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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.
Advertising, design and digital. As well as furniture and architecture (my former career post University)
Getting results. Creatives continue to come to The Pond for advice, service and work because we do what we say we do - That is finding creative people the best opportunity for their career and personal situation.
Advertising, design, waterskiing, house music (Alesso, Hardwell and Dimitri Vegas), fitness, selling racehorses, clay birds, fly fishing and family.
As you know, most clients these days are all about projects and have dumped the agency retainer. This makes it hard to grow and commit to the hiring of new full-time staff. So when you're busy, and your existing staff are stretched why not call in a project team from The Pond? It could be 2 or 3 or 4 quality people working over a project timeline. For more information call The Pond today.
Intermediate Digital Media Executive wanted for a regional agency working in a team of five suits and media experts. $70-75K. Apply now, start late June. Great clients, Great role, great perks. E-mail: email@example.com
Great news for Agencies looking for more digital hires to help transform their offering. The Pond has hired a new senior to lead all things 'Digital & Tech' recruitment. Welcome, Hayden Baker who joins us from Hays Aus/NZ to assist growth in the ever-growing employment sector. Got a new digital role that needs filling or want advice on digital talent and employment, then sing out.
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