencies. For two of those years he was the top sales person, which shows his capacity in this area.  

All of this has given him fantastic grounding in media as a firm foundation before going into business with Laurelle. He brings knowledge of how advertising works, or at least should work. He has placed tens of thousands of adverts in various mediums for his clients over the years. He is looking to help as many people as he can make their Online Goals a reality with good systems and processes.

Richard is always willing to assist his clients with great advice, providing an outside point of view towards the selling of their products or services. He is utilised to be responsible to handle overall marketing and branding strategies, and also sales promotions for his clients and does this with ease.

Richard has built his business on good old fashioned principles.... treat people with respect.... listen to their needs....suggest a solution to the challenges that they face.... provide amazing service ....and results will come!

Outside of work Richard is a keen sportsman, having played competitive tennis,badminton,soccer, cricket, indoor cricket and indoor soccer. Also on a more casual basis touch rugby, rugby, squash, table tennis and skiing.

Now his sports are limited to regularly watching his 2 sons play Rugby and Basketball. He is a loyal couch critic with his son on any good rugby game that’s on and keeping an eye on men’s ATP tennis circuit on the Internet.

Richard and his family love the beach and spend many weekends and holidays in close proximity to the beach. He is happily married to Laurelle and between them they have 5 awesome children, with just the two youngest at home now. He is a dedicated Christian and a family man. Home is always busy as there are also four grandchildren that love to come and stay, and they also have a very large close knit extended family.

Richard along with Laurelle Pastored a local Christian church for nearly 7 years, so he is used to relating to all kinds of people and helping them work through issues or challenges in their life and celebrating success. Richard and Laurelle are passionate about life and making the best of any situation.Richard enjoys a good laugh and is a firm believer that you can have a life filled with joy if you choose to. Even when things are tough you can still enjoy life and the people you share it with.

So if you want to experience amazing service and have some insight on how he can help you, please click here 

Getting in Touch

Get in Contact with Touch Advertising for great service

Touch Advertising Ltd

Touch The Web

22 Tutere Street,
Waikanae Beach

PO BOX 227

04 293 TOUCH(8682)
0274 902 855

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