Movings/Shakings: 24 August

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  • August 24, 2018
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Movings/Shakings: 24 August

Teaming with leadership

Pead PR has announced the appointment of Louise Kraitzick as group account director of the technology, corporate, entertainment and lifestyle teams, finalising the Pead PR leadership team.

She will be working across clients such as Huawei, Uber, New Zealand King Salmon and Willis Bond & Co. 

Kraitzick was recently recognised as a finalist for PR Week Asia Pacific’s Young Practitioner of the Year in 2017. She joins Pead PR after five years at Porter Novelli running corporate, tech and finance accounts including NZMP (the B2B brand of Fonterra), Xero, BNZ and the Oceania Healthcare IPO.  

Pead PR managing director Sarah Munnik says Kraitzick brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Pead PR particularly for its technology and corporate clients.

Social success

The Social Club is expanding its team with three new hires.

L-R: Prashit Kumar, Tanja Seselj and Mark Hurley

Entrepreneur Mark Hurley joins the business as a non-executive director, where he will guide the company’s strategy and support the company through its growth phase.

Hurley, also CEO at creative agency Little Giant, brings with him start-up and expansion knowledge, as well as a deep understanding of technology and branding.

Tanja Seselj (ex-Little Giant) has a strong creative agency background and joins The Social Club as head of client services, growth and strategy, while Prashit Kumar assumes the role of marketing and operations manager, joining the team from Percolate, a San Francisco based content marketing platform, where he consulted for Fortune 500 companies. All are newly created roles within the business.

McGillivray says the three new appointments bring a wealth of expertise to The Social Club.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Mark, Tanja and Prashit to our growing team,” she says.

“Mark brings great experience to the board and we know his learnings from building a market-leading agency from scratch will be invaluable for our business.

“We’ve also taken the opportunity to bring Tanja and Prashit on board as we look to maximise the services we offer our clients. Tanja’s experience in senior roles across some of New Zealand’s leading agencies and her expertise across social, client management and strategy will be particularly critical for the next phase at The Social Club.”

Love and marriage

L-R: Louise and Lou Bentley

Energi’s managing director Louise Henderson and head of strategy Lew Bentley married on 8 August at the Kings School Chapel, in a ceremony planned to for 08.08.18 at 8:00pm.

The pair were surrounded by 50 of their nearest and dearest, among them a few advertising luminaries. 

Going forward, Henderson will be known as Louise Bentley.

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