NZME announces change in agency team structure, launches Melbourne office

  • Media
  • January 25, 2018
  • StopPress Team
NZME announces change in agency team structure, launches Melbourne office
Chris Rudd, Drew De Santis, Jaana Collins

NZME has announced a change in structure to its agency team and is opening a Melbourne office in response to growth within the Victorian market. 

Angie Russell, currently audience strategist in Auckland, has been appointed to the role of senior audience strategist and moves to Melbourne in early March.

Lloyd Aickin will replace Russell as audience strategist in Auckland. Aickin comes from the agency digital team as a senior audience strategist. 

Chris Rudd has been appointed as the general manager of agency markets, and will also oversee the Wellington and Australian teams.

Meanhile, Drew De Santis and Jaana Collins have been appointed to the roles of Auckland team leads, media investment and radio partnerships respectively, both reporting to Rudd.

Rudd says NZME has created a strong agency management team with De Santis and Collins.

"Both come from extensive sales backgrounds that will continue to help us work closer with agencies and clients across the market.”

Joining the team as strategic partnerships lead – enterprise team is Paige Sundberg, who will work across all agencies in a long-term strategic partnership role.

Returning to the Auckland agency team is Sarah Hoffman, who has been appointed as an agency lead to drive revenue where the group see growth opportunities.

In the Wellington market, Allen Ngan has been appointed agency team leader. Matt Webbfrom the enterprise team will work alongside Ngan in Wellington, in a similar role to Sundberg in Auckland. Rudd will oversee the duo.

Paul Hancox, head of agency, enterprise, events, partnerships and rural, says what NZME has created is a strong agency team with experience and knowledge across media.

“We are already delivering some innovative creative thinking and areas of revenue growth driven by Chris and the agency team. We are looking forward to a great year ahead working with agencies and our client partners.”

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.

Tourism New Zealand campaign educates on responsible camping

  • Advertising
  • December 13, 2018
  • StopPress Team
Tourism New Zealand campaign educates on responsible camping

Tourism New Zealand and MBIE have created an integrated campaign directly targeting campers to help educate and encourage responsible camping this summer.

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!

©2009–2018 ICG 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