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Marshall to head NBN PR division

By Jonas Lopez in Marcoms News on

Tim Marshall (photo credit: LinkedIn)NBN Co has hired former Nokia Oceania marketing/corporate affairs boss Tim Marshall to run the PR department.

Mumbrella reported that Marshall came in as a replacement for Dan Chamberlain, who recently left the company to handle the PR effort at AWS.

Marshall has a good combination of media and marcomms experience. He has undertaken multiple freelance projects and spent five years at CommsDay as managing editor and chief editor, then served with Senator Stephen Conroy as senior media advisor.

His foray into corporate communications began with a non-executive director job at the Comms Alliance then at Nokia Oceania for almost nine years as external affairs director for Australia then later Oceania, and as marketing and corporate affairs chief.

Keep in touch with Marshall on LinkedIn.

 

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The DJCS and Wunderman Thompson will liaise with state agencies such as Emergency Management Victoria, the Country Fire Authority, and the Metropolitan Fire Brigade in the execution of the campaign.

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