Clemenger BBDO announced via a late press release on Friday afternoon the resignation of Clemenger BBDO and Proximity Wellington managing director Livia Esterhazy after two years with the agency.
Esterhazy joined the group in early 2015, following stints with Assignment Group and Saatchi & Saatchi, and has confirmed plans to start a consultancy.
“It was always my plan to work in advertising for 10 years and then broaden my horizon into wider strategic and leadership roles,” she was quoted in the release. “I’ve started a consultancy firm called Galantha Consulting. Now that Clemenger BBDO and Proximity are in a great place to move forward from, I’m really excited about taking everything I have learnt on both sides of the fence and applying it to businesses and Government agencies, small and large.”
Clemenger Group loyalist Brett Hoskin has been appointed to replace Esterhazy as managing director of Clemenger BBDO and Proximity.
Hoskin has spent over 25 years in the windy city working in various roles within the group. Joining Colenso straight from design school, he’s been a designer, studio manager, art director, creative director and was integral in setting up Proximity’s CRM and digital offering before taking on the position of executive creative director. He has also been a key member of Clemenger BBDO’s executive team.
“Over the past several years, Brett has proven himself to be both a strong leader of the agency and a talented business person,” said Clemenger CEO Jim Moser. “With his creative background and business skills, I am confident in Brett’s leadership of both Clemenger BBDO and Proximity while continuing our creative dominance. He loves clients, he loves the work and his team love him. We’re lucky to have someone of his calibre who can move into the managing director role.”