Kite Communications appoints Nicole Schulz as general manager

Sefiani Communications Group’s consumer and digital agency, Kite Communications, has appointed Nicole Schulz as its general manager.

Schulz takes over from Lori Susko, who became managing partner of PR and social at 303 Mullen Lowe in February.

Nicole Schulz has been appointed as general manager of Kite Communications

Schulz joins from Hausmann where she spent five years as a business director. Prior to that she was a senior account director at Open Haus for five years.

Schulz said of her appointment: “I’m delighted to begin the next chapter of my career with Kite and I’m looking forward to working with a great team and a diverse range of clients. I am passionate about developing and executing brand strategies with long-term impact and can’t wait to get stuck in.”

Also joining Kite Communications is Rebecca Angus in the role of digital strategist.

Previously, Angus spent nine years as the Asia Pacific digital manager of Reader’s Digest. Since 2014 she was the director and strategist of her own agency Creative Block Solutions.

Angus said in a statement: “I’m excited to be joining the agency, partnering with the incredibly experienced and talented team to help drive integrated digital solutions for clients across the corporate, consumer, government and NFP spectrum.”

The Kite Communications team including Nicole Schulz (centre), Rebecca Angus (third from the right), and Julia Hoy (second from the right)

Julia Hoy has joined Kite as senior communications consultant after returning to Australia from 10 years in London. In her new role, Hoy will be consulting clients and leading Sefiani’s professional development program.

She has formerly held positions at Unilever, Salt PR and Frank PR, and was the director of Hoy Communications in London.  Previously, Hoy spent four years at Sefiani Communications as an account director.

CEO and chair of Sefiani Communications Group, Robyn Sefiani, said of the appointments: “We’re thrilled to welcome three high-calibre senior colleagues who bring vast experience, new ideas, fresh thinking and abundant energy to help drive and deliver even better outcomes for our clients. We’re an agency that seeks out senior professionals with the valuable mix of smarts, deep sector experience and passion. Applying that to our work and delighting our clients is what motivates us every day.”

Kite Communications has also announced the addition of Zenith Payments to its client list, supporting the launch of its new debit payment product.


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