Carat Home to Digital Star

05/09/2017

Senior Digital Manager Josh Reiri Allen is off to New York City after winning the Yahoo NZ Digital Stars competition.

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Yahoo platforms has selected Josh Reiri Allen, Senior Digital Manager at Carat, as the winner of their NZ Digital Stars competition for 2017.

Josh fought it out with a rogues gallery of his peers and industry colleagues to land on top of the prestigious competition that not only carries with it a jaunt to New York, but a photo shoot for new headshots a $500 visa card for his trip and mentorship opportunities with Yahoo senior leaders.

The Digital Stars programme is now in it's sixth year and recognises the best emerging talent in digital around the world.

Arnoud Calonne, Head of Sales at Yahoo Platforms NZ, said: "We're proud to foster and reward the growing pool of talent in New Zealand's media industry. The calibre of digital media young guns entering this year was truly exceptional." 

Of the award Josh said: " The Digital Stars programme is unique that it champions the voice of the industries young guns and provides access to an event that many of us wouldn't have until much later in our careers, if at all. I'm thankful to Yahoo for the opportunity to be rewarded with such an invaluable experience"

GM of Carat NZ, Alex Lawson, added "It's great that Josh was recognised in this way and it's testament to the work going on at Carat NZ within the teams that he was able to get this award. Orders for chocolate to be brought back by Josh for the office are already in!"

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