Australia’s only full service social media marketing agency, We Are Social, has made a number of new appointments as it continues on its strong Australian growth trajectory.
Four new senior staff have joined We Are Social to take on a number of key roles that will be crucial to the agency’s on-going expansion. Their appointments take to 28 the number of new employees recruited to We Are Social since the agency opened its doors in Australia in April 2010.
The new appointments are:
Claire Riordan - Community Manager
Claire has recently returned from the UK where she held positions as an online writer, merchandiser, editor and project manager for brands including OpenTable, Amazon.co.uk and O2. In her most recent role as senior merchandising editor she managed the day-to-day running of leading restaurant booking portal, toptable.co.uk, project managing migration to a new site. At We Are Social she will be focusing primarily on social media content strategy and community management.
David Watson - Senior Developer
David has an impressive track record of creating web applications, including working for a leading digital agency on major projects for ACNielsen, HCF, Telstra and the i7 Olympics site. In his last role, a senior developer for Seven Group Holding's vividwireless, he worked on realtime optimisation and management software which earned the top gong, the J.J.C. Bradfield Award ,at the Australia Engineering Excellence Awards in 2009.
Tessa Stocks - Account Director
Tessa joins We Are Social to lead a number of key client accounts, working with the team on research and insight, to develop and define social strategy for each client and maximise engagement. Tessa was previously a senior account manager at Salmat Digital where she implemented a range of digital solutions and services for high profile media clients, including a number of Australian firsts in social TV.
Jonny Stening - Senior Front-end Developer
Jonny is responsible for turning web designs into working websites using his technical expertise, liaising between designers and back-end developers. He was recently employed for two years at The Wine Society in Sydney as front-end designer/developer, and has also operated a freelance website design business for a number of years.
Commenting on the latest appointments, We Are Social Managing Director Julian Ward said: “It’s very exciting to welcome on board a group of such talented people from diverse working backgrounds in the digital space. They bring a fantastic range of skills to We Are Social, boosting our resources at a time when our agency is experiencing strong growth both in new business and in the number of projects received from existing clients.”