About Us

What we do

 

Late one night in 1982, Jim Wilson walked out into the Christchurch cold with a bundle of posters, a bucket of paste and a brush. Years of experience in the live music business had taught him the value of street posters in attracting fans to gigs. His initiative paid off, and Phantom Billstickers was born. Four decades later, Jim still owns Phantom and we’re all still passionate about helping bands and brands connect with audiences.

The early days, putting up posters meant hanging around some lonely spots in the dead of night. Our billstickers took to bringing their dogs on poster runs, for a little company on the job. Phantom’s logo commemorates one such canine character. A gruff but lovable bulldog, Raymond Louis is sadly no longer with us. But the qualities he stood for – determination, tenacity and a certain street savviness – will always be part of Phantom’s operating system.

We’re proud of our roots. Paradoxically, that makes us serial innovators. You can’t stand still in such a fast-moving market, so Phantom invented the modern street poster business, with its Council-approved sites, payments to property owners, and professional maintenance. These days, our clients’ posters sit proud in custom-made frames and clients get a date-stamped digital record of their campaign in situ. We have a growing network of digital sites and we’re always up for a one-off custom build. Do you want to create something extraordinary for your brand? Challenge us.

Phantoms

Jim Wilson

Jim Wilson

Founding Director

Robin McDonnell

Robin McDonnell

Kelly Wilson

Kelly Wilson

Director

Rupert Fenton

Rupert Fenton

Sales & Marketing Director

Kirsten Lowry

Kirsten Lowry

National Account Director

Jethro Gardiner

Jethro Gardiner

Senior Account Manager

John Orfanos

John Orfanos

Business Development Manager

Amber Zhou

Amber Zhou

Presentation Manager

Angela Chanthalangsy

Angela Chanthalangsy

Presentation Executive

Nick Jeffery

Nick Jeffery

Finance Manager

Shauna Tucker

Shauna Tucker

Commercial & Operations Director

Jake Agnew

Jake Agnew

Commercial Manager

Terry McKersey

Terry McKersey

Production Manager

Ash McKenzie

Ash McKenzie

Operations Manager – North

Mike Bickers

Mike Bickers

Operations Manager – South

Aaron Campbell

Aaron Campbell

Territory Performance Manager (Auckland & Whangarei)

Fred Esquivel

Fred Esquivel

Territory Performance Manager (Auckland & Whangarei)

Conal Hume

Conal Hume

Territory Performance Manager (Waikato/Bay Of Plenty)

Jason Chadwick

Jason Chadwick

Territory Performance Manager (Dunedin & Invercargill)

Helia Jafari

Helia Jafari

Project Coordinator

Mindi Picotte

Mindi Picotte

Social Media Coordinator