Stoykov joins Agent99 roster

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Agent 99 logoPR agency Agent99 has signed on noted financial maven Vanessa Stoykov as a new client.
Stoykov carries with her years of experience in the wealth-generation circuit, having founded the Evolution Media Group and No More Practice Education, which produces training videos for financial services professionals. Stoykov was signed following a competitive pitch.
Under the new partnership, Agent99 will work to leverage new research from Griffith University as well as launch Stoykov’s “Learn from the Money Masters – The Investment Series,” a new Channel Nine program. Agent99 will also be in charge of branding for Stoykov, including launching a new website at
“We are excited to work with such a highly regarded agency that values relentless hard work and has an outcomes-focused mentality... the campaign will help facilitate the success of The Investment Series and help me spread the word about why Australian’s need to unlearn everything they think they know about money in order to better their financial situation and their futures,” Stoykov said.
“We’re delighted to be working on a campaign that has the ability to overturn the daunting process of retirement for thousands of young Australians. It is an exciting time for Vanessa and we are eager to showcase our creativity and clever thinking by exceeding her expectations throughout the campaign”, said Agent99 director Sharon Zeev Poole.

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At the time of the promotion, Hamilton was group account director at Haystac’s Melbourne office. 

“Since joining Haystac, Nicole has consistently impressed us with her leadership capabilities and her relentless drive to deliver highly strategic and integrated campaigns for our clients. She has been instrumental in a series of recent national and local campaign wins that have resulted in an additional six staff joining the Melbourne team over the last two months. It isn’t often that you get to work with someone as exceptional across the board as Nicole, and it is a real pleasure to promote her into a senior leadership role,” said Haystac national GM Jason Carnew.

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“These strategic appointments come in light of a period of significant organic client growth and new business wins, and sets us up for even greater success. Kyra, Jordan and Laura bring a wealth of experience from both agency and client-side. We’re excited to apply their unique perspectives to further enhance the work we do to connect Australia’s largest brands with consumers in an engaging and meaningful way,” said Haystac Brisbane GM Haylie Merchant.


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For M&L Hospitality, Stellar is running the media and social strategy for the West Hotel, a new premium hotel which opens this month at 65 Sussex St.

Having worked with Tully Heard on Camperdown’s acre eatery, Stellar will handle the PR and communications duties for The Fernery, a garden restaurant in Mosman's Military Road offering diners unbelievable views of the city skyline and Harbour Bridge. It is slated to open doors in December 2017.

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