Business nous

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AUCKLAND, Wednesday: North Shore-based customer intelligence agency Perceptive – part of the Clemenger Group – has hired Michael Stones and Angela Dunn as business directors.

Sydney taps growth maestro

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SYDNEY, Thursday: MediaCom Australia has appointed Kiwi Matthew Vogts to the newly created role of ANZ chief growth officer AUNZ, responsible for client and agency business development across its Australian and New Zealand businesses.

Strategic firepower

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AUCKLAND, Tuesday: Following what it calls “a period of sustained business growth”, Colenso BBDO has strengthened its strategic firepower by adding Nathalie Moolenschot as head of customer experience strategy.

Faster, sharper, smarter?

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AUCKLAND, Tuesday: NZME has made key changes to its in-house media solutions division, doubling down (says CreateMe head Greg McCrea) “on its commitment to deliver a world-class one-stop shop for customers and clients”.

Ave, Maria

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AUCKLAND, Today: Creative director Maria Devereux has been promoted to executive creative director at Colenso BBDO. She replaces Dan Wright who is to be moved to a group ECD role (the agency promises to reveal more “in a couple of days”).

Mighty MetService taps 2

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AUCKLAND, Friday: MetService (or – as they like to call themselves: “The Mighty Metservice”) has made two key new appointments. MetService is a lot more than just a weather forecast – it’s a major vehicle for ad messages, and is the 7th largest NZ website and the 3rd largest mobile site.