Arrivals & Departures: Mango taps fresh talent

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Mango Communications has appointed a quartet of public relations specialists – two account directors and two account managers.

Tabitha Coleman joins Mango as account director. She has experience from agencies both in New Zealand and London. She’s worked on a range of clients including Samsung, NZ Heart Foundation, Nissan Europe and L’Oreal Paris.

At Mango she directs a group of accounts including Qantas,, Lion wine brands, Kelly Tarlton’s and TFE Hotels.

Victoria Fruean also joins Mango as account director. Her résumé includes a role as media & communications manager for the Melbourne Vixens netball team. Her previous PR portfolio includes Rekorderlig, Old Mout Cider and 2degrees.

“Mango is renowned for its talented team of specialists offering innovative ideas, and great clients,” she said. “I’m looking forward to working across the Nespresso, Auckland Racing Club and K9 accounts.”

Amber Young joins the Mango team as account manager following an events & marketing role with the Britomart Precinct. She has worked on events all across Auckland including the New Zealand Polo Open.

Max Burt rounds off the new quartet, joining Mango from his previous role as editor of Cambodia Angkor Air Magazine, the in-flight magazine for Cambodia’s national carrier. Burt comes into his first PR role as an account manager.

“In the short time I’ve been at Mango, I’ve been swimming with sharks, had my chakras professionally aligned by a guru, and I’ve been the target of an office-wide rumour that I broke the work elevator (which I can neither confirm or deny),” Burt said. “Clearly it’s an exciting place to work and I’m looking forward to whatever happens next.”

Mango managing director Claudia Macdonald said: “These four offer a great range of skills between them and will be a huge asset to Mango. All four share a passion for PR, experiential and social, and we are very fortunate to have such a smart and creative bunch join the Mango family.”

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