SYDNEY, Today: Australia-headquartered Thrive PR has appointed Aucklander Lucy Fox to lead the agency’s growing New Zealand operations.
NEW YORK, Today: The One Club has launched ONE School, a free 16-week portfolio programme for young black creatives. The school will be run by Spotify CD Oriel Davis-Lyons, a New Zealander who started his career at Colenso and held creative positions at R/GA and Droga5 in New York.
AUCKLAND, Today: NZ-owned indie Federation reports that it is growing – and has appointed Tabitha Harris into the newly created role of brand director.
AUCKLAND, Today: NZ’s largest 100% locally owned outdoor company Go Media has grabbed another refugee from Bauer, appointing Ros Ellison as Wellington sales manager. Previously, Ellison handled Wellington agency business for Bauer.
AUCKLAND, Today: Lumo is putting on weight – despite the pandemic. Charlie McCubbine, formerly of Mediaworks, has joined Lumo as direct account manager.
AUCKLAND, Today: Ngaio McCreadie (née Pardon) has been appointed general manager of Hello, the independent creative agency based in Britomart.
AUCKLAND, Today: MBM has today announced the promotion of Penelope Brown to the newly created position of general manager Auckland. Brown has recently returned from maternity leave. She originally joined MBM in 2016 as client services director and became a shareholder in the business.
AUCKLAND, Thursday: Website specialist Scroll Media is the latest outfit to pick up some of the rare talent that’s come onto the market in the wake of Bauer NZ’s failure.
AUCKLAND, Today: Award-winning UX virtuoso Harry Sturt has been snapped up as senior user experience & design lead at CBD-based creative & ad tech agency We Are Frank.
WELLINGTON, Today: News tracking firm Fuseworks Media (bases in Wellington, Hawkes Bay & Auckland) has forged a partnership with Sydney-based Truescope founder John Croll to tackle what they’re calling “communicators’ biggest problem” – identifying what matters, and how much it matters.