In the wake of news breaking about Ooh Media winning the bidding war to acquire Adhsel from Here, There & Everywhere (HT&E) we take a look at what the move means for the local market. UPDATE: The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) decided it will not oppose the acquisition.
Carat Auckland has won the work of beauty giant, L’Oréal for the New Zealand market, while Carat Australia has retained the media planning responsibilities for the brand across the ditch following a trans-Tasman competitive pitch process. Update: comments from L’Oréal and FCB.
Alex Lawson has been named General Manager of Carat NZ, only a few months after joining the agency in July. This move follows on from the departure of former Carat general manager Kim Leybourne, who was appointed the media director at Ogilvy in August.
ZenithOptimedia has had a fairly difficult few months since the controversial closure of its sister agency Publicis Mojo just before Christmas. But, in what general manager Sophia Quilian sees as "the start of a rejuvenated [agency]", it's been appointed to the Palmers Gardenworld business without a pitch. The incumbent was Total Media.
ZO completes its management team, Clems chief financial officer heads for the rum, Y&R adds to its digital chops, Air New Zealand puts even more emphasis on the customer experience, Dita De Boni heads to PR, The Pond adds a digital heavyweight, Commando gets one back, Southern PR bolsters the line-up, On the Grill takes biscuit and Linda Clark returns to TV.