Movings/Shakings: 29 May

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  • May 29, 2018
  • StopPress Team
Movings/Shakings: 29 May

Moving on up

Tom Roydhouse has been announced as managing partner of Raydar. The appointment follows recent leadership changes within the Clemenger Group. Earlier this month, Andrew Hawley announced he will step down as managing partner of Clemenger BBDO Wellington effective 1 June.

Roydhouse is looking to work more closely with in-house agency partners at 99 and The Workshop. He brings over ten years of shopper marketing experience to the role, as well as a background in building teams and delivering effective campaigns.

Raydar has an extensive list of clients including Frucor Suntory, Fonterra, DB Breweries, Pernod Ricard and Sanitarium. 

Back on deck

Little Giant's creative director, Erik Hay, is returning to Weta Workshop after a year-long hiatus in Auckland. Hay will rejoin the company as creative strategy director, a new role for the Wellington-based concept design and effects company.

He will also return to his position on the senior management team. Hay says Weta Workshop is a terrific and somewhat surreal place to be and the work is hugely varied and always remarkable.

"From films to exhibitions to products to games, there’s so much they’ve achieved and so many opportunities just up ahead. I’m looking forward to getting stuck in.”

Adding artillery

Reload & Smoke has announced the appointment of Carla Rotondo as an agent/producer to its family of photographers and directors.

Rotondo says she is looking forward to the move and working with both familiar and unfamiliar industry folk.

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