Quinlan departs DDB Sydney as agency hires new head of social

Quinlan departs DDB Sydney as agency hires new head of social

DDB Sydney has announced that James Quinlan will leave the agency to be replaced by Karalee Evans as head of its social media unit.

Quinlan will depart for New York as Evans joins the Sydney office after building the social and digital offering at Text 100.

She has previously held roles as social strategy manager at Amnesia as well as director of communications for Headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation.

Leif Stromnes, managing director for strategy and innovation at DDB Sydney, commented: “We will miss James’ passion and thought leadership in the building but we wish him all the best as he follows his heart to the Big Apple."

On Evans appointment, Stromnes added: “It was Karalee’s keen interest in the evolution of communications, sociology and consumers relationships with converging digital platforms that made her a perfect fit for this role.

“DDB has built a bespoke social team that uses multi channel platforms to track social stats in real-time helping clients radically improve customer service and predict consumer sentiment, with the ultimate goal of increasing their productivity.

Evans said: “Over the past six years or so I have seen social go from a novelty, to an add-on to now being the heart of many global brands. It’s a great time to work with clients to build social into their brand’s DNA and joining DDB Sydney to partner their iconic clients on this journey is an amazing challenge.”

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