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.

Pead taps three

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AUCKLAND, Today: Pead PR has appointed three new staffers to its integrated communications division. Devin Monajem joins as head of digital engagement, Duncan Killick has been promoted to content & partnerships manager and Apela Bell has been hired as social content producer.

Together at last!

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AUCKLAND, Today: Ellerslie-based media/strategy/technology indie Together has welcomed on board a leading NZ programmatic specialist to a new role leading the agency’s approach to programmable media.

DAN chops ANZ ceo

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MELBOURNE, Yesterday: Dentsu Aegis Network ANZ ceo Henry Tajer has been ousted after less than a year in the role. He was immediately replaced by Melbourne-based Angela Tangas.