Enero appoints Brent Scrimshaw as CEO
Enero Group has announced the appointment of Brent Scrimshaw as Chief Executive Officer effective 1 July 2020. Brent spent eighteen years at Nike Inc. including three years as VP / Chief Executive Western Europe based in Amsterdam, CMO for EMEA, along with other leadership roles in Europe, the USA and Australia in general management and marketing. More recently, Brent was the founder and CEO of Unscriptd, a technology led sports media company. Enero Chair, Ann Sherry, said: “We are delighted to be able to announce the appointment of Brent as Chief Executive Officer effective the beginning of the FY2021 financial year. Brent has a wealth of leadership experience across marketing services on both agency and client side, has worked and lived in a number of our key geographic markets and brings a strong global perspective on building brands. His track record in innovation combined with his entrepreneurial spirit adds another layer of expertise to our Group’s growth ambitions. On behalf of the Board, we welcome Brent and look forward to working with him.” Brent will join the Board of Enero Group as an Executive Director.
Orchard reminds Aussies expert advice matters in new campaign for RACGP
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has launched an impactful campaign by Orchard, urging the public not to put off regular GP consultations for health issues aside from COVID-19 during the pandemic. Appearing across TV, social and online, the campaign shows how GPs help to cut through misinformation and offer expert advice when it matters most.
Hotwire makes North America Agency of the Year shortlist
Hotwire has been named as a finalist for the 2020 Tech PR Agency of the Year by PRovoke (formally the Holmes Report), with the winner being announced next month. Hotwire has also been shortlisted in the Executive Leadership category for its work with client, Commvault.
BMF named as 4 finalists in APAC Effie Awards
BMF’s campaign against domestic violence for The Department of Social Services has been shortlisted in both the Government and Positive Change categories of the APAC Effie Awards. Meanwhile, BMF’s work on ALDI Australia’s Loyalty Pointless Points and Christmas campaigns has also been shortlisted under the Retail category. The winners will be announced this September.
Frank works with Israel Tourist Board to launch virtual travel experiences
Despite the country having closed its borders to tourists, Frank has been bringing to life some of Israel’s most popular attractions in 360-degree virtual form, and generating strong media attention in The New York Times and The Independent.
Orchard and BMF website for BPAY named top 3 Kentico Industry Awards Finalist
BPAY’s consumer website, developed by Orchard and BMF, has been named one of the top three finalists worldwide in Kentico’s Industry Awards. The annual Kentico Site of the Year contest seeks out the best Kentico CMS and EMS implementations, with the winner being announced in May.
Frank works with PBC to promote positive births in the midst of global pandemic
To support pregnant women during COVID-19, Frank worked with the Positive Birth Company and its founder Siobhan Miller to encourage planning and the use of digital resources for those who may find it difficult to access face-to-face appointments at NHS locations in the UK. Some appointments are now being conducted over the phone or via video-conferencing.
Frank takes home three CIPR Pride Awards
Following two award wins earlier this year, Frank UK has continued to build momentum around its D-Day 75-year celebration campaign on behalf of D-Day Story Museum. Huge congratulations to the team for recently being awarded two golds and one silver at the prestigious 2019 CIPR Pride Awards in Manchester.
Hotwire launches new Gen Alpha report
The third edition of Hotwire’s thought leadership research, which explores the trends of Generation Alpha, has now been published. These findings delve into how diversity impacts the lives of children born after 2010. Despite their age, Gen Alpha is a more nuanced generation than ever before with stronger worldviews and increasingly, brands must take notice.
Challenge Accepted: Frank shoots entire wedding day on Huawei P30 Pro
After convincing a couple to ditch their wedding photographer and allow Ian Weldon – “the coolest documentary photographer in the world” – to capture their wedding day exclusively on a Huawei P30 Pro, Frank UK put Huawei’s tech to the ultimate test. The resulting images prove that the smartphone’s photographic capabilities match that of a professional DSLR.
Hotwire CEO wins Global PR Leader of the Year
Hotwire’s Global CEO, Barbara Bates, has been recognised as Global PR Leader of the Year at the ICCO Global PR Awards. A testament to the impact she has had on her global teams but also on the industry as a whole, Barbara was shortlisted for the PR Week US and Holmes Report Sabre Awards CEO of the Year nominations as well.
CPR hosts celebrity feast
Celebrity chef, Matt Preston, spent a busy morning in the kitchen alongside CPR Communications and local charity, Open Table, recently. In support of CPR’s ongoing Libraries Change Lives campaign, Matt attended the Fitzroy North Library’s free community feast to lend a hand, share his tips on how to minimise food waste and promote crucial library services.
Frank and BWS launch the World’s Biggest Beer Run
Last month, BWS travelled 50,000km around the globe to offer customers six different beers that have never been available in Australia. Beer-lovers queued around the block at selected BWS stores to get their hands on a free pack of some of the world’s rarest beers.
CPR runs New York marathon for Artolution
CPR’s Director, Brendan Rowswell ran 42km recently and raised $10,000 for Artolution – an incredible organisation that uses art to support young people living in refugee camps and crisis-affected communities around the world. Support the Artolution campaign and brighten the lives of people in vulnerable communities here.
UNICEF and BMF celebrate World Children’s Day
UNICEF partnered with BMF recently to give children a say on how they’d change the world for the better. From equality to education, children were encouraged to write, draw or film their answers and post their ideas using the hashtag #worldchildrenssay. The only thing more important than a day when we celebrate children, is a day when we listen to what they have to say.
Hotwire wins Best Consumer Campaign at the ICCO Awards
Hotwire’s global consumer team has won Best Consumer Campaign at the ICCO (International Communications Consultancy Org) Awards in London for the Even Divas Stay in Hostels campaign for Hostelworld. This campaign features the Queen Diva herself, Mariah Carey.
Precinct launches Downer Group video campaign
In partnership with Playground Films, Precinct has created an emotive corporate video for Downer Group, an integrated services company. The video showcases Downer’s services and, more importantly, their focus on helping to improve people’s lives, every single day.