M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment has announced four key appointments to its team to support the of the agency rapid growth.
The PR and sponsorship agency has invested heavily in talent and recruited specialists with experience in the UK and US as well as those who have worked with local rights holders, to strengthen its offering for clients such as CommBank, Woolworths, Origin Energy and WHOOP.
Olivier Braley joins the team as Senior Account Manager, Fuse London Partnerships. He has worked on brands such as Vodafone and HSBC and managed partnerships with premium rights holders such as Tour de France, British & Irish Lions and London Marathon Events.
In support of Braley, three other recruits to the partnerships team, including:
Jack Bucklandsenior account manager, who has international experience on both the agency and rights holder side, joining Octagon where he worked with brands such as Mastercard, Cisco Webex and QBE Insurance to manage sponsorships including The Open Australia and the Rugby World Cup.
Allegra Sotudeh who has done campaigns for Nike, Sony and Uber in the US and for Google, Bacardi and William Grants in Australia. With a background in event production, she has also worked on the production of large-scale events such as Coachella and Variety Summits.
Kira Mobberley who comes from the National Sporting Organization (NSO) Surfing Australia where she has worked with clients such as Hyundai, Nikon and Zambrero to maximize their partnerships, as well as the Australian leg of the World Surf League‘s Championship Tour.
Krystyna Frassetto, Managing Director of M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment, said, “We have searched for a long time and feel very fortunate to have found four brilliant sports and entertainment specialists. The war on talent gives new meaning to the old adage that a company is only as good as its people.
“We are investing more than ever in the employee experience by helping our employees pursue their passions and build their careers and I am thrilled to see the new team going from strength to strength,” she added.
Top image from left to right: Oliver Braley, Kira Mobberley, Allegra Sotudeh and Jack Buckland