Webling Goes On Hiring Spree After JWT Acquisition

Webling Goes On Hiring Spree After JWT Acquisition
SHARE
THIS



Following its recent acquisition by J. Walter Thompson Australia, Webling Interactive has unveiled a new digital creative team and creative leadership.

Heading the bolstered capability will be Jay Morgan, one of the most respected digital creatives in Australia, who recently joined J. Walter Thompson as group digital creative director. In addition to his J. Walter Thompson remit, he will now also assume responsibility for creative at Webling, where he will drive the creative vision of the agency and ingrain a culture of creative thinking across all departments.

Managing the creative output of the agency under Jay’s guidance will be Ben Heath, who has been promoted to associate creative director at Webling after 12 months at the agency. Working across both creative and design teams, Heath brings experience from major digital agencies in the UK and Australia such as Agency Republic and Holler. He has delivered many milestone campaigns for brands like Audi, Heineken and Acer – and also boasts arguably the most impressive beard in adland.

Also joining the Webling team as creative lead is Bevan Lewis, who is well awarded locally and internationally and has worked with major networks both in Australia, Africa and Asia. He joins the new creative team from recent stints at VML Sydney and With Collective as Senior Writer.

Morgan said: “In J. Walter Thompson we have phenomenal strategy, creative and account management, and with Webling we have a shop that has consistently delivered best-in-class digital work from campaigns to platforms with a level of capability that many claim but few can deliver. While I’m looking forward to the individual growth of J. Walter Thompson and Webling, I believe there’s a huge opportunity in the combined offer.”

Webling MD Deniz Nalbantoglu said: “Creative continues to be one of the key drivers of Webling’s success, and is vital for our future aspirations. We are thrilled to have this calibre of talent joining the team, and with the support of J.Walter Thompson we intend to push the boundaries of the creative application of technology and innovation.”

Simon Langley, ECD J. Walter Thompson Sydney said: “Jay and the Webling team will play a key role in building on the momentum we have as a business and the type of work we’re doing for our clients. Jay is a world-class Digital CD with a proven track record of producing unexpected solutions for major brands. Combine that with the creative ambition and digital expertise at Webling, and you can see why we’re excited about the future.”

J. Walter Thompson Australia recently announced that it had taken a majority stake in Webling Interactive.

Pictured from L-R is: Bevan Lewis, Ben Heath, Jay Morgan.

Please login with linkedin to comment

Latest News

Case Study: How Content Helped Tribal Marketing Come To Life Amongst Rev-Heads.
  • Opinion

Case Study: How Content Helped Tribal Marketing Come To Life Amongst Rev-Heads.

In this guest post, CEO of content marketing agency Edge, Fergus Stoddart (pictured below), says brands would do well to play on their customer’s loyal tribalism… Normally over Christmas, any downtime is spent asleep on the sofa, mildly lubricated with a belly full. This year, with the Ashes in the background, I managed to stay awake […]

Opinion

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Red Bull Holden Racing Team Unveils 2018 Cars On Sydney Harbour
  • Marketing

Red Bull Holden Racing Team Unveils 2018 Cars On Sydney Harbour

Red Bull Holden Racing team took the covers off its 2018 Holden Commodore Supercar today. Floating on a barge in Farm Cove, the harbour provided a stunning backdrop for the reveal. Teammates Jamie Whincup and Shane van Gisbergen have won the past two championships for the squad. Whincup, now the greatest of all time with seven Supercar’s titles, […]

Victorian Government Launches VR Bushfire Experience Via The Fuel Agency
  • Advertising
  • Campaigns
  • Technology

Victorian Government Launches VR Bushfire Experience Via The Fuel Agency

As part of its summer fire campaign, the Victorian government has launched a virtual reality (VR) bushfire experience and content series via The Fuel Agency. The VR experience places the user in the midst of a large bushfire, and is designed to encourage people to leave early on high-risk days before it’s too late. The […]

Local Ad Tech Company VeNA Partners With RugbyPass
  • Advertising
  • Media
  • Technology

Local Ad Tech Company VeNA Partners With RugbyPass

ad tech company VeNA has signed an exclusive reseller partnership covering Australia and New Zealand with digital rugby network RugbyPass. Across Asia and parts of Europe, RugbyPass is the exclusive digital rights holder and over-the-top broadcaster for live rugby, including the Super Rugby, the Rugby Championship and autumn internationals, the Six Nations, the Aviva Premiership, […]

SpotX Appoints Gavin Buxton As Asia MD
  • Advertising

SpotX Appoints Gavin Buxton As Asia MD

Video advertising platform SpotX has announced it has appointed Gavin Buxton as managing director of Asia to lead the company’s expansion in the region. Buxton has over 17 years’ global experience in the digital advertising space, having worked in leadership roles at tech and publishing companies, including Microsoft, Turner Broadcasting, and LinkedIn, with the last […]

Big Mobile Doubles Down On Ad Tech & Rebrands
  • Advertising
  • Technology

Big Mobile Doubles Down On Ad Tech & Rebrands

B&T Awards 2017 finalist Big Mobile has unveiled a fresh look to reflect its new ad tech credentials. The company successfully pivoted its business from ad network to mobile ad tech vendor when it announced a joint venture (JV) with Widespace in October last year. As a result of the business changes, Big Mobile wanted […]

March One Appoints New Senior Account Manager
  • Advertising

March One Appoints New Senior Account Manager

Independent ad agency March One has appointed a fresh face to the team, with Melanie Tozer to reinforce its mission to put humans first as a senior account manager. Tozer (pictured above), an up-and-coming talent from New Zealand, will align her extensive experience in FMCG marketing with March One, having worked on accounts for Bunnings […]