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.

Sydney-bound

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AUCKLAND, Today: Isentia NZ manager Russ Horell is packing his bags for a move to Sydney, following his elevation to the chief commercial officer’s role at the Australian office.

Special Group taps UK ECD

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AUCKLAND, Today: Special Group NZ has hired Gary McCreadie as ECD. He was previously partner and creative director at Bartle Bogle Hegarty London, where he ran the agency’s largest accounts – Lynx/Axe global and The Guardian.

Key hires for Publicis NZ

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AUCKLAND, Today: Publicis Groupe has strengthened its presence in the New Zealand market, announcing two NZ-based roles to support their growing suite of local brands including Saatchi & Saatchi, Starcom, Zenith, Frontside and the recently acquired MBM and Digitas Affinity ID.