Arrivals & Departures: OMD brings on the impact player, Mindshare taps 17-year veteran

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OMD NZ has snatched MediaCom NZ’s Nigel Douglas, and installed him as their own ceo, replacing Kath Watson who resigned last week (effective Tuesday 1 August).

“Nigel will be joining to lead New Zealand’s largest media agency on its next chapter in driving growth for both staff and clients,” said Omnicom Media Group ANZ Sydney-based ceo Peter Horgan.

“Nigel has been MD of MediaCom NZ for the last seven years, and has built a reputation as a business leader who is passionate in his pursuit of product excellence and building culture.

“He is an impact player who has a track record in driving business growth and building high performing teams. He leads from the front and in collaboration with Jane Stanley, Andrew Reinholds and Linus Hjoberg, OMD is in great hands.”

Nigel Douglas said:“I felt after seven years leading MediaCom I was looking for a new challenge. I’m excited to be getting behind the wheel of such an impressive operation, and to the growth agenda we will all drive together.”

OMD APAC’s Singapore-based ceo Stephen Li said: “I’m looking forward to welcoming Nigel to the OMD family and working with him to drive even greater outcomes for our people and our clients.

Thank-you, Kath
“OMD is all about a brilliant product executed creatively and effectively, and Nigel is just the man to ensure that this continues. I would also like to thank Kath Watson for her leadership over so many years and thank her for remaining on the team.”

Kath Watson will remain in the business in a part time capacity and assist with transition.

Mindshare taps 17-year veteran

Collier has over 17 years of media experience and has worked at top agencies in New Zealand and abroad, on clients like Foodstuffs, Westpac, Noel Leemings, BMW and SC Johnson.

Mindshare NZ MD Samantha Osborne said: “Terri is someone I have admired for a very long time. Her work ethic, dedication and genuine love of media is infectious. I am really thrilled to have her join the Mindshare family and work with me to lead the next phase of our adventure.”

Terri Collier said: “To me, Mindshare offers the best of both worlds – being relatively new in New Zealand we are able to apply the entrepreneurial spirit of a start-up in responding to the speed of change we face today, while still being able to draw on the very best global tools, technology and training through the Mindshare network, and access to local trading scale and talent within GroupM.”

Colliers’ role is effective now

About Mindshare
Mindshare is part of WPP AUNZ, a a global media agency network with billings of US$34.5 billion. The network consists of 7000 employees, in 116 offices across 86 countries spread throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Mindshare is part of GroupM, which oversees the media investment management sector for WPP.; on Twitter @mindshare and and

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