BMF welcomes new Creative Director and Associate Creative Director
BMF has announced two new award-winning international creatives to its team: Doug Hamilton (Creative Director) and Casey Schweikert (Associate Creative Director). Alex Derwin, CCO, BMF says, “As Australia’s most effective creative agency, there are no better hires than Doug and Casey. They both bring a powerful combination of international pedigree and local expertise, and they’ve already started to push our thinking into some really interesting spaces.”.
BMF makes Women in Media Power List 2020
Congratulations to both BMF Chief Strategy Officer, Christina Aventi and Group Creative Director, Pia Chaudhuri for featuring in this year’s B&T Women in Media Power List. The list recognises exceptional women who have achieved success in their professional arenas, celebrating their contribution to the media industry through leadership, innovation and courage. Very well deserved!
Hotwire’s North America CEO named chair of PR Council
The PR Council of North America, a highly influential PR industry trade association, has voted in Hotwire’s very own North America CEO, Heather Kernahan as the Group’s new chair. This is the first time the chair position has been held by a leader from a midsize agency. Congratulations Heather!
Orchard launches Omico’s new website
In 2019, the Australian Genomic Cancer Medicine Centre rebranded to Omico and needed a new website to match. Orchard was approached to lead this design and development, aligning with the new brand and updating previous clunky CMS. The final website was so impressive Omico increased the scope to include even more infographic designs. Job well done.
BMF leads the pack with 16 Effie Award finalists
Following a rigorous round of judging by respected industry experts, this month The Communications Council announced 88 finalists from 24 agencies have been shortlisted for the Australian Effie Awards for 2020. BMF, reigning Effective Agency of the Year, leads the agency pack with 16 finalists.
Enero publishes positive results for the financial year 2020
Enero Group (ASX: EGG) today announced its results for the year ended 30 June 2020. In an unprecedented year, where the Group’s key focus was the health and safety of its employees and its clients, the Group delivered a strong financial performance. The Group’s higher proportion of clients in the technology and healthcare sectors provided consistency and a strong platform despite the challenging economic environment in all markets. All of the key financial indicators were positive – Net revenue up 4.9% to AU$135.8m and Operating EBITDA up 17.7% to AU$24.4m. The Operating EBITDA margin also saw a strong increase to 18%, up 2.0bps.
BMF scores two campaigns in AdNews’ Best Ads of 2020
AdNews called on creatives to share their favourite ads of the year so far, and BMF’s campaigns for Tourism Tasmania ‘Come Down For Air’ and ALDI Australia’s ‘Precedented Prices’ were included. These two were listed amongst globally applauded campaigns like Burger King’s ‘Moldy Whopper’, Google’s ‘Loretta’ and Apple’s ‘The Whole Working-From-Home Thing’.
CPR launches Melbourne Writer’s Festival 2020
The book-loving team at CPR has kicked off its seventh consecutive campaign for Melbourne Writer’s Festival. This year’s digital festival features international literary icons Elizabeth Strout and Kevin Kwan, two former PMs, Trump watchers and cultural critics alike.
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.