Appropriately for a motorbike enthusiast, Rob began agency life as an agency gopher over 30 years ago. He soon moved up to more lofty positions and has held senior media and management roles at many top New Zealand and Australian agencies. Among other achievements, he established New Zealand’s first independent media agency, Strategic Media, and also sits on various industry and charitable boards. This vast experience, combined with an extensive network, enables Rob to better connect personalities with cultures and ensure a successful result for both clients and candidates.m: +64 21 931 104
As a former creative director of DDB, Ogilvy and Y&R, Jeneal has first-hand knowledge and insights into the advertising business and creative people. In her time as CD she has hired and guided many people to award winning and business success. This rare combination of creative and management knowhow gives her a distinct advantage as a creative recruiter. Jeneal believes in giving back to the industry, so she lectures at The Adschool (formerly Axis Adschool). She also runs her own creative consultancy, which helps her keep her finger on the industry pulse.m: +64 21 657 821
Involved in the communications industry all his career, Barry brings a wealth of commercial experience in media management, negotiation and trading across media and integrated agencies. He regards himself as a marcomms person who happens to specialise in media, having worked at agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, The Media Palace and Y&R Media. He has been recognized by the industry for contributions to CAANZ for his work in establishing and running the original CAANZ Media School and being instrumental in the establishment of the New Zealand Media Awards. He has also represented New Zealand on the international Cannes Media Lions jurym: +64 21 984 114
Bill is the Chairman of Marsden Inch, and his impressive credentials means he needs little introduction to many in the industry. A member of the Marketing Hall of Fame, Bill was a pioneer of data-based marketing in New Zealand. He founded direct marketing agency, Aim Proximity in 1988, and passionately educated clients of the merits of one-to-one, personal communications as opposed to the ‘Ginzu Knives’ shotgun approach prevalent at the time. These days he is ‘semi-retired’, continues to look after his horses, holds this role with Marsden Inch, and is Chairman of well-known agency, AffinityID.
Always perky. Always smiling. That’s Megan. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that there are seven coffee shops on her way into the office. Megan holds a diploma in Marketing and Public Relations which she studied in her hometown in Cape Town, South Africa. Megan also brings top notch organisational and efficiency skills to the company, ensuring everything runs smoothly. All this experience gives her a number of key strengths, but her main ones are her ability to build strong relationships, go the extra mile, and of course, the ability to keep smiling, no matter what.m: +64 21 0828 3799