Arrivals & Departures

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Digital agency Touchcast promotes Will Joyce to GM of its Auckland office: Says Andrew Hawley, managing director of Touchcast New Zealand: “After many months of searching, we’ve identified a fantastic internal candidate in Will Joyce, currently our head of strategy. We believe he is the best long-term culture and capability fit for Touchcast and our Auckland clients going forward, especially as we look to evolve our capability in a number of key areas.”

Star guitar, star chef and Justin Timberlake come to the party as Botab tickets go on sale

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This year’s Botab features a celebrity auction to raise funds for the event’s official charity, The NZ Music Foundation. Up for sale are some outrageously attractive offers, including a VIP package to Justin Timberlake, dinner at Euro (catered personally by owner Simon Gault) with five friends plus Dave Dobbyn & CAANZ chief Paul Head, and Neil Finn’s customised Maton guitar.

San Diego showcase for Auckland indie

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Freemans Bay independent agency Republik are cheerfully slapping themselves on the back after receiving an invite from the International Echo Awards to present the agency’s Fuji Xerox Wide War One campaign at this year’s awards show in San Diego on October 27.

Got a licence to copy that?

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A new campaign aimed at raising awareness of copyright issues around published articles in New Zealand print publications may deliver a shock to many management, marketing and PR representatives, according to the promoters of the campaign.

Peugeot taps Contagion

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Freemans Bay indie Contagion has won the Peugeot NZ business after a pitch. Peugeot had been set adrift in July when Republik – which had held the account for 10 years – resigned it after picking up Volvo.