Jason Lonsdale, executive planning director of Saatchi & Saatchi Australia will be leaving Saatchi & Saatchi at the end of October to pursue a new opportunity in NYC.
Lonsdale said, “When I arrived here with Mike Rebelo four years ago, it was fair to say that Saatchi & Saatchi was a bit of a ‘fixer-upper’, and we’ve been lucky enough to have a great team putting in the hard yards to turn it around.
“I’m extremely proud of where Saatchi & Saatchi Australia has got to – an agency capable of creating campaigns such as ‘Penny the Pirate’ and HiLux ‘Unbreakable’.”
“Four years ago Jason took up my invitation to join Saatchi & Saatchi. I knew after working with Jase in London that he was exactly what we needed to repurpose the agency,” Saatchi & Saatchi CEO Michael Rebelo added. “I genuinely feel indebted to what Jason has brought to our business and our culture during this time.”
Lonsdale will also be leaving his post as Account Planning Group (APG) chair, a position he has held since March. Replacing him will be executive planning director of J Walter Thompson Australia, Angela Morris.
Morris brings a wealth of local and international experience having built her career in London before moving to Australia where she now leads strategy planning across across J Walter Thompson’s Sydney, Melbourne and Perth offices.
A passionate supporter of planning in Australia, Morris has held a position on the APG Committee for the past four years, recently taking on the role of vice-chair of the APG as well as Chair of Judging in this year’s APG Planning Idol Competition which will announce its winner on Thursday 12 November.
“I am delighted to be appointed Chair,” Morris said.
“The APG plays an important role in ensuring Australia’s planning talent continues to develop and adapt in line with the needs of our industry – from providing the latest local and international learnings through our annual events calendar, to inspiring creative thinking through the APG Battle of Big Thinking, and our biannual Creative Strategy Awards and Planning Idol competition.”
Apple has laid out its plan to remove the Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA), marking a major change in mobile identity. In this piece, head of identity APAC at PubMatic, Harui Imaim, shares her thoughts on how advertisers can navigate these upcoming changes. This year has brought many changes, not least of which are shifts in […]
Val Morgan Outdoor (VMO) has secured an exclusive large format tender with next-generation, iconic screens at one of Sydney’s key retail, commuter and entertainment destinations, World Square. With market leading technology, VMO will deliver the ultimate immersive experience in the form of truly intelligent, curved internal LED screens and a hero screen spanning 8 metres […]
It was announced today that Yeesum Lo will join 10 ViacomCBS in the newly created role of Head of Development. Reporting directly to Head of Programming, Daniel Monaghan, Lo will be responsible for identifying and developing locally produced Australian content across all channels and platforms in conjunction with the wider Network 10 team. Lo joins […]
On Friday 27 November Bunnings launched their biggest ever Christmas activation, which was created and brought to life by strategic brand, commercial and experiential agency Bastion EBA. To bring a little magic to this Christmas, the activation involved lighting up one of their Melbourne warehouses, Bunnings Warehouse Maribyrnong. This resulted in a spectacular Christmas lighting […]
TikTok has always been about bringing people together to inspire each other and share moments of joy. It’s also a place to find your community, no matter your interests. This has never been more important than in 2020. From devastating bushfires, to a global pandemic that introduced us to social distancing and loss, to community […]
VMLY&R NZ announces Fleur Head is stepping into the role of Managing Director VMLY&R New Zealand following the resignation of current MD James Mok. Head was previously Managing Director of VMLY&R Wellington. Wellington-based Head, who has more than 25 years agency and management experience across both the Auckland and Wellington markets, will lead VMLY&R NZ […]
Wild Turkey and Creative Director Matthew McConaughey, in partnership with Eleven, unveil a new Wild Turkey With Thanks initiative. The integrated campaign is shining a light on Australian Local Legends who have stood with conviction supporting their environment and communities throughout the crises of 2020. Wild Turkey’s With Thanks is a global, annual platform, wherein […]
AIA Australia has announced that it is now the official life, health and wellbeing partner to the AFL’s St Kilda Football Club. According to the company, the new partnership will provide club members with learnings, tools, and strategies that they can use to lead healthier lifestyles. Members will at the same time receive access to […]
Small to medium sized businesses will now be able to advertise on TikTok through SaaS solutions provider AppsVillage (ASX:APV). APV will allow SMBs to create and manage campaigns on TikTok in under three minutes using its AI software and advertising management platform JARVIS. The partnership makes the most of TikTok’s self-service advertising offering which launched […]
To keep pace with their transformative technology, Advanced Navigation turned to DOUBLESTAR CO for art direction, 3D modelling and design help that would capture the value proposition and offering of Advanced Navigation: AIR, LAND, SEA & SUB-SEA for their upcoming campaign “Accurate positioning in the most demanding conditions”. Advanced Navigation’s Head of Marketing Romain Pare […]
Junkee Studio, oOh!media’s creative and social agency division, is capitalising on another successful year by announcing the promotion of Tom Pitney to Strategy Director. Pitney will now drive the direction of Junkee’s in-house creative and strategy team, which produces bespoke content solutions for brands to help them tell and share their stories across their owned […]