Indie agency YoungShand has today announced that Emma Dalton has been promoted to general manager after three and a half years with the agency.
Says Duncan Shand, founder, YoungShand: “Over the past three and a half years, Emma has made a significant impact on the business and has driven the transition to fully integrated Creative, Media and Tech Agency. Emma’s magic is the combination of sound strategic thinking with an instinctive feeling for great creative. She’s focused on improving our client’s brands, and that’s what they love about her.”
Dalton joined the agency at the beginning of 2018 and has challenged what the indie agency could achieve from day one. Since 2019, YoungShand has produced several campaigns that have been recognised locally and globally, elevating the agency’s profile and setting it on a strong growth trajectory.
Over the past year, YoungShand has moved into its new office on Blake Street in Ponsonby. The agency has brought on five new clients and welcomed ten new team members across creative, media, strategy and account service. Dalton will still be heading up the account service team, but this new role will see her leading the broader agency’s day-to-day running.
Says Anne Boothroyd, ECD, YoungShand: “It has been an absolute pleasure to work in partnership with Emma to reshape YoungShand and grow it into the exciting indie agency it is today. Emma is a class act who understands what it takes to deliver great creative work that makes a real difference for our client partners.”
Says Dalton: “I am incredibly proud of what we have created at YoungShand. Building such a special team that includes all of our brilliant clients has been a career highlight for me. I’m thrilled to take on this new role as GM. The future for YoungShand in 2021 and beyond is shaping up to be really exciting.”
The promotion is effective immediately.