Games, tech and pop culture specialist marketing and PR agency, Double Jump Communications, today announced the appointment of industry veteran Doug Johns as business director.
Johns will head up the firm’s recently expanded Sydney office, working alongside business director, Paul Houlihan, and managing director, Chris Wright to accelerate the company’s growth.
The move comes after a year of significant growth for Double Jump, which saw monthly billings more than double year on year and significant new client wins including Wizards of the Coast, HyperX, RTX Sydney and Madman Entertainment. Offering services including PR, social media, esports management, content creator engagement and events, the firm is the leading games-specialist agency for Australia and New Zealand.
Johns joins Double Jump from Willard Public Affairs and brings three decades of experience across journalism and PR including Director of Operations at PPR, European PR Manager at Virgin Interactive Entertainment and running his own specialist games agency in the UK (1-Up Media).
Johns will head up Double Jump’s Sydney office and joins existing Business Director, Paul Houlihan to create a formidable leadership team. Together they will be responsible for accelerating the agency’s growth, with the team expected to grow from eight to twelve staff during the next 12 months.
“We’re all about having the absolute best talent from the industry here at Double Jump and with Doug we’re adding another unique individual to the family,” said Chris Wright, managing director at Double Jump Communications. “He has the same burning passion for games, tech and pop culture that defines our team as well as deep experience in PR for games, tech, corporate and consumer brands.”
“It is great to be joining the Double Jump team. I am a gamer at heart, having worked in games and tech for several decades, and I’m looking forward to bringing my passion and experience to the Double Jump team,” added Doug Johns, Business Director at Double Jump Communications. “Double Jump are without doubt the leading agency in their field in ANZ, offering their clients a service that is simply not available at other agencies. I look forward to building on that success.”
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