Starcom appoints investment director
Starcom has further strengthened its Sydney team with the appointment of Carl Hillery as Investment Director.
Reporting to National Investment Director Nicole Turley, Hillery has more than fifteen years experience in media beginning his career in the broadcast department of MEC London.
As media group head Hillery left MEC to help form the TV department of BJK&E (now Maxus) rising to the position of Broadcast Account Director.
Turley praised Hillery’s expertise and described him as an expert in both broadcast media and client relationships.
“We have a large and diverse client mix in Sydney, and with this in mind, we need to ensure we have senior thought leaders as we build our investment credentials, and help our clients along the journey of innovation, digital and technology,” Turley said.
“Carl has a wealth of media planning / buying and negotiation experience across myriad blue chip businesses including Mercedes Benz, British Telecom, Fiat and the Financial Times.”
Hillery will be working alongside Investment Directors Luke Hutchinson and Emma Smallwood.
“I am really excited to have Luke, Carl and Emma as the leads of our investment team in Sydney. We have a great team and a really big year planned for 2014,” Turley said.
Starcom is a world renowned media communications agency and is part of the Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG).
SMG is the Human Experience Company. We believe experiences matter. They enhance lives and build brands. Ranked as the no.1 media network in the world (RECMA 2012 Global Billings Ranking report) with nearly 7,300 employees in 110 offices, SMG (www.smvgroup.com) encompasses an integrated network of human experience strategists, investment specialists, content creators and digital experts. In Australia SMG have 5 offices and more than 200 employees creating experiences for partners such as Suncorp, Optus, Virgin Mobile Australia, MARS, SAMSUNG, Subaru and Metcash. In 2013 SMG was named Festival of Media Global Network of the Year. In 2012, Starcom Australia was named Festival of Media, Global Media Agency of the Year, and made the BRW Top 30 Most Innovative Companies List. You can follow us via @StarcomAus on Twitter.
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