Former Tongue ECD Lyndon Hale, who was one of the agency’s co-founders in 2009, has moved to Publicis’s digital agency Amnesia Razorfish in one of 28 new hires.
Hale joined the agency in April, although Amnesia did not announce it at the time.
Earlier this year, the high number of staff departures at Amnesia Razorfish became a major talking point, but a spokesman for the agency told Mumbrella today that “the majority” of the 28 appointments are for completely new posts.
According to Amnesia, the newly appointed staff are: Amy Bozier, Senior Project Manager; Nicola Yates, Senior Media Planner; Rosalyn Zolandor, Senior Project Manager; Kristyn Rau, Resource Manager; Caroline Orchard, Account Manager; Coby Walter, Media Coordinator; Charlotte Norman: Social Content/Copywriter; Meghan Petersen, Producer; Jeanette Clarke, Project Manager; Rosalynn Bostock, Account Director; Maria Gioffre, Strategic Planner; Corina Velazquez, Account Coordinator; Vanessa Wolff, Account Director; Sarah Goh, Search Coordinator; Peter Segerer, Senior Producer; Camilo Forero, Analyst; Gilles Cognet, Project Manager; Peter Aad, Senior Presentation Developer; Courtney Walter: Junior Digital Designer; Robbie Tapping, Senior Developer; Igor Kreyman, Media Coordinator; Marsha White, Producer; Lyndon Hale, Creative Director; Kurumi Honda, Designer; George Phillips, SEO Manager; Tony Featherstone, Account Director; Mathias Ahlgren, Search Manager and Griffin Becker, Account Manager.
Amnesia picked up the digital account for Australia Post five months ago.
In a press release, Amnesia Razorfish managing director Michael Buckley said: “It meant we had to move swiftly to bolster the existing team with the right talent to service the new accounts. We feel we’ve done that with the 28 new staff we’ve appointed.
“We’re excited about the work we’re delivering both on the new business we’ve won, as well as all of our existing clients. We wouldn’t be able to say this without our talented staff – both the new guys and the existing team – jumping in and working hard. We’re having a great time.”