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.
AUCKLAND, Tuesday: The Comms Council has appointed independent strategic consultant Simon Lendrum as the convenor for the 2020 Beacon Awards (held in association with oOh!media).
AUCKLAND, Today: Despite nothing but silence from AUT Adschool, M+AD Daily sources have confirmed that the next head of the school is likely to be Daniel Fastnedge.
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, 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.
AUCKLAND, Today: Full-service production company Reel Factory has signed two prominent New Zealand directors to its roster – Robin Walters and Sigi Spath.
AUCKLAND, Today: Marketer Brook Cameron has been appointed to lead the Newspaper Publishers Association , taking over from outgoing chief executive Brian Hill.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA, Today: Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have announced that they were leaving their respective roles at Alphabet, Google’s parent company.
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.
AUCKLAND, Thursday: Comms Council industry support group The First Five Rungs will head into the New Year with a new chair, new deputy chair and five new members on its committee.