Brigid Alkema has been appointed to the BBDO Creative Board, becoming the first Kiwi woman to take up such a role. Simultaneously, Clemenger BBDO has promoted Alkema to Chief Creative Officer.
Alkema will report to Clemenger Group NZ, CEO Strahan Wallis as the agency continues to move forward.
“This is very rare global recognition for an amazing Kiwi creative leader from an amazing little agency at the bottom of the world and we couldn’t be prouder! This news reflects the global mana that Brigid already carries,” said Wallis.
“Her and her team’s mahi speaks for itself and has been felt many times throughout communities across New Zealand and recognised at creative and effective award shows both here in New Zealand and around the world. We’re beyond thrilled for Brigid and look forward to her continuing to lead a world-class team in Wellington and bringing a taste of Kiwi creativity to BBDO globally.”
Clemenger BBDO’s portfolio includes Waka Kotahi, the Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet, the Human Rights Commission, the Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority and the Ministry of Social Development.
“Over the last five years, Brigid has fostered a community of brilliant creative brains. They embrace challenges and go all-out to find solutions that deliver for our clients and New Zealanders,” said Brett Hoskin, managing director, Clemenger BBDO.
“Brigid leads from the front and gets her hands dirty, tirelessly pursuing work that makes an impact. She has well and truly earned this title and appointment.”