Boyd PR appoints China specialist: Auckland-based public relations consultancy BPR has appointed Zhao Ling as an account manager, charged with focusing on opportunities with China.
MediaWorks poaches TRB pair: MediaWorks has appointed Gerhard Simanke and Johnathan Schaffer – both from The Radio Bureau. Simanke will work in a senior group agency role and Schaffer in a radio strategy & planning manager.
Two new appointments at NZME.: Tracey Fox has been promoted into a new role leading a centralised group creative team. Previously, she has been general manager marketing NZME. Radio (for the past two years), overseeing marketing of all their radio brands through a time of major transformation.
Senior staff appointed at OMD Group: Two senior staff have joined OMD on College Hill, with Georgina McKinnon appointed as head of Fuse and Jono Sorenson coming in as account director on Air New Zealand.
THE POND EXPANDS: Creative talent agency The Pond is ramping up its permanent placement capabilities with the addition of senior talent agent Melanie O’Callaghan.
Content creator, marketing developer, online manager, designer and photographer Lee Gilmour has returned to MediaWorks Radio and accepted a role in the group marketing team. Her focus will be digital and social activation across all brands.
Former Mojo NZ & Australia production chief tapped by Finch: Finch has appointed Corey Esse as managing director/executive producer, heading Finch’s film production and coordinating the wider Finch team on integrated projects.
Colenso Boosts Digital Firepower with International Talent: Colenso BBDO has significantly boosted its digital firepower after luring Gavin Becker from New York to head up the digital, innovation and technology offering at 100 College Hill.
Colenso BBDO appoints its first international group business director: After an extensive search Colenso BBDO has appointed Rachel Morgan as international group business director to lead Fonterra’s domestic and global business – this includes Fonterra Brands New Zealand and a rapidly growing portfolio of international projects led from New Zealand.
Auckland-based digital outfitters BKA has promoted Dane Tatana to general manager: Tatana was formerly an account director at the company. He succeeds Steve Allison who has changed roles to focus on bka Interactive’s business-to-business app Go Team marketed through sibling company bkaBoom.