Hello Social announces new round of hires

Digital media, social and content agency Hello Social has revealed a number of new hires for its team.

The announcement:

Award winning social, content and digital media agency Hello Social has continued its march towards a full-service offering; today announcing another round of integrated hires.

The 50 person plus independent agency, founded in 2011 by Max Doyle, already counts the likes of Uber, Kmart, Afterpay, BMW, Budget Direct, Anko, Kimberly-Clark, Mini, Paramount+, Paramount Pictures, Amazon Alexa, Audible, LDV, Peloton and Rebel Sport as current clients across its various disciplines.

With an eye to the future, the agency has added ten new roles off the back of growth and new client wins. The new additions will fit into newly formed business units: Hello Social, Hello Talent, Hello Media, Hello PR and Hello Create, an expanded creative, studio and production division.

Maya Weidner joins as integrated client lead from Saatchi & Saatchi. Charlotte Shackley joins as senior account manager from CHEP Network. Tristan Byrnes joins as account director from JOY. Nathan Bramley joins as an account director from We Are Social. Seamus McShane joins as head of design from Rebel Sport. Cody Waters joins as senior designer from We Are Social. Francisco Torres joins as account director from LADbible Australia. Kevin Barker joins as lead designer from We Are Social. Caitlyn Gregson joins as campaign director from PlaygroundXYZ.

In addition, viral TikTok’er Madeleine Spencer (@mad.day) joins the business with over 1 million followers, to head up an industry leading internal creator division. The internal studio has been producing creator-developed editorial and performance focused content for over 12 months.

Hello Social, managing partner, Sam Kelly says: “We’ve achieved 100% growth over the last few years off the back of a great product market fit, in a hot sector. However it would be naive of us to assume social will forever be our trojan horse.”

“While the relationship usually starts with some form of social, we’ve thrown skydivers out of aeroplanes for KFC and FIFA, produced OOH for Uber and designed retail shopper assets for BMW and Kleenex. We’ve never really just been a social agency.” says Kelly.

“The heightened ambition will still rest on our belief that strategy, creative, media and measurement under a unified solution is the best way forward for brands, albeit in an expanded playground. We’ve delivered great results with our integrated through the line approach. There’s such a big appetite for connected activity without top-tier creative agency production overheads and the messiness of having to activate a full village for every campaign. I guess we’ll probably have to change our name.” says Kelly.

Along with an expanded offering, the agency is also expected to announce a new executive creative director from The Monkeys in the coming weeks.

Source: Hello Social


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