Independent marketing consultancy Paper + Spark has announced some key business hires and client wins
In June 2020, Paper + Spark announced they were committed to an aggressive hiring strategy and following, have made some key strategic hires including scooping up ex Wunderman Thompson creative Margot Alais, ex Hill + Knowlton Strategies Data & Insights lead, Ben Baltins, along with promoting one of the foundation Sparkers, Suma Wiggins.
Managing director and founder Zeina Khodr (pictured) commented; “I am extremely proud of being named Marketing Agency of the Year, especially considering Paper + Spark is only two year’s old. Combined with our CX award win, it is tremendous recognition for our foundation team and clients and is another proof point for our newest recruits that they are joining an award-winning agency.
“Being independent affords us the flexibility and agility to seek out and hire diverse talent who excel in their field and bring a certain multidiscipline creative spark to the team. 2020 has proved to be a challenging year on many levels, so to be recognised with such an award this year, is especially gratifying. Our team resilience and focus has allowed us to thrive during increased economic instability.”
“And being named Marketing Agency of the Year couldn’t come at a better time as we continue to onboard new clients and talent, including Margot and Ben.
“Margot Alais who recently joined the team brings a unique combination of creative thinking, clever writing and multimedia skills that are crucial for the complex always-on integrated digital world in which we operate. Ben uncovers the behavioural insights that propels our strategic storytelling, helps clients set goals and benchmarks that matter, and manages the execution of digital campaigns across search and social to drive these results.
“With these combined skills, Margot and Ben have naturally slotted into the Paper + Spark model. We’re a tight knit complimentary skilled national team who have all come together with a united purpose, to do great work, enjoy what we do and deliver what is ultimately best for our clients with an omnichannel mindset.”
While committed to making new hires, Paper + Spark also wish to announce the outstanding performance of one of their foundation members, Suma Wiggins. Suma heads up Paper + Spark’s Financial Services team and custom publishing arm and oversees one of the company’s biggest clients, the Financial Planners Association.
“Following a successful re-pitch of the FPA business in 2019, Suma had a big job to deliver continual innovation and growth for the digital platform, www.moneyandlife.com.au, publish 10 magazine issues and deliver revenue growth. She has delivered outstanding results despite the curve ball that is COVID.”
Suma Wiggins commented; “It’s rewarding to have my work recognised with this promotion, but I am also grateful for the continual opportunities Paper + Spark provide. I’m offered autonomy, flexibility but also a structure around me that means I can deliver my best work.”
Please login with linkedin to commentpaper + spark
Swinburne University of Technology has launched a series of Bootcamp Graduate Certificate courses, developed in partnership with FourthRev. The courses, an Australian-first, will upskill career changers and provide students the capabilities required to thrive in the digital economy. They are available on-campus and through its online arm, Swinburne Online. Alongside completing projects which will emulate […]
PayPal has partnered with Welcome to Country, Australia’s first Indigenous-led not-for-profit marketplace, which showcases businesses that support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Welcome to Country launched in 2019, providing an online platform for Indigenous experience providers across tours, day treks, scenic flights, bush food, festivals, art and cultural experiences. When the pandemic hit, the […]
Former liberal politician and female icon Julie Bishop has further cemented her celebrity status by scoring her very own Barbie doll. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Barbie creators Mattel, created the Barbie doll in Bishop’s likeness to honour her achievements. Unfortunately, the Julie Bishop Barbie won’t be for sale. Instead, the one-off doll was […]
Full-service digital marketing agency Whitehat Agency has launched its new website and branding, with the end-to-end project delivered by its own team of experienced in-house website designers, developers and UX specialists. After a challenging 2020, Whitehat Agency has experienced a very positive 2021 to date, onboarding nine new clients including The Dog Mum, Handpicked Wines, Compost […]
Award-winning house and land provider, Thrive Homes has launched a new brand campaign to encourage homebuyers worried about the complicated process of building a new home to say 'no' to stress and 'yes' to an efficient, more affordable new home without compromising quality by making 'The Clever Choice' and choosing Thrive.
Fast-growing fintech startup DiviPay has announced the appointment of one of Australia’s most influential and reputable public figures in the accounting world, Trent McLaren, as its head of accounting. The move will enable Divipay to expand its reach into the accounting industry, with the aim of growing its business customer base. DiviPay, Australia’s first virtual […]
Independent agency Adhesive has been appointed the public relations agency of record in Australia for the Domain Group, a leading property technology and services marketplace. The appointment will see Adhesive support PR & communications and campaign media activity for Domain, across consumer, corporate and B2B market remits. Adhesive will work closely with Domain’s in-house communications, […]
Sean Szeps is a gay father and a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community who believes he does not know enough about those within his community that have different gender and sexual identities to his own. Feeling compelled to explore the unique experiences of every member of the community, Szeps’ new podcast, Come Out Wherever […]