FCB unveils Dan Martin as new CEO

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  • June 16, 2017
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FCB unveils Dan Martin as new CEO

FCB has confirmed the appointment of Dan Martin to the position of chief executive, which has been vacant since December last year, following the departure of Brian van den Hurk.

Martin joins from the UK, where he was chief operating officer at Ogilvy & Mather, London.

In addition to this role, he has also worked at agencies such as Fallon, WCRS, Lowe Lintas and JWT. 

FCB global vice chairman Bryan Crawford said he was pleased to have finalised the international search with the appointment of Martin.   

"Dan is a focused and energetic leader who has extensive experience in client management and agency operations," Crawford says. "Working with the deeply experienced FCB New Zealand management team, I know Dan will build on what has made the agency so successful and take the agency to even greater heights."

While at Ogilvy, Martin secured Kronenbourg UK’s social advertiser of-the-year status, drove behavioural science into the heart of the UK’s biggest supermarket, Tesco, and led SCJ, the world’s largest account win of 2012, during his tenure. Also, while at WCRS he led his client Transport for London to being voted UK advertiser of the year by Campaign magazine. 

Judging by Martin's extracurricular activities, he shouldn't have too much difficulty settling into New Zealand life. Outside the business, Martin has a run a craft brewery for some time.

"I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with a lovely bunch of people in further unleashing their talent and our unique agency offering to provide our exceptional roster of clients with a totally unfair market advantage," he says.  

"I also can’t deny that I’m excited about the prospect of living in New Zealand and sitting in the home crowd at Eden Park.” 

He will start his new role in August. 

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Flicking the page: A bird’s-eye view of New Zealand’s print landscape following NZME and Stuff latest financial findings

  • Media
  • March 23, 2018
  • Findlay Buchanan
Flicking the page: A bird’s-eye view of New Zealand’s print landscape following NZME and Stuff latest financial findings

The six-month interim results are out for our two largest print news media owners Stuff and NZME. It is no secret that print has battled with years of declining advertising revenue and departing audiences and there is no doubt the tough financial results have taken its toll. The key lowlights being Stuff’s subsequent closure of 28 regional print mastheads, and an obstinate Commerce Commission which has repealed repeated merger attempts by NZME and Stuff. However, in some quarters, the recent financial findings show that the fall in print revenue has slowed, with suggestions that the worst is over. We ask media experts and publishers what they glean from the financial findings – bearing in mind the unpredictable and circulating beast that is the media industry.

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