Movers & Shakers: Ten, The Media Store, Foxtel

By AdNews | 21 September 2018

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.

Ten ushers in their new key state sales managers

Ten welcomes Damon Jackson, Angela Neville, Cameron Mudge, and Paul Townsend to their in-house sales team to take on the roles of key state sales managers. Jackson joins the team as the Melbourne sales director, and Neville joins as the new Brisbane sales director. These appointments come as a response to recent sales leadership announcements, and Ten has sung the praises of their new recruits. Ten chief of sales officer Rod Prosser commended the new recruits for their experience in the field and well respected reputations. Read more here.

Carat promotes Simon Williams to the role of national MD

Simon Williams has been internally appointed to the role of national MD.This new role will see Williams charge the leadership for the entirety of Australia and New Zealand operations. This appointment will see Williams replace former CEO Paul Brooks, and the leadership change follows a $40 million global account loss. Williams enters the role with previous experience as chief client solutions officer at Dentsu and his work at Amplifi ANZ. Read more here.

McCann Melbourne appoints former Publicis Mojo as new managing director

McCann Melbourne has appointed Georgie Pownall as their new managing director. Previously having worked at Publicis Mojo as general manager, Pownall enters the role with over 20 years' of experience working in marketing and advertisting, holding roles at Cummins&Partners, DDB, Saatchi & Saatchi, The Campaign Palace and CHE Proximity. Pownall replaces Anita Deutsch-Burley, who resigned earlier this year. Read more here.

The Media Store CEO Craig Jepsen exits business

The Media Store (TMS) CEO Craig Jepsen will be leaving the company after almost three years. In his time at The Media Store, Jepsen saw the agency win and deliver the media strategy and buying for Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries nationwide Takata airbag recall campaign. Jepsen originally joined the agency in 2015 from Toyota where he worked as media manager of national marketing, replacing Chris Mort as the business was preparing to defend the Toyota account. Melbourne GM Stephen Leeds will replace Jepsen in the role after heading the Melbourne office for 12 months. Leeds worked previously at The New Daily as commercial director, as director at ARN for nearly three years, and prior to that he worked at Network Ten in various roles for a 12 year period. Read more here.

Ex-Diageo marketer Ballesty to lead Foxtel sports marketing

Former Diageo marketing boss Adam Ballesty has been appointed as the head of marketing for Foxtel's sports division. Ballesty held his role at Daigego for six years previously, and joins Foxtel as the first summer of cricket under the new Cricket Australia broadcast rights deal draws closer. Ballasty will be tasked with overseeing the managing of the marketing, brand, design and publicity team at Fox Sports along with leading the sports marketing agenda at Foxtel. Read more here.

The National Heart Foundation appoints two new senior marketing roles

The National Heart Foundation has appointed Bernie Hallam as the new director of marketing insights, and Troy Muir as the director of digital & direct channels. Hallam has 15 years of experience as an insights professional and is joining from Nestlé where he worked as consumer and marketing insights manager. Muir joins the National Heart Foundation after recently heading up digital operations at Coles flybuys, with over a decade of experience in delivering personalised data-driven digital experiences with some of Australia's largest retail and services brands.

Mango Melbourne welcomes three new team members

Mango Melbourne has appointed three new consultants, Carol Laws, Janette Henstridge and Maddie Poulson, all with backgrounds in PR and events, consumer, retail, telecommunications and fashion. Coming in with nine years' experience, Laws has worked previously at Treaury Wine Estates, Coles, Disney, Warners Bros and Dairy Australia. Henstridge joins the Mango team as senior account manager after working previously as senior account manager at Attention + Influencer Edge, where she worked across a number of high-profile clients, including Cochlear and Telstra, on PR and events. Poulson, who has been appointed account executive joins the team after amassing experience working in luxury fashion PR in the UK.

Brother & Co continues senior hiring with three new appointments

Brother & Co welcomes three new recruits, appointing Nitin Mistry as digital creative director, Jenna Fitch as digital director, and Tharina Haas as senior strategist. The company's ECD Piet Human has sung Mistry's praises, highlighting his experience working in the UK at Deepend, The Campaign Palace, Isobar, Make and RMG Connect London. Fitch joins the team with over a decade of experience working as a senior management and marketing proffesional. Haas beings her role as strategist after originally starting as a graphic designer and has built an 18 year career in the advertising industry. 

Holly Alexander joins CHEP from Marcel Sydney 
CHE Proximity has appointed industry veteran Holly Alexandar as director of strategic production. An awarded producer, Alexan has previously worked at Pod Film, Sonar, Radical Media, Droga5 and most recently Marcel Sydney where she was a founding member. Alexandar and her team will be charged with recasting CHEP's production model and catering more towards the diversity and complexity of their consumer's needs. 

Adobe appoints Michelle Stephenson as new ANZ marketing director

Michelle Stephenson has joined Adobe as the new marketing director for Australia and New Zealand. Stephenson has 14 years of prior experience with computer company Dell along with most recently working as the general manager of marketing at Commonwealth Bank between 2013 and 2017. Joining the team in August, Stephensen replaces Jadanne Dare, while she moves on to the the Asia Pacific region to take on the role of head of campaign marketing and analytics clouds in that area. 

Trimantium GrowthOps appoints industry veteran Grant Thompson to senior position 

Trimantium GrowthOps has appointed Grant Thomson as its new groups sales director. This new appointment comes hand in hand with the marketing and tech consulting group announcing its new salesforce analytics team. Thomson has over two decades of experience in business and technology sales and plans to direct his knowledge into collaboration efforts with agencies such as AJF Partnership, Khemistry, and Voodo Creative. Thomson's employment comes in the wake of a Titanium GrowthOps hiring spree. The company recently appointed CMO Andy Fyffe. 

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