Movings/Shakings: 5 November

Industry happenings at NZME, FiftyFive5 and Publicis Groupe.

Flying high

Stephanie Holmes, headshot pic for Sunday Travel

NZME has announced the Stephanie Holmes as its newest travel editor for New Zealand Herald’s Travel NZ and Sunday Travel.

Holmes has been working on the publications as deputy travel editor, meaning she brings with her strong editorial and commercial relationships in the lead role which starts November 11.

“When I started as deputy, I honestly thought this is my dream job. Now it’s even better. The two travel publications are incredibly popular, New Zealand Herald’s two travel magazines (Travel NZ Herald on Tuesdays and Sunday Travel) are incredibly popular, with a combined readership of 412,000 and growing. Being asked to take them to the next level is a big responsibility but one I’m looking forward to,” said Holmes.


Party from the USA 

FiftyFive5 introduced Nick Williams to the team as its new performance monitoring lead.

Coming from America, Williams specialises in measurement strategy and data integration and has more than 15 years’ experience working with and for world-leading business’ including Nike, Pop Sugar, Facebook, Salesforce and IGN.

“I feel very fortunate to join the team at Fiftyfive5, heading up the performance and tracking team, a meaty and challenging role that builds upon my recent measurement and strategy experience. It’s exciting to be a part of such a globally-minded organization and progressive/inclusive culture and I look forward to championing the next stage of development for this important pillar of the Fiftyfive5 business,” said Williams.

Twos company 

Auckland based Publicis Groupe has welcomed in two new team members to support its growing suite of local brands including the likes of Saatchi & Saatchi, Starcom, Zenith, Frontside and the recently acquired MBM and Digitas Affinity ID.

The roles include Lucy Sparks as its new businesses development manager and Jayde Hill as people and culture business partner.

Michael Rebelo, Publicis Groupe ANZ CEO, says the introduction of such key roles has already had a wide-spread positive impact on the agencies, and is further evidence of the commitment Publicis Groupe has to the New Zealand market.


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