Flying Fish’s content/emerging-talent division Fish&Clips has appointed Saffron Jackson as their new head of content, responsible for producing advertising content for all platforms and leading the independent F&C director roster out of Flying Fish HQ on Ponsonby Road.
Clemenger Group New Zealand announced a management change at 99 and Raydar. Over the next few months, Paul Manning will step down from his position as managing director at 99 – to run his own business. He will be replaced by Troy Fuller, currently managing director at Raydar.
Hong Kong-owned Sudima Hotels & Resorts has appointed Dzin Alekzander as NZ marketing & communications manager and Dipika Patel as digital marketing manager.
Kingsland-based photographic agency Proof has added lensman Bas van Est to its roster in Auckland (which already includes Duncan Innes, Lee Howell, and Reagen Butler).
Leading New Zealand public relations & strategic communications agency Pead PR has promoted Sarah Munnik to the position of managing director, replacing Becky Erwood who has stepped down to embark on a new business venture.
Wellington-based live action and motion graphics production studio Dusk says it’s heading into 2018 “with a revamped identity, a new website, some very cool new work and the impressive signing of a new director whose history includes working with The Beatles and Gorillaz.
MediaCom has announced the promotion of Melbourne-based chief operating officer Willie Pang to the role of ceo of MediaCom Australia & New Zealand. The move, says London-based worldwide chairman/ceo Stephen Allan.
Eight has signed “the incredibly talented Dan Max” for Australasian representation, according to a release Katie Millington, the Auckland-based MD/EP of the Transtasman production company.
Omnicom Group has announced the promotion of Wendy Clark as president and ceo of DDB Worldwide. She succeeds Chuck Brymer who will assume the title of chairman. Both roles are effective immediately.
Assignment Auckland has promoted business director Posey Wall to head of client service at the agency. Assignment managing partner Matt Scott said: “Posie has been a stellar performer at the agency from day one.
Yellow has appointed Bruce Pilbrow as chief marketing officer. He joins the company from international humanitarian organisation World Vision, where he served as general manager, marketing and engagement.
Australasian film co Goodoil has signed comedy director Dave Wood for representation in Australia and New Zealand. Wood has a particular appetite for comedic storytelling and loves getting his hands on a strong premise.