Dream Team

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AUCKLAND, Today: Independent downtown agency Federation has is reuniting the account service “sharpshooter team” of group business director Liz Adams and account director Ollie Crawford.

Smart Move

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AUCKLAND, Today: China/Germany-based smartphone company Oppo NZ has appointed Rachel Weiss to the newly created role of PR & events manager in New Zealand, joining from Pead PR.

Après Ski

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AUCKLAND, Tuesday: Freemans Bay indie Republik has appointed Matt Lyne as its head of digital. Lyne joins the agency after returning home from a nine-month stint in Europe.

Brain Gain

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AUCKLAND, Today: Leading PR firm Porter Novelli has appointed agency alumnus Brad Pogson to group account director in a newly created role, while Courtney Stayte returns as account director to support continued growth.

The Love Bug

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AUCKLAND, Today: Lumo Digital Outdoor has appointed Chloe van Diepenbrugge as agency account manager. Previously, she worked in media sales at Val Morgan Outdoor.

Modus Operandi

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AUCKLAND, Wednesday: Creative tech studio Method has bolstered its team with four recent hires – Dom Henshall, Nick Piper, Hannah Rogers, and Sophie Douglas.

Partners in Action

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AUCKLAND, Today: Avondale-based independent production specialists Production Partners is bringing on a new partner. Olivia Duthie has worked with the team for three years and is now joining Lee Shaw as partner to continue to evolve the business and deliver on their promise of “innovation made easy”.

The Ferret lies low

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AUCKLAND, Today: The new owner of Metro magazine is papering the ad/media sector with a flyer that provides no firm resumption date, and – apart from two editorial appointments – very little information about the identity of the people who sent it.