72andSunny hires from Monkeys, M&C Saatchi and Leo Burnett

Lindsay Bennett
By Lindsay Bennett | 3 October 2017
The 72andSunny team

72andSunny has added an additional six people to its Sydney team, hiring execs from The Monkeys, M&C Saatchi and Leo Burnett.

The agency, which officially launched in April this year, brings on senior producer, Helena Yueh, brand directors Kate Oliver and Simon Star, senior brand director, Camille Yaptinchay, writer, Ellie Jones and designer, Avani Maan. The new hires now take the agency to 15 people.

"It's super cool to grow a team with a mixture of the best young diverse talent from both Australia and our own company globally. We can't wait to see what this gang will culturally deliver for our partners’ business," managing director Chris Kay says.

Oliver joins the team from The Monkey's where she was the brand director on Telstra. She will lead the eBay business. Oliver is the second Monkeys team member to join 72andSunny, with strategy director Mollie Hill helping launch the Sydney office.

Star will lead the Google account for 72andSunny Sydney, previously holding roles at Leo Burnett and BMF.

Kiwi natives, Jones and Maan join the creative team from M&C Saatchi where they worked on the Lexus account.

Yueh and Yaptinchay come from the 72andSunny family. The pair both recently worked at 72andSunny Los Angeles.

72andSunny Sydney has been quietly establishing itself in the market, launching with Google, eBay, Sea Shepherd, Dropbox, AFTRS and Semi Permanent Semi as foundation clients.

The agency recently revealed some of it's first work Down Under for eBay:

AdNews visited 72andSunny Amsterdam on a recent trip to Europe. Read about it in the October edition of AdNews in print.  Subscribe to AdNews in-print to download the digital version here.

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