McCann Worldwide New Zealand shutters shop - business to be handled out of Australia

olivermaisey.pngIn a shock move McCann Worldgroup NZ has closed, just four years after it reopened in Auckland in 2008.

As a result managing director Greg Eichmann, who returned to New Zealand in 2010 after three years as CEO of DraftFCB Australia, has been retrenched.

CB understands Oliver Maisey, who joined McCann Worldwide NZ as creative director in November 2010, and added the Sydney CD role in December 2011, is not affected by the closure.

McCann's New Zealand business is now being handled by McCann Worldgroup Australia. However, McCann New Zealand will still operate out of a small office in Beaumont Street, headed by group account director Callum Hayes.


Debit Note said:

If you freelanced there, your first thought would be: am I gonna get paid on I gonna get paid at all?

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