Movers and Shakers: MediaCom, McCann, Ogilvy

By AdNews | 31 March 2017

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.

MediaCom Melbourne GM Brett Elliott to exit

One of MediaCom's longest serving executives, Melbourne GM Brett Elliott, is leaving the business after 18 years. AdNews understands Elliott is taking a break from work and his next move has not been determined. MediaCom has lost two leaders in eight months, Elliott and former MD Anny Havercroft. MediaCom Australia and New Zealand CEO Sean Seamer will manage the Melbourne office, with support from MediaCom's global ECD Gemma Hunter and chief client officer Nicole Boyd, until a successor can be found. Find out more here.

McCann brings on digital young guns from Holler

McCann Sydney has scored two digital young guns from Holler, including Jonathon Shannon and Long Truong. The pair will work under ECD Jerker Fagerström and CD Marcus Tesoriero to build the agency’s profile and push McCann’s creative offering. During their two-year partnership at Holler, Shannon and Truong were recognised at One Show, Spikes Asia, and the Epica Awards for Audi R8 Blink and Blackmores Mindful Ocean. Find out more here.

Ogilvy expands creative team

Ogilvy has expanded its creative team with eight hires and promotions. Sharon Condy and Josh Murrell have been promoted to creative directors, reporting to ECD David Ponce de León. Condy and Murrell moved to Ogilvy from AJF in 2015 and have held creative roles at Grey, CHE and DDB Group Melbourne. Karsten Jurkschat and Alex Little have also been promoted to senior art director and senior copywriter. Ogilvy Melbourne also recently added four new creatives to its department, teams Carly Dallwitz and Sue Lorenz plus Zac Blakemore and Grga Calic, who will work through the line across the entire client portfolio. Read more here

Peter Harvie retires as a director of SCA

After six years on the board, Peter Harvie has announced he will be retiring from Southern Cross Radio (SCA). Harvie joined the board following the merger of Southern Cross Broadcasting and Austereo to form SCA. Prior to SCA, Harvie spent time as managing director of Triple M as well as executive chairman of Austereo Group Limited. Harvie began his career as a radio writer with Clemenger Melbourne and eventually moved into the role of managing director when the company restructured into Clemenger Harvie. Harvie was indicted into the Commercial Radio Hall of Fame in 2014. Read more about SCA here.

Gemba appoints Roberts to head APAC strategy

Sports marketing agency Gemba has appointed Craig Roberts to head up strategy in Asia-Pacific. He will be responsible for Gemba’s management consultancy and venues and facilities divisions across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Major clients in these divisions include World Rugby, Adidas China, Cricket Australia, Football Federation of Australia, National Rugby League, Victorian Government, New South Wales Government, New Zealand Sport and the Australian Sports Commission. Roberts previously worked with Gemba on a consultancy basis to help evolve its digital offering, leading projects for clients including National Rugby League (NRL). More here

Five by Five snares DDB creative partner Craig Bailey

DDB’s Craig Bailey has joined marketing agency Five by Five as a shareholding creative partner. Bailey was a creative director at Pusher for four years before joining DDB in 2014. He now joins the leadership team alongside MD Matt Lawton and client director Larissa Rembisz. Read more here.


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