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Bastion Reputation welcomes principal consultant

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Bastion Reputation has announced the appointment of Elliot Giakalis to the role of principal consultant, media and public affairs.  As experienced communications and corporate affairs professional with a background in financial law, the new role will see Giakalis leading its media and public affairs practice. Bastion Reputation managing director, Clare Gleghorn welcomed Elliot to the team saying the team is looking forward to working with Giakalis to meet clients’ needs and build business success.  “Elliot is a wonderful addition to our team and, as a Principal Consultant, will bring his breadth of skills and deep expertise to continue to support our expanding client base nationally,” she said. “Elliot further strengthens Bastion Reputation’s ability to help clients, as their trusted advisors, navigate the often-complex intersection between business, government, and the community.” Giakalis spent more than three years at Australia Post as senior manager of strategic

WE communications welcomes creative director

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WE Communications has announced the appointment of Neil Harris to the role of creative director, strengthening the creative capabilities of the team.  The new role will see Harris, working closely with Mike Nikotin, associate creative director and a talented studio team of animators, designers, video editors and producers, to create brand campaigns that combine data, content and digital, overseeing WE’s creative and studio offerings in Australia and contribute to the next chapter of growth for the agency, WE Communications Australia’s managing director, Dan Woods said Harris is joining at the most important time for the company.  “We have grown our overall service offering, capabilities and teams over the last two years, we worked our way through Covid, and now is the right time for us to take this further critical step of appointing a senior creative leader to bring more value to our clients and work,” Woods said.  Harris said after the “irrevocable change” over th

Organic Pacific announces business wins

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Havas Group’s specialist entertainment communication agency Organic Pacific has announced a raft of business wins including  Universal Pictures Content Group, Every Cloud Productions, Moving Story,  Black Pearl Productions and the Rockit and Greenlight Productions.  Organic Pacific has been appointed by Universal Pictures Content Group to partner on Lee Kernaghan: The Boy from the Bush and Reef: Stalked, BMG Records collaborating on the multiverse of Future/Never experiences from Daniel Johns, Every Cloud Productions for an unannounced unit publicity project, Moving Story to promote their annual calendar of film festivals, Black Pearl Productions to manage the social media strategy for Bosch & Rockit and Greenlight Productions for Straya and Ever After. Organic has also been engaged by The Alliance Francaise Film Festival for the second year running. Organic Pacific head of entertainment, Annabelle Gigliotti said the agency is thrilled to partner with the industry’s b

Initiative appoints people and culture director

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Media agency Initiative has appointed Carolyn Maloney to the role of director, people and culture.  Working in close collaboration with Initiative’s national leadership team, the appointment sees Maloney create industry-leading people policies, engage, grow and retain the talent across the agency to develop and implement an employee experience program across the agency. Melissa Fein, CEO of Initiative Australia said Maloney’s role will ensure the agency’s ongoing success and “people and culture make the agency stand out”. “It is imperative we have the right people on our people and Culture team, and in Carolyn I am confident we have found the best person to lead our people proposition; not only does she bring a wealth of knowledge and industry experience to our leadership team; she has a genuine desire to help people; advance their careers and make their workplace the best it can possibly be.  I am delighted she has accepted the role and welcome her to the team, parti

Leadership appointments at Poem PR

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Poem has announced a leadership restructure, announcing appointments to the newly created roles on the leadership team with Katie Raleigh and Rhania Farah being promoted to the newly created management roles alongside co-founders Rob Lowe and Matt Holmes.  These promotions are the major restructure since the agency was founded.  Rob Lowe, Poem’s co-founder and MD said “scaling the business” is important to keep evolving, for which the team must have “smarter people”. “This is a significant life stage for Poem, so it’s important we have the right people, the best possible environment and the most appropriate tools, to allow us to make the most of this huge opportunity for growth and development.” “Katie and Rhania have both given so much to the business already, they’re so talented and are so ingrained in what we are, that they’re perfectly positioned to help us take that next step,” Lowe said. Matt Holmes, co-founder and ECD said Raleigh and Farah are do

CHEP PR secures rebel’s PR duties

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CHEP PR has been appointed as the PR agency of record by leading Australian sports retailer, rebel.  The agency will lead a range of initiatives including product-led comms, seasonal campaigns and corporate profiling, in addition to amplifying its sponsorships and charity partnerships.  Rosemary Martin, rebel general manager, e-commerce and marketing said it’s an “exciting time” for sport in Australia.  “rebel is delighted to be working with CHEP, as we continue to support all Australians to pursue their sporting passion,” Martin said. CHEP Director - PR, Nick Zonnios said that the group is excited to be partnering with “a great Australian brand in rebel.” “The business continues to go from strength to strength, and we’re looking forward to supporting its continued growth,” Zonnios said.   

Elevate Communication announces promotions

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Brisbane-based PR and communications firm, Elevate Communication has announced a number of promotions to their team.  Kate Ward has stepped up as brand communication director, Joshua Stengert as corporation communication director, Taylor Whyte and Micayla Pretorius as senior communications managers and Jessica Quinn as a digital marketing executive. Ward joined the firm as a brand communication specialist after following roles at Haystac dentsu and Edelman in the UK. She has over 15 years of experience in the PR and comms space in both Australia and the UK, including seven years at  Haystac dentsu in Brisbane, most recently as general manager. Joshua Stengert has been with the agency for nearly four years, joining as a communications coordinator. Taylor Whyte assumes the role of senior communications manager, joined the team a year ago from JBS Australia, as media and communications officer. Prior to that, Whyte held agency roles at Phillips Group, Red Agency and Ignite PR &

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