BWM Dentsu Melbourne Announces A Number Of Key Appointments

BWM Dentsu Melbourne Announces A Number Of Key Appointments
SHARE
THIS


What best describes you?

BWM Dentsu has announced new leadership within its Melbourne branch as the business prepares for its next phase of growth.

BWM Dentsu Group CEO Paul Williams said, “As the Melbourne office enters its tenth year in business, it’s time to refresh and create new career opportunities for some of the key staff who have made BWM Dentsu one of the most respected creative forces in the Melbourne and Australian market.”

Key appointments:

  • Belinda Murray has been promoted to managing director, BWM Dentsu, Melbourne. Murray joined BWM Dentsu as an account director in 2008.
  • Amy Hollier has been promoted to executive creative director (ECD).Hollier joined BWM Dentsu as a Creative Director in 2011.
  • Phil van Bruchem has been promoted to associate ECD. Van Bruchem has been with BWM Dentsu for 18 months as a creative director, creating work that has recently been recognised at D&AD, Cannes, One Show, AWARD, Adfest and the New York Festivals.
  • Kimberley Milburn has been recruited from Target where she was Head of Go to Market to become BWM Dentsu Client Service Director and the Lead  on the KMART account.

Williams said, “For the partners of BWM Dentsu it is hugely satisfying to reward and develop staff, who have already played a major role in building our Melbourne business, with senior leadership roles,”

“Belinda Murray is a seasoned professional who has managed the highs and lows of building an agency, led numerous successful pitches, and has run some of our biggest accounts. With Belinda, staff and clients know they are getting 150 per cent passion, drive and determination, and we’re very pleased to offer Belinda the opportunity to put her own leadership stamp on BWM Dentsu Melbourne,” Williams said.

“Amy Hollier has maintained a consistent high standard of creative integrity and leadership for six years on many clients including Kmart. She has a strong personal commitment to diversity in advertising and will bring a fresh perspective to the leadership of our client teams,” Williams said.

“Phil has made a significant and ongoing contribution to our creative offering by helping lead a talented team of creatives across clients including Kmart, realestate.com.au, Dr Oetker and Chadstone. His strong leadership and experience has been reflected in BWM’s recent successes at high-profile award shows both here and overseas,”

“Kimberley Milburn joins us with a wealth of experience from both the client and agency side, running big retail businesses and building high performing teams. We are excited about the additional senior management perspective she brings to the Melbourne team.

“This is a very strong team that just works incredibly well together,” Williams said.

Former managing director of BWM Dentsu, Mark Watkins, has resigned to pursue a new opportunity. Williams thanks Mark for his dedication during his four years in the role.

“Mark has led a solid period of growth for BWM Dentsu in Melbourne and helped develop the talent that is now part of a generational change. The BWM Dentsu partners are grateful to Mark for his commitment to the brand during the four years he has worked with us,”

“We would also like to thank and farewell Simon Bagnasco as Executive Creative Director. We wish him the very best in his next role,” Williams said.

The management transformation will ready the Melbourne business for increased work from Toyota, as the brand transitions its marketing operations to Melbourne in 2018, in addition to other opportunities with Melbourne-based brands across retail, apparel, consumer technology, health and financial services.

Please login with linkedin to comment

Latest News

“Next Year Will Be The AI Moment Of Truth For Brands”: Quantcast ANZ MD Andrew Double
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Technology

“Next Year Will Be The AI Moment Of Truth For Brands”: Quantcast ANZ MD Andrew Double

The rise of artificial intelligence, the future of video advertising and why 100 per cent viewability is not all it’s cracked up to be – these were just some of the topics covered during B&T‘s recent catch-up with Quantcast’s managing director for Australia and New Zealand, Andrew Double. It’s turned out to have been quite a busy year for Quantcast. What would you […]

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Indy Agency March One Creates ‘STOP Kit’ To Engage More Aussies On White Ribbon Day
  • Advertising
  • Campaigns

Indy Agency March One Creates ‘STOP Kit’ To Engage More Aussies On White Ribbon Day

This year’s White Ribbon Day helped end the hesitation around intervening in acts of violence against women, engaging three times more Australians than ever before, thanks to independent agency March One.  The agency was briefed to refresh the current White Ribbon Day creative. After consulting with White Ribbon ambassadors, contacts across policy and frontline services and the […]

Chisholm Urges Aussies To ‘Chase Your Calling’ In Fresh TVC By DPR&Co
  • Advertising
  • Campaigns

Chisholm Urges Aussies To ‘Chase Your Calling’ In Fresh TVC By DPR&Co

Hot on the heels of the outdoor, digital and radio campaign launch, Chisholm will release its flagship ‘Chase Your Calling’ campaign in cinema and TV this weekend. The campaign, developed in conjunction with creative agency DPR&Co, continues the ‘Chase Your Calling’ theme via a high-energy chase sequence with a stunning twist at the end. Chisholm […]

The Advertising ID Consortium Welcomes New Platform Partners
  • Advertising

The Advertising ID Consortium Welcomes New Platform Partners

The Advertising ID Consortium – the open identity solution for the digital advertising ecosystem – has announced new platform partners. Since the Consortium’s announcement in May 2017, the founding members have established a governance framework and product specification that includes an open and standardised cookie and accessible people-based identifiers, delivered in a secure, privacy conscious […]

Marketing Melodies Partners With Spotify-Backed Soundtrack Your Brand
  • Marketing

Marketing Melodies Partners With Spotify-Backed Soundtrack Your Brand

Australian in-store music provider Marketing Melodies has announced an exclusive reseller agreement with Spotify-backed Soundtrack Your Brand for the Australia and New Zealand markets. Founded in Sweden in 2013, Soundtrack Your Brand was developed to kill bad background music. Its flagship solution, Soundtrack Business, is a music streaming platform licensed for commercial and public spaces. The […]

Social Garden Becomes First Bronze Snapchat Certified Partner In Australia
  • Advertising
  • Marketing

Social Garden Becomes First Bronze Snapchat Certified Partner In Australia

Customer acquisition firm Social Garden has become the first business in Australia to achieve Bronze status on Snapchat. Among the new benefits Social Garden will receive as a result of its Bronze status is access to beta versions of Snapchat data tools, such as the Snapchat Conversion Pixel, as well as being among the first […]

Hypetap Appoints Nuffnang’s Chris Morfis As GM
  • Marketing

Hypetap Appoints Nuffnang’s Chris Morfis As GM

Influencer marketing player Hypetap has made its second senior hire in less than a month, appointing Chris Morfis as the company’s general manager. Joining from influencer marketing provider Nuffnang Australia, Morfis will guide Hypetap’s growing team, providing strategic direction to accelerate the company’s growth, as well as leading operations and managing relationships with key partners. Morfis’ appointment will […]

On Air sign in a studio broadcasting via radio, podcast or wireless transmission.
  • Media

ARN Announces Departure Of Content Director & Radio Veteran

Australian Radio Network (ARN) has announced that Charlie Fox, content Director for WSFM and The Edge, and WSFM morning announcer Ron E Sparks, have departed. Fox has been with ARN since 2005, and Sparks joined WSFM in 2002. ARN national content director Duncan Campbell said the departure of Fox and Sparks are part of the […]

OMD Announces New MD For Melbourne
  • Media

OMD Announces New MD For Melbourne

OMD unveils new Melbourne MD, and it certainly wasn't among any of B&T's picks. Not that we were picking, mind you.

Sydney Festival Chooses Brightcove To Enhance Online Video Content
  • Media

Sydney Festival Chooses Brightcove To Enhance Online Video Content

Video cloud service Brightcove has announced that Sydney Festival has selected the platform to improve its user experience through online video content. Brightcove will do so by removing third-party branding and pre-roll ads, as well as adding autoplay functionality, ahead of the event in January. Leveraging the Brightcove video platform to host and publish video […]

Does Your Christmas Marketing Suck?
  • Opinion

Does Your Christmas Marketing Suck?

Remember the old Palmolive soap ad that asked, "Don't wait to be told"? This is sort of similar, albeit sans any suds.

Opinion

by Peter Harris

Peter Harris
Queensland Anti-Porn Crusaders Cop Ad Ban
  • Campaigns

Queensland Anti-Porn Crusaders Cop Ad Ban

We have a strident anti-pornography policy at B&T. Earphones must be worn at all times and strictly no little people.

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Nature’s Way Celebrates Big Things Little People Do In UCG Videos Via Wavemaker & Storyful
  • Advertising
  • Campaigns
  • Marketing

Nature’s Way Celebrates Big Things Little People Do In UCG Videos Via Wavemaker & Storyful

Health and wellbeing company Nature’s Way is celebrating the achievements of kids in a series of relatable and entertaining online videos that tug at the heart strings of parents. Instead of using actors to tell the brand story of Nature’s Way’s Kids Smart supplement range, Storyful has helped Wavemaker to license user-generated content clips of […]

DEC PR Wins Hisense Account
  • Marketing

DEC PR Wins Hisense Account

Electronics and whitegoods specialist Hisense has announced it has appointed DEC PR to lead its strategic communications remit in the local market, following a competitive tender process. DEC PR will work to support its brand building activities and managing corporate communications. The agency’s work will integrate closely with Hisense’s other marketing partners. Andre Iannuzzi, marketing […]