Arrivals & Departures: JUCY vp off to the USA, DDB Apac man steps down

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JUCY Rentals NZ head of marketing Zoe Macfarlane has been tapped by her head office in the US, where she will move shortly to take up the role of VP marketing & business development.

She’s already started in the new job – and is working from Auckland while she gets ready to depart.

Macfarlane won the AdMedia Rookie Suit of the Year award in 2011.

After nearly three decades with Omnicom’s DDB, Australia-based Asia Pacific chairman John Zeigler has announced his retirement, effective September 30.

After nearly three decades with DDB Group and 11 years at the helm of DDB Asia Pacific, he says he will remain with the network as chairman emeritus Asia Pacific.

DDB Group Australia & New Zealand chairman Marty O’Halloran, continues to lead the Pacific and focuses on further growth of the region, while president and ceo DDB Singapore David Tang, steps into Asia’s top job – ceo of DDB Asia.

O’Halloran will now report directly into DDB Worldwide ceo Chuck Brymer.

“In his time as the head of the region, John has achieved outstanding financial growth and has championed our creative success,” O’Halloran said. “John has been a great mentor and supporter of my efforts to grow DDB Australia and New Zealand and I’m going to miss those crazy ideas.”

Zeigler has been with DDB since the network bought his agency, Kuscyinski & Zeigler in 1986. Under his tenure he has led and managed agencies in Melbourne, Dallas and Singapore before assuming his current role in 2004.

Zeigler said: “This decision has not come easily. Mostly because of the people I have worked with and those who have done so much to make the region what it is today. I often tell my kids two things – change the world and then when you do, get out while it’s still good. And so I am heeding my own advice.

“I have worked with many talented people, and the time is right for these same people to continue to drive DDB Asia Pacific forward under Marty and David’s helm. DDB has been my extended family for so long, and I will always think of it with fondness, pride and admiration.”

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