Industry veteran Andrew Stephenson joins Republik in the role of strategy director

Andrew S BW (1).jpgRepublik has announced the appointment of Andrew Stephenson to the position of strategy director across its Auckland and Sydney offices.

Stephenson is a 19-year veteran of the industry, starting his career in 1998 at M&C Saatchi in London.

Since returning to New Zealand in 2000, Stephenson has held senior agency positions at Saatchi & Saatchi, TBWA, and DDB where he has helped to shape some of the New Zealand's most iconic brands; including ASB, Toyota, Anchor, Tui, Visa, 2 Degrees, and Lotto.
Stephenson's dedication to creating effective work has helped to grow his clients' brands and achieve recognition for his agency along the way; at Cannes, Effies, Caples, and WARC.

Says Stephenson: "What excites me about working with Republik is that the business is not bound by the traditional agency model. Republik has been built on adapting the agency to suit the clients needs. This difference has created a culture that can take on new ways of thinking and working without the constraints of more traditional shops. Plus, the rumours are true, people at Republik are really bloody nice."

Says Paul McNamara, director, Republik: "Andrew's pragmatic approach to strategy is the perfect fit for Republik. We pride ourselves on getting involved in any aspect of a client's business, where we can make a difference. His depth of knowledge across a wide range of disciplines and industries means he is able to help our clients with anything ranging from research and innovation to communication planning and user experience."

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