News Bulletin: Starcom MD exits; Vegemite and Aus Open; More Clemenger moves

By AdNews | 6 December 2017
Vegemite has been named as Australia Open's ballkid partner

Starcom Melbourne MD Peter Toone departs

Starcom Melbourne managing director Peter Toone has resigned and will leave the agency at the end of the year. Toone has been with Starcom for 11 years, during which time he worked his way from account director, through to group business director, was appointed Melbourne GM in 2012, and eventually MD in early 2016. Toone will be replaced as MD and a search is currently underway.

Y&R Brisbane appoints MD from Clemenger Melbourne

Clemenger Melbourne has lost another employee as Adam Kennedy takes the MD role at Y&R Brisbane. Kennedy was group business director at Clemenger for nearly four years, leading the CUB and Fonterra accounts. His move follows a slate of other leadership changes at the agency. Leading a team of more than 60 staff, Kennedy will report directly to Y&R regional CEO AUNZ Phil McDonald.

Vegemite to fuel Australian Open ball kids squad

Vegemite is the official sponsor of the Australian Open ball kids for 2018. The brand will sponsor all 350 of the kids chosen to be part of the tennis championship on court. Ashleigh Barty, Australia’s top-ranked player is the brand’s ambassador for the partnership. Roger Federer, Pat Rafter and Lleyton Hewitt were all ball kids before they become global tennis stars. General manager of Bega Foods and Vegemite Adam McNamara added, “Vegemite can’t wait to kick off the partnership with the Australian Open ballkid squad, who are one of the most visible assets of the entire tournament. The Australian Open is such an iconic event and by fuelling the ballkids we will also be showcasing Australia’s most loved spread to world.” Other sponsors include Kia Motors, ANZ, Jacob’s Creek and Rolex.

IPG Mediabrands raises $60,000 for youth charity Batyr

IPG Mediabrands is set to donate more than $60,000 to youth mental health organisation Batyr as part of its efforts in partnership with UnLtd. Patrick Darcy, managing director of Cadreon led the effort which saw a combination of cake sales, PT sessions, long-distance walks, ping pong competitions, movie screenings, art sales and raffles as well as a number of people dying ther hair in Batyr’s signature blue. The money raised will help the charity fund 30 batyr@school programs across the country, designed to empower young people to be mentally healthy. Mediabrands also supports the organisation with media and marketing skills.

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