Arrivals & Departures: Saatchi welcomes return of business leader

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AUCKLAND, Today: Saatchi & Saatchi has announced the appointment of Alina Godfrey in a senior business leadership role, further strengthening the account service team in the Auckland office.

Godfrey is returning to New Zealand after spending five years in Australia, where she worked in leadership roles at KWP! and DDB Sydney.

As Saatchi NZ’s group business director, she will be leading prominent clients for the agency, and says she is excited to be rejoining the team, following a stint at Saatchi & Saatchi during the early years of her career.

“Like anyone who believes in creativity, I want to be part of bringing something extraordinary to fruition for clients – and that’s exactly what’s happening at Saatchi,” she said.

“This agency is a household name, and as a result the greatest brand in advertising in the world, so it was a natural choice for me to return to The Strand.  I’m looking forward to working with some brave clients and some like-minded colleagues.”

“It’s exciting to see how our younger account management team members will flourish under her guidance.”

Saatchi & Saatchi managing director Paul Wilson says he’s thrilled to be bolstering the team with Godfrey’s breadth of experience.

“It’s great to welcome Alina back to the team, and we are already seeing the impact of her local and international experience across our clients. It’s also exciting to see how our younger account management team members will flourish under her guidance.”

Godfrey is responsible for Chorus, Heineken NZ and My Food Bag.

“Colliers has a combined retail turnover of more than $1.5 billion In particular, we are delighted to secure signage rights at Coastlands, the largest and only shopping centre in Wellington with two supermarkets.

“Coastlands is the first shopping centre to have retail signage in this broader Wellington area on the Kapiti Coast, ranking third in foot traffic for the region.

“This is important for advertisers, given a market report for the Kapiti Council estimates the construction of the Kapiti Expressway will see spending in the region soar by over a third.”

The Coastland shopping centre deal includes five ShopaLite panels and 10 ShopaLive screens, as well as a large format digital Evoke panel.

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