2017’s biggest PR hires and departures

From Eleven's expansion to several big names leaving agencies to start their own ventures, 2017 was full of unexpected surprises in the world of PR.


Eleven PR expands with launch of Melbourne office

TBWA’s PR agency, Eleven, has revealed Fee Townshend as the managing director of its new Melbourne operation, which opens tomorrow.

Nic Jarvis departs Edelman to start new PR agency

Edelman’s group director for corporate and public affairs, Nic Jarvis, has departed the agency to start his own PR company, Jarvis Counsel.

Jarvis was in his previous role at Edelman for over nine years, joining in December 2007.


PPR’s executive director and CCO Dena Vassallo exits to start new agency

Professional Public Relations’ executive director and chief commercial officer, Dena Vassallo departed to start her own agency, Society, in June.

Nichola Patterson departs PR Edge to become Access PR CEO

Also in June, Mumbrella revealed Nichola Patterson, national managing director of public relations agency PR Edge, had departed to take up the role of CEO at Access PR.


Adrian Christie departs Ogilvy for in-house communications role at Aldi

Christie has departed Oglivy in July, swapping his role for an in-house gig as communications director at supermarket giant Aldi.



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