Mick Stalker has been appointed by TBWA\New Zealand to the role of Creative Director.
Stalker, who will be working across several key accounts, has more than 23 years’ experience and has been a big part of the New Zealand industry for the past 15 years.
During that time, he has produced award-winning work for some of the country’s biggest clients and spent time in some of the country’s most creative agencies, including DDB NZ, BC&F, and a decade at ColensoBBDO.
The opportunity to join TBWA\NZ prompted a return to agency life. Stalker has been taking time out to support his wife in the launch of their ecommerce business, The Waste Free Home.
TBWA\NZ Chief Creative Officer Shane Bradnick says: “At TBWA\NZ we talk a lot about ‘Making stuff people love, with people we like’. Mick sums this up perfectly; he’s been part of some of the most loved work in New Zealand across an already impressive career with an optimism and creative energy that makes him a great person to have in the agency.”
TBWA\NZ is currently seeing great momentum, producing disruptive work across clients such as ANZ, 2degrees, Noel Leeming, Fonterra, The Warehouse, and the recently won Southern Cross Health Society.
Stalker says: “After a bit of time out, it’s good to be boarding the good ship TBWA\NZ. I just wanted to come back and do good work with good people, and I found that amongst this bunch of Pirates.”
TBWA\NZ CEO Catherine Harris adds: “It’s awesome to have Mick join the crew. His talent, experience, care and energy make Mick an integral part of our team as we keep growing. He’s also a lovely guy and a load of fun to have around.”