WhiteGREY hires tech bossBy Jonas Lopez in Marcoms News on Wednesday, 27th June 2018 at 11:41am
Creative agency whiteGREY has hired development specialist Juan Garcia (pictured) as a new technology section chief.
Garcia comes over from a similar position at Sydney agency Deepend. His new assignment will cover managing tech-based solutions and to bolster whiteGREY’s tech capabilities.
He has experience in software development and data applications dating back 15 years.
“I’m delighted to be joining whiteGREY as the role combines my love of both creative tech and digital transformations. My key responsibility is to marry technology with creative ideas and deliver premium digital solutions to a highly engaged audience for our clients and key partners. I can’t wait to get started,” Garcia said of his appointment.
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Rogers signed on with the company after stepping down as planning director for CHE Proximity. He is well-regarded for leading the creation of effective business strategies and associated content for companies across the world, particularly focusing on FMCG, travel, and health.
whiteGREY CEO Lee Simpson said Rogers’ entry, with his experience, comes at a time when the Melbourne team has successfully won over a number of FMCG and finance service clients.
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PR Deadlines lands NGINX accountBy Jonas Lopez in Marcoms News on Friday, 06th July 2018 at 2:45pm
Sydney agency PR Deadlines is now the official ANZ PR provider of American web server company NGINX Inc.
The new account will entail running activities to increase NGINX’s footprint in the ANZ region. The company recently opened a Sydney office, with Anthony Leverington as country manager.
“This contract comes at an interesting time for us and NGINX, as the company looks to continue its expansion into ANZ. Anecdotally, the local team have remarked on how advanced the local market is, and how enterprise across ANZ seems to be at the forefront of adopting micro-services and scaling web assets as part of their modernisation journey,” said PR Deadlines director Luke Frost.
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PR outfit Blackie McDonald is on a roll with a raft of client signs and the entry of new staff members.
The agency stated that it will handle PR, consumer engagement, and marketing events for household goods manufacturer Rubbermaid. It also signed ANZ representation rights for American machine-learning software developer Cloudera, which needed a regional carrier for its APAC communications and social media strategy.On the agency’s human-resources front, Elisa Kim comes aboard as an account assistant, while Ivy Ng and Yvette Schlegelmilch signed up as account executive and senior account executive, respectively.
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Ikon appoints Melbourne office headBy Jonas Lopez in Marcoms News on Tuesday, 26th June 2018 at 1:13pm
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She will be a part of the agency’s national leadership circle and report to CEO Lesley Edwards.
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