DDB has appointed Brad Collett as Retail Creative Director in what the agency calls “a bid to continue to hire leading talent and offer world-class creative experience to ultimately help drive sales and business growth for clients”.
Collett joins a 30-strong creative department and is fronting DDB’s retail client portfolio, including The Warehouse, BMW/Mini and Auckland City Council.
He returns to DDB, where he began his career 11 years ago as an art director, following a long stint at Saatchi & Saatchi NZ.
Throughout his time working in advertising, Collett has been behind some of New Zealand’s biggest and most-loved campaigns for the likes of Spark, ASB, Tui and Toyota.
“I’m thrilled to return to DDB where it all began for me,” he says. “A lot has changed in our industry over the past decade and it’s an exciting, yet challenging, time for us as creatives, as well as for our clients.
“The pressure is on to innovate and create leading-creative campaigns that resonate with the audience, yet ultimately help our clients stay competitive and drive their bottom line.”
DDB ECD Shane Bradnick said: “Brad’s hands-on talent and passion for design, art-direction and his knack for great ideas, has helped produce work that customers and client love – and can sometimes even recite.
“He’s also picked up a bunch of creative and effectiveness awards along the way and we’re chuffed to have him back in the team.”
Collett joined DDB on 1 December and is working across the entire retail portfolio.
Jetmax Media has appointed agency media executive Jane Edgecombe to its team in Christchuch.
Jetmax Media is a premier travel media provider and offers exclusive travel publisher advertising to the NZ market including House of Travel, Virgin Airways and most recently Jetstar.
Along with strong communication skills, Edgecombe has a strong history of account management and marketing having worked within the airline freight industry, and for brands such as Kathmandu, Foodstuffs and Cookie Time.
“I am excited to be working with the growing team at Jetmax Media; the feedback from the agencies so far has been very positive and I am looking forward to being able to offer some exciting new developments in the digital travel sector in Q1 2016”
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