Drummers

We fill our building with people who are plugged into culture

Drum is full of thinkers, creators, storytellers and makers.

Our talent are a different breed and are trained in the arts of gaining and keeping an audience’s attention. We are advocates for your business and an extension of your team.

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Katie Walton

General Manager

Known for her calm nature, enthusiastic hand gestures, and extensive industry smarts, Katie has been with us for over ten years (ok there was a small break in the middle) and we don’t know what we would do without her. Katie has a wanderlust which takes her on amazing journeys around the globe but she’s equally happy at home with her partner and cats on idyllic Waiheke Island.

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Cassidy Meredith

Head of Client Service

It might have been Cass who penned the saying ‘if you don’t have a competitive advantage you’re not competing.’ but then again we aren’t sure when he would have found time to put pen to paper in between furious sessions of touch, playing for multiple sports teams, his large extended family, and managing his strong-minded and passionate all female work team. Whoever it was, we are certain this phrase perfectly sums up Cassidy’s approach to everything he does.

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Aimee Nicholls

Head of Agency Development

This action woman knows how to get things done, if she’s not smashing out a killer presentation or jetting off to a client meeting across the ditch, she can be found listening to her favourite tunes on her way to an early morning pilates class or hovering around desks looking for treats to nibble on.

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Melanie Chico

Senior Content and Social Media Director

They say when you work hard in silence, your success will be your noise. Tactical, strategic and hands-on, Mel probably knows more about your personal social engagement levels than you do. A master content story teller, leave it to Mel and her team to teach you about the intricacies of social media better and faster. Oh, and her nails are always on point.

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Sophie Pollard

Account Director

Public Relations guru SoPo is always up for trying something new and thinking outside the box. Having spent a fair amount of time in the UK, it’s not surprising that Soph is an avid music festival goer, most recently she jetted off to the states to see Queen B at Coachella. Being slightly vertically challenged doesn’t stop her from getting in the mosh pit and dancing the night away.

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Amber Young

Account Director

Often described as the office entertainer or the girl who knows everyone, Amber is bound to put a smile on your face. Outside of work she’s busy buying tools she doesn’t know how to use and making amends to her recently bought home. Aside from this, her other passions include talking to people about baby boy Sika, AKA her Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Amber is an asset to any project she works on.

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Heidi Thompson

Account Director

Happy to be here, easy to work with, plus a big helping of creativity are Heidi’s guiding principles. An avid traveller, Heidi come’s with a wealth of life experiences, from babysitting rescue bears in Croatia to sleeping in vineyards in Champagne.

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Isaiah Tour

Content Producer

Isaiah brings our content to life and is involved from brief to finished product. It doesn’t matter if it’s video, motion graphics or animation -Isaiah can do it. When he is not creating for our clients he indulges in his passion for creating short films (check out A Life Like This, which has picked up by a number of Short Film Festivals). Isaiah is also DRUM famous for his infectious laugh, wearing shorts no matter what the weather, and having an apparently endless supply of lollies at his desk.

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Cleo Kranenburg

Senior Account Manager

Cleo is a skilled artist and brings a creative flair to all campaigns. Like most of our DRUMMERS, Cleo is a lover of exercise, sunshine, and coffee, making her the perfect team fit. Coconut milk cappuccino with cinnamon, anyone?

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Aimee Dykstra

Senior Account Manager

Putaruru is a small town in the Waikato, known internationally for its pristine Blue Spring water, trout fishing and most pointedly a Public Relations prodigy by the name of Aimee Dykstra. It turns out, you can take the girl out of the countryside, with Aimee previously living out her successful PR and agency career in Auckland and Wellington before landing back in the big smoke at DRUM. Being the modest country girl she is, Aimee isn’t one to brag but her team mates will happily boast about her sharp eye for detail and sophisticated writing skills.

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Aleisha Cadman

Senior Social Media Executive

Friendly, smiley and full of enthusiasm, Aleisha has taken the leap into the agency lifestyle. A lover of all things social, when she’s not online, Aleisha can be found enjoying a pinot noir, catching up with the girls, and cuddling her dog – all while listening to some Hip Hop and RnB.

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Ashley Clasper

Senior Account Executive

Despite being one of the youngest DRUMMERS on the team, this girl always acts twice her age. Raised on a deer farm in Waiuku, Ashley feels most at home when she’s surrounded by animals. If she’s not spending time with her family, she has mostly likely got her head buried in a book or exploring the great outdoors.

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Emma Jackson

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Emma left her Dunedin ‘scarfie-life’ behind (well kind of) for a more glam career in PR. Bringing a whole lot of energy to the DRUM team, Emma absolutely smashes it in the PR department, impressing clients with her tenacious, passionate work ethic. In her spare time, you’ll find her partying, hitting the beach or at Les Mills.20

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Summer Busch

Account Executive

A recent graduate, Summer is diving head first into her role as a PR guru and has the power suits to match. Summs is fun, confident, hilarious and loves a bit of G.O.S.S. In her spare time you’ll find her in the club, on the beach or featuring heavily on the gram.

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Amy Wang

Account Executive

When Amy started at DRUM she became the third person by that name to join the team. Faced with the possibility of becoming ‘new Amy’, she had to claim her position. Which she did, by proving she had more musical talent in one finger than all of us put together. Some people say she’s performed with Elton John, others say they think she’s been one of J-Lo’s back up dancers but Amy will just tell you she’s a local neighbourhood bar singer. So, when this modest Mozart isn’t out utilising her musical talents you’ll find her at the DRUM office, putting her other great talent and recently acquired PR university degree to good work.

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