• James Fitzgerald

    Managing Director

  • Michael Gee

    Client Services Director

  • Tony Carrier

    Operations Manager

  • Justine Butler

    Media Director

  • Angela Petersen

    Client Partnerships Group Director

  • Thomas Quayle

    Head Of Digital

  • Jessie Taiapa

    Account Director

  • Gary Heard

    Client Partnerships Director

  • Emilie Laugier

    Art Director

  • Bradley Chard

    Studio Manager

  • Prudence Greenwood

    Accounts Receivable/Payable

  • Jessica Day

    Client Partnerships Director

  • Daniel Hillege

    Account Manager

  • Bec Russell

    Paid Media Manager

  • Sumi Saini

    Senior Digital Producer

  • Krystal Antony

    Client Partnerships Director

  • Chloe Davies

    Media Partnerships Manager

  • Shaun Henderson

    Finished Artist

  • Sarah Simankowicz

    TV Producer

  • Anna Munoz-Diaz

    Finished Artist

  • Aidan Hirst

    TVC Producer

  • Christine Azzi

    Account Manager

  • Jana Shain

    Senior Graphic Designer

  • Nicola Pappadopoulos

    Media Partnerships Coordinator

  • Emily Samuel

    Media Partnerships Manager

  • Cindy Dang

    Senior Graphic Designer

  • Tamzen Hunter

    Junior Graphic Designer

  • Katie Schmid

    Graphic Designer

  • Kristin Platten

    Graphic Designer

  • Giulian Ferranti

    Account Manager

  • Leah Niu

    Front End Developer

  • Joanna Mckinnie

    Receptionist

  • Sam Dodson

    Advertising Coordinator

  • Amy Quach

    Mid-Weight Graphic Designer

  • Jim Carlton

    Senior Digital Producer

  • Mook Petrada

    Intern

  • Emma Davis

    Client Partnerships Manager

  • Bree Ferrie

    Media Partnerships Coordinator

  • Benjamin Neil Smith

    Media Partnerships Coordinator

  • Elle McMahon

    Account Coordinator

  • Bonnie Snelson

    Graphic Designer

  • Tina Huynh

    Digital Content Writer

  • Adil Arif

    Head of SEO & SEM

  • Andrew Farrelly

    Advertising Coordinator

  • Yaning Hsu

    Web and Digital Designer

  • Erika Clavano

    Advertising Coordinator

  • Rebecca Davis

    TV Coordinator

  • Jade Cottan

    Graphic Designer

  • Charlotte Hansen

    Advertising Coordinator

  • Elland Pansensoy

    Senior Developer

  • Rebekka Taylor

    Media Partnerships Coordinator

  • Katrina Johnson

    Media Partnerships Coordinator

  • Sofia Scardaccione

    Digital Producer

  • Joshua Pacchiarotta

    Account Executive

  • Ziggy Fitzgerald

    Doggy Admin

  • Flynn Laird

    Doggy Admin

  • Billie

    Doggy Admin

  • Merv

    Doggy Admin

  • Bailey

    Doggy Admin

James has been a Merchant for

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James Fitzgerald

Managing Director

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.

Favorite Destination
Home
Morning Beverage of Choice
Skinny Cap
Evening Beverage of Choice
Kay Brothers Shiraz
Recently Binge Watched
Designated Survivor
I know the most lines from this movie
Cool Hand Luke
Weekend Whereabouts
My local Indian restaurant with Family and friends

Michael has been a Merchant for

20
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Michael Gee

Client Services Director

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.

Favorite Destination
New York
Morning Beverage of Choice
Piccolo
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Japanese
Dream Destination
Kakslauttanen glass igloos in Finland to see the Northern lights
Favourite concert
Fleetwood Mac
When I was young, I wanted to be
an All Black

Tony has been a Merchant for

9
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1
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Tony Carrier

Operations Manager

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.

Morning Beverage of Choice
Skinny Cap
Favourite concert
Dire Straits
Favourite quote or phrase
60% of the time it works every time
My spirit animal
Dolphin
If I could choose one superpower
Fly
When I was young, I wanted to be
Pilot

Justine has been a Merchant for

16
Years
6
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7
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Justine Butler

Media Director

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.

Favorite Destination
Noosa (local), New York (International)
Things that make me laugh
My kids
Favourite quote or phrase
"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." Albert Einstein
Favourite book
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine, by Gail Honeyman
In my next life I want to be reincarnated as
Beyonce
If I had to be on a reality TV show, I would be on
The Amazing Race

Kleino has been a Merchant for

12
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5
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7
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Angela Petersen

Client Partnerships Group Director

As Media Merchants Group Account Director, Angela has been a proud Merchant since 2007, helping both the media team and MM’s valued clients to achieve their very best. Having worked across an array of clients, Ange’s experience within media is extensive and she is a firm believer in attacking each task with a positive attitude and a smile!

A very blessed mum to her young son Jack, she loves nothing more than spending time at the beach with her husband Deon, Jack and their cavoodle, Billie!

Weekend Whereabouts
Beach!
I know the most lines from this movie
Mean Girls
Things that make me laugh
Jack & Billie playing together
Favorite Destination
Paris
Evening Beverage of Choice
Champagne
Recently Binge Watched
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Thomas has been a Merchant for

4
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5
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Thomas Quayle

Head Of Digital

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.

Morning Beverage of Choice
Mocha
Weekend Whereabouts
Beach or hiking
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Tacos
Dream Destination
Italy
Something most people don't know about me
I do not have the sense of smell
I’ve been told my doppleganger is
James Tedesco and Zachary Quinto

Jessie has been a Merchant for

4
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4
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6
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Jessie Taiapa

Account Director

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.

Morning Beverage of Choice
Coffee. Lots and lots of coffee
I know the most lines from this movie
Spice World
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Avocado on sourdough
Something most people don't know about me
I have about 7 different laughs - one for every day of the week
My spirit animal
A cat during it's 3am run around
When I was young, I wanted to be
A Forensic Scientist

Gary has been a Merchant for

12
Years
2
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15
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Gary Heard

Client Partnerships Director

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.

Weekend Whereabouts
Rugby (Winter) & Volleyball (Summer) watching my 3 sons play
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Eye Fillet
Favourite concert
U2 - 360 Tour
Favourite book
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy
In my next life I want to be reincarnated as
Ziggy (James Fitzgerald's Dog)
I’ve been told my doppleganger is
Bambi Napier

Emilie has been a Merchant for

12
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Emilie Laugier

Art Director

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.

Favorite Destination
Mountain-side
Evening Beverage of Choice
Gin & Tonic
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Cheese, followed closely by chocolate
Favourite quote or phrase
Less is More
When I was young, I wanted to be
A detective
If I had to be on a reality TV show, I would be on
The Amazing Race

Chardy has been a Merchant for

0
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Bradley Chard

Studio Manager

With over 25 years of design, creative, print, and production management, Bradley loves being surrounded by a passionate, hard-working and creative team. With a strong customer focus, and always driven by the impending deadline, nothing is greater than producing top level creative on time, and on budget.

When recharging the batteries, Chardy loves spending his time with his family and friends, camping along the northern NSW beaches, and is always keen for an early morning surf!

Evening Beverage of Choice
CC, lime & soda
I know the most lines from this movie
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Dream Destination
Italy
Favourite concert
Niall Horan - not for the artist but for the joy it brought my little girl in going to her first ever concert.
Favourite quote or phrase
With every challenge comes an opportunity.
When I was young, I wanted to be
Architect

Prudence has been a Merchant for

12
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10
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11
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Prudence Greenwood

Accounts Receivable/Payable

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

Favorite Destination
Stradbroke Island
Evening Beverage of Choice
Chardonnay
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Coconut rough
Dream Destination
Amalfi Coast
Favourite quote or phrase
One moment please
I’ve been told my doppleganger is
Ellen

Jessica has been a Merchant for

7
Years
3
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20
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Jessica Day

Client Partnerships Director

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.

Morning Beverage of Choice
English Breakfast
Evening Beverage of Choice
Espresso Martini
Weekend Whereabouts
Cuddling Buddy on the couch
In my next life I want to be reincarnated as
My dog
If I could choose one superpower
To have an amazing singing voice!
If I had to be on a reality TV show, I would be on
Gogglebox

Daniel has been a Merchant for

4
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1
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3
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14
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Daniel Hillege

Account Manager

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.

Morning Beverage of Choice
Bloody Mary - lots of Tobasco by Jamie Terrell
Nicknames, Also Known As
D-Money, D-Man, Fed Express, Oi and Hey
Something most people don't know about me
My Grandfather created/ printed the first ever Heineken logo
Music currently on heavy rotation
East, West and the dirty South - Hip Hop
Favourite concert
Eminem and Queen
I’ve been told my doppleganger is
Roger Federer and some guy on a tram near the office

Bec has been a Merchant for

2
Years
2
Months
21
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14
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Bec Russell

Paid Media Manager

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.

Evening Beverage of Choice
Stone and Wood Pacific Ale
Weekend Whereabouts
Byron Bay
Dream Destination
Iceland
Things that make me laugh
Videos of dogs wearing boots
Favourite quote or phrase
The world only exists in your eyes. You can make it as big or as small as you want. F. Scott Fitzgerald
In my next life I want to be reincarnated as
A Dog

Sumi has been a Merchant for

3
Years
9
Months
9
Days
14
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Sumi Saini

Senior Digital Producer

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.

Recently Binge Watched
Dirty Money
Things that make me laugh
Aussies imitating American accents
Music currently on heavy rotation
Kid Cudi - Surfin' ft. Pharrell Williams
Favourite concert
Local Natives
Favourite book
Pod Save America podcast
On the first day of ruling the world, I would
Send Donald Trump on a one-way ticket to Mars

Krystal has been a Merchant for

6
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11
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Krystal Antony

Client Partnerships Director

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.

Favorite Destination
Noosa, Sunshine Coast
Evening Beverage of Choice
Pinot Noir
Recently Binge Watched
MAFS
I know the most lines from this movie
Mean Girls
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Potato chips
Favourite quote or phrase
To succeed in life, you need three things: A wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone

Chloe has been a Merchant for

3
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4
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13
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Chloe Davies

Media Partnerships Manager

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.

Favorite Destination
Maasai Mara, Kenya
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Margherita pizza from Sugo Mi
Nicknames, Also Known As
Shmoey
Music currently on heavy rotation
Sam Smith
Favourite quote or phrase
Have you had your Inner Health Plus today
If I could choose one superpower
The ability to sing well

Shaun has been a Merchant for

9
Years
3
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10
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14
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Shaun Henderson

Finished Artist

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.

Evening Beverage of Choice
Coca-Cola
Recently Binge Watched
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Chicken Shop
Music currently on heavy rotation
System of a Down
I’ve been told my doppleganger is
Twin brother
On the first day of ruling the world, I would
Do nothing

Sarah has been a Merchant for

8
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3
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11
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14
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Sarah Simankowicz

TV Producer

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.

Favorite Destination
Any Disney Park
I know the most lines from this movie
Tangled
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
My husband Damian’s home-made nachos
My spirit animal
My patronus is a Tonkinese Cat
If I could choose one superpower
Electrified skin. Stranger grabs you? ZAP. Bug tries to bite you? ZAP. Annoying kids at the pool? BIG ZAP
The person who has influenced me the most
Jim Henson

Anna has been a Merchant for

9
Years
2
Months
26
Days
14
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Anna Munoz-Diaz

Finished Artist

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.

Favorite Destination
A coffee shop
Morning Beverage of Choice
Coffee
Weekend Whereabouts
Garden
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Potatoes
Nicknames, Also Known As
Spanny
In my next life I want to be reincarnated as
Giant

Aidan has been a Merchant for

5
Years
1
Months
2
Days
14
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Aidan Hirst

TVC Producer

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.

Morning Beverage of Choice
Coffee
Recently Binge Watched
Superstore
Dream Destination
Seattle with a leisurely drive up to Whistler BC
Things that make me laugh
Children falling over, Simpsons quotes
Music currently on heavy rotation
Alcest, Archspire, Opeth, Dream Theatre, ISIS
If I had to be on a reality TV show, I would be on
The Amazing Race

Christine has been a Merchant for

5
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0
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16
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14
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Christine Azzi

Account Manager

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.

Favorite Destination
Italy
Recently Binge Watched
Chef's Table
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Burrito bowls
Dream Destination
Aruba to see the flamingos!
If I could choose one superpower
Teleportation
On the first day of ruling the world, I would
Save all the stray cats and dogs

Jana has been a Merchant for

4
Years
11
Months
25
Days
14
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Jana Shain

Senior Graphic Designer

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.

Favorite Destination
Japan
Evening Beverage of Choice
A lovely pinot noir
Nicknames, Also Known As
Jana banana
Something most people don't know about me
I use to paint warhammer figurines
My spirit animal
Cat
On the first day of ruling the world, I would
Save all the homeless animals

Nicola has been a Merchant for

4
Years
4
Months
20
Days
14
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Nicola Pappadopoulos

Media Partnerships Coordinator

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.

Favorite Destination
Greece
Morning Beverage of Choice
Soy cap
Recently Binge Watched
Friends
Favourite concert
Splendour!
If I could choose one superpower
Teleportation
If I had to be on a reality TV show, I would be on
The Amazing Race

Emily has been a Merchant for

3
Years
6
Months
10
Days
14
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Emily Samuel

Media Partnerships Manager

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.

Favorite Destination
Paros, Greece
Morning Beverage of Choice
Flat White
Recently Binge Watched
Madmen
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Mango
Nicknames, Also Known As
Em, Emilia
I’ve been told my doppleganger is
Danielle Henning - see her profile

Cindy has been a Merchant for

3
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5
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12
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14
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Cindy Dang

Senior Graphic Designer

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.

Evening Beverage of Choice
Fireball Whiskey
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Pad See Ew
In my next life I want to be reincarnated as
A Killer Whale
I’ve been told my doppleganger is
The Rock
If I could choose one superpower
Master of all the Elements (The Avatar, bro)
When I was young, I wanted to be
A Baseball

Tamzen has been a Merchant for

3
Years
3
Months
4
Days
14
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Tamzen Hunter

Junior Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer, T-Shirt Wearer, Four eyes, Mexican food lover, Pop Culture Nerd, Horror Movie Enthusiast, Crafter, Camera Collector, Podcast Binger

Favorite Destination
Japan
Morning Beverage of Choice
Benchmark Cold Press Coffee
Evening Beverage of Choice
The Squid's Fist Sangiovese Shiraz, Some Young Punks
Recently Binge Watched
Neon Genesis Evangelion
I know the most lines from this movie
Ace Ventura
Weekend Whereabouts
You'll find me Playing DND, Watching Movies with friends or Eating breakfast at Eagle Farm Markets

Katie has been a Merchant for

2
Years
11
Months
7
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14
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Katie Schmid

Graphic Designer

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.

Favorite Destination
The happiest place on Earth - Disneyland, Anaheim
I know the most lines from this movie
Independence Day
Dream Destination
Prague
Music currently on heavy rotation
Cat Stevens
Favourite concert
The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Tour
If I could choose one superpower
The ability to fly!

Kristin has been a Merchant for

2
Years
9
Months
29
Days
14
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Kristin Platten

Graphic Designer

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.

Recently Binge Watched
Black Mirror
Weekend Whereabouts
At the motocross track, wake park, dojo, out on the bay fishing or at home gaming
Things that make me laugh
Fail Army videos on YouTube
Something most people don't know about me
I trained consistently in Muay Thai for 4 years
Favourite concert
Korn
If I had to be on a reality TV show, I would be on
Jersey Shore

Giulian has been a Merchant for

2
Years
5
Months
14
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14
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Giulian Ferranti

Account Manager

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!

Recently Binge Watched
Game Of Thrones, Criminal Minds and Stranger Things
I know the most lines from this movie
Obviously, it's the Dark Knight
Weekend Whereabouts
Playing, watching or talking about the beautiful game (soccer)
In my next life I want to be reincarnated as
One of the Queen's Corgi's
I’ve been told my doppleganger is
Dave Franco or 'that guy' from Gossip Girl
If I could choose one superpower
Flying would be great. I wouldn’t have to pay for transport anymore to go home or even to go overseas! You could visit anyone, go anywhere and pretty much do anything

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Leah Niu

Front End Developer

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!

Favorite Destination
Mars
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Mushrooms
Music currently on heavy rotation
Bad - Michael Jackson
Favourite book
The Three Kingdoms
My spirit animal
Minions
On the first day of ruling the world, I would
Read through those X files to figure out if aliens exist

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Joanna Mckinnie

Receptionist

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.

Favorite Destination
Chicago
Recently Binge Watched
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Chick-fil-A burger, side of waffle fries and Chick-fil-A Sauce.
Dream Destination
Disney World
Nicknames, Also Known As
Jo-Jo / Johannes / Josephine
If I could choose one superpower
Teleportation

Sam has been a Merchant for

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Sam Dodson

Advertising Coordinator

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.

Favorite Destination
Travel the globe in a variety of supercars.
Things that make me laugh
My dog discovering and/or reacting to new things.
Something most people don't know about me
I love turning poetry I've written into rap lyrics.
Music currently on heavy rotation
Fleetwood Mac & Bowie
In my next life I want to be reincarnated as
Elon Musks great grandchild.
If I could choose one superpower
I would communicate with animals

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Amy Quach

Mid-Weight Graphic Designer

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.

I know the most lines from this movie
The Greatest Showman (do lyrics count?)
Things that make me laugh
Cute dog and panda videos
Favourite quote or phrase
"Hakuna Matata - it means no worries for the rest of your days"
My spirit animal
Panda (Eat, sleep, repeat)
If I could choose one superpower
Ability to eat as much as I want without gaining weight.
The person who has influenced me the most
My parents. Somehow managed to raise 3 girls...

Jim has been a Merchant for

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Jim Carlton

Senior Digital Producer

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.

If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Spag bol
Nicknames, Also Known As
Keke aka Keefy aka Jimboss aka J Dog aka J Dizzle aka Jeff
Favourite concert
Aphex Twin, Enmore Theatre, 2012
Music currently on heavy rotation
King Krule, BoC and AFX 🙂
Evening Beverage of Choice
BEER
Something most people don't know about me
My Great Uncle caught Ned Kelly

Mook has been a Merchant for

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Mook Petrada

Intern

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.

Morning Beverage of Choice
Black tea
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Ice Cream
Dream Destination
Petra, Jordan
Something most people don't know about me
My full name
My spirit animal
Cat
When I was young, I wanted to be
I wanted to be older

Emma has been a Merchant for

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Emma Davis

Client Partnerships Manager

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!

Evening Beverage of Choice
Bubbles
Recently Binge Watched
The Defiant Ones
I know the most lines from this movie
Dirty Dancing
Something most people don't know about me
I am a 90's R&B tragic
Favourite concert
Beyoncé
Favourite quote or phrase
You've got to risk it, to get the biscuit!

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Bree Ferrie

Media Partnerships Coordinator

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.

Favorite Destination
Marrakech, Morocco
Evening Beverage of Choice
A bottle of Pinot
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Fruit & Nut Cadbury Chocolate
Dream Destination
Havana, Cuba
Nicknames, Also Known As
Breezy
Something most people don't know about me
I competed in Irish Dancing

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Benjamin Neil Smith

Media Partnerships Coordinator

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!

Favorite Destination
Canada (but anywhere with snow really!)
Dream Destination
Antarctica!
Favourite concert
Florence and the Machine at Splendour in 2015
If I could choose one superpower
The ability to fly!
If I had to be on a reality TV show, I would be on
Masterchef
Evening Beverage of Choice
Beer

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Elle McMahon

Account Coordinator

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.

Favorite Destination
My mother's property in Maleny
Recently Binge Watched
The Haunting of Hill House
Favourite concert
Pond 2013
Music currently on heavy rotation
Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Tyler the Creator and King Gizzard.
I know the most lines from this movie
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Dream Destination
Spain

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Bonnie Snelson

Graphic Designer

It was all a dream. I used to read Word Up magazine, Salt’n’Pepa and Heavy D up in the limousine.
I like reading fantasy novels, while sipping tea by a window that outlooks a dark ocean. Rain pattering on the windowpane, waves crashing as I pull a fleece blanket over my knees. I could be anywhere, but obviously not the Amazon.

Things that make me laugh
Golden Girls, Blackadder, Vicar of Dibley, Billy Connelly, Bill Bailey, Simpsons (season 1-8), Scrubs (season 1-5), Waynes World, Jack Black, Will Ferrell, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Fresh Prince etc.
Recently Binge Watched
Rise of the Phoenixes
Favourite concert
G Dragon
Evening Beverage of Choice
Coke, on the rocks
Favourite book
Name of the Wind
Something most people don't know about me
Crime documentaries float my boat

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Tina Huynh

Digital Content Writer

Having worked in advertising, marketing and communications, Tina has come back to doing what she does and knows best – writing! She loves a good self-help book to get through the commute.

A yogi and a flexitarian, she loves to try new vegetarian/vegan restaurants over the weekends. If she’s not thinking about saving, she’s thinking about her next trip overseas.

Favorite Destination
Singapore
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Pizza
Music currently on heavy rotation
Still digging 00s RNB
Favourite concert
RNB Fridays (and Drake)!
Favourite quote or phrase
It's all about perspective
When I was young, I wanted to be
A nurse

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Adil Arif

Head of SEO & SEM

Adil is our Head of SEO & SEM who has recently joined us in the Sydney Office. He comes with a strong technical and digital marketing background. He has helped Global brands achieve their stretch targets with his creative approach to digital marketing mix.

In his spare time, he likes to travel, stroll by the beach, reading books and playing Ping Pong.

Interesting fact: he walked on the London Fashion Week as a Model!

If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Belgian Fries
Favourite concert
Coachella
Recently Binge Watched
The Man in the High Castles
Favorite Destination
Ibiza
Weekend Whereabouts
By the Beach
Favourite quote or phrase
You only lose when you give up!

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Andrew Farrelly

Advertising Coordinator

Andrew has recently finished his university degree at Wollongong in Marketing and Media and has moved into his first role as Advertising Coordinator. He is passionate about marketing and is determined to deliver positive results.

In his free time he enjoys playing the PS4, sleeping in and playing football.

Morning Beverage of Choice
Large Cappuccino
I know the most lines from this movie
Hot Fuzz
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Dream Destination
Madrid
Something most people don't know about me
I read a lot of comics
Favourite concert
Iron Maiden

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Yaning Hsu

Web and Digital Designer

Yaning(Tutu) is a Graphic Designer with over five years experience in digital and print design for clients and companies. she is easy going and multi interest person, she loves music, watching Netflix, nail art and outdoor activities.

Morning Beverage of Choice
Mocha
Evening Beverage of Choice
Sauvignon Blanc
Dream Destination
Iceland
Favourite concert
Linkin Park
My spirit animal
Dog
If I could choose one superpower
Invisible

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Erika Clavano

Advertising Coordinator

Erika is a passionate and spontaneous individual with experience in fashion and creative fields. She has since completed her degree in Business Management and has a background in communications, production, events and project management.

When not working, she loves to travel and see music, fashion, art-related shows. As a massive foodie, Erika is a regular at markets and hole in the wall spots.

Favorite Destination
Philippines
Evening Beverage of Choice
Champagne
Dream Destination
Morocco
Music currently on heavy rotation
Khruangbin and Solange
If I could choose one superpower
Time travel
Favourite concert
Shlohmo and Anderson .Paak

Becca, Bec, Biscuit has been a Merchant for

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Rebecca Davis

TV Coordinator

After a few years in retail and Admin roles, Rebecca recently completed her Diploma in Graphic Design and is looking forward to utilizing her new skills and creativity in the MM TV department.

When not working, Rebecca enjoys drawing and listening to podcasts. She is also a fan of watching cute animal videos on Instagram.

Favorite Destination
Tokyo, Japan
Morning Beverage of Choice
Tea with lots of sugar!
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Char kway teow
Favourite quote or phrase
“Another word for creativity is courage.” - Henri Matisse
My spirit animal
A panda
If I could choose one superpower
Instant teleportation

Jade has been a Merchant for

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Jade Cottan

Graphic Designer

I’m an identical twin, lived in eight countries, a Latin Dancer, have an American accent and love Japanese food … and perhaps eat too much chocolate!

I know the most lines from this movie
Monty Python’s Holy Grail
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Sushi and Sashimi
Things that make me laugh
Tripping over my own two feet
Music currently on heavy rotation
Musical Soundtracks
I’ve been told my doppleganger is
My twin sister (or is it the other way around?)

Char has been a Merchant for

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Charlotte Hansen

Advertising Coordinator

Hailing from Bodø in Norway, Charlotte moved to Sydney at the beginning of 2016 and has decided to stay for good. Since then, she has completed a bachelor’s degree of Advertising and Digital Media and it brought her to working with us!

A keen knitter, baker and pianist, Charlotte also enjoys playing video games, and getting out for a meal and a few drinks with friends.

Recently Binge Watched
Rewatched GoT for the second time
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
The Banoffee pie from Chargrill Charlie's
If I could choose one superpower
Teleportation, so I could visit my friends and family back home anytime!
My spirit animal
Kris Jenner
Something most people don't know about me
I have a dollar sign on one of my teeth

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Elland Pansensoy

Senior Developer

Elland is our resident Rockstar PHP Developer 🤘 from the Philippines. In the industry for almost 12 years now, Elland loves smashing goals. In his spare time, he enjoys playing console games (PS4) like Witcher 3, Tekken 7 and Overwatch. Elland is also an avid DOTA 2 fan and loves collecting carnivorous plants as a hobby!

Dream Destination
Ireland , Paris
Morning Beverage of Choice
Hot Coffee
Evening Beverage of Choice
Cold Beer
Recently Binge Watched
Suits, Supernaturals, Code Geass L1
I know the most lines from this movie
The Dark Knight
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Hamburger

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Rebekka Taylor

Media Partnerships Coordinator

Bek a proud Bidjara woman is a former hair stylist who decided to turn-down-flip-it-and-reverse-it with a career change. After uni and a stint in client side, Bek joins Media Merchants with a solid background in Digital Marketing and a taste for data. Keen to feed her love of learning and innovation, she is a sponge soaking up all she can in the media buying world.

One of those people you hear before you see, she’s always down for a laugh. A self-proclaimed trivia master and drinking game enthusiast, you’re likely to find her at the pool table of the local watering hole serenading the locals with a rendition of Khe san.

Favorite Destination
Tokyo, Japan
Favourite book
Chinese Cinderella
Favourite quote or phrase
"Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree it will go its whole life believing that its stupid." - A.E.
In my next life I want to be reincarnated as
A cat
If I could choose one superpower
Shapeshifter
On the first day of ruling the world, I would
To see the Demonetisation of societies.

Kat has been a Merchant for

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Katrina Johnson

Media Partnerships Coordinator

Katrina joined the Brisbane Media Merchants team following the completion of her career/life changing Masters of Business in Integrated Marketing Communications at QUT. With the vision and motivation to be a life-long learner, Katrina is thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of the MM family.

Katrina loves nothing more than spending time with her family and friends on the weekends, usually with a glass of red in hand.

Favorite Destination
Puglia, Italy
Morning Beverage of Choice
Black coffee, lots of it!!!
Evening Beverage of Choice
A big glass of Côtes-du-Rhône or a Negroni
Recently Binge Watched
Love Island UK
Weekend Whereabouts
The beach in summer, in the corner with a good book in winter.
Dream Destination
San Sebastian, Spain

Sofia has been a Merchant for

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Sofia Scardaccione

Digital Producer

Sofia is a digital producer from Argentina, neat freak with a tick for cleanliness and organisation, she enjoys Australian beaches and weather but misses Argentinian cuisine and wine, but above all, Argentinian ice cream (it’s like Italian, but better 🍦).

Favourite book
On the road - Jack Kerouac
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Alfajores
Morning Beverage of Choice
Chai latte
Favourite concert
Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas - Madrid 2017
Favorite Destination
Argentina 🇦🇷 (home)
If I could choose one superpower
Fly

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Joshua Pacchiarotta

Account Executive

Joshua joins the Sydney MM team and brings with him 3 years of industry experience which stretches across several sectors of the marketing world, which include SEO, Social Media Management, Content Marketing and more.

When he’s not on a Seinfeld binge, at a concert or defending Kanye to people, Joshua often goes out to make use of the nightlife some of Sydney still has.

Morning Beverage of Choice
Coffee
Favorite Destination
Italy
If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life
Chicken Parmi
Favourite concert
Denzel Curry
Favourite quote or phrase
"Not Bhed" "Good Size"
I’ve been told my doppleganger is
Joe Jonas

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Ziggy Fitzgerald

Doggy Admin

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.

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Flynn Laird

Doggy Admin

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.

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Billie

Doggy Admin

Billie has been a familiar furry face in the Brisbane office since 2010. Sweet and shy, Billie loves nothing more than a cuddle and a sausage roll (if she happens to come in to work on someone’s birthday celebration!). Spoilt to bits, who could resist that face!?

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Merv

Doggy Admin

Merv is a loveable pooch who loves nothing more than chasing sticks and playing hide & seek.

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Bailey

Doggy Admin

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.