Arrivals & Departures: Kimberley Hogan suits up for Republik, Lucy Dewhirst takes digital role

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Freemans Bay indie agency Republik Communications has announced two senior appointments – digital campaign manager Lucy Dewhirst and account director Kimberley Hogan.

Dewhirst joins Republik after an 18-month stint at OMD where she was part of their programmatic team, working on OPSM, Nivea, Watties and Neon. Prior to that, she was a media analyst at Mediamine Wellington.

“I was ready for my next challenge, and Republik have given me the opportunity,” she says. “They have an awesome client portfolio – there’s plenty of scope to plan and produce some great work in the digital space and I’m already well and truly into it.”

Republik director Paul McNamara said: “Lucy’s a great addition to the team. We’ve experienced huge growth across the business, so we’re expanding our team to make sure we can keep up with client demand”.

Kimberley Hogan bolsters account service team
Hogan has spent the last two years working at Auckland design agency Hawkins&Co where she worked on NZ Trade & Enterprise, Callaghan Innovation, Financial Markets Authority and Auckland Writers Festival.

Prior to that, she was at Barnes, Catmur & Friends Dentsu working on Samsung and Independent Liquor.

At Republik, she will lead, and take over account service responsibility on the Unitec and Wairaka Land Company accounts.

Paul McNamara said: “It’s great to have Kimberley back in the agency. She worked with us for about six months on a special project, a couple of years ago, so we’re really pleased to have her back in a fulltime role.

“With the business growth we’ve been experiencing over the last 12 months we’ve needed to further strengthen our front line, so it’s wonderful to have Kimberley on board.

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