Brand experience agency Jack Morton and global communications agency Weber Shandwick, have further strengthened their collective teams in Australia, adding five senior-level hires.
Olivia Randall has made the switch from contractor to a full-time role as Jack Morton’s head of experience to lead their production offering.
Randall is joined by Ian Davidson as business director. Davidson joins from Innocean, where he was head of sponsorship and events. Prior to Innocean he worked at Havas Sports and Entertainment and Jack Morton’s former IPG stablemates, Octagon.
Damien Watson, a former Strategist at Salmat and The Zoo Republic, joins the agency’s new intelligence and connections team serving both agencies as a senior strategist.
Rishu Sharma joins Weber Shandwick as account lead to oversee the agency’s tech, health and corporate clients. Sharma was previously at Avian WE. Joining Sharma to manage Weber Shandwick’s consumer portfolio will be Amelia Monteith. Monteith has been head of strategy and social at Stark Matthews and was previously at Kate and Co.
Jack Morton and Weber Shandwick MD Vinny Panchal said, “I’m so excited and proud that we’re able to attract great talent like Oliva, Ian, Damien, Amelia and Rishu to our agency. As we come out of this pandemic and look to the future, they and several new junior hires are bolstering a talented and ambitious team passionate about reimagining Brand Experiences and PR in Australia”.
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