50+ online lifestyle website and social club GrownUps has appointed Sara Bushell as advertising coordinator. Bushell has 14 years experience in advertising at Fairfax Media (advertising manager) and the NZ Herald (sales management roles at Canvas, Viva, TimeOut, TV Guide & Sunday Magazine).
Vizeum New Zealand has promoted Richard Hale to the role of agency director, where he will lead the day-to-day management of the agency and, “in keeping with Vizeum’s dedication to senior resource”, will maintain hands on leadership across all key clients.
Corporate PR agency Ideas Shop is “building its national profile” with the promotion of Amanda Woodbridge to a full partner role.
Bauer Media has appointed Susannah Walker as editor of Metro magazine, effective from the November issue. Walker takes over the role from Simon Wilson, who will step back to more of a fulltime senior writer role.
NZ director Jess Bluck has returned from working overseas to sign with Thick As Thieves. Previously, she’s worked on commercials for Origin Energy, 9 MSN, Cadbury, Nikon, Toyota and Honda.
Building on “a period of consolidation & growth” in 2015, bcg2 is welcoming three new faces into their Auckland & Wellington teams.
Saatchi & Saatchi has appointed Chris Childerhouse as creative director. The agency says his appointment comes off the back of a series of new client projects with Local Government New Zealand and the Ministry of Justice in the Wellington office.
Jamie Chambers has been promoted to regional sales director for BBC Advertising in Australia & New Zealand.
Outdoor sales specialist Kerry George has relinquished one of the two roles he previously held with Outdoor Media Group, which owned both Media5 and GO Media.
Just one day after filing a timely piece for M+AD, How to Get the Best out of Your Voice Artist, Envy Studios executive producer/joint general manager, Samantha Jukes has accepted a new role – at Auckland post house Images & Sound as in-house producer.