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Starcom Melbourne Promotes Senior Management

 Starcom Melbourne Promotes Senior Management

Starcom Melbourne has bolstered its senior management structure, promoting Peter Toone to Managing Director, Naomi Johnston to General Manager, and Penny Shell to Head of Strategy and Solutions.

“These changes not only recognise the outstanding contribution of Peter, Naomi and Penny to our business, but more importantly ensures we are equipped to realise the enormous opportunity that the ever-evolving marketplace presents for our clients.

“Our clients want deep engagement from our leaders, and through the complementary skills that this group brings, it allows us to further embed our most senior people into our clients’ businesses.

“We believe we have the right combination of talent and experience to help lead our clients through what is an enormously exciting time to be in the advertising industry,” said SMG Australia CEO Chris Nolan.

Toone was previously General Manager, Johnston was Client Service Director, and Shell was Business Director.



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About Starcom Mediavest Group
Starcom Mediavest Group ( 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 280 employees creating experiences for partners such as Suncorp, Mars, Samsung, Subaru, Visa, 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, 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, Sports at SMG and Relevant24; and ad tech units, RUN, Audience On Demand and more. In 2015, SMG was named Media Agency of the Year at Spikes Asia, Dubai Lynx, Festival of Media Global and was the most awarded media network at Cannes Lions. 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.