Browsing: Alan Gourdie

Movings/shakings
Movings/Shakings: 10 December
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Alan Gourdie joins the board table at Designworks, Dave Gibson adds NZFC chief executive badge to his decorated career, Marsden Inch acknowleges young duo’s talents, Porter Novelli brings on young comms hotshot for six-month internship, Justin du Fresne follows Deaker out the Newstalk ZB door, IBM and the Marketing Association put their heads together.

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Paris, je t’aime, says Telecom
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He’s been on gardening leave since his surprise resignation from the role of chief executive at MediaWorks TV in June. And now it’s been announced that Jason Paris will take over the role of chief marketing officer at Telecom, replacing the outgoing Keiren Cooney, who took a big media battering over the Abstain for the Game campaign and is set to take up the role of chief communications officer with the National Broadband Network company in Australia. 

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Abstain removal: Telecom licks wounds, Hell puns it up
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Moa, like many others, has already jumped on the randy bandwagon with its own pro-sex response to the widely rubbished and now-dumped Telecom ‘Abstain from the Game’ campaign. And the other most likely contender, Hell Pizza—with its agency Barnes, Catmur & Friends—has followed suit with this punny wee number. 

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Lots of exclamation marks as Telecom exits from Yahoo!Xtra
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Things have been going pretty well for Yahoo!Xtra as of late. Just last month the joint venture between Yahoo!7 and Telecom New Zealand  announced a net profit of $1.88m for 2010, an increase of 37 percent on the 2009 results. But Telecom has decided to part with its 49 percent share of Yahoo!Xtra, announcing it has sold it to Yahoo!7. That means Yahoo!7, a 50/50 joint venture between Australia’s Seven Media and US company Yahoo, will now own 100 percent of Yahoo!Xtra.

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In fine form at the marketing forum
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I got three main insights from this week’s Marketing Forum, an annual assembly of New Zealand’s top marketers. Hats off to the Marketing Association which once again pulled in 100-plus of our most senior marketers to compare notes, share war stories and drink modestly. Well mostly.