JWT has elevated Jenny Willits from her client services director role to general manager of the Sydney office.
Willits, who has spent the past 18 months as JWT’s client services director, replaces Richard Carr who joined the agency in October 2012.
The agency is yet to announce who will replace Willits as client services director.
The full release is below:
“JWT has announced the promotion of Jenny Willits, one of Australia's most recognized strategic agency operators, to the role of General Manager, JWT Sydney.
“This is a well deserved promotion and we are delighted to have Jenny as Sydney’s new general manager in an exciting time of high energy and growth for JWT,” said John Gutteridge, CEO, JWT Australasia. “We have a very ambitious team here at JWT, with a very clear plan and plenty of aptitude to bring it to life. So it is fitting that Jenny, a very determined and talented leader, should take the helm.
Previously Willits spent 18 months as JWT’s Client Services Director steering the agency’s major account Kellogg’s ANZ through a period of high growth and success and honing her key strengths in strategy and implementation, client relationships and team leadership.
In her new role, Willits will have responsibility of the day to day management of JWT’s largest Australian-based office with a clear remit to lead major client accounts and oversee an aggressive new business drive. She will also continue to build a high level of collaboration between JWT offices across Australia and New Zealand.
"I'm privileged to have been asked by John to lead the agency at this exciting time,” said Willits following her appointment. “Work already in the pipeline for 2014 bodes well in terms of growth and opportunity for the Agency and we look forward to announcing new client wins shortly.
“I'm also genuinely excited to be partnering with such a talented and diverse group of people, and importantly to continue working closely with John as he runs the JWT ANZ offering."
Willits has a long and established agency career, having worked in the industry both internationally and locally for the past 14 years. Most recently she has held several senior positions at JWT commencing in March 2012 as Group Account Director running the Kellogg’s ANZ business. Then followed a promotion to Client Services Director in September 2012 with a responsibility of driving a 20+ team of integrated account handlers, developing new training and review initiatives and building the agency’s competencies across the board before moving to Perth in March 2013 to oversee the opening of JWT’s new Perth office and bed in the RAC business.
Earlier in her career, Willits earned her stripes at Saatchi's London and then Mojo Sydney working on Lion Nathan and its Boag’s Pure Water campaign before jumping ship to the Monkeys leading the UBank and Foxtel accounts to name a couple and working on The Cancer Council NSW Sun Sound.
JWT will announce the new appointment to the role of Client Services Director in due course.
JWT is part of STW, Australasia’s leading marketing content and communications group.”
Please login with linkedin to comment
The Works has announced the launch of ‘Question Everything’ a new brand platform and campaign for their newest client, Archie Rose. As a nine-year-old independently owned and operated Australian multi-spirit distillery, Archie Rose has garnered a devoted following among existing customers, with a reputation primarily built on white spirits – particularly gin. However in line […]
Brisbane performance agency farsiight has announced the launch of its new market positioning, Growth for Good, in response to a changing business landscape, marking a departure from a “growth at all costs” mentality that has defined the industry in recent years. Agency founders and brother duo, Josh and Ben Somerville, envision Growth for Good as […]
Australia’s largest privately owned transit media supplier, GoTransit Media Group, now offers unprecedented options for transit advertising in Newcastle – on both land and sea following their successful tender to supply interior advertising inside the popular Stockton Ferries. The national transit media company is already well acquainted with the thriving NSW market, having successfully operated […]
Heritage and People’s Choice have launched People First Bank, the new name for positive change in banking Australia’s largest customer-owned bank has unveiled its new brand, announcing that Heritage and People’s Choice will be unified under the new name of People First Bank. Chairman Michael Cameron said the highly anticipated new brand offered a compelling […]
L’Oréal Groupe Australia and New Zealand have announced one of the largest investments to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation to pioneer new coral restoration efforts in the region. L’Oréal Groupe Australia and New Zealand have announced today a new partnership with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation (GBRF), to help coral reefs withstand the devastating impacts […]
Effective immediately, S4Capital’s operating brand Media.Monks, a digital-first marketing and advertising services company, has appointed Matthew Godfrey to lead its APAC Content practice. With over 15 years of experience leading innovative businesses in the Asia-Pacific region, Godfrey will support a best-in-class senior leadership team across the region as EVP, head of content, APAC. He joins […]
Chandra Sinnathamby, Adobe’s director, digital media B2B strategy & GTM, Asia-Pacific, explains how the tech firm is empowering its small business customers with new AI tools, including its Adobe Firefly tools. In today’s fast-paced digital landscape, small businesses face numerous challenges when it comes to creating captivating content that resonates with their audience. Despite the […]
Summer mornings are heating up with Triple M again in 2023, thanks to the star-studded line-up of Harley Breen, Candice Warner and Tom Tilley, who are joining forces each weekday morning from 6-9 am for Triple M’s Summer Breakfast show. Airing from 4 to 15 December in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and streamed live on […]
The Hit Network has announced its summer line-up for 2023, kicking off on Monday, 4 December, featuring The Jimmy & Nath Show, Hamish & Andy podcast, Nights with Seany B and special return celebrations for Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Hit’s cheeky radio duo Jimmy Smith and Nath Roye of The Jimmy & Nath […]
Full-service CX, media and advertising agency AFFINITY has completed an 18-month-long global rebranding for ASX-listed engineering powerhouse Worley. The rebrand reflects Worley’s commitment towards being a leading force in sustainable change. Worley, a global provider of professional services in the energy, chemicals and resources sectors working across six continents, has set out on a significant […]
Highlighting its craft and a world-class shopping experience, Australia’s favourite heritage brand R.M.Williams has announced a consumer competition to celebrate the opening of its new national flagship store at 345 George St. Sydney. Launching on 1 December in line with the new store opening, ‘If The Boot Fits’ invites brand lovers and new customers alike […]