Garrett promoted to newly created chief executive officer role of Colenso BBDO and Proximity in NZ

Nick Garrett-web.jpgNEW ZEALAND - Colenso BBDO managing director Nick Garrett ha been promoted to the newly created role of CEO Colenso BBDO and Proximity - effective immediately.
The news follows the announcement last month that Clemenger Group CEO Jim Moser will take on the additional responsibility as chairman of Clemenger BBDO Melbourne; a dual role where he will continue to head up the New Zealand operation, with the additional Australian-based responsibility.
As a result, Garrett will take on some of Moser's responsibilities with regard to Colenso BBDO and Proximity in Auckland.
"Nick Garrett is one of the most accomplished leaders in the advertising industry and renowned for his relentless pursuit in finding creative solutions that drive clients' business," says Moser.
"Under Nick's leadership, in close partnership with Nick Worthington, Colenso BBDO's track record has evolved dramatically. Over the past five years Colenso has doubled in size; been ranked the number one creative agency in the world and is the only agency to be ranked in the top five for three consecutive years by The Big Won Report. It is also Asia's number one strategic agency, as voted by the Effies.
"Then last month Colenso was ranked the number one smartest advertising agency in the world by WARC, a global intelligence service for marketers that ranks the world's smartest agency networks."
Raised in the UK and Australia, Garrett, 40, joined Colenso BBDO as managing director in March 2010 from BMF in Sydney.  Since his time in Auckland, Garrett's team has been responsible for powerful and effective work on a number of New Zealand brands and businesses including BNZ, Frucor, Fonterra Brands, Burger King, Samsung and DB Breweries among others.
"I'm pretty humbled by my new role to be honest," says Garrett. "It's a privilege to work with such an inspiring team that is so committed to always making the work better for our clients."
"We are also very fortunate to have a very strong bench in the likes of Scott Coldham (general manager), Maggie Christie (general manager of Proximity), Angela Watson (head of account management) and Paul Courtney our operations director. Plus let's face it, I get the chance to partner with Wortho who makes us all look good."
It was also announced last month that Scott Coldham, head of account management at Colenso BBDO, was appointed to the newly created role of general manager at the agency.

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