Mumbrella’s Brittney Rigby moves to DDB as Lindsay Bennett takes global role

Mumbrella’s deputy managing editor – news and analysis, Brittney Rigby, is to join DDB Group Australia as head of communications and new business, replacing Lindsay Bennett who has been promoted to global head of marketing for DDB Worldwide.

In Rigby’s new role, she will lead internal and external communications as well as business development across DDB Group nationally, including Tribal, Track, Mango, Interbrand and DDB Remedy.

“On one hand it’s a great shame that we say goodbye to Brittney. Over the last two years she’s made a significant contribution to the editorial team and the business as a whole, including a promotion to deputy managing editor – news and analysis,” said Mumbrella’s head of content, Damian Francis.

“On the other hand, her move continues a long tradition of Mumbrella editorial staff being snapped up by big names in the media and marketing business for key roles.

“We wish her all the best and look forward to working with her when she takes up her role at DDB. We’ll be making announcements regarding roles within the editorial team in due course.”

Brittney Rigby and Lindsay Bennett

Bennett joined the creative agency at the start of 2019, and plans to relocate to New York later this year to take up the newly created role, where she will lead the marketing function for DDB globally, spanning 200 offices in 90 countries.

“It gives me great pleasure to welcome Brittney Rigby to our agency and continue to drive DDB’s reputation in Australia,” said DDB Group Australia CEO Andrew Little.

“Additionally, it is wonderful to see Lindsay recognised for her contribution to DDB Group Australia. We look forward to seeing what she does on the global stage.”

Bennett added: “I am sad to be leaving the team at such an exciting time for DDB in Australia. Equally, the opportunity to craft more of this globally is a great honour. I am excited to work with the global team on the next chapter of the DDB story.”

Rigby will report directly to Little, and commence her new role in April.

“At Mumbrella, I’ve had an inside view of the media and advertising industry, and I’ve always been impressed by DDB,” she said.

“It’s a high performer, creating market-leading work for its clients, and I am beyond excited to tell its continued story of growth and effectiveness.”


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