Arrivals & Departures: Spark PR promotes Katie Walton

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AUCKLAND, Wednesday: PHD agency Spark PR & Activate has promoted Katie Walton to general manager. Walton replaces Dallas Gurney (now the agency’s managing director).

Walton, previously client service director, has held senior roles at Spark PR & Activate and other agencies over a number of years.

MD Dallas Gurney says the promotion is a reflection of Walton’s “incredible business acumen, team leadership skills and customer service prowess”.

“Katie is a world-class operator and, in reality, has been operating at a general manager level for some time,” Gurney said.

“The agency has had a period of exceptional growth and Katie has been a big part of that success, we are incredibly proud of her.”

Walton is also thrilled: “I have a huge love of the agency, our team and our clients,” she says. “In that respect, not a lot changes, but I’m very excited to continue my management career and take on more responsibility for our future direction.”

The promotion is effective immediately.

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