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Thursday, May 10, 2007

DDB APPOINTS MOORE CEO

Sandy Moore has been appointed as DDB New Zealand’s Chief Executive Officer as the agency builds on its recent growth.
Deputy Chairman since 2002, Moore, who has been with the DDB Group for 17 years, will take on the role of DDB CEO reporting to Australia/NZ Chairman, Martin O’Halloran.
Prompted by the recent NZ Lotteries win, one of the biggest in DDB’s history, O’Halloran has created a structure that provides more senior focus both on DDB and on the development of its Group companies.
DDB Managing Director Sharon Henderson strengthens her role to focus on core DDB business, including responsibility for some of the Group’s biggest accounts.
O’Halloran commented: “Both the core DDB business and our Group businesses have expanded substantially in the past year with the addition of Rapp Collins and resurgence of Tribal. We’re now at the stage in our growth that we want to increase our focus on DDB, while at the same time dedicating senior resource to manage the needs of the other Group agencies.
“After leading the recent New Zealand Lotteries account win, Sharon will be increasing her focus on DDB clients, and growing and building DDB as a business and a brand. She will also be responsible for Tribal DDB and integrated thinking within the Group, which is a hallmark of our business, together with new business development. “
“Sandy will manage the diverse range of communications companies within our agency family – our consumer involvement agency WRC, direct marketing specialist Rapp Collins Limb Walker, marketing PR company Mango Communications, and brand agency Imagination, together with overall responsibility for the DDB Group. We will also be launching new Omnicom brands into the market as well as acquiring businesses that complement our existing integrated structure.”
Moore has extensive experience in agency management. Prior to joining DDB, he was NZ Chairman of Leo Burnett and a member of their Australasian board.

20 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to see that even Marty has now joined in the DDB press release entertainment band wagon - sharen has had her job cut in half and it is described as 'strengthens'...

9:22 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Party like Sando i say.

8:29 AM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Knowing how Marty O'H works, this is the same as saying "Don't come in Monday".

11:40 AM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geez - Sharon will be pissed.

12:03 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like Sandy won Lotto & Shaz got Keno.

3:27 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does DDB have an office in Gore?

3:28 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How's that work? Shazza pulls in the people and pulls in the biggest account in NZ in record time and someone else gets the gig for now. Where's 'Mr Nice Guy' in that?

3:49 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wake up 3:49 - its a mans world out there. At least at DDB.

4:57 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No bubbles in the bar tonight at Greys Ave -but the rumour is that Paul Catmur is buying in Parnell tonight...

5:20 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many careers has Ronald McDonald ruined at DDB ? When the big Macer doesn't like you. Your toast...

5:24 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems the Sharon from Henderson story has died as quick a death as did her role at DDB.

11:29 AM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And is there truth to DDB's PR arm, Mango losing Vodafone (60% of billings). 3 key staff made redundant last week...?....

8:20 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the button 8:20 - The fruit is starting to smell. Its a done deal, the ink is drying on the new appointments contract.Rumour is staff got a fat payout (read hush money)to keep the lips sealed on the reason for the split.

9:57 AM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumour has it ...... flew in on Monday to massage .... ego & hold a all staff meeting where he told them he would "get the Herald reporter" that wrote the very accurate story last week. Come on ..... - freedom of the press ! Rumour also has it that there are more very accurate stories to follow...

8:31 AM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One can only assume that most of the child like
comments are coming from the bottom feeders in the chain , that's why you'll always be where you are.8:31

9:37 AM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on Shaz lets not hide behind the 9:37 tag. Based on your look today you know which ones me ...

3:54 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry Pal, but your'e on the wrong page,sounds like you have a mayor chip...good luck in your life.....

6:17 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Correct 6:17 but there are that many chips out there that we all could open a fish & chip shop!C U around.

7:26 AM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meow - this is getting catty. Nothing beats a good cat fight!Even fastline got the true story so the sooner people accept that the guard has changed at DDB the sooner we will not have to read this tripe.As they say the king (queen) is dead - long live the king.The big question now is how long the dead queen will hang around the castle.

2:53 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow , you go away for a few days in the sun & come back to someone calling you a bottom feeder, nice , how did you know Shaz what I like to eat... You on for lunch?

8:42 PM NZST

 

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