Contagion appoints Emma Bolser to managing partner of media role to elevate media offering

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAzKAAAAJGE5MzliZDgzLWUwODgtNGQ3Yy1iM2UyLTE2YTEzODA2NzQzYg.jpgContagion has bolstered its media offering with the appointment of Emma Bolser (left) as the agency's first new managing partner of media.

We have some very exciting news of some key hires and investment in our  media offering. As you know, the modern media landscape moves at high speed and we need best-in-class people who can come up with the best strategies for brands and make the information accessible. Above all, we need media people with lots of ideas that can be implemented with the minimum of fuss.

Bolser has been in the industry since graduating over 20 years ago working in the UK, Australia and NZ. Her formative years were at Rapp in London where she grew to love results; getting advertising to genuinely deliver business to clients. The creativity of brand became her passion when she moved to NZ in 2004, rounding out experience across all facets of media.
Most recently Bolser was managing director of IKON media in Auckland for the last 10 years where she helped grow the agency from 4 staff to 30, achieved the highest Coca-Cola agency client service scores across the region for any agency and took the agency to the number 2 spot globally and best network locally.

Bolser has also won media awards across many fmcgs brands, e.g. Coke, Diet Coke, Powerade, as well as b2c brand like Xero and Kordia.

Says Bolser: "I am delighted to be joining Contagion as managing partner, media. I have watched them with interest since they launched and can see incredible potential to build on their success. What draws me most is the fact they are transparent,  totally independent ,and locally owned. Endless global reporting and process for process sake destroys great teams ; clients want to work with happy and engaged people who love what they do."

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAnEAAAAJDUyNGE4NWQxLWY3MDktNGJlNi1hNDEwLTc1MTQwNTJhYzY4Nw.jpgAlso joining the agency is Jillian Hor in the role of channel manager. Formerly of Y&R NZ, Hor has a passion for media/digital first ideas and is excited to take on new challenges. Originally from Malaysia, Hor came to NZ to five years ago.

Hor has had experience at other agencies include OMD Auckland and Mindshare Malaysia and has worked across clients including Arnott's, Paramount Pictures, HRV, Burger King, Energizer, Repco, Westfield, Nike, AirAsia, Kathmandu and Roadshow Films.

Hor has officially started at Contagion and Bolser will joins on 21 August.

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