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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 Manager
  • Auckland
  • $90k
  • Full Time
  • Live
Are you sick of working from home? Is that Covid role you took not working out? Just returned from overseas and ready to launch into your career?Here’s your chance to join a thriving, focused, and independent boutique creative agency with a clear market niche and professional team of ‘suits’. With b...
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Senior
  • Digital Design Lead
  • Auckland
  • $100k
  • Full Time
  • Live
Do you have a strong opinion on design, digital, and marketing that you think should be heard? Want to lead design in an award-winning digital agency paving a new way in marketing automation? If you’re ready to step up and take charge – this role is ripe for the taking. Our client, a bouti...
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Senior
  • Marketing Manager (Tech / APAC)
  • Christchurch
  • $110k - $120k
  • Full Time
  • Live
Ready to transfer all your marketing experience into a growing NZ tech company set for regional growth? Do you get a kick out of leading key projects? Are you looking for a challenge and a role with more autonomy? Our client, an established tech company, is looking for an “Action Marketer” who can f...
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Posted at 13:26 08.02.2022

Need that tough Full-time role finally filled?

Last year, The Pond recruited over 200 quality people for many great full-time roles - and it wasn’t an easy task either. Only an efficient recruitment strategy and precise role mapping will draw out the best candidates. If you’ve got a tough role you need filling, we’ll bring the hard work and rigour. We’ll get it done together. 

Posted at 10:50 21.01.2022

Marketing sectors first Golf Tournament.

The inaugural Keith Norris Charity Golf Cup supports Melanoma New Zealand this year - brought to you by The Marketing Association and The Pond Recruitment. This exciting new industry event will be hosted at Auckland's Akarana Golf Course from midday February the 17th. All proceeds are to benefit Melanoma New Zealand, who will be on site offering free skin cancer spot checks throughout the day.

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.

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