Whybin\TBWA chief creative officer Toby Talbot has handed in his cards after only one year in the job, and is to return to the DDB fold at DDB Sydney in the same CCO role.
► APN News & Media has appointed TRN ceo Jane Hastings to the new rold of ceo of APN NZ, responsible for the company’s local publishing, radio and digital businesses. Both APN New & Media and The Radio Network are divisions of APN.
Sierra Coffee has appointed Freeman’s Bay Indie Republik to manage its design, creative and media business, across all their coffee brands.
Sam Hunt is the magic ingredient that takes Sugar&Partners’ latest TV & cinema campaign for World Vision to a level seldom seen in Third World aid ads.
Strong industry support enabled the inaugural APN McNally Classic fishing competition to make a good profit – all of which goes to the Men’s Health Trust.
Former FCB New Zealand ECD Rob Sherlock is to join Japanese-based ASATSU-DK (ADK) as its first worldwide executive creative director, with the main focus on the overseas market.
FCB Media blitzed the field at last night’s Beacon Awards – yet it was a little-known indie that appeared dramatically out of left field to claim the Big One.
The NBR Best Dressed Woman at the Beacons was FCB Media’s Ash Hekkens. The NBR Best Dressed Man was OMD’s Michael James.
Ikon’s Mee Chai and OMD Wellington’s Will Innes are the two Kiwi winners of the Yahoo! Digital Stars programme, which this year – for the first time – saw NZ entrants judged alongside their Australian counterparts (who had seven winners).
Mango has appointed Dean Taylor as Head of Digital PR at its New Zealand office.