AUCKLAND, Tuesday: Auckland digital agency Little Giant, Linked by Isobar has announced that ceo and founder Mark Hurley will be stepping down after eight years. Ian Howard, current MD and previously chief strategy officer, has been promoted into the ceo role.
BRISBANE, Friday: Queensland-based creative/digital/media agency BCM has appointed Christy Peacock – for three years up to October last year the ECD at TBWA\NZ – to ECD in Brisbane.
SINGAPORE, Today: Dentsu Aegis Network has named Dick Van Motman as global ceo for creative and Gordon Bowen as global chief creative officer.
AUCKLAND, Thursday: NZME has today appointed former journalist Cliff Joiner to the newly created role of general manager communications.
LOS ANGELES, Wednesday: Publicis’ California-based digital agency for premium brands, Team One, has hired Kiwi expat Kirsten Rutherford as executive creative director on Expedia.
AUCKLAND, Today: Global brand ads leader Kargo has announced a significant addition to its team in New Zealand and Australia, appointing Maria Bajalica as sales manager in New Zealand.
SYDNEY, Today: Uber competitor in the region, Ola (which claims to be “one of the world’s largest rideshare platforms”), is expanding rapidly – and has appointed Australia-based Andrew Balint as chief marketing officer for ANZ. Ola is available in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch (scroll down for the link).
AUCKLAND, Today: NZ photography and motion agency Loupe has added award-winning photographer/director Chris Sisarich to its roster.
AUCKLAND, Today: Google New Zealand has appointed Carrie Jones to the new role of communications manager. Previously Jones was comms manager at BBC Studios in London, responsible for developing and driving the global communications strategy for global franchise brands and priority content.
AUCKLAND, Thursday: TBWA\NZ has appointed Matt Kingston as its new head of strategy & planning across TBWA Group New Zealand.