Movers & Shakers: dentsu, Foxtel, Bastion, Bench

By AdNews | 26 April 2024

It's hard to keep up with all the latest moves across media, marketing and advertising, so we've made a list. Check out some of the biggest moves this week.

Dentsu restructure, Danny Bass out

Dentsu ANZ has revealed a long foreshadowed restructure. The Japan-based global agency calls the move a "new and simplified model" to create growth for clients.​  As part of the changes, dentsu Media CEO Danny Bass and Merkle chief executive Steve Yurisich are leaving. Dentsu in February said it was going to rebuild its core business in Australia, following more negative growth numbers.

Cheuk Chiang appointed Bastion ANZ CEO

Marketing and communications agency Bastion has appointed Cheuk Chiang CEO for Australia and New Zealand. Chiang's previous roles include CEO Asia Pacific for Dentsu Creative, CEO  Greater North APAC for Dentsu, chairman at AI start-up Mutiny, CEO APAC at Omnicom Media Group and CEO APAC for PHD and MD at Cummins&Partners.

Laura Kleiman to lead strategic partnerships at Bench

Sydney-based independent digital media agency Bench has appointed Laura Kleiman to lead strategic partnerships. Bringing over two decades of expertise, Kleiman previously served as the senior sales manager at GumGum and later as the sales director at Crimtan.

Amanda Laing leaves Foxtel

Foxtel Group's chief commercial and content officer and BINGE managing director Amanda Laing has resigned and will be leaving in September. Her next move is unknown. Laing was previously managing director at Nine before joining Foxtel in April 2018.

JOLT appoints Alicia Proebstl group sales manager for Melbourne

Australian sustainable digital-out-of-home and electric vehicle charging network JOLT has appointed Alicia Proebstl to group sales manager in Melbourne. Proebstl will report to JOLT’s Victorian sales director, Tim Debenham. Most recently, she was national media sales executive for retail property group Vicinity Centres, managing clients across Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, and Western Australia.

Mastercard's new local head of marketing is Florencia Aimo

Mastercard has appointed Florencia Aimo vice president, integrated marketing and communications, Australasia. She was previously senior area director of marketing for Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, at Marriott International. At Mastercard she will manage a team of ten responsible for delivering consumer and B2B marketing, sponsorships, merchant partnerships and communications. 

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