PRovoke Media 02 Oct 2023 // 12:11AM GMT
SINGAPORE — Weber Shandwick has hired Marta Bigio to lead the firm’s sustainability offering in Asia Pacific. In the senior VP role, Bigio will report to APAC corporate affairs head Carolyn Devanayagam and will support the firm’s clients in building purpose-led and sustainable practices within their businesses. Bigio previously led Redhill’s sustainability practice, working with clients to define, build and implement sustainability strategies while developing the agency’s own sustainability efforts. Prior to Redhill, Bigio led the communication strategy, corporate positioning and issues and crisis management for Unilever’s sustainable sourcing agenda. She is also currently the co-chair Sustainability Committee at PRCA where she develops tools and assets to equip sustainability professionals to speak authentically about sustainability.
CANBERRA — Icon Agency has announced three senior appointments, strengthening the agency’s Canberra presence and bolstering its digital capabilities. New hires include Jason Guo, who has joined the firm as chief technology officer. Guo, a 20-year veteran in information technology, will oversee the expansion of the agency's technology stack and systems. Andrew Mackay steps into the role of executive director of digital, bringing with him a track record of digital success stories at CRE8IVE, ACT Government and Adelphi Digital. Mackay’s remit will encompass guiding and growing Icon's burgeoning digital team to meet the growing needs of the agency’s client roster. In addition, Icon has appointed Isaac Townsend as lead developer. He has held previous senior positions at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, EY, and Adelphi Digital.
SYDNEY — The Bravery has expanded its team with new hires and promotions. The Sydney-based agency has hired Rachel Harrison as a senior account director. Before joining The Bravery, Harrison worked for Frank in London, where she served as corporate and purpose lead. Megan Bentley has been promoted to senior account management after spending two years with the agency, most recently as an account manager. In addition, Laura Bestman has been hired as senior PR & even producer. She most recently worked as a senior account manager at Magnum & Co.