LUMO reaches milestone, promotes two senior staff

Hamish and Jack

LUMO Digital Outdoor has announced the promotion of two senior staff and the addition of its 30th large format LED Screen to its national portfolio.

Hamish Smith has been promoted to Chief Marketing Officer and Jack Plowright to General Manager Programmatic DOOH.

The two appointments come as the business also celebrates switching on its 30th digital billboard in St Asaph St, Christchurch. This LED expansion sees their 5th new screen since March, mainly expanding LUMO’s footprint into Wellington and Christchurch.

“Hamish and Jack are great talents who have had a real impact on our business over the last few years. During their time they’ve helped us combat the challenges of 2020 and have been key to helping us accelerate in 2021.

“Both step into these new positions during an important time of growth for LUMO. Hitting our thirtieth screen, with ten more planned over the next four months, shows our plans to further solidify ourselves as New Zealand’s premium DOOH provider. I’m confident both Hamish and Jack are the right people to help get us to that point,” says Phil Clemas, CEO at LUMO.

As GM Programmatic DOOH, Plowright will be responsible for LUMO’s programmatic offering, working closely alongside their supply side platform partners including Hivestack, Vistar Media, and Broadsign.

Plowright has spent the past three years helping grow the company’s presence within the Auckland and Wellington markets as Agency Account Director and says he sees a growing interest in programmatic across NZ and Australia.

“Kiwi’s like to set global benchmarks. I doubt that is going to be any different with how we build our pDOOH ecosystem. It’s exciting to be a part of this conversation, and to continue LUMO’s involvement in supporting the progress and growth of the DOOH industry here in NZ.”

For Smith, his new role he will be driving marketing strategy and activity across the LUMO Group which includes LUMO, LUMO Labs and the Pixel Awards.

“Over the last 18 months despite the COVID disruptions to LUMO and the OOH sector, we have maintained impressive momentum. We’ve continued the rapid expansion of our national network, added new staff, introduced a new audience measurement tool and rolled out LUMO Labs – the creative and production arm of our business. Our team has significant growth ambitions and I’m looking forward to stepping up as we take the business into the next chapter,” says Smith.

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