NEW YORK, Today: FCB global ceo Carter Murray has announced that Bryan Crawford will transition from his fulltime role as vice-chairman of the global FCB network and chairman of FCB New Zealand to act in a part-time, non-executive advisory capacity for FCB offices globally whilst also focusing on his business interests and governance roles outside of FCB.
AUCKLAND, Today: marketing executive Kirsty Atkins, who put in 20 years at News Works (part of the Newspaper Publishers Association) has left the industry – to become a daycare centre administrator.
AUCKLAND, Wednesday: Off the back of a number of senior appointments, Stanley St has announced another talented addition to the team – Hayden Skelton, new head of performance.
AUCKLAND, Monday: Multi-awarded Kiwi creative Simon Vicars, former creative director at adam&eve DDB London, has returned to Colenso BBDO as executive creative director.
AUCKLAND, Today: Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand has appointed Steve Cochran as their new chief creative officer. He replaces the agency’s former CCO Toby Talbot, who moved to Barcelona with the DDB Network in February.
AUCKLAND, Today: Dentsu Aegis Network NZ has promoted award winning strategist Claire Beatson from WiTH Collective head of strategy, where she has overseen market leading work for ASB Bank, into a newly created role of general manager of strategy for the whole network.
AUCKLAND, Today: TBWA\NZ has appointed Wiktor Skoog as creative director of its TBWA\Make. Hailing from Sweden, Skoog will lead Make, which was set up to deliver creative product design, partnerships and long form content creation for the group.
SYDNEY, Today: Australia-headquartered Thrive PR has appointed Aucklander Lucy Fox to lead the agency’s growing New Zealand operations.
NEW YORK, Today: The One Club has launched ONE School, a free 16-week portfolio programme for young black creatives. The school will be run by Spotify CD Oriel Davis-Lyons, a New Zealander who started his career at Colenso and held creative positions at R/GA and Droga5 in New York.
AUCKLAND, Today: NZ-owned indie Federation reports that it is growing – and has appointed Tabitha Harris into the newly created role of brand director.