Zambezi Appoints Josie Brown as Executive Director, Marketing and Business Development

By Erik Oster 

Independent agency Zambezi appointed Josie Brown as executive director, marketing and business development. In the newly-created role, Brown will be tasked with optimizing the agency’s ability to manage an increase in high-value opportunities while reporting directly to Zambezi founder and CEO Chris Raih

Brown joins the agency from DialogTech, where she was consulting as strategic agency partnerships director for nearly a year. Prior to that she spent a year at Omelet as partner, head of business development, following a year as senior account director, helping the agency land seven new clients during her tenure, including The Pokémon Company, Amazon, Ubisoft, SquareEnix and NBC Bravo. Prior to Omelet, the New Zealand native held account management positions at London agencies including McCann Erickson, Saatchi & Saatchi and RKCR/Y&R, working with brands such as Revlon, L’Oreal Paris and Colgate. 

“Josie is here for one simple reason: to help Zambezi unlock its full potential as an agency. And she’s immediately living up to it. Josie is bright and assertive – and we are sharpening our blades as a result,” said Raih. “As we enter our 10th year in business, we are fortunate to be attracting the best talent. I can’t wait to see what we do together.”