UK-based Aegis Media, "the world's fastest growing marketing communications group", bought Mitchell Communication Group in June last year for AU$363 million. And Carat and Mitchell have now officially been brought together in New Zealand, with around 70 staff from a variety of businesses now beavering away in a new Parnell office.
...as Robert Harvey gets set to take up Philip O'Neill's slack, DB's Rene de Monchy departs for Singaporean shores, MEC announces a new arrival and a couple of internal promotions and TVNZ's head of news and current affairs Anthony Flannery gets set to head back to Australia.
He switched from creative agency to media agency almost three years ago, and now Mitchell and Partners managing director Philip O'Neill is set to make another switch and will step down from the role in the next few months.
I’m consistently surprised by how often we use language in ways that undermine our efforts as an industry. It surprises me because communication should be the one thing we nail – clear, precise language that explains exactly what we mean – but actually we’re often pretty bad at it.