Digital transformation business APD has announced the appointment of Chris Butterworth as its Australian head of digital product and strategy.
Based in Melbourne, Butterworth (pictured above) will be responsible for building on APD’s owned media team, growing its range of services and developing cross-channel products.
Butterworth joins APD from Reprise Digital, where he was most recently head of strategy and insights.
He brings more than nine years’ experience to APD across digital channels covering design, development, SEO, content, analytics, UX and strategy.
APD Australia CEO Scott Player said: “Chris’ extensive cross channel experience made him the natural choice to lead our digital product and strategy growth plans.
“His dynamic approach to team management will support him well, as he builds on our market successes to date and enable him to support our continued push to deliver clients the most sophisticated level of single point service possible.”
Commenting on his new role, Butterworth said: “I’m delighted to be working with an accomplished leadership team for whom I have a great deal of respect.
“The breadth of marketing, development and consulting capability at APD, combined with the streamlined structure of the business, also enables the type of cross-channel collaboration that makes truly exciting work possible.”
Butterworth is the latest senior appointment for APD, with other leadership roles being filled over the last four months, including Kerry Boys (head of strategic operations), Keith Dodds (director of business consulting), Greg Skinner (head of experience design), and Stuart Oliver (head of sales).
WPP has agreed to pay a $US19 million ($A26 million) fine to America’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to bribery allegations and accounting controls for its subsidiaries that include Brazil, China, India India and Peru. The offences pre-date the current management headed by CEO Mark Read, with some dating as far back as 2013. […]
Jillian Davison has been named editor-in-chief of the recently relaunched Harper’s BAZAAR Australia. She will oversee all content, development and creative direction across the iconic magazine’s digital and brand platforms. Davison (pictured) succeeds Eugenie Kelly, who recently stepped down to pursue other opportunities. The announcement was made by Maureen Jordan, publisher of Harper’s BAZAAR Australia […]
The Gourmet Traveller team has uncovered the best restaurants around the country to bring you the finalists for the 2022 Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards in the October issue of Gourmet Traveller, on sale today. Due to ongoing restrictions, The Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Award winners will be announced via a virtual announcement on October 24, […]
Publicis’ Spark Foundry has been appointed to manage the media strategy, planning and buying responsibilities for Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia, following a highly-competitive pitch. Owned by the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC), Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia offers experience-based holidays in Australia’s most iconic wilderness locations, including Ayers Rock Resort in the Red Centre, Northern […]
A new global report on the damaging effects of promoting fossil fuels has singled out Australia as being uniquely compromised by agencies lobbying for oil, gas and coal. The joint study by Australian organisations Comms Declare and Clean Creatives lists the 90 advertising, marketing and PR agencies that have hampered cuts to greenhouse gas emissions […]
Freedom Foods and 72andSunny Sydney have launched the first advertising campaign for Australia’s Own range of plant-based beverages. The campaign introduces a new visual world and identity for the brand and captures the healthy, positive feeling you get when spending time in nature and when consuming Australia’s Own certified-organic, plant-based beverages. As well as featuring […]
Nine creatives from APAC are among the 94 finalists from 27 countries in The One Club for Creativity’s prestigious Young Guns 19 competition, celebrating international creative professionals age 30 or younger. The finalists from APAC are: Hiu Ching Kung, graphic designer, Hong Kong Lam Ieong Kun, graphic designer, illustrator, indego design, Macau Raxenne Maniquiz, graphic designer, illustrator, Santa Maria (Philippines) Kiyotaka […]
OOH transit company Adflow has announced the success of the first phase of its regional expansion program. Adflow’s regional footprint has increased by 60 per cent to now include 65 regional locations. With 9.1 million people living regionally in Australia (growth of 1.1 per cent experienced in the 19/20 Financial year) and most regional centres […]
Freshworks, a leading software company, has started trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, marking an important milestone for the company. The company priced its IPO at US$36 per share (AU$49.76), raising about US$1 billion (AU$1.4B), resulting in a total market capitalisation of AU$13.7 billion (US$10B). Freshworks, which was founded in India, has strong roots […]