Blackie McDonald lands new accounts and staffBy Jonas Lopez in Marcoms News on Wednesday, 04th July 2018 at 4:01pm
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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Under a new deal which starts today, JWT will craft Smartraveller’s brand strategy. DFAT chose JWT for the assignment based on its strong record with creating effective brand strategies.
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Text100 leadership reorganisedBy Jonas Lopez in Marcoms News on Wednesday, 05th September 2018 at 1:03pm
The Australian branch of marketing communications consultants Text100 has a new leadership team in place, as it moves into new digs in Surry Hills.
At the top, Karen Coleman is back from maternity leave and has taken up the MD position to fill the void left by Simon Fitzgerald, who stepped down in May this year as acting MD and VP for integrated marketing, to take up a managerial job at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank.
Former MD Karen Wells is back from maternity leave and has been promoted to VP Consulting & Strategy while principal consultant Mihika Gujral is promoted to deputy managing consultant.
Current strategist Bec Madden has been included in the leadership team to oversee creative strategy efforts while also hiring new people to the creative team.
The staff movements come as Text100 is preparing to relocate to a new office out in Surry Hills.
Meanwhile, Text100 announced landing seven companies as new clients, with the prominent signings being Cisco, Rode
InsideOut lands new clientsBy Jonas Lopez in Marcoms News on Wednesday, 05th September 2018 at 11:54am
A number of companies have been added to InsideOut’s client list, reported Mumbrella.
For the food and consumer products field, InsideOut will handle the account of Evia, a yogurt company based in Marrickville, NSW.
In the e-commerce section, InsideOut will handle PR and communication work for global digital consultancy RANDEM.
InsideOut’s industrial portfolio will include representation for Super Easy Storage, a nationwide storage unit provider.
Fresh produce marketing and distribution company Freshmax and professional moving firm Hire A Mover, meanwhile, secured a partnership with #AsSeenOn, InsideOut’s influencer marketing division.
“It’s been a big year for the agency and we are enjoying the opportunity to work with such progressive brands in the varying sectors they compete in. The client wins are a testament to the team’s proven capability and strong client relationships,” said agency director Nicole Reaney.
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