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Monday, October 15, 2007


DDB’s Managing Director, Sharon Henderson today announced her resignation from the agency. She leaves DDB on November 9.
In her announcement to staff, Sharon commented: "Most of you will know I am not one to do things by halves. And the last 19 months have been action-packed, enormously stimulating and incredibly rewarding – for me, and ultimately DDB."
After 19 months at DDB, Sharon says she wants a break with her young family but admits she’s unlikely to sit still for long.
"Sharon joined DDB in March 2006 and has made a major contribution to our business," Marty O’Halloran, DDB Australasia’s Chairman said. "She has had a real impact on the company during her tenure, including a number of new business wins."
DDB New Zealand Group’s CEO Sandy Moore said Sharon’s energy and passion will be missed by everyone at the agency.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll miss the PR.

7:55 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeneal would tell you it's all a conspiracy. Jeneal?

8:15 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Shazza's gone. What's the inside word?

9:04 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does that mean its now safe for Catmur to come back?

1:16 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...


3:25 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

How long before DDB pulls this off the Blog?

5:35 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they don't want Catmur back.

10:32 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's this Catfur rubbish, why don't you all drop the chidish stuff and get on with life, you all must be I would say mid 20"s at a guess, time to grow up.

9:12 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes Toby

9:49 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

^ your mum

10:07 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, what the hell has this article to do with Catmur? but since it seems to be ok to veer wildly off track... I don't get the "Jimmy Johnson only comes from Scotland" punchline.

10:20 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

sarong party anyone??

10:52 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do U mean Sarong Party ???
Is that a girlie thing 10:52

11:42 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why in fucks name is the CD of every big agency here a bloody Brit? A know a dozen Kiwi's way more talented that these expats who come and attach to their positions like leeches. I thought talented people moved around to bigger and better things after a couple of years? I guess these guys are not, which is why they'll stick around until they grow old and die without a chance in fuck for the guys really creating the great ads below them. And when there's finally an opening here, the Brits just move around! Why don't we get someone from elsewhere for a change? Ah, I feel much better now.

7:59 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right on the money old son. They come here because they want to be a big fish in a small pond. Good for their ego/wallet...one or the other. Plus they have a bad attitude...jI could name them but the people who work with them know who I mean.

11:12 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...


I think you should just grow up and look at who's winning most of the awards here.

8:54 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reason the poms CD's come here is because back in the eighties, and through to the mid nineties, the UK did the best ads in the world.

Now they don't.

They're an also-ran - apart from D&AD, where, as we all know, it's a joke.

To understand why they're here, look at the people who do the hiring - all Regional CD's who love that style of English work from that period I described before - and they're usually English.

And you can't blame them. If you were a kiwi in London, and a Regional CD, would you hire a kiwi or a pom?

Easy, you'd hire a kiwi. Why, because he's a mate, probably does better work, works with other employees well (instead of some silly English throwback to the class system), and finally, because they remind you of home.

We're seeing the last of the UK CD's.

It's just process, give it time.

9:25 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope not.
Steve M

10:19 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...


It's the small boys mate at school Jimmy Johnson
who obviously hails from Scotland,which to the wee lad is not as impressive as what his dad told him about where babies come from..get it.

11:23 AM NZDT


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