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MediaVest has announced the appointment of Gareth Jones to the newly created position of Head of Strategy.

Jones has more than 15 years’ experience in media and communications in both the UK and Australia, and joins MediaVest from his most recent position at MCN as National Strategy Manager.

In his role at MCN, Jones played a key role in driving insights to deliver innovative concepts and great opportunities for clients.

MediaVest General Manager Sue Squillace said: “There is no better time for Gareth to join MediaVest. The last six months have been about consolidating and transitioning the business that we have and we are now ready to take the next step in our journey. 

“We could not be happier that someone with Gareth’s wealth of experience and skill set is joining our leadership team and I am confident he will provide great benefits for our clients.”

Jones said: “I am looking forward to working with the MediaVest team, agency partners and media owners to use strategic insights to drive a future-focused vision for clients.”

Jones’s appointment was effective yesterday, 1 April 2015.

About MediaVest

MediaVest 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. We bring brand experiences to life through SMG's three global award winning agency brands: Starcom, MediaVest, and Spark.         In 2015, SMG Australia was named Festival of Media Asia’s Agency of the Year and SMG globally was named Network of the Year.  In 2014, SMG was named Media Network of the Year at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and Festival of Media Global Network of the Year for the second year in a row. Ranked the number one global media network in billings in the world by RECMA, SMG ( encompasses an integrated network of human experience strategists, investment specialists, content creators and digital & technology experts. With over 8,000 employees in 130 offices worldwide, SMG partners with the world's leading companies including The Coca-Cola Company, Kraft Foods, P&G, and Walmart.  In Australia SMG has 5 offices and more than 200 employees creating experiences for partners such as Suncorp, Optus, Virgin Mobile Australia, Diageo,  MARS, SAMSUNG, Subaru and Metcash. We were named Festival of Media, Global Media Agency of the Year in 2012 and have made the BRW Top 30 Most Innovative Companies List three years running.

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