Accenture signs Mowday & Stapleton

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AUCKLAND, Today: DDB Aotearoa has this morning confirmed the shock departure of ceo Justin Mowday and CCO Damon Stapleton, both of whom have resigned. M+AD believes their new home is with NZ & global ad consultancy Accenture, which is based in Ireland.

Mowday told M+AD: “We’ll have some more info next week, but for now we’re sticking with the DDB press release.”

In that release, DDB Worldwide ceo and DDB Aotearoa chairman Marty O’Halloran says the pair have made a strong impact on the agency during their 11 and seven year tenures respectively.

“A global search has begun for both roles.”

“Naturally I am extremely disappointed that they have chosen to leave the best agency group in New Zealand, and one of the stars of our global network, but we have to accept that they want a new challenge.

“I’d like to thank both Justin and Damon for their hard work, passion and creativity. We will miss them.

“This agency is built on strong foundations, with a hugely experienced leadership team and incredible staff. I have the utmost confidence that all 265 of them will continue to do what they do best – create amazing work that makes our clients famous.”

A global search has begun for both roles and O’Halloran, who is currently in Auckland, says there are “several options in our global network”.

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