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Friday, November 30, 2007

CHRIS HUNTER HEADS TO RIVET SYDNEY

Top direct marketing creative Chris Hunter is moving to Sydney to become Rivet’s new Executive Creative Director for Australia and New Zealand.
Hunter has several major awards to his name, included the coveted International Gold Echo. He wrote the world’s first modern-era live TV campaign, which broadcast live stunts to the whole of New Zealand during the first season of the TV show 24.
He brings to the Sydney office nearly 20 years’ experience, having started out as a copywriter on the London Daily Mail before joining FCA, Campaign magazine’s Direct Marketing Agency of the Year. More recently, he was the founding CD of Draft in Auckland — and for the past year, has been also been looking after the New Zealand office of Lowe.
Says Rivet Sydney’s CEO, Judi Lewis: “Chris is one of the most passionate and creative marketers you could ever meet — in just a couple of years, he helped to turn Draft’s Auckland office into one of the most successful agencies in the huge global network. He’s open-minded, realistic, and understands what clients need.”
The challenging nature of the Australian market is one attraction for Hunter: “Another is the chance to work again with Judi and Tom Markham, who used to be our Interactive CD in Auckland. The pieces are fitting into place in the Sydney office and I decided I wanted to be a part of that.”
Hunter is a regular at awards judging, having done stints at the John Caples in New York, AWARD in Australia, and Axis and the RSVPs in New Zealand. His recent award credits include multiple Golds from the NZ Marketing Association, several Silvers from the international Caples and Echos, and bronzes from the NZ Effies and AWARD. He is also the author of Vantastic, a Kiwi bestseller about caravan culture.
He assumes his post from 1st December and will be working across all of the agency’s clients.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris Hunter - Top bloke.

3:05 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Chris.

8:11 PM NZDT

 

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