Saatchi raids DDB for retail CD: Saatchi & Saatchi strengthens retail capabilities with the appointment of Creative Director Jordan Sky.
More FM Auckland has appointed Eleanor Cooley as Promotions Manager. She’s ex Auckland City Council, where she managed events around the Rugby World Cup, and worked on the Auckland Zoo and Trust Stadium portfolios.
Smartphone advertising outfit Snakk has appointed Al Oliver as its new NZ manager (Al Oliver), and Rachel Trafford to the new position of account manager.
RELOAD RELOADS: Australasian photographers agency Reload has appointed Hannah Tatton to head its office in Auckland.
OMD hires new Client Services Director: OMD Auckland has recruited Penelope Burns to one of the agency’s three newly-created Client Service Director roles.
Laidback Trade Me chief exits: Trade Me’s chief operating officer Mike O’Donnell has resigned, and will leave at the end of next month.
mediaR has made two new appointments to its team: The staff boost coincides with a number of new business wins (see mediaR warms up the Aussies on this page), says managing director Tony Richards.
Hypermedia finally replaces outgoing GM: Instore ad shop Hypermedia recently appointed Belinda Freeman as ceo, replacing general manager Jonathan Symons, who left earlier in the year to become data & insights manager at TVNZ.
Cannes Lions head of press & PR Amanda Benfell has left to join The Gunn Report: “I joined Cannes Lions in 1997, and having just completed my 18th Festival, it was a very difficult decision to leave such a great company which has been such a big part of my life,” she writes.
Waitemata taps Scarfies man: Freemans Bay-based Waitemata Films has signed Rob Sarkies to its roster, and announced that the star director is now available for work.