Isobar today announces that Konrad Spilva has been promoted to the role of CEO of the Isobar Group in Australia and New Zealand.
Spilva’s promotion is a significant appointment for Isobar globally, with Australia identified as one of seven global growth hubs within the international Isobar network, now with 70 locations round the world with some 4000 staff. His promotion comes hot on the heels of the recent acquisition of digital creative agencies Soap and game studio SMG, which led to the formation of the Isobar Group, Australia & New Zealand.
Spilva co-founded Visual Jazz, a leading digital agency in Australia in 2001, which he merged with the existing Isobar business in Australia in 2012. Since then, he has successfully evolved the business through three major acquisitions, growing the group to become Australia’s and New Zealand’s largest digital agency, with over 270 employees across four offices. In 2014, under Spilva’s leadership, Isobar was ranked by BRW among the top 50 Most Innovative Companies.
Speaking of the appointment, Isobar Global CEO, Jean Lin said: “Konrad is highly regarded in the Australian and international market for his entrepreneurial spirit and honest, no nonsense leadership style. He has had an incredible impact on the Isobar business since its inception in Australia and we are confident in his ability to lead it to even greater success in the future.
“At Isobar we know that the future of commerce is brand commerce, which means it’s pivotal to our business to ensure that every engagement with a customer across all touch points, also provides an opportunity to transact. Assisting our Clients in navigating the brand commerce era is a significant focus for Isobar globally and a key priority for Konrad as he drives and develops Isobar locally, while also opening up international opportunities.”
Luke Littlefield, CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network ANZ, said: “Konrad has been pivotal in every evolution of the Isobar brand in Australia and New Zealand and has the leadership skills, creativity and business acumen to ensure that the Isobar Group continues to thrive in this market. His promotion is thoroughly well deserved.”
Spilva said of his appointment:“I’m really proud of the way the Isobar business has continued to evolve and I am committed to leading our team in our relentless desire to create better brand experiences for our clients and their customers. Australia and New Zealand are strong markets for Isobar and I firmly believe our global vision around the importance of Brand Commerce is key in helping our clients’ success.”
Verizon Media’s talent program has come to an end for the third year, closing with a hybrid pitch-off event for Musicians Making A Difference (MMAD). The Verizon Media Academy class of 2021, made up of 44 emerging leaders from across Australia and New Zealand media, advertising and marketing industry, were given just one hour to […]
Social purpose organisation UnLtd’s Big Games competition has raised a combined $85,000 for children and young people at risk. Running over five weeks, the competition involved 32 teams from across the advertising, marketing and media industries battling it out virtually for a chance to qualify for the Rocket League final. The tournament culminated in a […]
Stan has announced that the Stan Original Film Transfusion commenced filming in Sydney earlier this week and will premiere on Stan in 2022. Transfusion is a taut, muscular thriller starring Sam Worthington (Avatar) as Ryan Logan, a former Special Forces operative, who is battling to cope with life after the loss of his wife and is thrust […]
According to a decade of data collected by iStock, Australian brands turned to imagery depicting outdated gender stereotypes during the pandemic. Tracking the keyword ‘women’, iStock by Getty Images found that in 2020, ANZ brands and businesses reverted to gender stereotypes. Images of mothers home-schooling were used at almost twice the rate of images of […]
Schwartz Media is congratulating Maddison Connaughton on her three years as editor of The Saturday Paper. Connaughton has decided to finish up her editorship this month. “It’s been an honour to edit the paper,” Connaughton said. “The Saturday Paper is one of the brightest voices in Australian media and I have been happy to see […]
Research from EdBbirdie using Spotify data has identified the most popular songs to study to. After analysing thousands of studying and homework playlists on Spotify, American singer Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘drivers license’ came out as top song to study to. It featured on 48 study playlists, while other top songs included ‘Ophelia’ by The Lumineers, ‘Falling’ […]
Dayna Stewart is the Business Director – Digital Marketing, Media & Creative Services at The Nudge Group. Here, she discusses the challenges that come with building a successful marketing team when working remotely. Before COVID-19 changed the way businesses work, most marketing teams spent their days together in a meeting room collaborating on the next […]
The line-up for the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Festival has been announced as the legendary event returns live in Las Vegas in September. This year, the epic two-day lineup for the iHeartRadio Music Festival main stage will feature performances by Billie Eilish, Cheap Trick, Coldplay, Dua Lipa, Florida Georgia Line, Journey, Khalid, Lil Baby, Maroon 5, Nelly, […]
Shop! ANZ is calling on shopper and retail marketing professionals from all retail related disciplines to participate in the first ANZ Shopper and Retail Marketing Industry Survey in four years. This important research provides a guide of where the retail marketing industry in Australia and New Zealand has come from and what is anticipated to […]