Think HQ rehouses talent from Marmalade after shutdown

Think HQ has made three new appointments, welcoming a trio of talent from creative agency, Marmalade, which shut up shop at the end of 2022.

Lisa Gumbleton joins Think HQ as head of creative strategy, after 16 years with the agency, as partner and director of client service and planning.

L-R: Lisa Gumbleton, Jen Sharpe, Sam McCarron and NadiaLadson

“There’s no agency in Australia like Think HQ, where so many aspects of audiences and communication come together. Jen has assembled an extraordinarily talented team. I’m excited to be at an agency that puts people and values at the centre of everything and delivers this through insightful work,” Gumbleton said.

Of the appointments, ThinkHQ founder and managing director, Jen Sharpe, said she was impressed as to how quickly the trio had “slotted into” the agency.

“Frankly, the work we do is idiosyncratic enough that we’re often training social change communicators up on agency people, or agency people on social impact work.  Marmalade worked on a similar wicket to us, so we have the rare opportunity of finding a crop of incredible operators who understand what we’re working on here,” she said.

Alongside Gumbleton, Sam McCarron has joined Think HQ in the newly created role of head of art, after five years as a senior creative at Marmalade.

“This is an amazing opportunity and challenge to bring a new creative perspective to Think HQ, working with a passionate, values driven team of people on clients that make a genuine difference in the community,” he commented.

Nadia Ladson will be taking on a role as account director, after four years in the same role at Marmalade.

“Working closely with Lisa and Sam for the past three years at Marmalade, I’ve been lucky enough to work on great projects with social impact. I’m excited to expand on this at Think HQ and it’s a genuine delight to be working with two of the best again so soon.”


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