SYDNEY, Wednesday: Saatchi & Saatchi Australia ECD Rebecca Carrasco – a respected figure on both sides of the Tasman – is leaving the business after three years in order to pursue her PhD.
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.
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.
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.
LONDON, Monday: UK-based R/GA EMEA head of strategy Rob Campbell is to join Colenso BBDO early next year as chief strategy officer.
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.
AUCKLAND, Today: Lumo Digital Outdoor has appointed Chloe van Diepenbrugge as agency account manager. Previously, she worked in media sales at Val Morgan Outdoor.
AUCKLAND, Wednesday: Creative tech studio Method has bolstered its team with four recent hires – Dom Henshall, Nick Piper, Hannah Rogers, and Sophie Douglas.
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”.
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.