Industry happenings at Facebook, GrownUps, Marketing Association, Fairfax, Ideas Shop, InMobi and Vizeum.
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These days I find it near impossible to think of heat pumps without thinking of Stephen Fleming, and that’s not about to change as Fleming stars alongside fellow former cricket giant Nathan Astle in Fujitsu’s latest advertising campaign.
Industry happenings at Colenso, the MPA, Ideas Shop, HMC Communications and Colmar Brunton
Strategy makes a few changes in Christchurch, Mango adds some fresh fruit, Ideas Shop promotes from within, L’Oréal's cosmetic kismet, Mulligan readies his quill, Snakk Media names new group chief executive, Reachmedia ups it reach, and Blockhead welcomes a few new troops.
The ham has run out, the afternoon naps are no more and the working masses are now mostly staring forlornly at their screens once again. Here are some of the moves and shakes that occurred before, during and after the Great New Zealand Slow Down, including new things for Guy Cousins, Renee Parsons, Kenny Yeon, Starseed PR, Bullseye, Senate, Mi9, and DB Breweries.
The biggest name in New Zealand rugby signs up with the biggest name in New Zealand milk, Wellington PR agency Ideas Shop gets into politics, Shine welcomes an experienced campaigner to the roster, The New Zealand Herald names its travel editor, Portfolio adds a digital recruitment specialist, fledgling magazine Homestyle fills a new position, Newstalk ZB is nominated for a prestigious international radio award, and super yacht guru Neville Crichton is honoured by his peers.
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Billy McQueen goes back to the brush, ZenithOptimedia launches its new global positioning, Duncan Garner heads to RadioLive, Crossmark gets its teeth into Cadbury, two new toys for Toybox, Phantom welcomes 'Queen of the Flyers', Pluk closes in on 50,000 users and Ideas Shop makes it a double.
Judging by the amount of recruitment news this week, it appears plenty of folk began the year looking for greener pastures. Thick As Thieves has stolen Colenso BBDO's art director Jae Morrison, marketing maven Simone Iles finds a new Post, Wellington Tourism gets some absolutely positive additions to the team, Paul Gardiner crosses the line wearing lycra, Gareth Davies joins RedYeti Films, Fee-fi-fo-fum finds the Ideas Shop, Market Pulse reaches for ignition, Hitchcock directs Flying Fish (no birds in sight), APN Outdoor's Friends in High Places line-up gets a shakeup, The Sweet Shop moves even further into Asia, Prodigy signs Bradstreet boy, and Blair Haeata joins Ngage.