Blue Marlin closes doors in Sydney as its focuses attention on Singapore office

Blue Marlin logoBranding agency Blue Marlin is closing its Sydney office in a move which ends the agency’s 16 year presence in Australia as it seeks to focuses attention on its Singapore office.

Client service director Candice Dunn confirmed the closure to Mumbrella, saying: “It was a tactical decision made by Andrew Eyles the CEO to focus their attention and investment strategy in the southern hemisphere in our Singapore office.

“It’s a sad day that we’re closing down,” she added.

The agency, which first opened doors in Australia in Melbourne in 1998 before opening an office in Sydney, has shifted some key employees to its overseas offices, with the remaining six staff made redundant.

Ian Catling, the agency’s managing and creative director, has moved to the Bath office taking a creative director role there while the agency’s finance manager has been relocated to New York.

Its clients included Inova, GlaxoSmithKline, Nestle, Weight Watchers, Nestle Purina, Reckitt Benckiser, Pfizer, Unilver and Valspar.

On the future of these relationships Dunn said: “We have positioned our clients so any continuing work can be done out of the Singapore hub,” Dunn said.

Blue Marlin Sydney’s last day of operation is today.

Miranda Ward


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