123

Josh Moore to step down as CEO/CCO of Y&R

  • news
  • April 6, 2018
  • StopPress Team
Josh Moore to step down as CEO/CCO of Y&R

Y&R New Zealand has announced Josh Moore has resigned and will leave the agency to "pursue a new opportunity".

As a result of his departure, Jono Key, managing director Y&R New Zealand and Fleur Head, managing director Wellington, will assume a dual leadership role overseeing their respective offices, ultimately reporting to Y&R’s regional CEO Australia and New Zealand, Pete Bosilkovski.

Moore has been with the agency since 2011, joining as ECD and soon assuming roles of CEO and CCO. In 2016 his CCO duties were expanded to include Y&R Australia.

Under his leadership, the New Zealand agency moved into new offices in City Works Depot and won a host of new business and creative awards, including agency of the year titles at D&AD, AWARD and Campaign Brief.

About the last several years, Moore said in a release that it's been seven years of incredibly hard work, sleepless nights and much success.

"I’m incredibly proud of the business we’ve built, the clients we have and I love the team we are. The agency has evolved from being just another dot on the agency map to one of the most celebrated in our network and the region.  Which is why it’s incredibly hard to leave. But there’s always something new to achieve and so it’s simply time to take up a new challenge.”

When StopPress asked him for comment about his next move, he said he couldn't comment further. However, when asked if the new opportunity was a weed start-up to compete with Paul Manning, he said, presumably joking, "yessssss!"

Key reflects Moore's pride in the work at Y&R, saying under Moore's stewardship, it's taken what was a middling agency to one that has over doubled in both size and revenue.

"Y&R New Zealand has a distinct style of work, that both demands attention and meets our clients’ business needs. Awards and campaigns aside, Josh’s greatest legacy to Y&R is that he leaves behind a culture of ambitiousness, perseverance and sense of fun; ultimately this is what will be integral to the agency’s  continued ongoing success.”

WPP AUNZ CEO Mike Connaghan adds Moore is a strong leader that's spent considerable time building a talented team that has produced some outstanding work.

"This effort and commitment has been greatly appreciated and we now wish him well as he moves into the next phase of his career outside the group. The leadership team that he has built and fostered is now in an excellent position to continue his legacy of creativity and momentum, while moving into a new era of growth and expanded capability.”

This is a community discussion forum. Comment is free but please respect our rules:

  1. Don’t be abusive or use sweary type words
  2. Don’t break the law: libel, slander and defamatory comments are forbidden
  3. Don’t resort to name-calling, mean-spiritedness, or slagging off
  4. Don’t pretend to be someone else.

If we find you doing these things, your comments will be edited without recourse and you may be asked to go away and reconsider your actions.
We respect the right to free speech and anonymous comments. Don’t abuse the privilege.

Buckle up: Vodafone shows the future is closer than we think

  • Advertising
  • July 20, 2018
  • StopPress Team
Buckle up: Vodafone shows the future is closer than we think

The future is here, or is it? Vodafone's new campaign by FCB takes a look at how far we've come and how far we have to go.

Read more
features

The Hot List winners: most influential in media

Back for another year, NZ Marketing has selected the best of the bunch in the media business. While the editorial team put their heads together to figure out who and what came out on top for the judges' choice, our avid StopPress readers with their fingers on the pulse cast 11,293 votes to decide the People's Choice winners.

Crusaders do not have WiFi capability: Daikin explores the differences between a heat pump and rugby players

  • Advertising
  • July 19, 2018
  • StopPress Team
Crusaders do not have WiFi capability: Daikin explores the differences between a heat pump and rugby players

What’s the difference between a heat pump and a Crusader? Not much if the Daikin's new campaign is anything to go by but that doesn't stop the heat pump brand from searching for a connection to promote its sponsorship of the team.

Read more
topics
Beneath the Surface
Beneath the Surface
In this series, brought to you by Microsoft, we talk to a conceptual photographer, illustrator ...
Insight Creative
Insight Creative
Insight Creative specialises in shaping business stories out the core insights that often lie under ...
20/20 (tele)vision
20/20 (tele)vision
Media consumption is changing. But by how much?
The Hot List
The Hot List
Our rundown of the hottest shows, brands and creators in New Zealand media. 1. magazine ...
Cannes Lions 2017
Cannes Lions 2017
All the winners, the shortlists and the drama from this year's edition of advertising biggest ...
Merger Mania
Merger Mania
All our stories on the nation's two failed mergers in one place
Bauer Beyond the Page
Bauer Beyond the Page
When it comes to creating branded content, there are few better in the Kiwi market ...
The Indies
The Indies
Over the course of this series of articles, we look at how always-nimble indy agencies ...
AdRoll on automation
AdRoll on automation
Marketing automation is tipped to eventually become the only way advertising is traded in the ...
Game Changers
Game Changers
It’s all about PEOPLE. Join us as we discuss global insights, ideas and innovations from ...
TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards 2015
TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards 2015
Celebrating all the winners of the 2015 TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards.
Future Tense
Future Tense
In a new series, StopPress talks to a range of newsmakers currently trying to shine ...
Beyond the Page
Beyond the Page
In conjunction with the MPA, the Beyond the Page series shows how some of the ...
Up Country
Up Country
In conjunction with News Works, the Up Country series talks with some of New Zealand's ...
Sounding off
Sounding off
As part of a content partnership with MediaWorks, we've asked a few of the company's ...
StopPress Podcasts
StopPress Podcasts
We sit down for a chat with industry leaders to find out what they're up ...
Beyond the Page 2018
Beyond the Page 2018
In conjunction with the MPA, the Beyond the Page series shows how some of the ...
features

The Hot List winners: biggest move

Back for another year, NZ Marketing has selected the best of the bunch in the media business. While the editorial team put their heads together to figure out who and what came out on top for the judges' choice, our avid StopPress readers with their fingers on the pulse cast 11,293 votes to decide the People's Choice winners.

Recreating the Christchurch Cathedral: Realityvirtual is calling all videographers and photographers to help bring the landmark back in VR

  • Media
  • July 19, 2018
  • Elly Strang
Recreating the Christchurch Cathedral: Realityvirtual is calling all videographers and photographers to help bring the landmark back in VR

Realityvirtual’s Simon Che de Boer recently had a hand in documenting one of the world’s most ancient civilisations in VR. And now, he’s keen to get to work on his passion project: local cultural preservation work of the Christchurch Cathedral. He wants to resurrect the old Cathedral in VR using publicly sourced photography, so is putting out a call to the public to submit any photos or videos they have of the building pre-earthquake, and using deep learning, a company can fill in the missing data and build a VR experience around this.

Read more
voices

2018 News Media Awards: News Corp Australia and Fairfax Media lead the finalists

  • Awards
  • July 18, 2018
  • StopPress Team
2018 News Media Awards: News Corp Australia and Fairfax Media lead the finalists

The 2018 News Media Award finalists have been announced after a panel of 50 industry judges narrowed down the entries to shortlists across the 32 categories.

Read more
features

The Hot List winners: creator

Back for another year, NZ Marketing has selected the best of the bunch in the media business. While the editorial team put their heads together to figure out who and what came out on top for the judges' choice, our avid StopPress readers with their fingers on the pulse cast 11,293 votes to decide the People's Choice winners.

Bayleys celebrates its Kiwi ingenuity in new campaign

  • Advertising
  • July 18, 2018
  • StopPress Team
Bayleys celebrates its Kiwi ingenuity in new campaign

Bayleys has launched a campaign that celebrates the real estate company’s ethos of teamwork and collaboration.

Read more

ASA launches AdHelp service to help advertisers

  • Advertising
  • July 17, 2018
  • StopPress Team
ASA launches AdHelp service to help advertisers

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has launched its new AdHelp Information Service.

Read more
Sponsored content

NZME's chief executive officer Michael Boggs on radio

StopPress talks to Michael Boggs, NZME's chief executive officer, about why radio is such a strong platform, engagement with audiences, and the latest Commercial Radio Survey Results.

Pak'nSave marks Stickman's birthday with a June Ad Impact Award

  • Ad Impact
  • July 17, 2018
  • StopPress Team
Pak'nSave marks Stickman's birthday with a June Ad Impact Award

June was another month full of great ads, but it was Pak’n Save that topped the ranks to win Colmar Brunton’s Ad Impact Award.

Read more

Ads of the Week: 17 July

  • TVC of the Week
  • July 17, 2018
  • StopPress Team
Ads of the Week: 17 July

ANZ, Spark and Forsyth Barr show us how it's done.

Read more

Movings/Shakings: 17 July

  • Movings/Shakings, brought to you by Marsden Inch
  • July 17, 2018
  • StopPress Team
Movings/Shakings: 17 July

Industry happenings at Stuff, Colmar Brunton, Fish & Clips, Carat New Zealand and Hula.

Read more
features

The Hot List winners: media product and start up

Back for another year, NZ Marketing has selected the best of the bunch in the media business. While the editorial team put their heads together to figure out who and what came out on top for the judges' choice, our avid StopPress readers with their fingers on the pulse cast 11,293 votes to decide the People's Choice winners.

Adshel Live enters into Tauranga market

  • Advertising
  • July 16, 2018
Adshel Live enters into Tauranga market

Adshel New Zealand has announced the expansion of its Adshel Live network to include Tauranga.

Read more
Next page
Results for
Topics
Jobs
About

StopPress provides essential industry news and intelligence, updated daily. And the digital newsletter delivers the latest news to your inbox twice a week — for free!

©2009–2015 Tangible Media. All rights reserved.
Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Privacy policy.

Advertise

Contact Vernene Medcalf at +64 21 628 200 to advertise in StopPress.

View Media Kit