Weber Shandwick and Jack Morton have jointly announced the appointment of Helen Graney as group managing director of both businesses in Australia. Graney has been managing director of Jack Morton Australia since 2009.
The joint appointment means that both businesses are executing a more collaborative approach as a response to “a growing client demand for deeper integration of services”.
According to a release, both agencies will now have the opportunity to better leverage talent across both teams in areas of integrated thinking, planning and strategy, as well as expand client access to business intelligence agency-wide. However, both businesses will retain their separate brand entities and maintain independent clients.
“In Australia, Weber Shandwick and Jack Morton have enjoyed a burgeoning relationship for several years, and particularly over the past twelve months we’ve worked more closely to bring collective solutions to complex assignments, in concert,” said Graney in a statement.
Graney will report to Baxter Jolly, Weber Shandwick APAC CEO, and Julian Pullan, vice chairman, president international, Jack Morton, and she will work closely with Ian Rumsby, Weber Shandwick Australia chairman and APAC strategy chair.