Mango Aotearoa continues to grow with three new appointments

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Mango Aotearoa continues to grow with three new appointments

After a strong start to the year, Mango Aotearoa has welcomed fresh and returning talent, with a further three new hires across its PR, digital and experiential teams.


Hires include account directors Elle Dorset and Cleo Kranenburg, along with digital and social director Jade Kaukau.

Says Claudia Macdonald, managing director, Mango Aotearoa: “Mango is continuing to experience rapid growth with half a dozen new business wins since the beginning of the year.

“There’s a strong demand for the full breadth of our services, so we’re excited to welcome our new members who will strengthen our digital, corporate and experiential offerings.”

Kranenburg, who specialises in brand activation and event marketing, returns to Mango’s experiential team as account director. She left Mango in 2017 to gain overseas experience, spending a year living and working in Amsterdam before returning to New Zealand and taking a role as senior account manager at DRUM. Now back in Mango’s growing experiential team, Kranenburg will be working across a range of Mango and DDB Aotearoa clients to concept and deliver multifaceted campaigns and events.

Dorset joins Mango from the in-house communications team at Spark NZ, and has worked on a range of FMCG and lifestyle clients at Pead PR. Her new role is a unique mix of inhouse and agency PR and will see her contributing to the strategy and delivery of communications for DDB Group agencies, in addition to accounts including Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Rawa and Kiwi Property.

An experienced digital content specialist, Kaukau joins Mango from Auckland Unlimited as maternity cover. Their new role will see them utilising their creative direction and content creation skills, working with Mango’s PR teams to deliver high-performing campaigns for a range of clients, including Vodafone, Samsung, Lion and New Balance.

Says Macdonald: “The exceptional work we deliver for clients is testament to the breadth of experience across our teams, and we’re fortunate to continue to grow this capability with new talent.”