AUCKLAND, Today: Former Freeview ceo Sam Speedy Irvine has joined Auckland B2B specialist agency Badger as managing director. And yes, that really is his middle name.
AUCKLAND, Today: PHD PR/comms specialist Victoria Fruean is leaving the company and moving to Sydney. Exactly where, she won’t say!
NEW YORK, Today: Publicis global chief creative officer Nick Law is set to depart for an as-yet unspecified role at Apple. Law is an Australian who has been chief creative officer at Publicis Groupe and president of Publicis Communications for the past 18 months.
AUCKLAND, Today: Digital ad sales company Scroll Media has made two senior hires – Vinay Shriyan and Megan Keene. Shriyan joins as programmatic & operations director to manage the operational side of the business. He has years of technical experience at realestate.co.nz and stuff.co.nz and Acquire Online and will use his experience to develop several new integrated placements including native, data capture and carousels.
AUCKLAND, Today: Melanie Spencer joins social media agency Socialites as managing partner, alongside founder/ceo Wendy Thompson, with a remit to help grow the business.
AUCKLAND, Today: Sean McCready, managing partner at indie media agency MBM, reckons he’s “pretty excited about some new talent on the bench – calling out a crew which now has even more depth to deal with continued strong growth over the last few months”.
SYDNEY, Today: Carat has appointed Sue Squillace as its new Australia & New Zealand ceo. Squillace, who will be based in Australia, joins Carat from Spark Foundry where she was ceo.
AUCKLAND, Today: Eleven PR, a division of TBWA, has expanded its team with the recruitment of two new staff to bolster its offering in disruptive communications.
AUCKLAND, Today: DDB NZ has this morning announced the addition to its planning team of three new faces, bringing with them a wealth of strategic firepower.
SINGAPORE, Monday: Stockholm-based global agency Chimney Group* is expanding its APAC offering in line with the full range of services offered from Scandinavia. To drive their new and existing services forward, Chimney Singapore has recruited Brand Spanking NZ’s Mark Pickering for a new role as creative strategist & business director for APAC.