TBWA snares Saatchi MD

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AUCKLAND, Today: With a focus on continued growth, TBWA\NZ Group has appointed Paul Wilson to the role of managing director for TBWA\Auckland. Previously, Wilson had been at Saatchi & Saatchi for eight years (the last five years as MD.)

Group ceo Catherine Harris said: “Paul is joining the agency in the midst of a rapid growth phase. He will support our continued expansion, partner with key clients and lead the development of the account management department and production offerings.”

Harris and group CCO Shane Bradnick are strengthening the TBWA\Auckland team as they continue to focus on the TBWA\NZ Group growth across both TBWA\NZ and Digital Arts Network.

Catherine Harris: “As we’ve grown, we have always focussed on bringing in the very best talent for our partners and our people. Paul is an exceptional leader, a brilliant partner to clients and has proven time and again that he creates world class, disruptive and effective work.

“Paul also embodies our values and is a hell of a lot of fun to be around. Shane and I are so excited to have him join our team”. 

“Paul embodies our values – and is a hell of a lot of fun to be around.”

“As we continue to grow, Paul will be focussed on ensuring we deliver exceptional outcomes for our client partners and continue to grow a world class account management team.”

Shane Bradnick said: “At TBWA we talk about making stuff people love, with people we like, and Paul embodies this. He’s an absolute legend, loved by client partners and staff alike.

“Paul has been responsible for some of the best work in the business on some of New Zealand’s most iconic brands over his career. His recent work on Toyota Hilux and Chorus are some of the most loved and awarded work in New Zealand this year, and we can’t wait for Paul to start.”

Paul Wilson said: “TBWA is an agency with great momentum and the talent to deliver world class work for their partners. Catherine and Shane have a strong vision for the agency, and I can’t wait to get started.”

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Harris said Wilson is the first of several new hires.

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