David Stephenson appointed CEO of Aegis Media’s Creative Services business

David Stephenson has been appointed to new role as CEO of Aegis Media’s Creative Services businesses across Australia and NZ.

The announcement:

David Stephenson has been appointed to the new role as CEO of Aegis Media’s Creative Services businesses across Australia and New Zealand in an expansion of his former role as Managing Director of Aegis Media’s Digital Creative division.

Aegis Media’s Creative Services division employs over 250 staff across five businesses. Under David’s leadership will be digital creative agencies Visual Jazz Isobar and Rodeo; content creation and amplification agency The StoryLab; innovation and business transformation consultancy Jumptank and social media agency The Social Hatch. David will take on leadership of Jumptank from Kristian Barnes who has been appointed to the role of APAC CEO for Aegis Media business, Vizeum.

Luke Littlefield, CEO of Aegis Media ANZ said, “Over the past year, we have been incubating a number of new businesses focussed on bringing to life products and services relevant to our clients in this convergent environment. The further bringing together of our digital creative capabilities with content curation, technology and innovation supercharges our entire creative services offering.”

“David’s well-equipped to lead and mentor the individuals and businesses in this rapidly expanding part of our Group. He’s been an industry innovator and leader for many years, with unrivalled experience working for some of Australia’s most well-known creative Agencies and, of course, co-founding leading Digital Creative Agency Visual Jazz.”

Stephenson said, “I’m pretty lucky to be working with an awesome group of ‘like-minded’ people who want to be producing brilliant work. I intend to add to this by pulling this team’s many talents closer together to really challenge ourselves as a group, learn from each other and explore new areas of growth which, ultimately, will add to a whole new level of value to all our clients.”

“Consolidating the strategy and direction of our Creative Services businesses in Australia and New Zealand, as well as collaborating closely with counterparts worldwide will ensure this division remains at the forefront of digital communications.”

David has spent 25+ years working in the Advertising and Digital world and helped grow Visual Jazz to become one of Australia’s leading Digital Creative Agencies. After merging with global digital communications agency Isobar in 2012, Visual Jazz Isobar is now one of the largest digital agencies in Australia.

Source: Aegis Media Australia & New Zealand media release


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