NETWORK MOVES AT SAATCHI AUCKLAND, LONDON, NEW YORK
Saatchi NZ creative team Dave Govier and Levi Slavin (left), originally from Marketforce Perth, are transferring to the London office of Saatchi & Saatchi. Says Executive Creative Director Mike O'Sullivan: "The boys have earned their stripes and are heading to the big smoke. To date Levi and Dave have done great work on Sol, NZ Army, Corolla and TV ONE Brand to name but a few.
"Their passion for mobile and interactive have seen them move from a traditional team to all round hybrid creatives. Kate Stanners (ECD London) jumped at the chance to take on people at their level. They start at Saatchi & Saatchi London on 1 October."
Creative team Paul Coghlan (middle left) and Stephen de Wolf (below left)have been promoted to senior creatives. They've worked closely with Govier and Slavin since joining in February. Says O'Sullivan: "They have been the understudies for Dave and Levi and they are ready to take the next step in their careers. They've been a real find for us and I'm confident they will continue to excel in their new roles."
O'Sullivan says he expects to announce an additional team in the coming weeks.
Additionally, Helen Steemson and Matt Swinburne will be 'switching' to the New York office in mid September. SWITCH is a program that Saatchi & Saatchi runs worldwide, enabling high performing staff the opportunity to work in other Saatchi offices around the world. Mitchell Gage and Natalie Fevig will be joining the New Zealand office from Saatchi New York for the SWITCH period. The team have recently contributed to the NYC office being named Cannes and Clio Agency of the Year for 2007.