Movers and Shakers: Cummins & Partners, DDB Sydney, Howatson + Company, Seven
It’s hard to keep up with all the latest developments in media, marketing, and advertising, so we’ve put together a list. Check out the biggest moves in adland this week.
Howatson + Company appoints creative chef
Independent agency Howatson + Company has appointed Levi Slavin as Creative Director, following the departure of co-founder Ant White. Slavin has 21 years of industry experience, most recently working at Colenso BBDO in New Zealand. He has also worked in the UK, USA and Australia.
Kirsty Muddle leads Cummins & Partners Australia
Kirsty Muddle, founding partner and managing director of Cummins & Partners Sydney, has been appointed CEO of Australian operations for the independent agency established 10 years ago.
DDB Group Sydney appoints new CEO
Sheryl Marjoram, CEO of McCann London, returns to Australia after two decades to become CEO of DDB Group Sydney. DDB conducted an international search to fill the vacant position created by the promotion of Priya Patel to CEO of DDB Group Aotearoa New Zealand, CEO of DDB Sydney.
Kate Silver elevated to Leo Burnett Melbourne boss
Leo Burnett Australia CEO Emma Montgomery has announced the promotion of Kate Silver to CEO Leo Burnett Melbourne. Silver joined Leo Burnett Melbourne as a Group Account Director more than five years ago after holding a marketing management role at iSelect. “It’s a pretty exciting time to be a part of Leos – we have a very clear vision of where and what we want to be for our clients and I’m proud to be able to be a part of something awesome at an agency. that I love, ”Silver said. .
Joan Warner leaves the RCAF after 20 years
Joan Warner is stepping down as Managing Director of Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) early next year. Warner has led the industry body since 2001, overseeing significant transformations in the radio industry. The CRA will immediately begin looking for a replacement with the goal of hiring a new CEO in the first quarter of 2022.
Seven appoints research and insights manager
Seven West Media has named Craig Johnson as Head of Research and Ideas. Johnson is responsible for measuring and analyzing Seven’s audience data and information across all platforms, including TV and the 7plus streaming platform. Previously, he was integrated into Facebook’s California headquarters as senior vice president and head of global business partners at Nielsen, where he managed the global alliance between Facebook and Nielsen.
Inc. The boss of digital media leaves
Loan Morris is stepping down as CEO of inc. Digital Media to return to his family in France. Morris has been with inc. for over five years and was appointed CEO in April of last year. She will be leaving the agency in November. Claire O’Connor, former APAC Vice President, Retail and Licensing at ViacomCBS Networks International in Singapore, replaces Morris as Managing Director.
72andSunny is recruiting seniors
72andSunny has strengthened its team in Australia with four recruitments in strategic and creative roles. Joining the team are: Genevieve Hoey, Michael Kleinmann – who returns to Australia after a five year stay at Droga5 New York, Daniel Cook and Job van Dijk. “It’s great to have such superstars joining the 72 family, we have great energy and are doing a lot of great work right now. I can’t wait to see what we all create together, ”says Luke Martin, 72andSunny Sydney ECD.
Guardian Australia expands its team
Guardian Australia has appointed Nikki Mercado as Account Manager in Western Australia and Sophie George as Sales Manager for the State of Queensland. Mercado has over 14 years of experience, working in companies such as Yahoo !, REA and rent.com.au. George has over 22 years of media experience with the Daily Mail in Australia and the UK.
NOVA Entertainment makes two senior executive appointments
NOVA Entertainment has appointed Mary Datoc as Network Editor and Michael McPhee as Advertiser / COO. Datoc’s career spans over 25 years of expertise in the global media and entertainment industry, including 10 years in executive roles with Channel V and consulting for Seoul-based MTV, localizing content of MTV’s international programming for Asian markets, before joining smoothfm and a stint at M&C Saatchi Sydney. . Datoc and McPhee will both be based in Sydney.
Kaimera in hiring
Independent media agency Kaimera has recruited five new team members following several wins from clients including BritBox, Campos and Under Armor. Daniel Miller is responsible for the platforms. Ayesha Foote, Alana MacIntyre and Ariana Gantous are the client coordinators. Nathan Brake is responsible for social media and content. Olivia Scott has been promoted to Client Manager.
Reprise Australia makes two key recruitments
Andy Holford has joined Reprise as Product Manager. Holford was previously a Client Manager at Fitness and Lifestyle Group and also worked for fitness company Les Mills International and education company EF. Guy McGechan has been appointed Managing Director, Client and Sales at Reprise. McGechan is a member of the agency’s management team and has led the Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide operations for the past 18 months.
Pearman appoints new chief digital officer
Independent media agency Pearman has appointed Bhawani Singh as the new head of digital. Singh has worked on a range of major brands including Coca Cola, Unilever, Bunnings and Harvey Norman. He also led the digital specialist team of the Business Connect program, a $ 60 million NSW government-funded project.
Sydney independent Murmur promoted to media director
Independent Sydney agency Murmur has promoted its media director Corey Middleton to director of customer service. In the new role, Middleton will lead all elements of strategic campaign planning for clients in addition to media campaigns. Middleton joined Murmur two years ago from iProspect, and during that time he has been instrumental in the success of every campaign he has been involved in.
Blis appoints the regional boss
Programmatic advertising partner Blis has appointed Emma-Jayne Owens as Managing Director, Asia-Pacific. Blis has been growing in the region since its launch in 2014, with Owens already serving as Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand since 2019.
Fifth Dimension Consulting expands its management team
Fifth Dimension Consulting strategic research and consulting firm has expanded its management team after significant growth. Lyndall Spooner has gone from Managing Director to CEO. John Crowley and Alex Vishney have been promoted from directors to joint CEO roles. “We have experienced strong growth during the pandemic as we continue to raise our profile as thought leaders in the industry. We have increased our overall workforce by 20%, increased our revenues by 20% and are now deploying a new organizational structure that will continue to support and develop our culture of high performance and innovation, ”said Spooner.
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