David Barry Gear


I’ve been writing professionally since before Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone in 2007. I have a wealth of writing experience in B2B, B2C, the UFC and yes I know my ABCs. 

My handwriting may resemble a toddler’s but my copywriting is first class. I have had the pleasure of writing for multi-national telecommunication companies, start-ups, sports franchises, national airlines, cybersecurity software, and my all-time favorite ‘used golf balls.’ 

Brands I’ve worked with include Vodafone, Air New Zealand, NFL, Toyota, UFC, and Cigna Insurance. 

I’m a Kiwi currently living in Bogota, Colombia with my wife, where I’m attempting to improve my Spanish (it’s a work in progress, gracias.) 

Over my copywriting career, I have produced radio ads, case studies, eBooks, blogs, sports articles, emails, social media content, video scripts, radio play, and more. 

I never miss deadlines and I believe that work should be fun. So let’s talk and create something beautiful that we’re proud of and most importantly your audience/customers/clients will love too.

Writing Portfolio

Why Carl Nassib coming out as the NFL’s first openly gay active player is a statement for the ages

Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib made NFL history yesterday when he announced via social media that he's a gay man. In the process, the 28-year-old became the first active NFL player to publicly come out as gay. Nassib posted the announcement on his Instagram profile along with a short video and statement. For many NFL fans around the world, yesterday’s announcement may not seem like a big deal, but the ripple effect it will create is not up for debate. The National Football League

Why the Aaron Rodgers vs Brian Gutekunst feud is no 'Last Dance'

The ongoing drama between Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers has taken another turn this week, taking us back to 1990s. The decade of girl bands, F.R.I.E.N.D.S and Tamagotchi hit the news when it was reported that Rodgers had compared current Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst to infamous Chicago Bulls GM Jerry Krause. The recent Netflix documentary Michael Jordan: The Last Dance shone a spotlight on the dysfunctional relationship between NBA superstar Jordan and Bulls GM Jerry Kraus


LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with over 600 million users, including 2 million New Zealanders. Two new members join LinkedIn every second. All these numbers can be overwhelming but here are a few stats that should convince you to read on: • None An impressive 80% of B2B leads generated on social media come from LinkedIn (Source: Forbes) • None More than half of all social traffic to B2B sites comes from LinkedIn (Source: LinkedIn) • None Content sharing is actually rare.

Blog - Designing the Back to the Future shoes

When Back to the Future Part II was released in 1989, it featured many futuristic things such as a flying Delorean, hoverboards, and a holographic Jaws 19 shark. But it was the self-lacing Nike shoes Marty McFly was wearing that grabbed sneaker lovers' attention. Maybe Doc Brown’s famous line to end Back to the Future Part I should have been — “Laces? Where we are going, we don’t need to do up our laces.” The ‘Nike Air Mag’ shoes became iconic, with every young kid who watched the film one day

6 Reasons Why Should You Buy an Affordable Moissanite Engagement Ring? - Gemorie

They say that “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” but for many people, that best friend is far too expensive to hang out with. That’s why you should buy the girl’s best friend’s sensible yet stunning companion – a moissanite engagement ring. Moissanite is the best diamond alternative; some even believe it’s a superior option to the classic shiny diamond gem. Let us explain why it’s worth taking a look at the Gemorie moissanite jewelry range. Here are six reasons why you should forget about di

Which 3 teams are the NFL's version of the Bermuda Triangle?

What do the NFL and the Bermuda Triangle have in common? Well, let's find out. The Bermuda Triangle has been infamous for instances of mysterious disappearances of ships and aircrafts over the years. The triangle is located in an area of the North Atlantic Ocean that links Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico. Some believe alien or paranormal activity occurs inside the Bermuda Triangle, causing people, boats, and planes to go missing. Many NFL fans may not know that a similar thing 'exists' in the National Football League as well. The Bermuda Triangle of the NFL links three franchises infamous for their failures, draft pick busts and championship droughts.

Review of Hacker News Sites

Cybersecurity has become one of the most important issues facing us today. Both governments and businesses are struggling to keep up with the accelerated pace and sophistication of cyberattacks. According to Security Magazine, there are over 2,200 attacks every day which means there is nearly one cyber attack every 39 seconds. Whether it’s data leaks, information breaches, or phishing attacks, it’s important that you’re aware of the latest hacking news. Everyone is now vulnerable to a cyber-at

Is Jon Jones justified in asking for more than $10 million to fight Francis Ngannou?

The ongoing feud between Jon Jones and the UFC doesn't look like it's going to be resolved anytime soon. The former UFC light heavyweight champion continues to tweet about his annoyance at the promotion. Meanwhile, it looks like the UFC is keen to move on to a Francis Ngannou vs Derrick Lewis rematch in July. Is Jon Jones justified in asking for $10 million-plus to fight the new heavyweight champ Francis Ngannou? Or will his hefty asking price end up with him waiting on the sidelines for the f

Web Copy - Give your farm the mark of a leader

Give your farm the mark of a leader Farmers are already leading the move to a more sustainable future, now you can prove it. Toitū Farm Certification Programme provides an internationally-recognised certification that proves your business is ready for a sustainable future. Developed in partnership with Overseer Limited and AsureQuality, the programme is New Zealand’s first carbon certificate designed specifically for farms. Already have a Toitū farm emanage account? Sign in here.

Why hiring a forklift operator will save you time and money! | Tough Yakka

Time and money, there never seems to be enough of both right? But there are some things you can do to help your business use them both more effectively. For example, by hiring a forklift operator. It may seem like an extra thing you don’t have time to organise but trust us, it can save you a whole lot of time and… you guessed it money too! At Tough Yakka, we understand the pressures you are under and that you need something done on time and within budget. We are the labour-hire experts in Br

Is your business ready for voice search?

Is your business ready for voice search? Artificial Intelligence is becoming more and more important in our everyday lives, especially via our smart phones. Whether its social media, streaming services like Netflix or as a voice that responds to our question about the weather. Virtual assistants like Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant are not new but they are constantly being updated, improved and used by more and more people every day. You may already use these at home, but have you thought abou
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