Sling & Stone celebrates the year’s growth announcing 20 new hires

Public relations agency Sling & Stone has revealed that it has made 20 hires across the three markets it operates in since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sling & Stone has experienced 15% growth since the beginning of this year, and now consists of 58 staff.

Sling & Stone has announced 20 new hires

In Sydney, significant hires include senior account director Amy Brinker and account director Gina Hatton. Brinker joins the agency after two years at Howorth Communications. Meanwhile, Hatton comes from Mango Communications, where she spent almost three years.

The office has also gained senior account managers, Alex de Jong and Maddie Bates-Willis, and three account managers, Hayley Schubert, Kristina Gatsos and Maddie Mullins. Hires in Sydney also include junior roles in account management and social media.

In Auckland, Sling & Stone has hired senior account manager Rhiannon Hughes, and account manager Julianna Permitin. And, in Los Angeles, account manager Ty Gates and account coordinator Iman Al Khachi have joined the team.

Sling & Stone’s new hires

Founder and CEO, Vuki Vujasinovic, told Mumbrella he is proud of the resilience his staff and the industry have shown throughout the year.

“2020 has been a year that no one will ever forget. And I mean that literally — I think decades from now we’ll be able to remember exactly what our lives were like this year. It’s hard to say that about many other specific years in our lives,” he said

“Throughout it all I’ve been so impressed by the resilience in our industry, and so proud of all the work the Sling & Stone team has achieved in 2020. We were able to get through the madness of this year with no redundancies or pay cuts, and it’s so great to once again be in rapid hiring and growth mode as we gear up for a huge 2021.

“Some remote, some in-person, but it’s great to officially welcome all these new Slingers, alongside the many client wins we’ve had this year. They’re the kind of brands that are shaping the future, and we’re fortunate that we get to help craft their stories.”

Amongst the new hires, Kelly Owens was promoted to associate director, after three years with the agency as senior account director.

Eight more roles at the agency are currently open to applicants.

This year, Sling & Stone has won a number of new clients, including most recent additions HireVue, Place OS, Veyor, Texthelp and Symple Loans.

This followed the agency announcing the addition of Future Super, Linktree, Zero Co, :Different and six more clients to Sling & Stone’s roster in September.

The agency has also won the PR, influencer and partnership accounts for Levi’s and Rollie, as well as expanded its healthtech roster and launched a sustainability offering.


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