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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.  

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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.