Special strengthens strategy team

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AUCKLAND, Monday:  Special has added more firepower to its award-winning strategy team through a raft of promotions, fresh hires and new recruitment.

Special head of strategy Rory Gallery has been promoted to chief strategy officer; with Planning Directors Ed Gunn and Nick Salter also promoted to become group planning directors.

Special managing partner Michael Redwood said: “The promotions are off the back of a particularly strong twelve months for Special’s strategy team.”

Special has also hired two new strategists – Jolene D’Souza (as strategy director) and Amy Willemse (as strategist) – and is currently recruiting for additional team members.

“The agency is currently recruiting for additional team members.”

D’Souza joins Special from dentsu, where she was a strategist on the ASB account. Amy Willemse joins from DDB/Track Aotearoa, rounding out the team expertise with a specialist understanding of CX.

Rory Gallery said: “I’d like to congratulate Ed Gunn and Nick Salter on their well-deserved promotions, as well as welcome Jolene D’Souza and Amy Willesme to the Special fold, who have already made an amazing impact.”

Special ceo/CCO Tony Bradbourne said the agency is currently recruiting for a junior to mid-level strategist to join its team.

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