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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

Intermediate
  • Test Engineer (Mechatronics)
  • Christchurch
  • $85 - $87k
  • Full Time
  • Live
Fascinated with the world of mechatronics and inspired by tech product development? Do you want to be part of deploying ground-breaking technology in the world for leading blue-chip companies? Are you a seasoned junior or an intermediate engineer who’s looking to step up in your career? Be...
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Senior
  • Head of Marketing (Tech)
  • Christchurch
  • $150k
  • Full Time
  • Live
We are looking for the South’s best tech Marketer (or one heading that way), a proven senior professional who has been there and done it all before. They would be a natural front person who can establish a complete marketing function that is focused on a great digital product and brand that is now r...
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Junior
  • Creative Team
  • Wellington
  • $50k - $65k
  • Full Time
  • Closed
Are you a junior creative team buzzing with creativity, passion and smarts, who admires old school advertising insights but also creates and lives within a new digital world? Do you appreciate the past and see far into the future with new ideas that make consumers laugh, think long and hard or maybe...
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Posted at 23:26 22.06.2021

New Head of Marketing Role (Christchurch) $150k

We are looking for the South’s best tech Marketer (or one heading that way), a proven senior professional who has been there and done it all before. They would be a natural front person who can establish a complete marketing function that is focused on a great digital product and brand that is now ready for a new sales-focused marketing approach supported by a smart strategy and planning.

Posted at 11:52 26.05.2021

Live Role: Brand & Digital Designer

Are you an intermediate design perfectionist, who loves brand, and enjoys seeing the two worlds of pixel and paper come together in complete design perfection? If so, you’re probably ready to politely step up to the senior ranks and take charge of all thing’s quality in this growing agency. E-mail [email protected]

Posted at 11:43 01.04.2021

Happy New Financial Year

Welcome to April 1st, the start of the new financial year. It's now 12 months on from when Covid-19 kicked into gear globally and torn apart New Zealand businesses from many acute angles. If you were lucky enough or smart enough to plan a master strategy of survival - well done.  And, most of all a big congratulations to all fellow business owners, partners, leaders, and positive thinkers who dug in at the top, worked the edges, performed miracles for their employees so they could stay retained in their positions. A year to put on the bottom shelf.

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