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.

AUT Adschool CD exits

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AUCKLAND, Today: AUT Adschool CD Paul White has left – after 18 years in the job. It’s as yet unclear why – the Adschool website still lists him as its head, and White’s Linkedin page now describes him as “freelance copywriter”.

Auckland Calling

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AUCKLAND, Tuesday: Off the back of recent account wins, including Oceania Healthcare and Hellers, indie creative agency YoungShand has announced the appointment of Claire Backhouse as its new strategy director.

Reeled in

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AUCKLAND, Today: Full-service production company Reel Factory has signed two prominent New Zealand directors to its roster – Robin Walters and Sigi Spath.

Transtasman action

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SYDNEY, Thursday: Indie Transtasman creative experiences agency Because has been named Experiential Agency of the Year at the B&T Awards, and increased staff numbers at its Auckland office.