Colenso strategist joins M&C (Updated)

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SYDNEY, Thursday: M&C Saatchi Australia has appointed former Colenso BBDO CSO Emily Taylor as chief strategy officer. Taylor’s appointment rounds out the agency’s leadership team, and will see her partner with group MD Russell Hopson and CCO Cam Blackley.

Loud & Proud

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AUCKLAND, Monday: Shout Media has added Mac Hepburn to its agency sales team. “Mac is ideal for the role with agency experience at FCB, and media suppler experience with NZME,” said sales director Jan Sergel.

Accolades for departing FCB chief

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NEW YORK, Today: FCB global ceo Carter Murray has announced that Bryan Crawford will transition from his fulltime role as vice-chairman of the global FCB network and chairman of FCB New Zealand to act in a part-time, non-executive advisory capacity for FCB offices globally whilst also focusing on his business interests and governance roles outside of FCB.

Left the Building

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AUCKLAND, Today: marketing executive Kirsty Atkins, who put in 20 years at News Works (part of the Newspaper Publishers Association) has left the industry – to become a daycare centre administrator.

Future Shock

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AUCKLAND, Wednesday: Off the back of a number of senior appointments, Stanley St has announced another talented addition to the team – Hayden Skelton, new head of performance.

Finally Made It!

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AUCKLAND, Today: Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand has appointed Steve Cochran as their new chief creative officer. He replaces the agency’s former CCO Toby Talbot, who moved to Barcelona with the DDB Network in February.

Strategy Sage

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AUCKLAND, Today: Dentsu Aegis Network NZ has promoted award winning strategist Claire Beatson from WiTH Collective head of strategy, where she has overseen market leading work for ASB Bank, into a newly created role of general manager of strategy for the whole network.

Make My Day

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AUCKLAND, Today: TBWA\NZ has appointed Wiktor Skoog as creative director of its TBWA\Make. Hailing from Sweden, Skoog will lead Make, which was set up to deliver creative product design, partnerships and long form content creation for the group.