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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.
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.
Our client, a digital innovation agency, is looking for a super talented Tech Lead to inspire projects and mentor the greater DEV team. They are looking for someone experienced and proven in all things development (full-stack & more) and who has a passion for taking well designed and unique interactive concepts and making them come to life using the latest technologies. E-mail [email protected]
And, surprise surprise, we get better results than our competitors. 4.1 years to be exact if you are hiring someone full-time through The Pond. We’re committed to finding the best creative, digital and marketing talent in the industry with new results that speak for themselves. Every year for the past three years The Pond has done what no other recruitment agency does and has reviewed all the full-time candidates they have placed since 2009 – that’s a lot of candidates. The numbers don’t lie!!!
Did you know we recruit for Client Service roles? Freelance, contract and full-time! We are currently getting requests...
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