Swimming with sharks

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Clear your calendar, says CAANZ, for its upcoming First Five Rungs Speaker Series: Window Shopping – a “fantastic” opportunity to come face to face with four New Zealand fashion entrepreneurs at the first Speaker Series for 2015.

Arrivals & Departures

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Fairfax Media taps award-winning Herald ed: Jeremy Rees has been appointed to the newly-established national community titles editor role at Fairfax Media NZ. His appointment is the first of several new senior editorial positions aimed at enhancing local and national journalism across Fairfax Media’s newsrooms nationally.

Whybin\TBWA lands Auckland Airport

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After an “exhaustive” competitive pitch that began late last year, Auckland International Airport has consolidated its multiple agency partnerships into one – and appointed Whybin\TBWA as its lead advertising and brand partner.

Ad emoticons R US

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The global infatuation with emojis has now reached the ad agency world, with the launch of Advertising Emojis, an app created by Swedish ad agency Dogwash that contains a collection of 70 iconic advertising images and logos.

Non-custodial sentence for Glenda Wynyard

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Auckland ad personality Glenda Wynyard, former owner of now-defunct Auckland shop The Media Counsel, has been sentenced to eight months’ home detention after being found guilty in the Auckland District Court last week of 11 charges laid by the Serious Fraud Office over about $1.8 million worth of payments and invoices.

Arrivals & Departures

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Opti taps new MD: ZenithOptimedia has appointed Stuart Rutherford to the role of New Zealand managing director, effective mid-May. He replaces ZO general manager Sophia Quilian who is moves into a senior role at sibling agency Starcom.