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NZME (formerly APN/TRN) has appointed Michael Boggs as its new Chief Financial Officer: Boggs comes to NZME from Tower where for the last four years he managed the Tower Group’s multi-billion dollar assets, take executive accountability for Tower’s Pacific Islands operations and play a leading role in Tower’s earthquake recovery programme.

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DB Breweries has appointed Amber McEwen as its external relations manager. She’s recently returned from South East Asia, and is ex Fairfax Media (comms manager), TBWA NZ’s Eleven PR (GAD), and PPR.

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Liz Fraser has been appointed to a Group Executive role as Group Head of Revenue for MediaWorks. The new role is charged with growing group revenue, and creates a single interface for customers across MediaWorks’ range of assets; television, radio, digital, social, product integration and sponsorships.

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MediaWorks Radio has appointed Leon Wratt as group content director – music: In this new role, he will be responsible for the company’s music brands, The Edge, The Rock, More FM, The Breeze, The Sound, Mai FM, Kiwi FM, George, Coromandel FM, Radio Dunedin and Times FM.

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South African director – now new Aussie – JH Beetge has joined Goodoil Films Sydney: “JH is becoming increasingly well known for his strong visual narrative and emotive storytelling,” Goodoil EP Sam Long told Campaign Brief Australia. “He’s a director to watch.”

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The Sweet Shop has signed director Iain Mackenzie, ACS, to its roster of global talent: “Iain is highly-regarded across the industry for his nuanced, carefully observed spots,” said The Sweet Shop CEO/founding partner Paul Prince.

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Auckland content marketing shop BrandWorld has made three new appointments: Kathryn Allemann (formerly of TVNZ),  Tristan Ogden (ex Blacksand), and journalist Rhonwyn Newson, who takes over the editor role at Family Health Diary magazine. 

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In its quest for better data for its clients, Auckland-based analysts Data Insight has hired Ian Mills as its new general manager. He joins direct from Ipsos where he led the New Zealand team for the past nine years, and oversaw an expansion of services and products. His team won every Supreme Award at the biannual Research Effectiveness Awards since 2008. 

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The Interactive Advertising Bureau has appointed Adrian Pickstock to the new role of Chief Executive Officer. He replaced general manager Alisa Higgins, who left in May to form her own company, Higgings Consulting. As CEO, Pickstock will be responsible for the overall management of the IAB and its objectives, and will report to Chairman Spencer Bailey.

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MediaWorks has appointed Andrew Szusterman as group content and entertainment brand director: The new role is charged with creating the cross-platform strategy for MediaWorks’ entertainment content and brands, maximising the way content is shared across the company’s television, radio and digital assets, and developing new content and revenue opportunities.