Nigel Douglas has left Mediacom to take on the CEO role at OMD recently vacated by Kath Watson.
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After more than ten years leading OMD New Zealand as CEO, Kath Watson has announced her resignation. PLUS: OMD is in the final stages of appointing her replacement.
Only a few weeks after news broke of joint-managing directors Linus Hjoberg and Emma Bolser departing Ikon, the former has now secured a new role.
Changes at OMD, MediaWorks, Grace, Designworks and Ambient Group.
...as BNZ makes some changes, OMD reels in a heavy-hitting English import, Affinity ID adds some digital grunt, and Yukfoo welcomes a stop-motion specialist.
...as Total Media names its managing director (and Omnicom Media Group announces its new big cheese for Australia/NZ); 2degrees finds a multi-lingual comms manager; a marketing guru joins the academic ranks at Massey University; The Sweet Shop and CAANZ choose New Zealand's reps for the Young Lotus competition at Adfest; Naked outgrows its villa and heads for K'Rd; Tribal Fusion launches in New Zealand with Brendan Muller at the helm; Crossmark restructures its management and is on the hunt for a managing director in New Zealand; and Cutting Edge promotes a veteran to top dog.
The lazy susan spins, bringing with it a couple of big creative departures at Rapp/Tribal, a few new arrivals at OMD, a promotion at nzherald.co.nz and a timely lesson in goat farming.
After losing the Flight Centre business recently, Total Media, which is part of the Omnicom Group, has decided a restructure is in order, so there's no room for the Auckland general manager position, a position which was held by Jason Rutherford for the last eight months. Group chief executive ...
OMD New Zealand, standing tall and gazing across the country's media landscape, is planning for the future, announcing a strengthened senior management team with the creation of a new managing director role in the Auckland agency that will be taken up by OMD’s director of digital, Chris Riley.
TVNZ has released its ratecard for the July – September 2010 period, with TV ONE rates rising by two percent and TV2 up six percent on the back of improved numbers. But not everyone appears to be on the same optimistic page as the national broadcaster, if the apparent stoush with media agency OMD is anything to go by.