Ogilvy NZ has added to its senior ranks with three new hires across creative and account management with the creative team of Matt Woods and Chelsea Sietses joining as Senior Copywriter and Senior Art Director while Jenny Travers joins as Group Account Director.
The hires come just days after Steve Kane’s appointment as Group Managing Director of Ogilvy NZ, including Designworks, and follow a number of new business wins and overall business expansion.
Most recently with Dentsu, Woods and Sietses were behind the ‘It’s free but it could cost you’ campaign for TVNZ, which picked up gold at Axis, and has continued to be awarded at international shows like Spikes and Adstars. They’re also responsible for ASB’s ‘Borrow the All Blacks’ and ‘Borrow Eden Park’ campaigns.
“We’re thrilled to have Chelsea and Matt joining the Auckland office as a senior creative team,” said Ogilvy NZ ECD Kristal Knight.
“They’re an incredibly exciting duo who have an amazing track record of creating work that’s much loved by clients, the public, and miraculously, the industry blogs. To be honest, they had me at ‘Hello I’m Tamara’.
The pair will work closely with the creative team, including Associate Creative Director, James O’Sullivan who joined Ogilvy in September of last year.
Travers has spent the past 19 years at DDB and specializes in strategic client management and relationship building. In her new role, she is tasked with working across a range of leading clients, including University of Auckland, Smiths City and Breast Cancer Foundation.
“Jen brings an incredibly strong, personal brand of client service expertise to this pivotal role,” said Ogilvy NZ Managing Partner Megan Clark Cook.
“She has exceptional expertise in brand-building, youth marketing and data-driven creative solutions. When I met Jen, I was impressed with her energy, her sense of fun and her passion for developing aspiring female leaders. Both our clients and the team are going to love her, and I’m excited to have her join the Ogilvy family.”
All three will be based out of Ogilvy NZ’s Auckland office.