F.Y.I.

Columbus appoints Rebecca Tos MD

Aegis Media’s digital performance marketing agency Columbus has appointed Rebecca Tos as national MD.

The announcement:

Digital performance marketing agency Columbus has appointed Rebecca Tos in the newly created role of National Managing Director, overseeing the agency’s Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth operations.

Rebecca joins Columbus, Australia’s largest digital performance and search specialist agency, from Reprise, where as General Manager she led a national team of 50 client service, performance, SEO and social specialists.

In addition, Columbus has promoted Andreas Dzumla to General Manager for NSW, also overseeing the Brisbane operations, and recruited Annabel Hodges from OMD UK to head SEO and Content. Martin Carlill continues as General Manager for Victoria.

Justine Watkins, MD of Aegis Media’s digital performance marketing division, said: “Columbus has evolved from one of Australia’s first specialist search agencies to become the country’s leading digital performance agency. Rebecca’s appointment along with the new roles for Andreas and Annabel are indicative of the growth and advancement that we’ve achieved.”

“We’re delighted to welcome Rebecca on board at Columbus. With a wealth of experience from agency, client and media side, she’ll play a pivotal role in continuing the evolution of Columbus, working closely with the state-based General Managers.”

Rebecca Tos said: “I’m enormously excited about joining Columbus. They’re an experienced team, with a proven track record, who are leading the charge in innovation, technology and digital performance. I’m thrilled to be their new National MD and I’m looking forward to evolving their already impeccable reputation and impressive client list.”

Columbus is the leading search and digital performance agency in Australia, with major clients across sectors including retail, finance, entertainment and tourism.

Prior to Reprise, Rebecca’s career spans marketing, search and management roles with News Digital Media, ninemsn and London’s TNT Magazine. She joins Columbus in November.

Source: press release

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