TBWA\NZ snares former Colenso BBDO / 99 creative Mick Stalker for creative director role

TBWA\NZ snares former Colenso BBDO / 99 creative Mick Stalker for creative director role

TBWA\New Zealand has announced the appointment of Mick Stalker as creative director. Stalker, who will be working across several key accounts, has more than 23 years’ experience and has been a big part of the New Zealand industry for the past 15 years.


During that time, Stalker has produced award winning work for some of the country’s biggest clients and spent time in some of the country’s most creative agencies, including DDB NZ, BC&F, and a decade at Colenso BBDO.

The opportunity to join a growing agency in TBWA\NZ prompted a return to agency life. Stalker has been taking time out to support his wife in the launch of their e-commerce business, The Waste Free Home.

Says Shane Bradnick, chief creative officer at TBWA/NZ: “At TBWA\NZ we talk a lot about ‘Making stuff people love, with people we like’. Mick sums this up perfectly; he’s been part of some of the most loved work in New Zealand across an already impressive career with an optimism and creative energy that makes him a great person to have in the agency.”

In TBWA\NZ, Stalker joins an agency with great momentum. Producing disruptive work across blue chip clients like ANZ, 2degrees, Noel Leeming, Fonterra, The Warehouse, and the recently won, Southern Cross Health Society.

Says Stalker: “After a bit of time out, it’s good to be boarding the good ship TBWA\NZ. I just wanted to come back and do good work with good people, and I found that amongst this bunch of Pirates.”

Says Catherine Harris, CEO, TBWA\NZ: “It’s awesome to have Mick join the crew. His talent, experience, care and energy make Mick an integral part of our team as we keep growing. He’s also a lovely guy and a load of fun to have around.”