For those who don’t know, B&T‘s 30 Under 30 Awards are widely regarded as the leading showcase for the best and brightest young talent working across marketing communications.
In honour of our upcoming awards, we’re taking a look back (10 years to be exact), to see where our 2011 winners are now.
Today, we’re chatting with Chris Maloney.
Back in 2011, Chris was the Digital & Deposits Marketing Manager for HSBC Australia.
Now, he’s the APAC Digital Director for Moët Hennessy – the Wine & Spirits division of LVMH. He’s currently based in Hong Kong, but in the process of relocating to Singapore.
Read more about Chris below!
How did you feel winning a B&T 30 Under 30?
After returning from an 18-month career break travelling South America in 2009/10, I was worried I may have fallen behind my talented Australian marketing peers, so it was exciting and encouraging to be named in the B&T 30 Under 30.
Do you think you winning has affected your career at all?
In the year after being named in the B&T 30 under 30, I managed to transition from marketing in the finance industry, to wine and spirits where I have made my career since, and I don’t think this would have been possible without broader industry recognition such as B&T 30 under 30.
What’s your favourite part about the industry?
The people in this industry are inherently curious and creative, which makes them a lot of fun to be around and work with.
What do you think needs changing?
Diversity. I feel like we have made some progress in recent years, but there is still a long way to go.
What’s been your biggest achievement?
You don’t achieve anything in this industry on your own, so I’m actually most proud of the amazing people that have worked for and with me over the years.
I’ve loved watching them develop as people and professionals and go onto bigger and better things, and I just hope I’ve been a positive influence in their journey.
If you weren’t in adland, what would you be doing?
Most likely in academia, researching and writing about innovation, and teaching the next generation.
Ultimate bucket list item?
Not an item I guess, but the freedom to travel wherever and whenever I want would do me.
What’s a hidden talent you have?
Coming up with and curating memes and dad jokes.
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