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Colenso BBDO has appointed Ahmad Salim as a Group Business Director: A native of Scotland, Salim cut his teeth at The Leith Agency on international beer brands Grolsch and Sol, and Irn-Bru, a Scottish carbonated soft drink often described as “Scotland’s other national drink” (after Scotch whisky).

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PHD Group’s digital division PHDIQ has promoted digital director Mike Harland to the new role of head of online content: The Mt Eden-based agency says the appointment is intended to better meet clients’ changing needs amid the ongoing digital revolution.

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Sydney-based Rabbit Content (offices also in New York City and LA) has announced the signing of award-winning Kiwi director Zoe McIntosh for representation in Australia. In NZ, she will continue to work out of Thick As Thieves.

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Busy days at Snakk: NZAX-listed mobile advertising company Snakk Media has announced that its hired its first Creative Director. Carlos Guedes will be based in Sydney, but will actively service Snakk customers in NZ.

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OMD & Total Media trading director Andy Taylor has resigned to relocate to Sydney to take up a similar role at Starcom Australia. Taylor has been at the Auckland agencies since 2012. Before that, he spent five years at Aegis UK.

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Tom Cotter has been appointed to the newly created role of CIPO (Chief Information & Product Officer) for MediaWorks. The role is part of a new service delivery structure that combines both technology operations and technology product development into one department.

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NZME (formerly APN/TRN) has appointed Michael Boggs as its new Chief Financial Officer: Boggs comes to NZME from Tower where for the last four years he managed the Tower Group’s multi-billion dollar assets, take executive accountability for Tower’s Pacific Islands operations and play a leading role in Tower’s earthquake recovery programme.