New employees assume the positions

With all these new hires, it’s like a staff party in your mouth. And everyone’s invited.

The wisdom of tribes

Tribal DDB New Zealand has added two new senior team members, Stephan Rothlander and Dan Stoneham, to its roster following significant client growth (and, any excuse to slip in a mention, a gold and silver Lion at Cannes for the Coastguard NZ campaign ‘Live Rescue’).

Rothlander, a highly accomplished software development manager and solution architect, has been hired as an executive producer. Prior to this role, he spent seven years at Virtual Spectator International Ltd as the operations manager, where he provided management consultation to major sporting organisations and TV broadcast companies. He then joined Propellerhead and worked closely with the development team on several key projects.

Dan Stoneham, who has 12 years experience in the digital industry, has also come onboard as strategist. For the last 18 months, he has been consulting for various companies including Sony Europe, and prior to this was a consultant at Generator Consulting. He has worked with clients including RBSG, HBOS, Deutsche Bank, Unilever, Fidelity, Comet, Haymarket publishing, Marks & Spencers, BBC, ITV, Morgan Stanley, Worldcom and Optus (AsiaPac).

Tribal DDB managing director Greg Forsyth says client demand and workload has been on the rise of late and says the additions “put us in a great position to tackle the growing complexity of clients’ digital demands.”

Heralding changes

Ryan Mudie has been promoted to sales manager, Auckland, after a hugely successful seven months with nzherald.co.nz. Mudie, who was previously a group account manager, will now head up the Auckland agency sales team alongside Ros Ashworth, sales manager for Wellington and Thomas du Chateau, sales manager, direct.

Amanda Jordan, previously an account manager with nzherald.co.nz, has also been promoted to senior account manager.

Advertising director, Donna O’Keeffe says the pair have both seen huge success in the short time they’ve been with nzherald.co.nz “and both promotions are very well deserved”.

PMP my ride

PMP New Zealand has appointed Nicholas Allan as its new general manager and he will also sit on PMP’s executive management team.

Allan has recently returned to New Zealand after spending eight years overseas, where he worked in Saudi Arabia, the Nordics, Baltics and Europe. His most recent role was as DHL Supply Chain’s business development director (A&I Sector) in Europe. He also has printing and publishing experience, having worked for Brookers Publishing in New Zealand and, at the start of his career, Fuji Xerox New Zealand.

PMP New Zealand executive general manager, Peter Browne, says Allan brings experience in printing and publishing to the role, but, more importantly, he has experience in growing new markets, a commitment to customer relations, strong sales skills and combining teams across different sites.

The role oversees a newly combined group, with a recent internal restructure bringing Maxum Real Estate and Printworld – PMP’s sheetfed printing operation – under one umbrella, PMP Maxum. The combined group will be located at a new site in Vestey Drive, Mt Wellington, as well as the Christchurch site at Saxon.

Up the Shopping List

After six years as marketing manager for Botany Town Centre, Desiree Clark has been appointed to a new national ‘Group’ role with AMP Capital Shopping Centres group.

Clark has more than 15 years experience in shopping centre marketing and much of her success can be put down to a focus on the community, as evidenced by the growth of the shopping centre over the years against the backdrop of new competition, a sluggish economy and everyday shopping challenges.

Clark has been a driving force behind the East Auckland’s Botany Town Centre, and can claim some responsibility for the national and international awards it has taken out recently.

It was named a gold award winner at the 2009 ICSC Asia Shopping Centre Awards competition in Singapore for its Fit2Fly campaign, which encouraged kids to get off the couch during school holidays, and the New Zealand Planning Institute also awarded Botany Town Centre the Best Practice Award for its travel plan, which was created with the help of Opus International Consultants and Manukau City Council (MCC).

Touching me, touching you

Retoucher Daniel Evans has signed up for the Pond collective, and he’s the first of a select group of independent retouchers it hopes to add to its books.

Evans cut his teeth at DDB and WRC and has spent the past five years fine-tuning and expanding his retouching skills in London. Along the way he’s worked on jobs with celebrities including Lewis Hamilton, Sir Alex Ferguson and Marcus Wareing. And he’s also contributed to campaigns that have won gold and silver Lions at Cannes.

Evans is an independent contractor who works directly with photographers, creative teams and clients, to develop and create refined photographs for all media outputs, from print through to web. His input ranges from detailed colour corrections through to multi-layered compositing.

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