NZME has established an integrated strategy, planning and sales team in Wellington to focus on enabling agencies to leverage the full power of the NZME network.
NZME head of agency sales Donna Gurney says Wellington is a key market for NZME. “We have long been committed to supporting agencies and clients with a strong local sales team,” she says.
“The expansion of the Wellington agency team is reflective of the increasing breadth of what we offer our partners across NZME’s portfolio and our ongoing commitment to delivering exceptional service and support in this market.
“This team is designed to provide Wellington media agencies with the option to leverage NZME audiences across all of our channels or deal directly with a specialist as needed. It ensures them direct access to media solutions, planning and bookings working with a dedicated local team.”
The team is made up of Andrew Horan, account director – integrated solutions, who has been with NZME (formerly APN) for the last five years, working across both print and digital, and more recently expanding into radio and GrabOne; and Allen Ngan, an account manager for publishing who has been with NZME for 12 months.
“Horrie is highly respected and is renowned for working collaboratively with the Wellington agencies and clients, delivering great results and innovative solutions across our platforms,” Gurney says.
The expanded team consists of Glen Smith, who specialises in integrated creative solutions including radio (his particular area of expertise), digital, experiential and video. He has been with NZME (formerly TRN) since 2002 and has been a champion of NZME’s digital and new media opportunities. Last year Smith was awarded NZME Digital Account Manager of the Year for his outstanding achievements in driving new media for NZME.
Anita King is a digital specialist based in our Christchurch office where she has enhanced the integrated solutions across all NZME digital platforms. King will be stepping into the role of digital business development manager to support the Wellington integrated sales team. Prior to joining NZME she worked at Eyecorp and also managed agency clients at Yahoo!NZ in Auckland.
The team is rounded out with Paul Raeburne, area sales manager for GrabOne, and the NZME Educational Media team led by Bronwen Wilkins (this team produces a wide range of custom publications as well as NZME’s branded content solutions in Wellington).
Gurney says in addition to this the entire NZME planning, insights, content and branded content teams in Auckland will continue to support the Wellington office. The new team is effective from Monday.
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