Pacific Brands' Sheridan appoints head of marketing

EXCLUSIVE: Pacific Brands linen company Sheridan has appointed Paspaley Pearls marketing manager Sofia Lloyd-Jones as head of marketing.

Jones, who began work with Sheridan this week, replaced Linda McDonald who departed earlier this year.

“It was about finding the right person for the broad discipline of retail,” Sheridan general manager  Paul Gould told AdNews. “The role involves visual merchandising, communications as well as brand and digital work.

“Sofia's ability to create beautiful communications for premium brands in a premium space was very key in her winning the role,” said Gould. “Very few people have the eye required for that sort of work and she is one of those people.”

Jones will be executing new campaigns for Sheridan with a consumer push in September and an internal rebrand that will roll out before end of financial year.

Recruitment firm Hourigan International was engaged by Sheridan to assist with the search.

Damian Tynan, partner at Hourigan International, told AdNews: “Sofia is a unique individual for Sheridan as she brings a tremendous blend of experience having worked in disciplined FMCG, luxury and prestige, and retail environments both here and in the UK. This is an unusual mix for any marketer, but what is quintessentially Sofia is her calm approach to solving retail and brand problems.

“She absolutely understands how to position prestige brands and she has a natural 'eye' in this space. It will be exciting to see the fruits of her work in the coming months and years.”

Before her time with Paspaley Pearls, Jones worked with British Airways, Unilever and McDonald's in a variety of marketing roles.

Follow @AdNews on Twitter for breaking stories and campaigns throughout the day.

Have something to say? Send us your comments using the form below or contact the writer at alexandraroach@yaffa.com.au

Pacific Brands linen company Sheridan has appointed Paspaley Pearls marketing manager Sofia Lloyd Jones head of marketing.

 

Jones, who began work with Sheridan this week, replaced Linda McDonald who departed earlier this year.

 

“It was about finding the right person for the broad discipline of retail,” Sheridan general manager Paul Gould told AdNews. “The role involves visual merchandising, communications as well as brand and digital work.

 

“Sofia's ability to create beautiful communications for premium brands in a premium space was very key in her winning the role,” said Gould. “Very few people have the eye required for that sort of work and she is one of those people.”

 

Jones will be executing new campaigns for Sheridan, a consumer push in September and an internal rebrand that will roll out before end of financial year.

 

“We will launch a bold new concumer campaign in September and we're looking to relaunch internally before June next year,” Gould told AdNews. “We're re-energising this wonderful brand of ours to tell its story.”

 

Gould told AdNews an extensive internal and external executive search was implemented to fill the role. Recruitment firm Hourigan International was also engaged by Sheridan to assist with the search.

 

Sofia is a unique individual for Sheridan as she brings a tremendous blend of experience having worked in disciplined FMCG, luxury and prestige, and retail environments both here and in the UK,” Damian Tynan, partner at Hourigan International, told AdNews. “This is an unusual mix for any marketer, but what is quintessentially Sofia is her calm approach to solving retail and brand problems.

 

“She absolutely understands how to position prestige brands and she has a natural 'eye' in this space. It will be exciting to see the fruits of her work in the coming months and years.”

 

Before her time with Paspaley Pearls, Jones worked with British Airways, Unilever and McDonald's in a variety of marketing roles.

comments powered by Disqus


latest comments


jobs»