Kimberly Kastelan announced as new General Manager of MKTG NZ, following Fleur Skinner’s resignation.
Kimberly Kastelan has been announced as the new General Manager of Lifestyle Marketing agency MKTG in New Zealand, a promotion from her previous role as MKTG Group Account Director. This follows Fleur Skinner’s resignation.
Fleur departs from the Executive Leadership team (ELT) and her seat on Dentsu Aegis Network’s (DAN) Innovation Council, after almost ten years in the business. Fleur joined DAN in 2009 to open the New Zealand office of Australian PR and content agency Haystac. In 2016 Haystac evolved to MKTG in New Zealand as DAN consolidated PR, social, experiential, sponsorship and sampling into one global network brand.
DAN New Zealand CEO Robert Harvey said: “Fleur has made a huge contribution both culturally and commercially to our business, from her initial time setting up Haystac, and then more recently with the launch and growth of the MKTG business. Fleur’s impact can be felt throughout our group and she leaves the business in excellent shape.”
Kimberly Kastelan will step into her new role after 4 years as MKTG Group Account Director.
Robert continues: “Kim has been an outstanding performer within our business and has earned the opportunity to lead the MKTG business and join DAN NZ’s Executive Leadership Team. I’m confident that Kim will continue the great momentum that has been built. The MKTG team and our clients are in great hands.”
“Taking on the role of GM of MKTG is a privilege given how talented and driven the team are and I look forward to continuing our success in 2019,” says Kastelan.
Fleur Skinner will depart at the end of this month, and will be talking time off to decide her next career step.
“I’m really proud of my contribution to DAN, and I’m very sad to say farewell, not least because of the many wonderful people there. But I’m really pleased to be leaving the agency in great shape and under Kim’s leadership.
“Kim Kastelan is an extraordinary consultant and leader, and I will miss her terribly. But I’m also looking forward to taking some time out of agency land, and I’m really enthusiastic about diving into something new and different.”
There will be a transition period across February, with Fleur departing at the end of the month.
MKTG is a global lifestyle marketing agency that builds communities around brands by engaging consumers through experiential, digital and social media. The agency is committed to constantly evolving and understanding how to reach and positively affect people’s lives. Headquartered in New York City with offices across the US, Europe, Asia, Australia and South Africa, MKTG produces more than 80,000 brand experiences each year.
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