James has been a Merchant for
Jimmy lives and breathes Advertising. His first gig in media was a DJ at Radio 2NZ Inverell in 1984, soon after Marconi invented the wireless. Originally, being a Melbourne lad, he loves his AFL footy and his beloved Saints. He is growing olive trees at home, with the hope of one day making chilli olives to go with a nice glass or two of shiraz. To say he’s a creature of habit is an understatement, but we wouldn’t have our Boss any other way.
James also serves on the Board of the Hands Across the Water charity.
Michael has been a Merchant for
Michael is part of the MM furniture. His extensive experience in retail advertising makes him well-equipped to offer clients a full service advertising solution, covering all areas of Strategy, Creative, Media and Digital. Backed by this wealth of knowledge — and coupled with the determination to deliver – he always brings the very best results for our clients.
Tony has been a Merchant for
Tony has been working in the advertising and marketing industry for over 25 years. He has an extensive background in retail marketing and all things process and production. In his role as Operations Manager TC plans, directs and coordinates the day-to-day operations of the business. He’s responsible for ensuring and improving the performance, productivity, efficiency and profitability of all departments and organisational operations.
On weekends he enjoys quality time on the PS4.
Justine has been a Merchant for
Justine has been a Merchant for over 15 years working with some of Australia’s most well known and loved retail brands. Her passion is identifying new and innovative ways for clients to create insightful campaigns that leverage content to engage audiences whilst also driving retail sales.
When not at work, Justine is a busy and proud mother of two who loves being near the ocean, eating out with family and friends, shopping and a good audiobook.
Karen has been a Merchant for
Brisbane’s Studio Manager, Kazza, is a self-confessed outdoor and food junkie. She loves escaping to the golf course, enjoying a couple of wines on the 19th hole, and venturing up or down the coast to ride a wave or two.
When she’s not scooting around in the golf cart, she’s delegating and briefing her Creative crew on the day-to-day activities, plus making sure all deadlines are upheld, so we can keep delivering world-class service.
Andrew has been a Merchant for
Andrew is an Account Director in Melbourne with 10 years’ experience in the Melbourne media industry. With a proven ability to match client business objectives with effective media strategy, his experiences across media buying, digital and production make him a valuable resource for our client partners.
As a serious sports enthusiast, you’ll probably find ‘Catch’ in his spare time watching either the AFL or NFL, playing a round of golf, or looking after his race horse. The only thing that might distract him from his sporting pursuits would be a good steak and glass of wine.
Thomas has been a Merchant for
Thomas has been working in the digital media and online advertising space for over 6 years and has a strong passion for all things within the digital spectrum.
In his spare time, Thomas is an avid sports fan, rollercoaster junkie and an aspiring globetrotter. He has a strong love/hate relationship with food and has occasionally been known to overindulge in binge-watching TV shows.
Jessie has been a Merchant for
With over 7 years experience, Jessie’s an expert when it comes to all things Creative, Strategy, Digital, Media and Print. Her days revolve around ensuring our incredible clients are happy, achieving growth and increasing their ROI.
In her downtime Jessie enjoys being outdoors – from afternoons at the beach to camping, spending time with her fur children (Severus and Alfie) and catching up with friends over a cold glass of Rosé.
Gary has been a Merchant for
Brisbane’s Account Director, Gary, joined MM in 2007, after 17 years in TV Land. He’s an old-fashioned type who prefers connecting over the phone, however has embraced the digital revolution with open arms. Gary likes Pina Coladas, getting caught in the rain, and negotiating white hot deals with our media partners.
Emilie has been a Merchant for
As an Art Director and dedicated Merchant, Emilie works hand-in-hand with our clients and the design team to bring concepts to life and deliver stand-out creative solutions that will ultimately lead the consumer to the store.
Apart from her love of design, photography and illustration, Emilie has a weakness for chocolate and cheese, a passion for travel, and has been known to devour a good book in one sitting.
Prudence has been a Merchant for
Pru is a favourite in the Brisbane MM office, not only because she handles all of the MM finances, but because her caring and problem-solving nature has earned her the affectionate title of “Mamma Pru”. She’s also been known to moonlight as a dancing extraordinaire at MM’s infamous Christmas parties.
When she’s not busy taking care of everyone else, Pru enjoys French phrases, Sunday drives with her beloved Richard, , and enjoying a glass of chardonnay
Jessica has been a Merchant for
Jess joined the Media Merchants team fresh out of university and now manages key accounts in the Media Department. However, her expertise is definitely not limited to Media! She is very well equipped with knowledge about timber floors and stone bench tops thanks to her recent home renovation.
Daniel has been a Merchant for
A passionate football fanatic and avid sport nomad. Daniel is a member of our Account Services team in the Sydney office.
Daniel has been in Marketing and Account Management since 2008, working across Retail, Digital, Health and Education Service industries.
When he’s not working away at MM, you can catch him at the beach, with friends and family, or playing tennis, which helps him justify his Swiss watch collection.
Ashley has been a Merchant for
Bringing sunshine from Queensland to the Sydney office, when Ash isn’t dreaming about National Product Review, checking her spelling on “Recipe” and “Receipt” or on set shooting, you’ll find her restaurant hopping, trying new foods or playing with people’s dogs at the dog park (no, she does not own a dog of her own, but is prepping for when she does!) She’s our resident weather forecaster and personal shopper and with a background in Marketing and PR, Ash proudly leads one of the biggest Accounts in MM.
Caren has been a Merchant for
After spending time in the Sydney Creative team, Caren made the transition to Account Manager, now working across the full spectrum of Client Services, from Creative to Digital to Media.
When she’s not at work, wandering the dark alleys of late night Tokyo or vacuuming pug hair off her couch, Caren loves watching B-Grade Horror films, eating club sandwiches and collecting obscure, vegetable shaped soft toys.
Bec has been a Merchant for
Bec is a jack of all trades in the marcomms industry. Hailing from an advertising agency background before a stint client side, she joins media merchants with a passion for media strategy. With a degree in Marketing also under her belt, her focus is top-notch account service and getting the best value for her clients.
In her spare time, you’ll find her taking photos of her puppy, watching the odd NBA game or spending her house deposit on smashed avocado.
Sumi has been a Merchant for
Arriving from California, Sumi landed on Sydney’s sandy shores at the start of 2012 and can’t seem to get enough of the sweet Aussie life. You can often find her wandering amidst local design exhibits, catching a live gig, relaxing by the coast, or geeking out over the latest doco.
In the Digital space for over a decade, Sumi loves dotting i’s and crossing t’s. Though her chief ambition in life is to stop being such a klutz (yes, she recently dropped her house keys down an elevator shaft), she busies herself in the meantime ensuring the integrity of our projects and keeping all our ducks in a row.
Krystal has been a Merchant for
With a passion for media, Krystal joined Media Merchants after studying Public Relations at QUT. Her favourite things include beach camping, a large glass of Pinot Noir and of course, her loveable pooch, Merv. You will find her on the weekends either renovating her new home or relaxing at Peregian Beach.
Chloe has been a Merchant for
Chloe is a member of the MM Brisbane Media team, who loves what she does and it shows. Another self-confessed cat lady – shout out to Muffin, who’s well known for making comments or jokes that result in people laughing ‘at’ her more often than ‘with’ her… but she’s ok with that.
Shaun has been a Merchant for
Shaun is always endeavouring to improve his skills in the many aspects of design; from brainstorming new ideas, sketching them out and developing the final artwork. He’s always ready to solve any problem and face any challenge.
Sarah has been a Merchant for
Sarah has been a member of the Merchant family since 2011 and hasn’t looked back. While her job title has changed throughout the years, the one constant she’s been able to maintain is being the biggest pop culture nerd. She’s loves discussing all things sci-fi and fantasy, but she’s at her happiest with she can talk anything Disney or Harry Potter (#RavenclawPride).
Sarah’s brain is 90% creativity and 10% remembering to look after herself, so when she’s not designing, crafting, costuming, baking, painting, writing, or photographing something, you’ll find her getting her cardio on at the gym or binge watching the latest show with her loveable husband, Damian.
Anna has been a Merchant for
This quiet individual is found in the suburban garden habitat. ‘The Anna’ is most comfortable blending into the fruit trees. Some say she has been sighted riding a bike or enjoying a brew in a coffee shop during her spare time.
Aidan has been a Merchant for
Aidan brings a wealth of knowledge to MM’s TV Department, from editing and animation to Australian TV regulator negotiation tactics; there is very little he can’t do!
In his spare time he enjoys hitting the mountain bike trails, followed for a well earned ale and a game or two of Overwatch.
Christine has been a Merchant for
Obsessed with all things film and television, she’s the go to girl on celebrity gossip.
When she’s not sitting in front of a computer screen, shopping, or planning her next travel adventure, she can be found in the kitchen attempting recipes from her growing collection of cookbooks.
Jana has been a Merchant for
A self confessed “closet nerd”, Jana has always been into art and technology. She has a particular fascination with Japanese culture; loving all things kitsch and unique. A keen illustrator and video gamer as a kid she was inspired to choose a career in graphic design. Her passion for geeky things is balanced out with her love of outdoor sports, so when she’s not behind the computer screen you can find her running around a tennis court or navigating the snowy slopes of a mountain on skis.
Danielle has been a Merchant for
Starting from an obsession of collecting 90s pop magazines (Smash Hits anyone?) for its A1 boy band posters, to then being drawn to artsy paper textures and all things CMYK, Danielle knew anything creative and print was the way to go. Not too long ago she also had rekindle her interest in digital and web realising that maybe her phase during early high school producing websites on notepad/geocities for fun may have been a sign for great things to come
In her free time, she adds to her never ending list of brunch and restaurant spots to visit over the weekend, travel destinations to visit or hanging out with her fur babies.
Nicola has been a Merchant for
With a Business and Communications degree behind her, you’ll find Nicola working amongst the media department. When she’s not at Media Merchants, you’ll find her indulging in snacks, searching for new weekend adventures, or bingeing the latest Netflix show. Her recent European adventure has her planning where she will go next.
Emily has been a Merchant for
As someone who studied a Marketing and Entertainment double degree at university, Emily loves all things Media and some could say it’s in her blood.
She can rarely go a day without chocolate and admits her guilty pleasure is binging on the latest reality TV show. On the weekends, she spends a lot of her time with her adorable pooch Spencer and loves nothing more than putting her feet up with a glass of Pinot Grigio and a good cheese platter.
Cindy has been a Merchant for
Bona fide geek and creative genius, Cindy isn’t afraid to let her artistic streak run wild in all avenues of her life. With a colourful background ranging from magazine publishing to retail design, and diverse studio work for various organisations – Cindy has experienced it all in every medium. She’s an avid lover of comics, all things sci-fi, wormholes, Bigfoot and video games. And in her free time can be found drawing, gaming, rockclimbing or running wild with all the doggos.
Alyssa has been a Merchant for
Alyssa is a bubbly graphic designer with a passion for creating.
She likes toasted cream cheese with bagels, lazy Sundays and caffeinated beverages. She really enjoys being a graphic designer right now but has an Oscar speech prepared just in case.
Tamzen has been a Merchant for
Graphic Designer, T-Shirt Wearer, Four eyes, Mexican food lover, Pop Culture Nerd, Horror Movie Enthusiast, Crafter, Camera Collector, Podcast Binger
Mandy has been a Merchant for
Mandy has the required paperwork to prove her worthy of a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interactive and Visual Design from QUT. Not only does she hold a piece of paper that says she’s a qualified Graphic Designer, she has over 3 years experience in the industry and takes pride in pushing the envelope.
A self-confessed Hello Kitty and Corgi lover, Mandy also enjoys photography and snaps photos during her free time — so if you pass her in the office, say “cheese”!
Katie has been a Merchant for
A graphic designer with a growing interest in photography and web development, Katie loves to explore the creative world. Last year, she made the leap into the TV department, and is keen to master the magic of editing.
When she’s not at work, you can find her sifting through old records or having a drink with friends. Goal orientated, Katie’s five year plan includes indulging in her Wanderlust, having a beer with Dave Grohl, and finding the perfect shade of green.
Kate has been a Merchant for
Hailing from the land of the long white cloud, Kate has relocated to Sydney to escape the sheep and satisfy her craving for new adventures.
After having completed a double degree in Marketing and Media from Victoria University in Wellington, Kate is looking forward to developing her career and maybe learning a thing or two from her neighbouring Wallabies.
When she isn’t busy working on her tan at the beach, torturing herself at a boxing class or supporting the almighty All Blacks, you’ll find Kate in the company of her friends with good food and a bottle of rosé.
Kristin has been a Merchant for
Kristin is one Graphic Designer with many adrenaline packed hobbies. She rides motocross bikes, wakeboards and trains in Jiu Jitsu. On top of that, her ideal holiday is going snowboarding. She’s also a regular at the gym and when it’s time to unwind and relax, she’ll jump right into some PC gaming.
Heidi has been a Merchant for
A media enthusiast, Heidi is currently finishing a Bachelor of Communications whilst working full time in the Melbourne office.
On the weekends Heidi enjoys Melbourne’s parks and gardens walking with her dogs, Opi and Dot. Heidi is also a part-time gamer, an avid reader and winds down with a glass of wine and some classic 80s tunes.
Liam has been a Merchant for
Having studied Marketing and Management at university, Liam has been working in Media industry since 2014, and has a passion and real interest in all things related to marketing and advertising.
On the weekends, Liam tries to spend as much time outdoors in the sunshine as possible. He is mad sports fan and is a keen supporter of the Brisbane Roar. When he’s not working, he’s constantly daydreaming about travel!
Danielle has been a Merchant for
Graduating from university with a Degree in Marketing and PR and Masters in Marketing, Danielle spent a few years in the IT industry, before realising her true calling in Media.
When she’s not in the office you can find her trying to master the Spanish language, searching for the best brunch spot or kicking back with a glass of vino planning her next holiday.
Giulian has been a Merchant for
Many people grow up wondering what they’ll be when they’re older, but not Giuls. He always knew: “Whatever Gotham needs him to be … ”
If you couldn’t already tell, Giulian is our resident fanboy. He’s the kind of guy that can recite the entire filmic canon of everything from Game of Thrones to The Dark Knight, but still has to sing his ABCs to know what letter comes next.
With a strong passion for Advertising and a hugely creative brain, he is an expert in all things Marketing and spends every waking moment discussing it – this and his love for all things Italian!
He’s full of flair, enthusiasm and probably pasta, so expect his youthful exuberance to make him shine a bright light over Gotham’s skies!
Indiana has been a Merchant for
Indiana loves creating and is passionate about media – and so – loves her job. She has a background in graphic design but has found a new love for the media side. When not working on clients at Media Merchants, she’s spending her time either singing her heart out (in the kitchen or on stage), shooting goals in netball, going to music festivals, traveling the globe or barracking for the best team of all in AFL – that’s the mighty Cats…. Geelong of course.
Leah has been a Merchant for
As a Front End Developer, Leah is always eager to learn and excited about the next challenge that comes her way. She enjoys problem solving and getting all the pieces of a puzzle to fit just right – and is especially happy when the end result of her work matches her vision.
In her spare time, Leah loves searching for new and underground local food – sushi anyone? Only to soon be followed by hitting the gym to work off all her indulgences… Her motto – train hard but play harder!
Joanna has been a Merchant for
After a trip of a lifetime, Joanna has returned to Media Merchants to be the first friendly face you see in the Brisbane office. Living in Chicago the ‘Windy City’ for 3 years and visiting 44 States of America she definitely caught the travel bug. She’s always good for a beer or two and enjoys venturing out to find new restaurants with good company.
Rachel has been a Merchant for
Rachel studied her Bachelor of Design at RMIT University in Melbourne and has now set out to experience what the design world is like in Sydney.
She is a self confessed cinephile and especially loves Asian cinema. So you can probably catch her watching films over the weekend or reading books or swooning over other people’s dogs.
Anna has been a Merchant for
An avid traveller, Anna has been wandering the globe, visiting exotic cities before finally settling down in Sydney at the beginning of 2016.
On the weekend, you can find her discovering the latest cuisines in Sydney, sipping a glass (or two) of red wine, or having a nap by the beach.
Sam has been a Merchant for
After 5 years of serving with a smile at Woolworths, 24 year old Sam Dodson is ready to explore the multi-faceted advertising industry with the help of MM. The Macquarie University Bachelor of Media graduate, proud ex-woolies checkout chick and father of puppy pug Archer enjoys his creative outlets. These include, but aren’t limited to photography, writing (mainly poetry), or simply singing in the shower.
Nothing makes him happier than going on random adventures with his trusty side-kick Archer the pug and friends, or just going for a cruise in his car with anyone else who wants to tag along, the more the merrier, always.
Amy has been a Merchant for
Amy has been in the graphic design industry for over 5 years and she’s always looking for ways to challenge her creativity.
In her spare time, you will always find Amy binging TV shows, gaming or patting someone else’s dogs.
Having a huge sweet tooth, she can easily be bribed with some Krispy Kreme donuts, lollies or even a simple Maccas soft serve cone too.
Jim has been a Merchant for
Jim has been tinkering on all things digital since he can remember and has a seriously strong passion for creating seamless, moving experiences that exist but also extend beyond the world of web.
An extremely passionate pork roll, BL Burger (Blame Canada of course), bae roll and beer consumer, Jim finds the purest of joys within blending the synthesis of available waveforms utilising a myriad of otherworldly generators and manipulators of sound and also spending time in and by the ocean.
Mook has been a Merchant for
Mook studied her Bachelor of Business at Bangkok university in Thailand. Now she’s studying diploma Graphic Design at TAFE in Sydney and works as a part time with MM.
In her spare time, Mook loves spending her time in the sunshine reading or watching YouTube, and swimming in the summer season.
Emma has been a Merchant for
Emma has spent the last decade at Media Merchants, as part of the bustling media department. She has worked on a variety of major retailers in her time, and loves nothing more than ticking off a project plan at the end of a busy week.
In her spare time, she wears many hats, including mother of two pocket-rocket boys, wife and some-time milliner. She is currently putting her project management skills to good use, in assisting her husband to build their second house in the space of two years, proving that, “what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger”. And yes, she does love a good inspirational quote!
Bree has been a Merchant for
Having recently completed her Media & Communications degree at QUT, Bree has joined the Media Merchants team pursuing her passion for advertising. When not typing away at her desk, you can find her chasing the sunshine, making an endless list of her next travel adventures and overindulging in cheese platters & chocolate.
Ben has been a Merchant for
Benjamin Neil Smith
Hi I’m Ben! Originally from the NSW Central Coast, now settled in Brisbane. I’ll never take myself seriously however I will always be 100% committed to my work. I love the snow, soccer and exploring new places!
Elle has been a Merchant for
Elle is a firm believer in all things caffeine (long black in the morning, espresso martini in the evening). She loves discussing films, music and anything to do with Seinfeld. On the weekends you will find her at her local markets, trying out new café’s or going to the movies with her partner.
Ziggy has been a Merchant for
Ziggy joined Media Merchants in 2014 as an Intern after graduating from Puppy School. She currently works in all departments and is famous for generating a lot of energy, particularly when Billie is in the office. On weekends, Ziggy enjoys going for drives down to the beach and playing ball. Her big party trick is putting two tennis balls in her mouth at once and running around the yard.
Flynn has been a Merchant for
Flynn is a true working dog at heart and loves being on building sites and around people. He is a ball of energy and his favourite thing is to go to the beach and play ball in the ocean whilst duck diving in waves. He has no fear & can go all day everyday !! His focus and determination is next level and doesn’t give up. He loves cuddles, sleeping, frisbees, balls and a good stick never goes unwanted.
Merv has been a Merchant for
Merv is a loveable pooch who loves nothing more than chasing sticks and playing hide & seek.
Sumo has been a Merchant for
Sumo has been a Merchant since 2015, but based on his perpetually confused facial expression, he does not appear to know what department he is in exactly. Or if he’s even in the right office. Or the right building. Or the right city. But his confidence takes him places. He doesn’t work very hard, but he plays hard, and sleeps harder. He gets life. His flatulence may not be the best office team motivator, yet the determination he shows when inexplicably chewing the floor makes him an invaluable part of the company.
Bailey has been a Merchant for
He is a Jack Russell cross Poodle, aka a nightmare, but we love him to pieces. He carries that rope toy around with him everywhere so he’s always ready for a game of fetch, no matter what time of day or night. He also loves to jump up onto your lap without being invited and he can stand on his hind legs better than most toddlers I know.