Arrivals & Departures: 99 taps Greg Forsyth, Newshub grabs newspaper guru

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MediaWorks has appointed Oskar Alley as the lead digital editor in the Newshub team. He joins Newshub from Wellington’s Dominion Post where he held a variety of roles including assistant editor, chief reporter, and most recently deputy editor.

Alley was named Senior Reporter of the Year at the Qantas Media Awards in 2003, and brings more than 15 years’ experience to his new position, including reporting for The Dominion, Sunday Star-Times and TVNZ’s Holmes programme.

In his new role he will oversee all day-to-day editorial work on the Newshub website and help drive our overall daily news agenda with smart, fair and competitive reporting.

“We’re fortunate to have someone of Oskar’s calibre bolster our digital team at a time of unprecedented growth,” said Newshub head of digital news Shaun Davies.

Alley said: “I’m thrilled to be joining Newshub‘s integrated news team and have already been blown away by the talented people in the newsroom.

Greg Forsyth joins 99
99 Auckland has appointed Greg Forsyth as director of technology, data and innovation. Forsyth has previously held strategic leadership roles at Colenso, Aim Proximity, and Tribal DDB, where he has built teams in creative, direct, CRM and digital.

Forsyth has joined the agency’s executive team where he will be playing a key role in anchoring and developing 99’s customer experience capabilities.

He brings outstanding expertise in high-growth areas such as marketing automation, creative technologies and data-driven communications.

“He’s a real talent and his appointment is a significant demonstration of our commitment to developing a truly experience-driven agency,” says 99 managing director Paul Manning.

“He brings a unique perspective and a mix of technical and strategic experience that’s rare in this market. Greg will lead the design of solutions that connect people with brands, across multiple touchpoints and platforms.”

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