Matt Cooney adds Saatchi & Saatchi role to his remit

Chief growth officer at Publicis Groupe, Matt Cooney, will now also assume the role of national chief growth & marketing officer for the Saatchi & Saatchi Australia brand.

Cooney, who has led his own Sydney-based consultancy as well as previously running new business at Host, is a seasoned operator having also served on management teams at BBH, Fallon and HHCL in the UK.

Matt Cooney joins Saatchi & Saatchi as national chief growth & marketing officer

Cooney has been instrumental in the growth of the Publicis Groupe’s ‘Power of One’ model over the past three years and will continue to work with Group CEO Michael Rebelo.

Saatchi & Saatchi Australia CEO, Anthony Gregorio, said: “We are delighted to welcome Matt to the Saatchi & Saatchi family. I know he will help us grow both our profile and our business. He’s got a proven track record, is super bright and adds enormous value to the brand.”

Cooney added: “Saatchi & Saatchi is the most famous brand in advertising and is showing its class across all of the most prestigious awards this year. The pipeline of work we have in place and the passion of our people and client partners is really exciting.

“It’s a great honour to be able to help such a fantastic brand fulfil its potential. Saatchi’s has been a huge part of growing business for the Publicis Groupe so it’s wonderful to now be able to help them grow their own.”


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