Starcom builds leadership team to help drive clients' 'return on experience'
Starcom Australia has created three national leadership roles to help it deliver a positive customer experiences and 'return on experience' for clients.Simone Galletly joins Starcom as national planning director, Stu Carr returns as national head of measurement and Nancy Lan has been promoted to national commercial partnerships director. The roles will report to Starcom Australia CEO Toby Barbour. These leadership team appointments join recently appointed Melbourne managing director Stuart Jaffray, who was previously BMW GM of Marketing. Read more.
NAB CMO Andrew Knott exits
One of Australia's most high profile CMO's, Andrew Knott, will exit NAB after more than two years at the business. During his time at NAB, Knott introduced the 'More than Money' positioning and pushed for greater transparency within the industry. Knott, the former VP of media and digital for McDonald’s APAC, Middle East and Africa, joined NAB in 2015 and spoke to AdNews at the time about the huge job he had at hand. Also under Knott's reign, NAB consolidated more of its business into Clemenger Melbourne. Read more.
GSK confirms Agnew as permanent Consumer Healthcare GM
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has confirmed Theresa Agnew as its permanent general manager of its Consumer Healthcare division in Australia and New Zealand. In January, AdNews revelaed that Agnew had been brought into GSK's Sydney HQ in a caretaker role after former boss Elizabeth Reynolds had been on “extended personal leave” for several months. Agnew is the former chief marketing officer and vice president of GSK in the US and is highly regarded over there. She will be responsible for leading the consumer healthcare business in the region, guiding strategy across a portfolio of brands, including Panadol, Voltaren, Sensodyne, Macleans, Nicabate, Polident and Otrivin. Read more.
Deloitte Digital poaches again from McCann
Deloitte hired another McCann exec, with copywriter Charles Baylis joining as creative director at the consultancy’s new creative, brand and media offering. Baylis, who was formerly a senior copywriter at McCann for for nearly two years, joins Deloitte eight months after the company poached McCann Melbourne's top talent, including Adrian Mills, David Phillips and Matt Lawson. Baylis has previously worked at Y&R, Shock Entertainment and BBC Worldwide. Read more about what the McCann execs are doing at Deloitte here. Read more.
R/GA creative team lured to JWT
JWT Sydney has bolstered its creative ranks snaring a new team from R/GA Sydney, art director Kostia Liakhov and copywriter Angus Loxton. Prior to teaming up, the duo worked at other major agencies in Sydney, with Liakov also bringing unique insight from roles in Germany and The Ukraine. JWT ECD Simon Langley said the two are tasked with continuing to raise the creative profile of the agency through great work. Read more.
Marcel ECD Scott Huebscher exits
Marcel ECD Scott Huebscher has exited the agency after two years at the Publicis-owned agency. As a result, Wesley Hawes, who has been in the role of deputy ECD for 18 months, has stepped into the role. As Hawes steps up as Marcel Sydney’s ECD, the agency continues its work for Tiger Beer across Asia Pacific and builds new partnerships with Foxtel and global mining business Rio Tinto. Marcel replaced TBWA on the Foxtel roster earlier this year. Hawes previously worked on the Foxtel account during his time at TBWA between 2014-2016. Read more.
J. Walter Thompson Sydney bolsters creative department
J. Walter Thompson, Sydney has bolstered its creative ranks appointing a new team to work across a range of key clients. Kostia Liakhov and Angus Loxton join from R/GA Sydney, where Liakov was art director and Loxton a xopywriter. Prior to teaming up, the duo worked at other major agencies in Sydney, with Liakov also bringing unique insight from roles in Germany and The Ukraine. J. Walter Thompson ECD Simon Langley said the team had proven creative talent and strong digital experience across multiple platforms - an ideal fit for the agency.
Zenith announces new general manager for Brisbane
Zenith Australia announced the appointment of Warwick Taylor as general manager of the Brisbane office. Taylor has more than 17 years experience working in senior roles with media owners and agencies. At Zenith he will join the executive board and reports to CEO Nickie Scriven. He replaces incumbent Gabby Stewart who left the agency in March. During his career, the Brisbane-born Taylor has worked with Bauer Media Group as director of media solutions and News Corp Australia as integration manager. He also had a stint with Zenith as a business director and was group business director at Carat. Taylor has had proven success at delivering transformational change in sales teams, with a strong focus on staff and business development.
Jacqui Capel appointed integration director Bohemia
Bohemia, part of the M&C Saatchi Group, has appointed Jacqui Capel to the role of integration director.
Capel was formerly strategy director at Blue449. Prior to that, she held various roles at Carat, OMD and Starcom. She has more than a decade’s experience in cross-channel planning and strategy and past clients she has worked with include Pfizer, Campari, NSW Government, Masters, Ardent Leisure, Royal Caribbean, Presto, Telstra and Subaru.
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