Ideally appoints Maura Halpin senior marketing lead

By AdNews | 8 May 2024
Joshua Nu'u-Steele and Maura Halpin.

Customer Insights Platform Ideally has appointed Maura Halpin to the newly created role of marketing lead, effective immediately. 

Reporting directly to co-founder & CRO Joshua Nu'u-Steele, Halpin’s immediate remit will be to develop and implement Ideally’s overarching marketing strategy, championing a data-driven approach to marketing performance. Her role has global responsibilities.

Nu'u-Steele said the marketing lead will play a critical role in shaping Ideally’s brand voice, expanding its community presence and collaborating closely on Sales and Account-Based Marketing (ABM), and the brand needed an ambitious, insights driven marketer to fill the role.

“I believe we have found that person in Maura, and we couldn’t be more excited to have her join our team," Nu’u-Steele said.

"With two-thirds of our customers being marketers, Maura’s diverse skills set across media, creative, consumer research, and product marketing will help speak directly to our customers enabling Ideally to continue to push boundaries in revolutionising how brands gather insights and achieve growth."

Halpin brings more than 18 years of experience to Ideally, spanning brand and product marketing, media and creative strategy, consumer insights and go-to-market strategy.

Halpin spent 11 years at Google ANZ in sales product strategy, creative innovation and consumer marketing roles, most recently as go-to-market lead for Google’s Consumer Apps portfolio in Australia, focused on Google Search and core Google brand health.

Prior to Google Halpin held brand & communication strategy roles in some of San Francisco’s leading creative advertising agencies (Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Venables Bell & Partners) and strategy innovator, Naked Communications in Sydney.

Halpin said she's a big believer in the power of an insight to unlock breakthrough marketing communications.

"I love to champion insights work, so I’m thrilled to join Ideally where we get to help marketers grow their ideas by bringing the voice of the consumer in early.

"I’m excited to see what we can unlock for Ideally customers and be a part of the team that brings them success. It’s an ambitious brand on the cusp of phenomenal growth and the team’s energy is infectious.”

The appointment comes at a pivotal time in the brand’s growth strategy following its launch in August 2023. Since launch, Ideally has announced a $2.15m seed investment (November ’23); has grown to nearly 20 staff across Australia and New Zealand; and serves more than 80 clients, including Telstra, Lion and Arnott’s.

Halpin’s appointment follows other recent hires including Anastasia Ramsey as customers success lead; Geena Fulmer, enterprise BDM both located in Auckland; and Liv Walker, product designer, located in Sydney.

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