Agency executive Joanna Gray is returning to Sydney from Auckland to join 303 MullenLowe as its new client service director and managing partner.
Gray (pictured above) will join the agency in mid-June and will replace Tony Dunseath, who is joining 303 MullenLowe client TK Maxx.
A native New Zealander, Gray established her career at Mojo before joining Colenso BBDO, where she worked for three years.
Gray moved to Sydney seven years ago to lead a large client portfolio at Host before joining The Works, where she was initially head of client service and later general manager.
Gray helped lead The Works’ successful pitch for Optus and stayed with the agency for three years before moving home to New Zealand.
Nick Cleaver, CEO of 303 MullenLowe, said: “Jo is an experienced agency executive with a depth of experience and a restless drive to produce great ideas and sell great work, which makes her an exciting addition to our leadership team.
“Tony is leaving us, and while we’re sad to see him go, we’re delighted our relationship continues. He has a tremendous track record at our agency and has been a key contributor to our success. We will miss him, but wish him all the best in his new role at TK Maxx.”
Commenting on her new role, Gray said: “I’m really excited to be returning to Sydney to an agency that is enjoying so much momentum as a result of a hyper-bundled model that is unique in the market.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity to work with Nick, Gary and the team to further enhance our offering for clients.”
Commenting on his departure, Dunseath said: “I’ve had an amazing journey over the last four years at 303 MullenLowe and I’m really proud of what we’ve achieved.
“But life has a way of presenting new, exciting adventures and the opportunity to join TK Maxx was just too good to turn down. I wish the agency and the clients all the best for the future.”
Levi Slavin, former CCO of Colenso BBDO, has been appointed Howatson+Company’s new chief creative officer following the sudden departure of Ant White in August. Slavin will join the Sydney-based agency in January. Chris Howatson (pictured below) commented: “Levi is a wonderful human being first, brilliant creative second. He is renowned for his empathy, his commitment […]
Spikes Asia has announced the appointment of Jenny Lau as events director. Based in Singapore, Lau will take overall responsibility for Spikes Asia. Lau (pictured) has worked within the Asia-Pacific advertising industry for more than 20 years and brings a deep understanding of the trends and issues affecting the regional advertising and marketing industry. Lau […]
Global ecommerce and marketplace specialist Pattern has ranked a group of 50 brands selling on Amazon.com.au based on a set of best practice criteria it has developed. Pet brand Zenify topped the ranking in Pattern’s Amazon Australia Benchmarking Report, scoring 82 per cent of the possible marks against a set of criteria designed to measure […]
Fifth Dimension Consulting has announced the expansion of its executive leadership team in response to the organisation’s significant growth over the last 18 months. Lyndall Spooner has moved from the position of managing director to the role of chief executive officer (CEO). As CEO, she will lead Fifth Dimensions’ innovation arm, as well as the […]
GoDaddy Inc. has today announced the Australian launch of GoDaddy Studio, a new content creation tool designed for small and medium businesses to create beautiful visual content for their business for all platforms. Compatible on both iOS and Android mobile apps and desktop, GoDaddy Studio includes thousands of customisable templates and easy-to-use tools, providing small […]
Seismic has announced an expanded New Zealand (NZ) presence to support the transformation of sales and marketing teams, and enable the nation’s employers to focus on upskilling their workforces to overcome a digital skills shortage. The company has also signed NZ-based specialist consultancies, Fresh Perspective Sales (FPS) and Jumping Fox Interactive, as its first two […]
Alex Huntley, Booktopia’s head of customer experience, recently appeared at software company Freshworks’ recent digital CX summit RE:SOLVE. During the summit, Huntley shared his thoughts on future-proofing customer service architecture.Huntley sat down with B&T to discuss Booktopia’s partnership with Freshworks and how it has helped their platform develop. B&T: Why did Booktopia first decide to partner […]
The Edison Agency has made four new appointments in its Sydney office to service the continued growth across key account The Arnott’s Group and the recent appointment to Nestlé Oceania’s strategic packaging design roster. Over the past 12 months, the culmination of strategic and creative work across the Uncle Toby’s brand and continued growth of […]