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Strong PR muscle added to Taurus roster

By Jonas Lopez in Marcoms News on

Taurus Marketing logoIntegrated agency Taurus has welcomed seasoned PR specialist Ian Dose into the rolls as a senior consultant.

Dose comes into Taurus with over two decades of experience under his belt. He is well-known for spearheading the communications work behind Sydney’s successful bid for the 2000 Olympic Games, plus his work as a senior advisor to numerous government ministers and his time spent as the general manager of corporate relations for the Roads and Traffic Authority (now Roads and Maritime Services).

Dose spoke positively of joining Taurus and working under CEO Sharon Williams.

“In this era of 24/7 news, agencies need to be highly skilled across so many areas to meet client’s expectations. Sharon’s is a pioneer in the Australian Agency industry and her reputation as a personal brand expert, public speaker, international marketer and entrepreneur is recognised by her peers and her clients,” he said.

“I think that Sharon and I bring different strengths to the table, which will add a new layer of experience in an already strong team of professionals within the company.”

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Independent communications lifestyle agency Liquid Ideas is kicking off the week with a new batch of hospitality clients.

Organisers of the Noosa Food & Wine Festival have contracted the agency to lead promotions for the upcoming edition in May 2020, as a rebrand called Noosa Eat & Drink. The work will involve organising consumer events for the run-up and assembling the festival program.

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Theory Crew earns Dilmah gig

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Melbourne agency Theory Crew has won a new client partnership with international tea brand Dilmah.

The new deal calls for Theory Crew to run PR and influencer work with Dilmah’s local and international marketing teams. 

Established in Sri Lanka back in 1988, Dilmah is best known among Australian dining establishments as a supplier of pure Ceylon tea. 

“Dilmah is doing incredible things both with its products and philanthropy and we’re proud to be partnering with this iconic brand,” said Theory Crew founder/managing director Felicity Grey.

Landor refreshes EVENT Cinemas

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Brand agency Landor has rolled out an all-new image for movie theatre company EVENT Cinemas.

The branding is centred around a main black and white motif but has different coloured elements (pictured) signifying the varied experiences that await audiences. Motion studio Never Sit Still also aided Landor with creating visual elements for the branding. The new branding for EVENT Cinemas includes new visual materials, a communications strategy, motion and sound designs. 

The EVENT Cinemas rebrand is part of a larger partnership between Landor and EVENT Cinemas’ parent company, Event Hospitality & Entertainment Ltd. 

“More than ever, people need a reason to switch off from the chaos of their day-to-day lives; from social media to emails, news to politics. EVENT Cinemas gives this escape from the ‘real world’, providing the opportunity for people to immerse themselves in new experiences, from the luxury of Gold Class or the epic 4DX, through to the fu

Zadro Agency adds fresh staff

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The Zadro Agency is finishing 2019 with new personnel on deck. 

Simone Gur joins the agency leadership team as account director. She sports over 15 years’ experience in account management, B2B, and branding functions, most of them at Blaze Advertising and McCann Worldgroup Sydney.

Yvette Schlegelmilch is in the mix as account manager and Gabrielle Dixon as national PR/marketing manager, supporting senior account managers Julie Donovan and Jessica McLean.

Schlegelmilch came in from almost two years’ service with Blackie McDonald, where she handled tech clients as senior account executive and later as account manager. She has also run PR and marketing duties in other industries, such as fashion and non-profit.

Dixon signed up after finishing three years at IQPC, two of which as marketing manager based in New York City. Her campaign experience runs the gamut from CX, real-estate, finance, and the defence contractor industry. 

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Wunderman Thompson hires partner for Sydney office

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Wunderman Thompson’s Sydney office has tapped Neil Kelly as its new partner for transformation.

The post was formed to address Wunderman Thompson’s strengthening of data, technology and CX offerings. Kelly was hired for the post on account of his CX work at Publicis Sapient, where he worked for three years. He was also Deloitte Digital’s senior manager for product and business strategy from 2013 to 2016.

“I’m delighted to be joining Wunderman Thompson at a pivotal point in the evolution of the business. I’m excited to take what is a really compelling data and experience proposition to clients; helping them to transform and grow their businesses in APAC,” said Kelly of his new job.

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WPP AUNZ member-agency Landor Australia has promoted Eeke Braaksma. 

The agency announced this week that Braaksma is moving up from senior client manager to client director. He will also transfer to Landor’s Melbourne office and work alongside GM Jessica Murphy, with campaigns lined up including Saputo Dairy Australia and The Royal Agriculture Society of Victoria. However, he will be called up to consult the Sydney team on their campaigns.

Braaksma is already a seasoned hand in the Landor organisation with seven years under his belt. Before joining the Sydney office in 2016, he was assigned to Landor’s branches in Hamburg, Sao Paulo, Singapore, and Moscow.

“Eeke has a proven track record, building strong client partnerships and creating engaging brand experiences. With experience gained from working across the automotive, hospitality, FMCG, financial services and retail sector, Eeke’s appointment puts our team in an excellent position to pursue organic g

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Sefiani CEO Robyn Sefiani was elated with Radestock’s hiring at a time when several tech and fintech firms have sought the agency’s services in entering the Australian market.

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