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“A chance for us to meaningfully contribute to the worthy cause of youth mental health.” Initiative Australia has partnered with youth mental health charity Batyr to support its annual fundraising challenge, Splash the Stigma. Driving this year’s Splash the Stigma challenge is batyr’s goal to prevent young people from reaching the point of crisis. Tragically, suicide remains the

Initiative names new CEO for China

April 2, 2024 | Share this article

IPG Mediabrands’ media agency Initiative has appointed Sharon Ho as CEO for Initiative China. Ho will be based in Shanghai, reporting to Melinda Po, CEO of IPG Mediabrands Greater China. As Initiative China CEO, Ho will leverage her strength in integrating technology, data and communication, and passion in driving consumer-centred offerings for clients, with her

‘Obsessed’ is a monthly deep dive into social and cultural trends that can help marketers inform the way they think. Led by Kate O’Loughlin, Initiative strategist and self-confessed obsessive, ‘Obsessed’ will be a magic school bus to expand marketing mindsets and help brands remain relevant amongst an ever-changing cultural landscape. This month, I’m obsessed with the run club

Obsessed’ is a monthly deep dive into social and cultural trends that can help marketers inform the way they think. Led by Kate O’Loughlin, Initiative strategist and self-confessed obsessive, ‘Obsessed’ will be a magic school bus to expand marketing mindsets and help brands remain relevant amongst an ever-changing cultural landscape. This month I’ve been obsessed

In this monthly column with NGEN, the MFA’s training program for media professionals with less than five years of experience, Ben Breden and Olivia Coxon, communications designer and senior partnerships exec at Initiative, respectively, track their success in bringing to life their NGEN Award entry with the help of 19 media partners and $1.3 million

Following a competitive media review, Australia’s Crown Resorts has appointed Initiative as its media agency of record. Initiative’s remit covers full funnel media strategy, planning, and buying, including performance and digital. The appointment comes after Crown’s recent unveiling of a refreshed brand, signaling a new era and bold strategy to reinforce its position as a

Steph O’Donnell has been appointed as the new Head of Investment at Initiative Melbourne, a significant move that also sees her joining the Senior Leadership Team at the agency. Reporting directly to Chief Partnerships & Investment Officer, Paige Wheaton, O’Donnell’s immediate role will be to lead the market’s investment product across the entire investment ecosystem.

Advertising’s most-anticipated event is fast approaching, and with it comes a US football game. To get on board with the fun of this year’s Super Bowl and generate some interesting data points, Initiative has once again rolled out its Marketing Multi betting platform. The Marketing Multi-betting platform, which was built by Initiative’s cultural analytics department,

What. A. Year! It’s clearly been a very demanding one and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. War and global insecurity, underpinned by the current cost of living pressures and rising inflation, alongside a looming recession facing Australians and the knock-on effect to our client’s businesses; one of the biggest tests I have