Cheers to new faces
Jo Pearson has joined the team at Mission Estate winery as their newest marketing manager. Described as a passionate grape grower, Pearson brings 18 years worth of experience of the wine industry to her new role, having been involved with domestic and international markets.
Pearson has been in sales and marketing since 2008, going from managing marketing operations, project development management, and delivery development, to her current role, where she will be focusing on multiple parts of the business including tourism, dining and entertainment fields while also managing global marketing for Mission Estate and the recently acquired Ngatarawa brands, and the Hawke’s Bay Cellar Door business.
Strengthen and expand
99 agency has welcomed Matt Oak for its new head of design. With over 2 decades of working in design, Oak brings in experience from across a diverse range of disciplines including architecture, packaging, brand identity, and communications.
Mick Stalker, Executive Creative Director, says, ‘Matt and I have worked together before in past lives. I know what a talent he is and how much integrity he brings to his work. I’m stoked to have him help me build our offering. I know that the design team is going to thrive under his leadership.’
Also joining the creative department are ambitious creative team, David Smith and Adam Neale, bringing experience from both here and across the Tasman.
New kid on the block
Stuff has appointed Jake Shand as the new head of Neighbourly.
Shand has extensive local and international marketing experience, building the UK marketing arm of Les Mills Global from scratch in his role as marketing director, growing their event attendance, social community and licensed health clubs significantly during his three-year stint.
Most recently, he has held the role of head of marketing for Burger King, switching alliances from McDonald’s where he spent his time setting sales records, reshaping menu offerings and driving new promotions as the product marketing manager and national promotions manager.
About the appointment Stuff CEO Sinead Boucher says: Jake brings a strong focus on growing the things that make Neighbourly special to the Kiwis who love it as a way to interact with each other and grow their communities. He also has proven commercial acumen and an entrepreneurial spirit which will help us take Neighbourly into its next phase of growth.”