Movers & Shakers: Foxtel, BuzzFeed, Nine, World Vision, Havas, oOh!media

By AdNews | 13 May 2022

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

Rebecca Haagsma returns to Nine as chief product officer
Nine appointed senior digital executive Rebecca Haagsma to the newly created role of chief product officer. She will lead Nine’s digital product capability, encompassing product vision, strategy, management, and design, as well as data product.

Noel Cook departs oOh!media after more than 30 years

Noel Cook, oOh!media's chief commercial and operations officer, is departing the business after more than 30 years. He is leaving to pursue other interests outside the industry

Erin Zillman is head of marketing at Foxtel Media
Foxtel Media has appointed Erin Zillman head of marketing and communications. Zillman will concentrate on providing strategic counsel, executing brand strategy and content and event development as Foxtel Media continues to lead the market in innovating advertising.

Tim Mottau becomes dentsu’s strategy partner
Tim Mottau, former head of strategy at The Hallway, has joined Dentsu’s creative business ANZ as strategy partner, a newly created role. He will be the strategic leader across a large portfolio of brands including one of dentsu’s flagship clients, Toyota.

Sally Loane joins advisory board of Orizontas

Orizontas has appointed former ABC broadcaster and Financial Services Council CEO Sally Loane to its advisory board.  The ESG and corporate advisory firm was co-founded by Vanessa Liell (co-founder and former CEO of Herd MSL).

Global Rev Gen gets a head of strategy and growth

Sydney headquartered strategic media buying agency, Global Rev Gen (GRG) has appointed Bosco Anthony to the newly created role of head of strategy and growth. His 20-year portfolio has seen more than 1000 digital projects, 500 strategies in over 200 different sectors. Originating from Tanzania in East Africa, Bosco spent much of his adult life in Vancouver, Canada before calling Australia home.

Andrew Henderson to World Vision Australia
Andrew Henderson joins World Vision Australia (WVA) as head of brand, creative and content. Henderson has more than 30 years experience with some of the country’s top agencies (Saatchi&Saatchi, Y&R Mattingley, George Patterson Bates and DMB&B). 

Reload Media promotes Jess Brooks and Dan Howe
Jess Brooks and Dan Howe have been promoted to management roles at Reload Media. In his new role of general manager of marketing, Howe will lead Reload Media’s approach to holistic marketing strategy. Brooks, in a new role as marketing manager, will focus on supporting market leading client services.

Havas Market hires Brendon Peters 
Havas Media Group has appointed Brendon Peters ecommerce director of Havas Market, the group’s new full service ecommerce offering. He will help develop Havas Market’s product suite including commerce consultancy, customer experience, ecommerce and online marketplace strategy, fulfilment strategies, operations, CRM, and analytics.

Nathan Willbourn-Trevett joins BuzzFeed
BuzzFeed Australia has appointed Nathan Willbourn-Trevett head of region for APAC, leading the ad sales team. Willbourn-Trevett was most recently the agency lead across Australia and New Zealand for TikTok; prior to that, he worked at Playground XYZ, Vevo and Yahoo.

Remi Couzelas joins RE as head of Optus

Global design business Re, part of the M&C Saatchi, has appointed Remi Couzelas group head of Optus. “The opportunity to come back to Re and M&C Saatchi Group, combined with a strong desire to work with the Optus team again, felt like something I could not say no to.”

Windsorborn hires two for in senior leadership roles
Creative performance agency Windsorborn has announced two key hires to its senior leadership team: performance director Steven Wulz; creative director Ben Stainlay. Wulz joins the agency from Ogilvy, Stainlay from Greenhouse. a partnership agency between M&C Saatchi and Woolworths. 

Ipsos in two senior appointments
Market research company Ipsos has appointed Michelle Tustin director of corporate reputation and Hayden Northover service line leader of creative excellence. Tustin will be responsible for managing key national clients in the resources and infrastructure sectors as well as continuing Ipsos’ strong growth in corporate reputation research. Northover will lead the creative excellence team to support Ipsos clients across its suite of creative development, assessment, and in-market services. 

The Mint Partners senior hires
The Mint Partners has added two new senior hires, Melissa Dive and Megan Osborne, along with a series of internal promotions. Dive is account director, Osborne head of content and social. Emma Healy has been promoted to strategy and talent director, Nicole Craig special projects director and Bree Nicholls is account director.

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