Sling & Stone has made three new appointments and two promotions within its New Zealand team following client growth in the sustainability, home interior, consumer tech and deep tech industries.
Dearra Naidoo joins as Account Director from Tourism NZ where she worked as Domestic PR Manager. Prior to that she held various agency roles in London and Auckland working across brands including Samsung, Singapore Airlines and PlayerMaker.
Also appointed as Account Manager is Vicki Gan from One Plus One Communications. Gan has worked in corporate, B2B and consumer comms across a variety of brands including Amazon Web Services and Comvita.
Erica D’Souza joins as Senior Account Executive from Goode PR. D’Souza specialises in the consumer and health sectors, having worked on Diabetes NZ, Zeagold Nutrition and Proper Crips.
Sian Church, Head of New Zealand, Sling & Stone says: “We’re starting 2022 in our strongest position yet after thriving through some of the most unexpected years ever. We’re bolstering our team for continued growth and thrilled to bring on board exceptional new talent with Dearra, Vicki and Erica.”
Two promotions have also been made which includes Rhiannon Hughes to Account Director and Grace Ballinger to Senior Account Executive.
“We invest heavily in development and training programmes to create opportunities for our team. Promotions for us aren’t just about growth but also nurturing people. Rhiannon and Grace have excelled in 2021 and I couldn’t be prouder to announce their well earned promotions,” adds Church.
Since its launch into the market five years ago, Sling & Stone has grown to eight full time Slingers on the ground.