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Contagion was founded by Bridget and Dean Taylor in 2009, with the backing of Tourism New Zealand. Tourism needed an integrated creative and media agency to transform their brand from analogue to engaging brand stories in new media channels. That agency didn’t exist, so we created it together. Bringing together the Creative Director of BBDO Asia and DDB, CEO of Saatchi&Saatchi Singapore and Malaysia, and CCO of Ogilvy Asia. Contagion has grown from strength to strength, always with our client’s needs at the heart of every decision.

What drives us is our love of this country. The amazing thinkers, tinkerers, dreamers and doers. The collaborative way of working and hands on approach to getting things done. We want to be part of creating more homegrown success stories. Because then we all win.

Dean Taylor

Bridget Taylor - ECD/Founder

Bridget Taylor

Todd McCracken - ECD

Todd McCracken

Vanessa Williams
Head of Client Service – Media

Mike MacKinven - Creative Operations Director

Mike MacKinven
Creative Operations Director

Charlotte Eddowes
Senior Client Partner

Victoria O'Neill - Senior Client Partner

Victoria O’Neill
Head of Client Servicing

Renee Fox
Senior Channel Planner

Andrew McLoud - Digital Media Manager

Andrew McLeod
Digital Strategist

Sashi Arunasalam - Senior Search Analyst

Sashi Arunasalam
Senior Performance Specialist

Wayne Fletcher
Finance Director

Greer Antscherl - Finance Manager

Greer Antscherl
Finance Manager

Peter Bakalov
Account Director

Tama Ratapu - Designer

Tama Ratapu

Tahlia Moir
Channel Assistant



When you walk into Contagion, you won’t be met by a receptionist, one of the team will greet you. We all know the names of every single one of our clients, because we’re all in this together. Apart from Dave, he’s terrible with names, he is a dog though.

Having an open, trusting, collaborative culture is the key to great work. For us to win, everyone has to share in that. Which is why we are completely transparent with our clients and treat their money like our own. Our staff are paid well, get free medical insurance, can bring in their best friends (the four-legged variety), flexible working hours and days off for moving house, Christmas shopping, summer hours and lots more. We’re not big, so it’s a big commitment, but one we all value.

So please, come in and see us. We’d love to get to know you over a coffee, or a cheeky beer in our bar. Let us know how we can help?