Movers & Shakers: OMD, Ooh!Media, PHD

15 March 2019

It's hard to keep up with all the latest moves across media, marketing and advertising, so we've made a list. Check out the biggest moves in adland this week.

OMD restructures
OMD Sydney has refreshed its investment team as its client portfolio expanded over the past 12 months. As part of the changes, Jane Combes has been promoted to head of investment for the agency, sharing responsibilities with Marelle Salib. Both Salib and Combes, have more than 15 years’ media experience, and between them have worked across the entire OMD Sydney client portfolio. Recently, OMD won the accounts for Suncorp, Activision and The Fork.

Ooh!Media revenue director exits
Group revenue director ANZ Phil Eastwood has left the out of home media giant Ooh!Media as it continues with its integration of the Commute by Ooh! business (formerly Adshel). Eastwood said he decided to leave the company to spend more time with his family. NSW sales director Sean Rigby takes over Eastwood’s role. However, he only oversees Australia.

Phd appoints chief client officer
Phd has elevated Stephanie Douglas-Neal from executive director and head of HR to the role of chief client officer and head of HR. Douglas-Neal, who has more than 15 years’ agency experience, first joined Phd in October 2015 to help onboard a key client account. Her remit has now expanded to support the delivery and implementation of best practice client solutions and service across the entire business. Douglas-Neal will continue to sit on the PHD executive with responsibility for HR and its PepsiCo and Bayer client relationships.

Sizmek reveals new role
Sizmek has appointed Oliver Senior-Leese to the newly created role of head of customer success for Australia and New Zealand. Senior-Leese is the third senior hire for the business since general manager APAC Peter Hunter joined in November last year. Before joining Sizmek, Senior-Leese spent almost three years as senior programmatic manager at data business Audience360.

NBCUniversal hires an Australian marketer
NBCUniversal International Networks has appointed Brigitte Slattery as marketing and digital director for Australia and New Zealand. Slattery begins her role on the 20 March. She previously worked at Foxtel where she was responsible for developing content marketing strategies and reshaping the digital offering for the business. She’s also worked at Warner Bros, HBO and Network Ten in Australia and has more than a decade of experience in marketing.

Sweetshop names new executive producer
Sweetshop Sydney has promoted Llew Griffiths to the role of executive producer, following the departure of Loren Bradley. Llew joined the creative house in August last year as head of production and oversaw all productions across its Sydney and Melbourne operations. With more than 17 years of experience, Llew has worked with brands such as Aldi, Toyota, Cadbury and Foxtel.

Prospa hires ex-ANZ marketer
Former ANZ Bank marketing boss Emma Robinson has joined Australian online lending business Prospa as chief marketing officer. In her new role, Robinson will have a specific focus on digital acquisition, brand building, customer engagement and retention, and designing new product innovations. While at ANZ, Robinson was head of marketing for the bank’s business and private banking division. She also previously held roles at GE Capital, Quotemehappy.com for Aviva and Direct Line Group in London.

Lacuna Agency hires Dentsu’s Laura Bartal 
Brand partnerships agency Lacuna has hired Laura Bartal as its partner to help relaunch the agency. As part of the relaunch, Lacuna will offer clients brand, consumer and marketing services. Bartal’s previous role was at Dentsu Aegis Network’s bespoke full-service agency dedicated to The Walt Disney Company in Australia and New Zealand Carat. She also previously spent seven years at Carat, where she was head of strategy for more than three years. 

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