Biggsy and Duster may sound like characters in a gangster film. But they're actually Assignment Group's two newest hires, Philip Andrew and Peter Biggs.
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Changes at FCB, MediaWorks, Fairfax, Bauer, Sovereign, Postr and DDB.
Changes at Ikon, AMP, Hypermedia, Publicity PR and Southern Discoveries.
Future Tense: TVNZ's Kevin Kenrick on the enduring value of news, online egocentrism and the threat of global competition
Beyond the Page: NZ Life & Leisure’s Kate Coughlan on shifting values, receptive audiences and how magazines build brands
Future Tense: Bauer's Paul Dykzeul on the power of the portfolio, the dangers of PR and doing more with less
Future Tense: Fairfax's Simon Tong on bloody noses, the fallacy of clickbait and the benefits of scale
Industry happenings at Marketing Association, MediaWorks, TVNZ, Snakk Media, Intelligent Ink and Envy Studios.
This week has seen an executive shuffle at two of the nation's major media players. Following on from reports that MediaWorks group head of revenue Liz Fraser had resigned from her post to take up a new position at Air New Zealand, NZME has today announced the appointment of Laura Maxwell as its group head of revenue and Sandra King as general manger of market solutions. Update: NZME responds to a few questions regarding the changes.
NZME has brought on board Irene Chapple as the NZ Herald’s new digital editor, who is returning to the Herald after ten years in other roles, and several years overseas.
Industry happenings at Facebook, GrownUps, Marketing Association, Fairfax, Ideas Shop, InMobi and Vizeum.
Malcolm Phillipps joined 2degrees just a few months after it launched in late 2009 and he’s been a key figure in its evolution from a cheap and cheerful challenger brand to a grown-up, full-spectrum telco. Now he’s set to chuck it in and head to the Waikato.
Industry happenings at Ebiquity, Chemistry Interaction, Thick as Thieves, bcg2, Bauer Media, Sky and VeNA.
Industry happenings at Saatchi & Saatchi, NBR, Weta, Pandora, Images & Sound, BBC, Ambient Group, Lily & Louis, Republik and Outdoor Media Group.
Industry happenings at TRA, Dot Loves Data, Adshel, Comvita, Intelligent Ink, Better by Design and Asia Pacific Digital.
The Clemenger Group has announced that Colenso BBDO chief executive Nick Garrett will move across to Clemenger BBDO Melbourne to take up the chief executive role that was left vacant following the departure of Peter Biggs, who retired in September last year.
Industry happenings at Radio New Zealand, Icebreaker, Big Mobile, KOR Creative, Greater Group and Hypermedia.