People Person

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NEW YORK, Friday: GroupM, WPP’s media investment group, has names Marie-Claire Barker as global chief people officer, effective January. She succeeds Jennifer Remling, who was appointed WPP’s chief people officer only in October.

Hancox adds Direct to NZME role

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AUCKLAND, Today: NZME has announced the appointment of Paul Hancox as chief commercial officer. Hancox joined NZME in 2017. He joined the executive team as chief revenue officer in 2019. He will now oversee direct clients in addition to his existing portfolio.

Amanda Cardinale joins Aamplify

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AUCKLAND, Wednesday: Downtown digital marketing agency Aamplify has announced the appointment of Amanda Cardinale as its new managing director. She succeeds Aamplify’s former managing partner, Samuel Williams, who stepped down from this role earlier this year.

Monkeys Business

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SYDNEY: Wednesday: The Aussie arm of AUNZ creative agency The Monkeys has snared Colenso BBDO NZ Beth O’Brien to the position of head of innovation. Based in Sydney, she starts in January next year.

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AUCKLAND, Monday: dentsu New Zealand has announced the appointment of Stevie Weber to the role of executive director, strategy. Weber is no stranger to the group, having departed dentsu in 2020 to take on the role of GM strategy for FCB NZ.