HGB getting ready to kick off 2023 with key appointments

By Emma Knapp, Dec 16 2022

Hamilton strategic marketing agency, HGB is ready to ‘kick into 2023’ with two new key leadership roles in place.

Directors Jacqui Gage-Brown and Kylie Harcourt said the two new roles, General Manager and Head of Creative, reflected the company’s growth and leadership goals and were proud to appoint internal staff to the new strategic roles.

“We’re proud to announce Mitchell Hyde’s new role as HGB General Manager, reflecting the huge leadership journey he’s taken this year and to better support his business management skills development,” said Gage-Brown.

“We’ve also made another key promotion, with Lachlan Blackburn moving to Head of Creative. Locky has shown great initiative and leadership over the past year which has confirmed he’s ready to take this next step.”

HGB has also welcomed a new face to the experienced team of 15, with Karen Cousins joining as a Strategic Marketing Consultant. Cousins comes with a wealth of public and private sector experience and is fresh from receiving supreme and gold PRINZ awards for her campaign work in community relations and engagement.
Harcourt said the new appointments capped off a stellar year for HGB and their clients.

“This year we’ve gone from strength to strength and we’re buzzing from the amazing work Mitch, Locky and the rest of our team has delivered on behalf of our clients,” said Harcourt.

“As HGB enters its tenth year creating meaningful experiences for our clients across New Zealand, we’re invigorated looking at what’s still to come. Bring it on!” added Gage-Brown.

HGB is a full-service agency, based in the Hamilton CBD, undertaking design, brand creation and positioning, strategic marketing, paid and organic digital and social media advertising, website development, communications, fundraising sponsorships and more for some of the Waikato’s most recognisable companies.

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