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

Initiative, the media agency within IPG Mediabrands, has announced an affiliate agreement with IG Square Pakistan (Private) Limited, for the launch of their Initiative Pakistan office. The Initiative Pakistan affiliate office will extend the Initiative agency network footprint to 14 different countries across the APAC region, adding to a remit which already includes Australia, China,

Initiative has been appointed media agency of record for Finnair, the largest full-service legacy airline of Finland, following a competitive pitch review that concluded in September this year. The IPG Mediabrands-owned Initiative’s appointed remit initially covers four markets in Asia-Pacific, including Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and Hong Kong. It will encompass media strategy, planning, and

Initiative has been appointed as Cricket Australia’s media agency of record, following a robust pitch process. The media agency’s remit, effective immediately, covers all media strategy, planning and buying – including contra activities for offline, online display, performance and addressable – with a clear brief to amplify fan engagement across Cricket Australia’s product portfolio, including

The China Young Lions Competition has come to a close and Hadrian Wang, Initiative China Strategy Director and Keely Kuk, Head of Strategy, Mediabrands Performance Hub have emerged as winners! The duo will represent China at the 2023 Cannes International Festival of Creativity in France, competing against other Young Lions winners from across the globe.

Media agency Initiative Australia is opening a dialogue on the impact of cancel culture on brands, urging marketers to walk back an often binary approach to contentious issues. Ahead of a session at Nine’s Big Ideas Store, hosted by Initiative’s national managing director Sam Geer, he and chief strategy and product officer, Chris Colter spoke

Initiative has announced Danielle (Elle) Galipienzo has taken on the additional role of head of impact, leading the media agency’s purpose-led consulting division. The announcement comes as the agency enters its next evolutionary stage for the department, expanding from pro-bono partners only to include paid services and impact consulting open to all clients. Galipienzo will

Initiative has retained the coveted Pernod Ricard Australia and New Zealand media account, working across the entire brand portfolio including all Pernod’s wine, spirit, whiskey, champagne, RTD and ‘new to world’ brands. Jo McAlister, managing director, Initiative said the team could not be more excited to sign up for another three years and partner the