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Coady takes up Havas Media CMO spot

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Francis Coady has been appointed as the Havas Media Group’s new chief marketing officer. He moves up from five years as GM of Havas Sports and Entertainment, with successful campaigns including those for a leading energy sports drink, a men’s healthcare brand, and a state tourism organisation. An in-house successor has yet to be announced. Coady has run his own media/entertainment management consultancy and also was executive producer of the Bondi Short Film Festival for 13 years. “Our job as marketing professionals is to entertain, engage and educate. The last five years working at Havas Media have given me the opportunity to bring this philosophy to life, with the support of incredible leadership, a smart, empathetic team, which has fostered a culture that is always focused on doing work with meaning,” said Coady. “Francis has made an outstanding contribution to our business after building our specialist sports and entertainment division from scratch. The creation of th

Collins at work for Crown Melbourne

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Joshua Collins has joined the in-house PR team of the Crown Melbourne hotel. He had recently left Romano Beck after nearly five years on the crew as account manager and senior account manager.     Follow Collins on LinkedIn

Edelman increases size of leadership crew

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Edelman Australia has appointed new people to management positions with Natasha Brack as head of technology and Danny Cowan as director for corporate affairs. Brack joined the agency after almost six years with Microsoft Australia as senior communications manager and senior integrated marketing communications manager – both for the consumer marketing division.  Cowan was previously Starbucks Coffee’s senior manager for corporate in the EMEA region, based out of London, England, for four years. He joined Edelman out of his family’s requests to come back home to Australia. Before working for Starbucks, Cowan spent six years with Edelman as senior APAC corporate and crisis manager, based in Hong Kong and San Francisco.  In other agency news, Edelman Australia reported the exit of Kathryn Browne as the agency’s resident client strategist for Samsung Australia after five years to be Sony’s PlayStation communications lead. Samsung Australia, meanwhile, retained Edelman’s PR

Agent99 scores new clients

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Agent99 is entering the winter season with new clients in the stable. The agency is collaborating with online classic vehicle auction database Collecting Cars to build awareness for the launch of Collecting Cars Australia. The move came out of Collecting Cars’ interests to tap into an increasing Aussie demand for importing classic vehicles.  Agent99 is also reconnecting with ecommerce event company Online Retailer. The deal will cover preparations for this year’s Online Retailer Expo and Conference, plus the ORAIS Awards. Both events are set to be in-person attendance affairs, where the 2020 edition was severely restricted under pandemic safety protocols. “We love working with like-minded teams and incredibly innovative brands, so naturally we are thrilled to be expanding our client base with Collecting Cars’ luxury vehicles auction platform. Likewise, being able to work alongside e-commerce trailblazers via our work with Online Retailer, is so exciting,” said Agent99 fo

Anthem lands Spark gig

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New Zealand PR agency Anthem has won the exclusive account for local telecoms outfit Spark, reported Stop Press NZ. The new deal will see Anthem liaise with Spark’s corporate relations department on strategic counsel and consumer, B2B, and corporate communications. Spark and Anthem previously worked on some projects in 2020, such as building awareness of Spark’s 5G Race Zone ahead of the recent America’s Cup and Spark’s new 5G Starter Fund. One outgrowth of the exclusive partnership so far has been Spark’s introduction of a new Spark Innovation Studio store, which is designed to educate business operators on new emerging technologies that can benefit their operations.  “As a locally-owned, independent business, Anthem is extremely proud to be selected by Spark as its public relations partner. It is extra special for our team to learn that it’s the first time Spark has gone through this process to choose an integrated corporate and consumer PR agency to support it

Mango New Zealand scores new clients

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Mango Communications New Zealand is finishing the month with two new client signings. Property developer Kiwi Property is tasking Mango with internal and external communications efforts. Mango previously handled certain campaigns for Kiwi Property over the past five years. Notable quarry company Winstone Aggregates will also engage with Mango Aotearoa. The company is one of the most renowned construction materials vendors in New Zealand, with a track record stretching back over 150 years. “Kiwi Property and Winstone Aggregates are two fantastic Kiwi businesses delivering immense value to Aotearoa, economically, though employment opportunities, and quite literally by changing the shape of our country through projects of the pipeline,” lauded Mango NZ managing director Claudia MacDonald

Milk and Honey scores Grounded Packaging deal

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Sydney agency Milk & Honey PR has won the account for packing materials from Grounded Packaging. The new deal will have Milk & Honey PR running a new growth and innovation brand awareness campaign for Grounded Packaging’s recyclable product line. The content will focus on new narratives to emphasise recyclable material over single-use plastics. Grounded Packaging offers an all-in-one platform to aid businesses set up recyclable packaging for their products. “Both Grounded and Milk & Honey are certified B Corporations so even before we started working together, we knew our values were aligned. As the ambitious start-up continues to go from strength-to-strength, so too does the positive impact it has on the world around us. Partnering with a company that was founded to create sustainable ways of consuming is incredibly rewarding for the team,” said Milk & Honey managing director Caroline Addy

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