About Contagion

Transforming businesses and brands is all in a day’s work at Contagion. We provide world-class business and digital strategy, technology and ideas to ensure our clients compete on the global stage, from right here in New Zealand.

While there are four key areas to our business, they all focus on insights, innovation and ROI more...

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Dave Contagion

Dean's Bio

Dean Taylor has been in the communications industry for 16 years and has worked for the world’s top advertising agencies. Dean’s roles have taken him across the planet with Jobs in London, Sydney and Most recently Singapore. His love of New Zealand started when he moved here to be Managing Director of Saatchi & Saatchi in 2004. There he won international more...

Client Partner

Fritha Hookway
Katja Green

Head of Craft

Richard Thompson
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Contagion on Instagram
Emma Woods

Social Planner and Content Manager

Client Partner

Phila Lagaluga

Richard's Bio

Richard has a background in digital media like no other.

With over 14 years in senior digital & media roles, he’s worked on the client, agency and production side of the business. Career highlights include roles as the European Digital Strategy Director for Universal McCann, Head of Digital Marketing for leading TV producer more...

SECRET BOARD MEMBER's Bio

After finishing high school Suzie followed the well-trodden path from New Zealand to London, exploring as much of Europe as possible. Returning to NZ with much less money but many more stories, Suzie loaded up her plate working in admin and marketing, professional dancing & dance tutoring, all the more...

Personal Work

Social Influence Director

Email Contagion

Dean Taylor /
dean.taylor@contagion.co.nz

Bridget Taylor /
bridget.taylor@contagion.co.nz

Tom Bates /
tom.bates@contagion.co.nz

Richard Thompson /
richard.thompson@contagion.co.nz

Social Content Assistant

CREATIVE DIRECTOR & Managing Partner

Senior Art Director

Head of HR & Social Theory

Dean Taylor

Emma's Bio

Emma grew up on a farm in a small New Zealand town, far from the big smoke. Deciding farm life wasn’t for her she spent a few years developing the industry fundamentals before joining Publicis Mojo to work across a range of FMCG brands. She then headed to Scotland to try her hand at branding and design in some of Scotland’s most awarded design agencies. More...

Fritha's Bio

Here’s a glimpse at what Frith has been involved in, that helped her land amid the clever folk at Contagion. She was Editor and Content Manager at Concrete Playground, Junior Social Media Planner at The Common Room, Copywriter for Words for Breakfast, Online Content Producer for Superette, and the winner of The Most Innovative Digital Solution in the NZ Y-Media Awards 2010.more...

Phila's Bio

Phila started his life as a Designer at Colenso BBDO. Over 6 years he had the pleasure of working with a lot of brilliant creative peeps and helped craft heaps of award winning work. He’s also worked at .99 and was freelancing before Contagion snapped him up.

When a hard day’s work is done, he goes home to his daughter more...

Channel Director

Art Director

Channel Assistant

Verity's Bio

Verity began her creative life as a copywriter in a small town radio station and now she comes up with ideas for Contagion. In between, she’s worked with TBWA Auckland, DDB Auckland, The Hive Dublin and Publicis QMP Dublin with brands such as adidas, Volkswagen, PlayStation, ASB Bank, Cadbury, Sky Television, News International and more...

Contact Contagion

p / 09 551 3480
e / info@contagion.co.nz

Physical address /
84-86 Franklin Road
Freemans Bay, Auckland

Mailing address /
P.O.147223
Ponsonby 1144

Adam's Bio

As Contagion’s resident American, Adam brings a fresh mind and a funny accent to the social media team.

Adam studied Marketing and Sports Marketing at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, just a few blocks from the White House. He picked up an affinity for social media while interning more...

Bridget Taylor

Dan's Bio

Dan started his advertising career in Auckland as a young hungry hippie at McCann Erickson. After cutting his teeth (and beard) he fled the Island and moved to London. 6 years later, he’s back and helping out at Contagion, having worked at agencies such as Ogilvy London, BMF Sydney and even JWT Tanzania (yes you read that more...

Dave's Bio

Associate MD Saatchi & Saatchi, New Zealand 2006 - 2009

Associate CEO Saatchi & Saatchi, Singapore and Malaysia 2009 – 2010

CEO

Katja's Bio

Katja has over 10 years experience in marketing and advertising – both client and agency side. Mostly in New Zealand but dabbling in the UK for a bit as most Kiwis do. She has a strong focus in direct and one-to-one comms across telco, broadcasting, wine (not just drinking), health and beauty… and a few bits and pieces in between.

Secret Board Member

Seth's Bio

Seth studied Communications at AUT before arriving on the Contagion doorstep one fortunate day. Since then, he’s worked alongside the team on campaigns for some of New Zealand’s most loved brands as well as ensuring the office is never lacking in good music. Outside of work he plays in punk bands and DJ’s around the country.

Suzie's Bio

After finishing high school Suzie followed the well-trodden path from New Zealand to London, exploring as much of Europe as possible. Returning to NZ with much less money but many more stories, Suzie loaded up her plate working in admin and marketing, professional dancing & dance tutoring, all the more...

Tom's Bio

Tom Bates is regarded as one of the leading thinkers in the NZ new media space. Tom’s first foray into this exciting new media world came with an integral role in the V Energy Drink ‘V-Raw’ campaign in Australia which went on to win the Ad News 2008 Media Campaign of year.

Stints followed as the Marketing Director at Rhythm and Vines more...

Verity Dookia
Adam Sprachman

Brigdet's Bio

“Comedians don’t tell you they’re funny, they tell a joke.” So here’s an insight into my 13 years in advertising.

DDB Group
Deputy Creative Director 2004 – 2009 BBDO Proximity Singapore
Creative Director 2009 - 2010
Global Women in Business
One of twenty New Zealand more...

Dan Walton
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Personal Work
Seth Josephs
Suzie Thompson