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Ogilvy CEO joins PRCA advisory board

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The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has appointed Ogilvy PR and Health’s CEO Richard Brett to its Global Advisory Board.  PRCA Director General Francis Ingham MPRCA said Brett’s understanding of the Australian market and driving international growth will be an immense asset for the Board.  “Richard will bring invaluable counsel and innovative thinking to our team - it’s a pleasure to welcome him to the Global Advisory Board,” Ingham said.  As an experienced leader in marketing communications, corporate communications and communications agency management, he has developed strategies and campaigns for clients such as eBay, Samsung, ALDI, Ford and KFC as CEO of Ogilvy PR & Health.  Brett was named CommsCon’s Leader of the Year in 2019 and was previously VP, of global marketing communications at Samsonite, where he was responsible for communications strategy and implementation across all channels in all global markets. Before joining Samsoni

Kate & Co. PR appoints GMs

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Kate & Co. PR has promoted business development director Amanda Grainger and group account director Daniella Sorace to general managers.  As a general manager of strategy and marketing, Grainger will oversee business development, strategy and agency forecasting as well as drive staff recruitment, external marketing activity, agency, budget and oversee the agency’s social media strategy.  Grainger said that this promotion is an “amazing opportunity”.  “I look forward to working alongside Kate and Dani to continue the momentum we have built in 2022,” Grainger said.   The newly appointed general manager of culture and people, Daniella Sorave will oversee the group’s PR team, client services and manage staff development, as well as drive the agency’s global expansion plans. Dani said she is proud to lead “the new generation of PR professionals.” “I look forward to continuing to foster talent and strategically expand our agency’s offering globally, as w

Bastion Reputation welcomes principal consultant

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Bastion Reputation has announced the appointment of Elliot Giakalis to the role of principal consultant, media and public affairs.  As experienced communications and corporate affairs professional with a background in financial law, the new role will see Giakalis leading its media and public affairs practice. Bastion Reputation managing director, Clare Gleghorn welcomed Elliot to the team saying the team is looking forward to working with Giakalis to meet clients’ needs and build business success.  “Elliot is a wonderful addition to our team and, as a Principal Consultant, will bring his breadth of skills and deep expertise to continue to support our expanding client base nationally,” she said. “Elliot further strengthens Bastion Reputation’s ability to help clients, as their trusted advisors, navigate the often-complex intersection between business, government, and the community.” Giakalis spent more than three years at Australia Post as senior manager of strategic

WE communications welcomes creative director

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WE Communications has announced the appointment of Neil Harris to the role of creative director, strengthening the creative capabilities of the team.  The new role will see Harris, working closely with Mike Nikotin, associate creative director and a talented studio team of animators, designers, video editors and producers, to create brand campaigns that combine data, content and digital, overseeing WE’s creative and studio offerings in Australia and contribute to the next chapter of growth for the agency, WE Communications Australia’s managing director, Dan Woods said Harris is joining at the most important time for the company.  “We have grown our overall service offering, capabilities and teams over the last two years, we worked our way through Covid, and now is the right time for us to take this further critical step of appointing a senior creative leader to bring more value to our clients and work,” Woods said.  Harris said after the “irrevocable change” over th

Organic Pacific announces business wins

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Havas Group’s specialist entertainment communication agency Organic Pacific has announced a raft of business wins including  Universal Pictures Content Group, Every Cloud Productions, Moving Story,  Black Pearl Productions and the Rockit and Greenlight Productions.  Organic Pacific has been appointed by Universal Pictures Content Group to partner on Lee Kernaghan: The Boy from the Bush and Reef: Stalked, BMG Records collaborating on the multiverse of Future/Never experiences from Daniel Johns, Every Cloud Productions for an unannounced unit publicity project, Moving Story to promote their annual calendar of film festivals, Black Pearl Productions to manage the social media strategy for Bosch & Rockit and Greenlight Productions for Straya and Ever After. Organic has also been engaged by The Alliance Francaise Film Festival for the second year running. Organic Pacific head of entertainment, Annabelle Gigliotti said the agency is thrilled to partner with the industry’s b

Initiative appoints people and culture director

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Media agency Initiative has appointed Carolyn Maloney to the role of director, people and culture.  Working in close collaboration with Initiative’s national leadership team, the appointment sees Maloney create industry-leading people policies, engage, grow and retain the talent across the agency to develop and implement an employee experience program across the agency. Melissa Fein, CEO of Initiative Australia said Maloney’s role will ensure the agency’s ongoing success and “people and culture make the agency stand out”. “It is imperative we have the right people on our people and Culture team, and in Carolyn I am confident we have found the best person to lead our people proposition; not only does she bring a wealth of knowledge and industry experience to our leadership team; she has a genuine desire to help people; advance their careers and make their workplace the best it can possibly be.  I am delighted she has accepted the role and welcome her to the team, parti

Leadership appointments at Poem PR

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Poem has announced a leadership restructure, announcing appointments to the newly created roles on the leadership team with Katie Raleigh and Rhania Farah being promoted to the newly created management roles alongside co-founders Rob Lowe and Matt Holmes.  These promotions are the major restructure since the agency was founded.  Rob Lowe, Poem’s co-founder and MD said “scaling the business” is important to keep evolving, for which the team must have “smarter people”. “This is a significant life stage for Poem, so it’s important we have the right people, the best possible environment and the most appropriate tools, to allow us to make the most of this huge opportunity for growth and development.” “Katie and Rhania have both given so much to the business already, they’re so talented and are so ingrained in what we are, that they’re perfectly positioned to help us take that next step,” Lowe said. Matt Holmes, co-founder and ECD said Raleigh and Farah are do

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