Movings/Shakings: 23 November

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  • November 23, 2018
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Movings/Shakings: 23 November

A pair of appointments


Charlotte Bell, Paul Hancox

NZME’s commercial team has seen the addition of a head of customers and revenue role, stepped into by Paul Hancox.

Previously head of revenue – agency, Auckland, rural and partnerships, Hancox’s new role spans across both agency and direct clients.

He will oversee all client relationships across NZME and will spearhead the trading strategy with group investment director Andy Taylor.

Charlotte Bell will becoming head of agency markets (Auckland, Wellington and Australia) and be responsible for NZME’s agency team, agency revenue and relationships.

Along with developing the agency commercial strategy for NZME, she will continue to own and develop the advertising digital product strategy for all of commercial.

Bell was previously head of digital - commercial, where she owned the digital revenue. Her remit extended across NZME’s diverse media, the NZME’s digital services team, iHeartRadio revenue, and recently NZME’s Vision commercial team.

Partnering up

Māori Television has announced it’s utilising Screentime’s New Media team, together with the MTS internal team, to grow sales and content partnerships.

The New Media Division at Screentime create television commercials, branded content, video communications, radio commercials and digital advertising campaigns for a range of clients. Now head of new media Toni Urlich and her team will expand this service to oversee content partnership and sales management for Maori Television.

Prior to her work with Screentime, Urlich was sales manager at Māori Television.

Māori Television chief executive, Keith Ikin, says Urlich brings her commitment to kaupapa Māori and understanding of working with both Māori and corporate organisations.

“This also means this relationship, in conjunction with producers, will ensure we seamlessly integrate brands into show content, create extended content, tap into the MTS influencer network and present ourselves to a Māori TV audience in ground-breaking and cost-effective ways.”

New to the books

Curious Film is now representing director Lucy Forbes in Australasia.

Forbes is based in London and has experience in both TV and advertising. Most recently she’s directed shows for Comedy Central while helming campaigns for brands such as ASDA, Carphone Warehouse and Oreos.

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