Spark PHD make two new promotions

Nikki Grafton and Stuart Rutherford have been promoted to head up New Zealand media agency Spark PHD.

The announcement:

Nikki Grafton and Stuart Rutherford have jointly been promoted to Managing Directors of PHD’s leading New Zealand media agency, Spark PHD.

Collectively, Nikki and Stuart have worked under the Spark PHD roof for over 20 years.

On their most recent promotion, Louise Bond, CEO Spark Group of companies, says ‘promoting Nikki and Stu is a reflection of the company’s commitment to building and maintaining a strong and dynamic management team. Nikki and Stu will play a vital role in leading Spark PHD into the future and their promotions are a result of the respect they’ve earned from their clients, partners and peers, and their significant contributions to the agency.’

Nikki believes the success of the business lies in its people. ‘Our 2010 CAANZ Media Agency of the Year title win boils down to the dynamic, creative and smart media professionals and steady team that make up Spark PHD. Over the business’ 12 year history, it has been the significant and valuable contributions of the individuals, several of whom have been with us since day one, that have established us as market leader. ‘

Stuart adds, ‘2011 is set to be a promising year and with the support of our incredible team, Nikki and I are looking forward to using our experience in the industry and history with Spark PHD to take the business to the next level.’

PHD’s Asia Pacific CEO, Cheuk Chiang said ‘Nikki and Stuart are both quintessentially PHD – dynamic, innovative and progressive so we couldn’t be more pleased to have them drive the business in New Zealand. Together with Louise, they will make an unbeatable team and we look forward to seeing the business go from strength to strength’

Source: Spark PHD press release


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