Browsing: Sophia Quilian
ZO moves up the road, Bauer moves up the hill, The Sweet Shop’s new tech head, Robert Munro goes back to his agency roots, Justin Flitter joins Aamplify, Shaun Pettigrew joins Collective Force, new hire for Heyrex, NZ Reseller News is reborn online and Mi9 adds one to the pile.
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.
The closure and voluntary liquidation of Publicis Mojo that was announced just before Christmas last year came as a shock—to the employees, to Mojo clients and to the industry as a whole. And in his many years in the ad business Graeme Wills, the ex-chairman of Publicis Mojo Australia and New Zealand and head of new agency Joy, claims he’s never seen a company behave as unprofessionally, nastily and cynically as Publicis Groupe has during this saga.