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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.
We recruit within the sectors we have worked in ourselves and know well, these sectors are marketing, media, sales, creative, design, digital & tech. The great thing is these sectors within most corporates work closely together and are all fashionable employment sectors that are in favour with most companies large or small.
Are you a creative director with advertising acumen, an eye for design, and an established agency career? Can you produce big ideas that translate across traditional and digital media? This new regional agency role offers a partnership opportunity and would suit someone who is over big city life, and wants a lifestyle change. Find out more on The Pond job board!
New Role. Our client, an Auckland creative consultancy & agency, is looking for a Graphic & Brand Designer to join their studio team. The designer will work closely with two other senior Designers and the Design Director across all clients and encompass all the skills and expertise in craft design, advertising campaigns, branding, digital marketing mediums, art direction, ideation and conception. Skills in typography, illustration, or photography are a bonus.
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