7-Eleven appoints Myer’s Adam Jacka as head of marketing communications

Myer’s senior marketing manager, Adam Jacka, has moved on to 7-Eleven, where he has taken on the role of head of marketing communications.

He announced his departure from the retail giant last week, noting he was both proud and grateful for what he had achieved with the brand.

Jacka was at Myer for over 12 years

“Thanks to everyone who has supported and inspired me along the way – my teams, creative agencies, media and event partners, sponsors, suppliers and executives – too many to name individually,” he said on LinkedIn.

Jacka spent over 12 years at Myer in roles including head of sponsorships, social media, PR and events, and senior marketing manager for different business arms such as consumer and commercial brand strategy; fashion, footwear and accessories; and fashion, beauty, intimates, footwear and accessories.

In September last year, Myer lost its chief marketing officer Louise Pearson in a round of redundancies. Then in October, Tourism Australia’s general manager of global media, PR and social, Geoff Ikin, came on board as the brand’s chief customer officer. 

Jacka flagged in his LinkedIn post that he was excited for the next chapter.

Julie Laycock, GM of marketing at 7-Eleven Australia, said she was delighted to welcome Adam to the team.

“With a wealth of retail experience, Adam will help drive 7-Eleven’s marketing communications forward as our business continues to grow and transform as Australia’s first choice in convenience,” she said.

Jacka replaces Jessica Richmond who recently left to take a career break.

7-Eleven has been operating in Australia since 1977 and bought Mobil’s remaining petrol stations in 2010.

In 2015, the then Fairfax Media and ABC alleged the chain was “ruthlessly rorting [the] wages of its workers”. The investigation led to a number of high-profile resignations, with the Four Corners and Fairfax report also taking out the Walkley Award for Business Journalism that year.


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