Innocean appoints Giorgia Butler chief strategy officer

By AdNews | 21 May 2024
Giorgia Butler, Matt Morgan, Kathryn Funari, Wez Hawes and Jasmin Bedir.

Innocean Australia has appointed Giorgia Butler chief strategy officer.

Butler will be responsible for leading strategy across all clients and will report to Innocean Australia CEO, Jasmin Bedir.

She brings more than 25 years’ experience in strategy in both Australia and the US, along with strategic activations for Translation Brand Imaging, a marketing agency owned by performer Jay Z and Steve Stoute, that pairs celebrities with brand activations.

Butler comes to Innocean from Nunn Media, where she was the head of strategy and innovation. During her time there, she shepherded several new clients into the business, including Spin Master, The Lottery Office, Peloton, The Giants, Edelman, Phillips, and Domaine Homes.

She has held strategy director roles at Ogilvy, Y&R, Edge, and Houston Group, working with national and global clients including Huggies, KFC, Coca-Cola, Nestle, Best and Less, Colgate-Palmolive, and the Australian Government.

Butler has also served on the board of the International Advertising Association, and guest-lectured at TAFE and the University of Sydney.

Bedir said Butler is well-known in the industry for being an energetic leader, with extensive capabilities spanning brand, data and insights, omnichannel creative communications architecture and strategy. 

“Her appointment brings us closer to delivering truly integrated creative and media capabilities to our clients. Giorgia will work closely with our new head of media, Kathryn Funari as we add muscle to our media thinking and strategic credentials for clients," she said.

"Together with executive creative director Wez Hawes, head of digital Matt Morgan, Kathryn and now Giorgia in our leadership team, I feel like we are very well placed to deliver ground-breaking work across all platforms for our clients.”

Butler said as someone who is committed to levelling up and leading, Innocean is the perfect place for the next phase of her career.

"Innocean is committed to strengthening its integrated strategic capabilities across the agency and my passion is developing new approaches to problem-solving, while helping clients connect the dots between their various media channels and business objectives," she said.

“I still believe the fundamentals of right person, right place, right message are as important today as they ever were and I look forward to bringing my story-telling credentials to Innocean, to further strengthen the integration between media and creative.”

Butler’s appointment is effective immediately.

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