Commercials director Jeff Wood has returned home to New Zealand from a successful stint in London to join the Fish & Clips roster.
Stuff has announced the appointment of Josh Borthwick as commercial director – agency and direct. In this role, Borthwick will lead, develop and direct the national advertiser and agency sales teams, as well as the local direct sales teams.
Carat NZ has appointed OMD’s Jonathan Sorensen to the role of group business director on some of the agency’s highest profile accounts, including ASB Bank and DB Breweries.
Auckland digital agency Little Giant, Linked by Isobar has appointed Ian Howard to the newly created position of managing director. The creation of the role follows another period of strong growth for Little Giant which now boasts a team of 45 digital experts.
Colmar Brunton has announced two senior appointments – both from within the company. Kerri Tait is moving into the chief client officer (Auckland) role and Brian Turner has been appointed as head of client service (Auckland).
Auckland, today: PHD Group, part of Omnicom Media Group, has appointed four of its senior management team to new leadership roles within its two agencies, PHD and Spark PR & Activate.
Auckland-based publisher Snapdragon Media has engaged two new team members. Rebecca Knight has been appointed as sales manager. She joins Snapdragon from Bauer Media and will be managing the direct advertising for Kidspot as well as all advertising across lifestyle brand Her World.
The Comms Council has appointed Brand Spanking director Mark Pickering to the position of Chair for the PR, Experiential, & Social Media Committee (PREScom).
Max McKeon joins Colenso BBDO as Creative Director – but what’s in a title? Titles in advertising have lost a lot of meaning as of late, the good people at Colenso say. “Sometimes they are offered instead of pay rises,” they say.
Retail agency 99 Auckland has promoted three key senior staff members to group business director roles to lead their client service team – Katherine Sliper, Leila De Koster and Kristyna Hotchin.
Wellington & Auckland brand strategy & design agency Creature Design has announced the appointment of NZ creative identity Jerry Beale as senior strategist, based at Creature Auckland. Beale will also work with the Wellington team on key projects.
R/GA Australia has crossed the Tasman to tempt Colenso BBDO’s Rachel Morgan into a client services executive director, client services role at the Sydney agency.