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Leighton Howl

Recruitment Director

Let's chat on 021 702 573 or at the office 09 373 3791

Leighton leads the Agency Agent Team at the Pond, placing NZ’s best creative, digital and marketing talent into freelance, contract, and full-time positions with 150 of NZ’s best digital, design, advertising, media, production, and specialist agencies – plus a growing list of agencies overseas as well.

Leighton spends the average week growing The Pond business and working closely with agency clients who understand that people are the most important ingredient in the success of their companies. 

Since founding The Pond in 2006, Leighton has grown the business into a leading player in the professional creative recruitment field, providing premium candidates, promoting better industry standards, and producing better results for clients. The Pond now represents more than 300 of NZ’s most sought-after talent across 50 key professions.

Leighton understands talented people because he worked alongside so many of them during his eight years as an ad agency creative. He was always pretty sharp at selling in his ideas, a gift that he has developed even further by successfully pitching NZ’s best creative talent to clients.

“Good people are the key to building strong agencies,” says Leighton. “Our clients want the best and newest talent in the areas of creative, design, digital, and marketing to add their magic and fulfil their ongoing needs.

“The Pond helps clients to do that, easily and robustly. We find the right candidates to nail every brief that comes through the door, plus we help creative, digital and marketing professionals find rewarding work, realise their market value, and achieve their overall career goals.”

Outside work, Leighton is a family man with one wife, two kids, one dog, and six racehorses. He’s also an avid sports watcher, gardener, red wine drinker, gym-goer, fly fisherman, part-time wannabe architect, and ex-rep rugby player.

If you want no-nonsense, practical advice about how to handle your agency’s staffing needs, and how to secure the best people and retain them, Leighton is the man to call.

Contact

Locations: Auckland, Hamilton, Nationwide, Tauranga, Wellington

Email: [email protected]

Contact Phone Number: 021 702 573

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Full Time Roles

Senior
  • Account Director
  • Tauranga
  • $100k - $120k
  • Full Time
  • Live
Are you well-versed in all things client service? Are you looking for a role where you can bring your exceptional client service skills and strategic advertising to a regional-based advertising role?  Over the hustle and bustle of Auckland agency life? Sick of the big city life wanting to take ...
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Senior
  • Recruitment Account Manager - Creative, Digital & Marketing
  • Auckland
  • $80k
  • Full Time
  • Live
Ready for a new challenge? Great, because we're hiring!For the right playmaker, this role at The Pond Recruitment offers the opportunity to grow with the business, instant financial gain and ultimately make this role their own in a premium recruitment firm.This is an exciting career opportunity with...
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Intermediate
  • Creative Team
  • Auckland
  • $80k
  • Full Time
  • Live
Are you a creative team buzzing with creativity, passion, and smarts, who loves all aspects of bringing ideas to life? Are you ready to step out of the big agency world to cut your own path? Do you appreciate the past and see far into the future with new ideas that make consumers laugh, think long a...
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Posted at 11:30 07.12.2021

Electric Kiwi wins Pond Sponsored TVNZ Marketing Award

This year we got behind the TVNZ Marketing Awards by sponsoring the 'Best in House Category'. It was great to see one of our clients pick up the actual award. Well done Electric Kiwi - a very memorable campaign indeed.

Posted at 16:34 21.10.2021

Top shelf Digital & Brand Designer Wanted

We are now on the hunt for a hybrid brand & digital designer wanting to step into a great digital centered agency? Have you got a great eye for modern brand and are now driven to create visually beautiful user interfaces (UI)? See job board for details.

Posted at 11:31 16.09.2021

Don’t let the alert level changes slow your productivity

If you’re finding it hard to pick up the slack with all the uncertainty and alert level changes, we’re the people to talk to. We’ve got hundreds of freelancers on our books across various disciplines, meaning we’ve got the talent to help you get back on track. Send us your brief, and we’ll be able to help in no time. 

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