Experience agency, George P. Johnson (GPJ), has announced key leadership appointments. Gavin Link (lead image) is promoted to director of live production, APAC, while Trish McNamara returns to the agency and assumes the role of head of integrated production for GPJ ANZ.
Link, a seasoned professional with over 20 years of global experience, brings a wealth of show and technical expertise, including contributing to the success of events such as the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in London, to his new role. Having spent eight years shaping GPJ US’ Live Production department and delivering major corporate shows with artists like Beyoncé, John Legend, Kelly Clarkson and others, Gavin has been instrumental in building GPJ’s live production capabilities here in ANZ for the past two and a half years. In his new position, Link will spearhead the Live Production team, focusing on live and broadcast shows across the APAC region.
“I am thrilled to step into the role of director of live production, APAC,” said Link. “With GPJ’s stellar reputation for delivering best-in-class experiences, I am eager to contribute my extensive global experience in producing large-scale shows. Together, we will elevate our technical production, show producing, production design and broadcast capabilities to create unforgettable shows and set new standards in the industry.”
McNamara, who has been an integral part of the GPJ journey, has been appointed as head of integrated production. McNamara will lead the strategic growth, alignment and ways of working of the integrated (live, digital, content and registration) production department of GPJ ANZ. With over 15 years’ experience in event, marketing and operations across client and agency roles, Trish is known for her exceptional ability to lead, motivate and inspire teams having managed integrated projects of varying scale at Telstra, ANZ, Credit Suisse and Business Australia.
“I am honoured to step into the role of head of integrated production,” said McNamara. “GPJ has a reputation for pushing boundaries and delivering innovative campaigns, and I look forward to leading the Integrated Production team in creating experiences that drive results for our clients.”
Both Link’s and McNamara’s appointments come at a pivotal time for GPJ as the company continues to evolve into an experience agency that ambitious brands partner with to deliver their most important moments.
“We are delighted to welcome Trish as our new head of integrated production and congratulate Gavin on his well-deserved promotion to director of live production APAC,” said Christine Mills, managing director, GPJ ANZ. “Their combined expertise and passion for creating impactful experiences will undoubtedly contribute to GPJ as we dream, design and deliver extraordinary experiences for our clients.”
Please login with linkedin to commentGeorge P. Johnson
A new campaign from Australia’s number one sports nutrition brand, Musashi, captures the emotion, intensity and self-reflection on GAME DAY, featuring some of the country’s most exciting, emerging sporting talent. Devised by leading independent agency JOY, the campaign creative is inspired by the power of the moment just before an athlete steps out onto the […]
Picture this. A freshly baked, deliciously gooey and irresistible 8-in-1 giant vanilla cookie, served warm. Now imagine a delectable drizzle of hazelnut spread, NUTELLA on top. No further imagination is needed as Pizza Hut has launched its brand-new Loaded Cookie with NUTELLA this Thursday, 22nd February, set to become an Aussie favourite in their 270 […]
Social Soup has announced the appointment of Jess Hope to the newly created role of head of growth and Innovation, effective immediately. Lead image: L-R – Sharyn Smith and Jess Hope With over 15 years of social, creative and content marketing experience, Jess has spent her career immersed in entertainment, music, publishing and advertising. Having […]
The Canberra Raiders just snuck into the top eight last year, appearing in the finals for the first time since 2014. But while the Raider’s relationship with finals footy is rocky at best, their sponsorship is anything but. Welcome back to B&T’s Spotlight on Sponsors series, where we unpack all the major sponsorship news from each NRL and AFL team in […]
Businesses are integrating customer data platforms with AI and analytics to personalise customer experiences and drive business success, according to a new report from Twilio Segment. Lead image: Kathryn Murphy, SVP of product and design, Twilio. The fifth annual Customer Data Platform Report, which reflects the findings of anonymised usage data from Twilio Segment’s more […]
The Western Bulldogs remained in contention to take the top prize right through the 2023 season despite inconsistent results but ultimately missed out on the finals series for the first time since 2018. Welcome back to B&T’s Spotlight on Sponsors series, where we unpack all the major sponsorship news from each NRL and AFL team in the lead-up to the […]
Guardian Australia has recruited a new partnerships manager, Charlotte Byrne, following a push for strategic content collaborations with major advertisers. Byrnes will join Guardian Australia as partnerships manager from Schwartz Media team, where she was previously responsible for leading and developing the sales team across direct, agency and media partnerships. Guardian Australia is a free […]
Word of Mouth Digital, a Sydney-based full-service digital marketing agency, has announced the addition of six diverse brands to its expanding client portfolio. Lead image: Alex and Tash Williams These new partnerships span various sectors, including pet care, cognitive health, home construction, wellness, and retail, showcasing the agency’s commitment to fostering growth through strategic collaboration […]
Carat Perth client partner Michelle Testa (pictured) has been named as the new chair of the Oasis Committee with a remit to deliver continued financial support to The Salvation Army on behalf of the WA Advertising and Communications industry. Testa, who takes on the chair has been a member of the Oasis Committee for several […]
In this guest post, Sarah Tilleke, Adobe ANZ Solutions Consultant (pictured below), says now’s a great time to take control of your marketing processes thanks to the rise of generative AI. Small business owners would agree that while a standout marketing campaign is essential if you want to grow your business, far too often the […]
Canto has announced that it has chosen Sydney to establish its APAC hub, to service its growing client base and to scale up growth in the ANZ market. The growing software business already works with 3,000 customers globally and notable Australian companies – such as Ramsay Pharmacy, Journey Beyond, Charles Darwin University and Cotton On […]