Jim Groves, managing director of Carat Perth, has announced today the appointment of Ashton Wills as digital director.
This is a new appointment for the Perth office with Ashton enhancing Carat’s on the ground digital offering in Perth and building best in class digital skills and capability. Ashton’s appointment will help drive adoption of dentsu’s proprietary technology and platforms through its media line of business.
Prior to joining Carat, Ashton was programmatic lead with Initiative for 2.5years and before that spent two years with OMD commencing as digital executive and moving up to digital manager.
Photo L-R: Mike Brooks (eerformance director), Eugenie Gommeaux (SEO manager), Kristy Kinzett (group digital director), Jim Groves (managing director), Ashton Wills (digital director), Cameron Stewart (performance manager)
Groves said: “Ashton brings a wealth of experience to the business and is extremely passionate about consumer behaviour, the ever-changing digital world and how to interpret and apply this for the best customer outcomes. We’re delighted that he has joined our growing team.”
Ashton added: “I’m thrilled to be joining Carat at such an exciting time. It’s clear that there is a huge focus on delivering exceptional work for clients while building an agency culture founded on a growth mindset.”
In a further announcement, Carat has promoted Kristy Kinzett to the role of group digital director leading digital specialist capability on the ground in Perth and supported by Carat’s Centre of Excellence nationally.
Kinzett commented: “The digital landscape is undergoing a momentous shift. I genuinely feel that the people and technology we have at our disposal puts us in the perfect position to help our clients navigate this and set themselves up for digital transformation and great business outcomes through media.”
Carat Perth has also moved in to a larger office space within its current building.
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