Mover & Shakers: Ogilvy, LEGO, iProspect, Yahoo, Emotive

By AdNews | 3 December 2021

It's hard to keep up with all the moves across media, marketing and advertising so we've compiled them all in one place. Check out the Movers and Shakers from this week.

A new Australian Marketing Institute chair
The Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) board of directors has elected Andrew Thornton, executive director at Bridge Street Consulting, as chair of the board. Thornton succeeds Lynda Cavalera. Maria De Conno has been elected as deputy chair. John Kim, Paul Nicolaou, John Clay, Nick Kariotoglou and Narendra Prasad (Company Secretary) will return to the Board. Chris Taylor, Maria De Conno, Bronwyn Powell, Louise Cummins and Simon Cheng are newly appointed directors.

Nicole Taylor joins Lego Group
Former McCann Worldgroup Australia CEO Nicole Taylor has been appointed LEGO Group senior vice president and head of the Lego Agency. Taylor will lead the 400-member fully integrated in-house creative agency that creates the company’s brand and marketing campaigns.

Toby Talbot to be Ogilvy's new chief creative officer
The Ogilvy ANZ Network announced the appointment of Toby Talbot as chief creative officer. He returns to Australia in January from Barcelona where he is currently CCO of DDB owned agency, 14. 

Samantha Smith is Resolution Digital's new marketing director
Resolution Digital has appointed Samantha Smith as marketing director. Smith, recently senior digital marketing manager at PR and brand engagement agency CampaignLab, will report to CEO Des Odell. 

Cummins&Partners' Paul Murphy switches to iProspect Melbourne
Paul Murphy has been appointed managing director, iProspect Melbourne, a new position for the office. Murphy, who was chief media officer at Cummins&Partners for the past four years, starts at iProspect on January 10.

Australia's Wayne Deakin joins Wolff Olins as global principal
London-based brand consultancy Wolff Olins has appointed Australian Wayne Deakin global principal. He joins from Interpublic Group’s global experience agency, Huge, where he has been ECD EMEA since 2018. 

CX Lavender appoints Kirsty Angus client services director
Creative and technology agency CX Lavender has appointed Kirsty Angus client services director and promoted Jamie Parfitt to head of strategy.  The agency said both appointments were aimed at elevating its strategic services across the disciplines of technology, creative, data and brand.

Julia Edwards promoted to Yahoo sales director NSW
Yahoo has promoted Julia Edwards to NSW sales director. Edwards, who joined Yahoo 18-months ago, has been instrumental in building the commercial success of Yahoo Creative Studios (formerly RYOT Studios) in her role as head of strategic solutions. She takes over from Clare Rudduck who is leaving Yahoo after twelve years. 

Three new hires at Emotive
Independent creative agency Emotive announced three new hires - Pia McMorran as Business Director, Jim McGorty as Brand Activations Director and Ferg Stewart as Junior Designer/Animator. Simon Joyce, CEO/ Founder: “Pia, Jim and Ferg all bring outstanding skill sets to the table, are passionate about their respective crafts and culturally align with what we are about.”

PHD's Mark Jarrett joins MFA board
The Media Federation of Australia (MFA) board voted at its annual general meeting to appoint PHD Australia CEO Mark Jarrett to the board, and to re-appoint five directors for two-year terms. The returning directors, voted unanimously by the board, are Dentsu Media CEO Sue Squillace, IPG Mediabrands CEO Mark Coad, Initiative CEO Melissa Fein, MFA CEO Sophie Madden and This is Flow CEO Jimmy Hyett. Katie Rigg-Smith, CEO of Mindshare, has stepped down from the board.

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