Red welcomes and promotes fresh talent

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Red AgencyRed Agency has shared details on a new round of fresh staff movements.
 
As reported by B&T, the company took in Mary Proulx and Alex Erasmus as fresh hires. Proulx is the agency’s new social media director, reporting to Head of Social Davitha Ghiassi. Proulx, who hails from Canada, will manage social media activities at the Red Agency’s three offices, especially with the launch of the company’s new #RedSocial campaign. Erasmus is a senior account director at the Sydney office, tackling various tech accounts. He has years of experience handling campaigns in Europe, New Zealand, and Japan.
 
On the lateral movement front, current client services director Grant Richmond-Coggan is now business director. He has been with the company for two years and will aid in the generation of strategic content for interested clients.
 
“Grant’s promotion and the new hires are a result of the team’s tremendous efforts in previous months to continue to fuel growth and deliver more outstanding, award-winning work. I’d like to thank Grant for the big impact he has made since he joined and he will play an important role in continuing to drive integration of earned media, social, digital, content and experiential across the business. Mary and Alex are fantastic additions to the team and bring a wealth of integrated experience with them through PR and social media. Their dynamism and strategic mindset will further add to our outstanding senior bench,” said Red Agency CEO James Wright.

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Ogilvy Impact scores back-to-back IABC Gold Quill win

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The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) has bestowed a second consecutive Gold Quill Merit Award on WPP satellite agency Ogilvy Impact.

The Merit Awards honours, for the internal communication category, were for Ogilvy Impact’s campaign with mining firm BHP to educate it’s 65,000-strong labour force about the company‘s strategic direction. The work concerned an inhouse research project on employee attitudes towards the company then discover ways to address them in pursuit of the firm's long-term goals.

The IABC will present the awards at the IABC World Conference in Montreal on June 5, 2018.

A full list of honours is available at the IABC website. 

Daylight Agency welcomes new staff

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The Daylight Agency has added four staff members onto the roll.

Katya Ginsberg and Emma Catchpole are onboard as senior account managers. Catchpole is a veteran of the UK consumer marketing communications circuit, while Ginsberg’s niche is in the hospitality and beverage sector.

Mimi Poole signs on as an account executive.

Karen Keech is back into the fold as senior consultant after years living interstate and abroad. She previously ran travel and tourism accounts under Daylight’s precursor, Icon International Communications.

“We are building a solid team of account managers and creative professionals to deliver our unique proposition of brand promotion coupled with brand protection. The Daylight Agency is all about ensuring our clients sleep well at night knowing that proven strategies are in place to protect their brand and then helping them build that reputation when day breaks,” said agency MD Chris Gray.

Photo (L to R) – Katya Ginsberg, Emma Catc

Filtered Media opens new social-enterprise department

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Integrated agency Filtered Media has established a new department called the Social Enterprise Practice (SEP).

Catering towards not-for-profit organisations, corporate foundations, and cause-oriented groups, among others, the SEP is meant to change notions that creative communications for social enterprise clients are mostly pro bono work.

To this effect, Filtered Media has appointed former Royal Foundation media manager Louisa Sampson as SEP director. She is seasoned in working social campaigns for private and government charities in the UK, the most notable of which is doing media relations for a mental health campaign spearheaded by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

Filtered Media has put in Consumer + Lifestyle practice campaigns for Diabetes NSW & ACT and KYUP! Project into the SEP portfolio alongside new partnerships with City West Housing, the Crisis Prevention Institute, and 4Community.

“The Social Enterprise practice fulfils a long-held dream of

WPP AUNZ welcomes new Ogilvy CommonHealth Australia GM

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WPP AUNZ satellite agency Ogilvy CommonHealth Australia has appointed its medical communications director, Kristina Luburic (pictured), as its new general manager.

She assumes the post from five-year incumbent Gary Pattison, who stays on as WPP Health & Wellness AUNZ CEO. The move allows Pattison room to manage WPP’s health and wellness portfolio.

Luburic is an experienced hand within the Ogilvy CommonHealth Australia family, having spent the past nine years in the company in director-level positions, plus nine years in other medical communications agencies.

“I’m truly honoured to take the position of GM at OCH and lead our passionate and uniquely talented team in creating inspiring and life-changing work for our clients,” said Luburic.

TNA scores new clients

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The Trish Nicol Agency (TNA) has brought six new clients into its Property, Architecture & Design Division (PADD).

Cbus Property is an integrated property investment company, with its asset portfolio valued at over $3.2 billion.

Schiavello is a Tullamarine-based property development and commercial fitouts company.  

CABE, SHOKAI Ausbao, COLI Australia, and EQ Projects are under PADD’s property development listings.

CABE has reaped awards for building high-quality residential, commercial and mixed-use properties using sustainable practices.

EQ Projects is best known for premium residential and commercial projects in Sydney’s Upper North Shore and the Eastern Suburbs. SHOKAI Ausbao is a part of Beijing-based property developer SHOKAI Group and COLI Australia is part of Fortune 500 property developer CSCEC.

WPP AUNZ adds flexible leave, talent building and stockholding schemes

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WPP AUNZ has introduced a range of new programmes for its employees.
 
The first of the programs is called MyTime. The objective of the program is to enable employees with paid annual leave to finance an extra leave of absence of up to four weeks a year for other interests. They will also have the option to negotiate flexible work schedules.
 
The company will also open an internal talent development school. Called The Academy, the new school will mould WPP AUNZ employees into building up their skillsets for further career advancement.
 
The biggest of them all is a new corporate stock initiative wherein each eligible employee will have $500 worth of WPP AUNZ shares.
 
“WPPAUNZ has more than 5,000 people across Australia and New Zealand and they are the lifeblood of our business,” said Mike Connaghan, CEO WPP AUNZ (pictured).
 
“We know that having our teams engaged is essential to our business. The share ownership scheme means th

Recognition PR, Outsource, and Write Away open new Brisbane office

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An independent PR and marketing group comprising Recognition PR, Outsource, and Write Away Communication + Events, is expanding its reach with a new office in Brisbane’s North Lakes district.

Group CEO Elizabeth Marchant said North Lakes’ distinction as a growing community warranted locating the new office there, given that several startups already set up their own base of operations in the area.  The group currently has offices in Sydney’s Circular Quay and at Meerschaum Vale.

The group already has three employees set to man the new office, with additional personnel to be recruited soon.

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