JWT's Angus Hennah comes home, Rachel Ellerm kicks off her new female-centric strategic consultancy Frock, Pluk continues to grow, Orcon puts its weight behind CanTeen, The PR Shop pulls a deuce, and 2degrees and TBWA\ put their Ad Impact gloves on.
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Rod Vaughan joins the NBR, TVNZ announces Guyon Espiner's replacement for Q+A, fast Foxtrot means changes at Tango, Rochelle Weaver swaps bus shelters for banks, Martin Shanahan puts some new boots on at Tangible Media, The Pond continues to burst its banks, TradeMe trades up, mobile advertising network InMobi launches in New Zealand, the PR Shop adds to its Aussie arsenal, Tina McIntosh embraces the child within and Ben English takes over at Adobe.
Guy Cousins swaps SparkPHD for Naked, Yahoo! promotes two of its own, Rachel Broadmore swaps five-star for financial services, Ian Finch presides over New Zealand's patent attourneys, Margaret Zabel takes the reins at The Communications Council in Oz and Renee Bushby changes tack.
Nearables, hearables & wearables: Wayne Pick on how brands can benefit from the rise of three major tech trends
Future Tense (part 2): MediaWorks' Mark Weldon on bilateral markets, the unnecessary complexity of ratecards and the importance of 'co-opetition'
Beyond the Page: Woman's Day, Spark PHD and Unilever clean up with paid, owned and earned media strategy
Future Tense: MediaWorks' Mark Weldon on its new 'power news brand', the joy of integration and preparing for the future
Plastic is bad, mmmkay. And SodaStream NZ, with the help of the PR Shop, is following in the footsteps of overseas markets and using shock and awe tactics to show it, with a large travelling cage filled with 2,000 empty cans and bottles that aims to visually represent the average amount used by a Kiwi household in a three-year period, educate the locals about the world's recycling problem and, of course, show that SodaStream is a better, eco-friendly option.
...as Sweet Shop director Sam Holst tastes gold at Cannes, Alt Group continues to win things, shifting PRs, MediaWorks signs up a new Breeze host, ASB's tech guy is acknowledged for customer service innovations and 2degrees adds a couple of newbies.
Hot on the heels of winning the Nestle Milky Bar Kid Search in New Zealand and Australia, The PR Shop has won the recent CDB Consumer Products pitch to work on the SodaStream brand.
A virtual e-cornucopia of comings, goings, changes, movements, postings and various new things compiled to belatedly celebrate the long-awaited departure of summer.