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Salary Survey 2018

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Date: February 4, 2018 Comments: Comments Off on Salary Survey 2018 Share:

Our salary review is a guide on how the industry is performing – a gauge on the New Zealand market. Figures are based on the candidates we meet, their current salaries and their skills vs salaries. This combined with our client salary expectations, gives an overall market expectation. • The growth of inhouse design roles continues [...]

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Creative Talk with Jerry Beale from Tickled Pink

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Date: December 11, 2017 Comments: Comments Off on Creative Talk with Jerry Beale from Tickled Pink Share:

This month we talk with Jerry Beale from Tickled Pink. Tickled Pink works with businesses to boost bottom line performance and staff engagement by understanding how staff can experience more happiness at work, aligning the whole organization to a meaningful purpose, then creating a workplace culture that supports both of these. How did Tickled [...]

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Creative Talk with Matthew Masters of Badger Communications

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Date: November 13, 2017 Comments: Comments Off on Creative Talk with Matthew Masters of Badger Communications Share:

We talk with Matthew Masters from Badger Communications, a specialist B2B agency on how he ended up in New Zealand; why B2B and his advice to those starting out.   Matthew, you started your career on the creative site in the UK. How did you end up in New Zealand? It was a bit of an accident really, and doesn’t even start in the UK. [...]

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Creative Talk with Rebekah Taylor, Creative Director of Rise Creative

Date: September 26, 2017 Comments: Comments Off on Creative Talk with Rebekah Taylor, Creative Director of Rise Creative Share:

  Rise are an agency with a focus on sustainability, eco-packaging and social change. We find out when Rebekah had her epiphany moment, her career journey via New York, the creation of Rise & Shine to where her career and life with Rise is today.     At what point in your life did you have your epiphany moment that design was going [...]

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The Importance of a Tech Policy in your Workplace

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Date: August 25, 2017 Comments: Comments Off on The Importance of a Tech Policy in your Workplace Share:

Creative Talk this month talks with Louise Lawton from The Digital Store about the importance of a tech policy in your workplace.   Does your company have a tech policy in place?  If you don’t, then I recommend that you have one implemented. Mobile phone, social media, internet usage – is costing employers hours and hours of unproductive [...]

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Creative Talk With Thea Farrant Adam, Dave Clark Design Associates – Sydney

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Date: June 12, 2017 Comments: Comments Off on Creative Talk With Thea Farrant Adam, Dave Clark Design Associates – Sydney Share:

Thea Farrant Adam is taking the helm of the Sydney arm of the Australasian Digital and Design agency – Dave Clark Design Associates.  We talk about the friendly competition across the pond and what challenges and expectations are ahead for Thea and the team.   You have recently made the move from Auckland to Sydney – how has the transition [...]

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Creative Talk with Michael Ellenor, Sweeney Advertising

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Date: June 3, 2017 Comments: Comments Off on Creative Talk with Michael Ellenor, Sweeney Advertising Share:

Michael Ellenor is a busy Creative Services Director at Sweeney Advertising.  Running the creative department for the agency – managing creatives, timelines and client expectations.  No mean feat! How did you progress your career to Creative Services Director? The opportunity to join Sweeney came about to start up a creative team to extend [...]

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Creative Talk with Bram Stevens, Barnes, Catmur & Friends Dentsu

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Date: May 7, 2017 Comments: Comments Off on Creative Talk with Bram Stevens, Barnes, Catmur & Friends Dentsu Share:

Our latest Creative Talk is with Bram Stevens, Head of Digital & Customer Experience at Barnes, Catmur & Friends Dentsu who had quite a journey to New Zealand, and hasn’t looked back since.  We talk to Bram about the challenges and highlights of his journey so far.   Your journey to New Zealand was quite unusual, exactly how [...]

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Creative Talk with Nick Niblett from Blue Eye Deer

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Date: April 27, 2017 Comments: Comments Off on Creative Talk with Nick Niblett from Blue Eye Deer Share:

  Nick Niblett is the director of Blue Eye Deer, an Auckland based agency with a focus on Digital, Data and Social.    Prior to this Nick worked agency side as a digital producer before making the move to starting his own agency in 2015.  Let’s see how he’s progressing.   You made the move to start your own agency in 2015. Good [...]

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Creative Talk with Fox & Co

Date: January 7, 2017 Comments: Comments Off on Creative Talk with Fox & Co Share:

This month we talk with Phyo Thu from Fox & Co, a Wellington based creative motion studio – working with international clients, and very proud to be based in Aotearoa.   How did Fox & Co evolve? It’s always been my dream to work for a cool motion design studio that creates good projects with a tight-knit team and a great [...]

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