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Industry shifts at Together and Pead PR.

Stronger Together

Suraj Barnawal and Kris Hadley

Independent media, strategy and technology agency Together has announced the arrival of one of New Zealand’s leading programmatic specialists in a new role to lead the agency’s approach to programmable media. Suraj Barnawal arrives from OMD New Zealand where he headed the agency’s programmatic and ad-tech offering.

“Together were a great fit for me. We share a common purpose and view on how technology and data is changing the media agency model and the strategic skills that will shape success. I’m super excited to be joining the team and being part of building Together further.” said Barnawal.  

Together managing partner Kris Hadley said, “As more and more media becomes planned and bought programmatically, it’s crucial we bring this thinking out from specialist units and place it front and centre of modern media planning.”

Three’s company

Pead PR had announced the new filling of three positions to its integrated communications division.

Devin Monajem joins as Head of Digital Engagement, Duncan Killick has been promoted to Content & Partnerships Manager and Apela Bell has been hired as Social Content Producer. 

Devin Monajem says “As a digital technology enthusiast, I’m always keen to share the latest innovations and knowledge with clients.  Digital is an amazing tool to reach consumers where they are.  By taking an audience-first approach, we use it to build and deploy the right creative to the right channel.”

Devin Monajem

Sarah Munnik, Pead managing partner, added “It’s a pleasure to welcome both Devin and Apela to Pead, and congratulate Duncan on his promotion.  We have experienced phenomenal growth across our digital, social, content and activation services, and these three new roles ensure we have the capability to deliver world-class work for clients.”

“Our integrated communications offering means we execute earned marketing campaigns that really gets people talking.  Regardless of whether it’s social, digital, content, media relations, experiential or partnerships – we have the capabilities and experience to deliver in every channel.”

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