Learn about us and how we think.


marakáme = conscious communication

What is marakáme? In the Huichol language, the word means spirit guide. We like this word, as we consider ourselves your guardian angel in directing your message to its highest power

We don’t think of ourselves as marketers, but messengers. We do not have clients but partners in sharing new visions. We believe that boundaries are blurring—and that the space and time in which individuals connect is fluid…and digital. We believe in the power of online social communities. Because, at their core, they are simply about connecting people with shared interests and values.

We do not strive to be all things to all people, but to be a unique asset for a select few, in telling their story. The stories we want to tell are about an extraordinary place, exceptional lifestyle or opportunities for a brilliant adventure. These are our passions, and we believe that passion is the heart of creativity. We enjoy being unconventional, approachable, original, and…enthusiastic. From this, we are able to take your message into the brightest light.

Are we a fit? We welcome getting to know you, to see if we can create some magic together.

our core team

lynne bairstow, chief guardian angel

Lynne Bairstow is a full time Punta Mita resident and the founder of marakáme, a digital marketing and App development company with a specialty in luxury real estate and travel. A self-described “geek girl” and passionate fan of her adopted home of Mexico, Lynne enjoys being connected and productive…in paradise.
From 1999-2009 Lynne was responsible for overseeing all marketing of the Punta Mita Resort development, and was an associate in Punta Mita Properties She established Marakame in January 2009 to pursue the emerging opportunities in social marketing and App development.
Lynne also was the co-author of the Frommer’s, Dummies, and Berlitz guidebook series on Mexico for eight years, enabling her to travel and explore this remarkable country. In 2000, she was awarded the Pluma de Plata (Silver Quill Award) by Mexico’s President Ernesto Zedillo for her writings about Mexico. Prior to moving to Puerto Vallarta and giving away all of her business suits, she was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith.

mauricio lemus, creative director

Mauricio is an interaction fanatic who enjoys perfecting the smallest details—and is responsible for the direction of all creative design and programming in Marakame. Along with coding websites, he has a keen eye for design and branding. Rumor has it he was raised by marketeers. He tweaks pixels until they budge. He likes to dig into websites until their entire visual style is redefined, polished and perfected. Born and raised in Mexico City, Mauricio is an internet and computer geek who loves music and life.

teresa gomez, marketing director

…describes herself as a girl living in paradise. Passionate about marketing and especially the emerging and engaging realm of social media, she is tireless in her pursuit of excellence in all that she does. A retired dancer of classical ballet, Tere has found in marketing a new way to be creative and express herself. She enjoys the challenge and imagination involved in bringing projects and events to life, and in creating new concepts and ideas for “getting the message out”. She is addicted to mokaccinos, and is a true believer that, as in the song…. the best is yet to come!