Movers & Shakers: Wavemaker, 303 MullenLowe, Scorch iProspect

By AdNews | 20 September 2019

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.

Wavemaker promotes Cat Wolkers to national role
Wavemaker Australia has promoted Cat Wolkers to the role of national head of research and insight. Wolkers joined Wavemaker Australia three years ago as director of research and insight, making the move from the London office where she worked for eight years. In her new role, Wolkers will lead further development of WM Momentum as well as the integration of Wavemaker’s suite of tools with real-time data.

303 MullenLowe nabs BMF creative duo
Creative duo Chris Berents and Tom Johnson have joined 303 MullenLowe from BMF. Together the two were behind recent ALDI campaigns, including the chain’s award-winning Christmas campaigns 'Dig in Doug’ and ‘Santa Crashes Christmas’. Berents’ career has taken him from the Clemenger BBDO mailroom to award stages in France, America, London and Australia for work he has done at Droga5, BMF and Clemenger BBDO. Johnson started his career at TBWA Auckland, before moving to Australia in 2015 to join DDB Sydney.

Scorch iProspect creates new roles
Dentsu Aegis Network-owned digital marketing agency Scorch iProspect has ramped up its Australian leadership team with the promotion of Scott Abbott and Morgan Rees to the newly created roles of GM and head of client partnerships, respectively. Since joining Scorch as head of digital from iProspect London in 2018, Abbott has been "instrumental" in the development and growth of Scorch’s digital product in Australia. As general manager, he will oversee the local and international Scorch business as well as Scorch’s proprietary media optimisation engine, Kingston. Rees has a long history with Scorch, having held a series of senior positions in the business over the past decade.

Mango appoints head of social and content
Mango Communications has hired Rhian Mason as head of social and content across its Sydney and Melbourne offices. Mason joins from IPG Mediabrands where she led social and influencer strategies for Amazon, Pernod Ricard, Converse, Tourism Australia, Carlsberg, Wesfarmers, Johnson&Johnson, Spotify and more. Mango has also appointed Jessica Dunne as a senior account director and Barton Zaia as senior account manager.

RXP Group invests in human centered design
RXP Group has launched a human centered design (HCD) practice in Sydney within The Works as it recognises the growing demand for products, services and experiences that address the core needs of the customer. Former EY director of innovation Kerryn Ross has been appointed to lead the new practice. Ross has held senior brand marketing roles at Gillette, Lion Nathan and Tourism Western Australia. For more than eight years she worked as design thinking lead at WPP-owned Phuel and most recently was director of innovation Oceania at EY, consulting on CX and innovation.

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