Rob O’Neill goes back to his tech roots, Maria Slade means business, Undertow Media lands in Auckland, Alex Radford heads to Consortium, Louise Richardson hangs up her NZ Woman’s Weekly hat, Josephine Mackenize joins Blockhead and The Sweet Shop adds another to its roster.
Carin Hercock swaps APN for Nielsen, the Red Bulletin takes a new approach, Sim Ahmed and Simon Pound join start-up Vend HQ, Damien Shatford signs with the Sweet Shop, Republik gets some Aussie biz, Big Mobile gets bigger, Rose Matafeo changes channels, Stefan Korn takes Creative HQ reins and APN Outdoor heads to Broadway.
Clemenger businesses on the move in Welly, Bauer looks inside and finds a new advertising director, The Radio Network lures a big radio fish back home, Fairfax hands Lions Festivals baton to Val Morgan, Mark Reekie heads for the islands and Spotify announces new ANZ head of sales.
ZO moves up the road, Bauer moves up the hill, The Sweet Shop’s new tech head, Robert Munro goes back to his agency roots, Justin Flitter joins Aamplify, Shaun Pettigrew joins Collective Force, new hire for Heyrex, NZ Reseller News is reborn online and Mi9 adds one to the pile.
iSite Media switches agencies, Ogilvy & Mather locks in a pair of creative directors, Andrew Sparrow goes it alone, Kraft New Zealand gets with the Mondelez International programme, Phil Clemas takes on Men’s Health Trust role and David Bell’s foray into writing.
There’s been plenty of change at TBWA\ over the past few months, with Todd McLeay and Toby Talbot coming on board to take over from David ‘I’m not fucking retiring’ Walden and Andy Blood. And now there’s some more change, with Eleven PR’s founder and managing partner Kelly Bennett leaving to set up his own corporate public relations business.
Jae Morrison shifts to Finch, farewelling Nick Coombe, more gold for Kim Hill, Spark PR picks up Pacific Brands, Trio shacks up with Tourism Malaysia, changes at Positively Wellington Tourism, the arrival of AAANZ, and Tourism Fiji welcomes a new regional director.
Y&R New Zealand got some good news today when it found out it had won a bronze lion at Cannes for the MetService’s Weather to Wake app. And it’s got some more good news to announce: the appointment of experienced advertising campaigner Abbe Hale as general manager.
New Radio NZ head, PRINZ announces its top brass, new shopping channel announces a familiar face as chief executive, Media Design School makes a couple of upgrades, AWARD School opens its Auckland doors again, Naked Sydney takes EA games PR biz and Ad2One adds another site to its list.
When Contagion launched a few years back, it was loudly beating the digital and social drum. It still is, but it’s also doing more of what some would call traditional agency work. So is it selling out? Or is getting in on the groundfloor by offering specialist skills that clients seem to be looking for and then gradually taking a bigger chunk of the business a smart strategy?
Rapp welcomes two (and says goodbye to Tribal), specualtion about the new MediaWorks board, another deputy ed for The Listener, APN hunts for new social media editor, Tamati Coffey returns to the nurturing bosom of TVNZ and Adam McGregor takes up some outdoor reins.
A digital duo for Colenso BBDO, Fleur Herscott farewells The Radio Bureau, Steve Saussey and Yolande Dewey embark on a new (ad)venture, Goodfolk grows by two, a change at CAANZ, Media Design school gloats, Mi9 welcomes three more new humans, Darryl Edradan joins The Orange Group, PPR gets moving with Zumba and Ad2One adds a few more strings to its bow.
When it rains it pours, and Ogilvy & Mather’s doors have been swinging in recent months. But executive director Paul Manning says exit interviews with those departing showed there is “really no particular cause or pattern”.
OMD’s strategy director Jacquie Pierson has signed up as partner and shareholder in new media start-up Open alongside founder and ex-Naked Communications partner Matt O’Sullivan. And she’s certainly not mincing her words about the state of the local industry and the big media agencies that inhabit it.
A new management structure at Yahoo New Zealand, Contact and Triathlon NZ part ways, PRINZ announces a life member and a few fellows, MYOB names new public affairs manager, ANZ acknowledged again for the National Bank merger, Beyond Wen wins Images and Sound film prize and Purple Sherbert adds some more fizz.
It’s goodbye to the O’Connors, Caulton and MediaWorks go steady, Adshel welcomes a new marketing manager, Haystac adds three to the pile, The Sweet Shop focuses on features with big new partnership, Spark PR and Activate joins The Collective and Aamplify raamps it up with a new hire.
Strategy makes a few changes in Christchurch, Mango adds some fresh fruit, Ideas Shop promotes from within, L’Oréal’s cosmetic kismet, Mulligan readies his quill, Snakk Media names new group chief executive, Reachmedia ups it reach, and Blockhead welcomes a few new troops.
Independent media strategy and management agency MBM, which was started in 2010 by Sean McCready and Matt Bale, has been quietly—and fairly successfully—going about its business for the past few years. But it’s got something to shout about now, with ex Sparkie Alysha Delany signing on to become managing partner and shareholder.