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Starcom has today announced the appointment of Carl Colman as Managing Director - Suncorp.

Colman has more than 20 years of media experience and comes to Starcom from News Corp Australia where as Director, National Customer Solutions he played a key role in developing sales, data and content strategies across the Automotive, Travel &Tourism, Entertainment, Health and Finance sectors.

Prior to his role at News Corp, Colman was a partner at Publicis Mojo where he was responsible for delivering client services for the Publicis Australia Agency network.

Starcom MediaVest Group Australia CEO Chris Nolan said: “We are delighted to have Carl join our team. His experience and diverse credentials across media, content, digital and data will assist the integration and collaboration across all marketing disciplines”

Colman said: “I am thrilled to be joining the Starcom team and leading the Suncorp account. My role will be to strategically drive the Suncorp roadmap by creating human experiences for Suncorp and its customers.”

Colman’s appointment is effective 11 May 2015.


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About Starcom

Starcom is a world renowned media communications agency and is part of the Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG).SMG architects connected human experiences to create value for our clients through precision marketing, content and technology solutions. Globally, SMG has 8,000 employees and 110 offices worldwide. In Australia, SMG has five offices and more than 240 employees creating experiences for partners such as Suncorp, Optus, Virgin Mobile Australia, MARS, SAMSUNG, Subaru and Metcash. Named three years consecutively in BRW’s Most Innovative Companies list, SMG Australia also won Agency of the Year and the APAC network was named Network of the Year at the 2015 Festival of Media Asia Awards. Ranked the number one global network by Ad Age and RECMA, SMG partners with the world's leading marketers and more digital disruptor brands than any other agency network. SMG's network includes our three global agency brands Starcom, MediaVest and Spark; content brands LiquidThread, MRY and Relevant24; and ad tech units, RUN, Audience On Demand and more. In 2014, SMG ( was named the top media network at Cannes and Festival of Media Global.

SMG is part of Publicis Groupe [Euronext Paris FR0000130577, CAC 40], one of the world’s leading communications groups. You can follow us on Twitter via @StarcomAus or @MediaVestAus.