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.
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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!
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.
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.
Chardy has been a Merchant for
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!
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.
Dilly has been a Merchant for
Adil is our Head of Search 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!
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.
Camy has been a Merchant for
Camille joins us in the MM Sydney team hailing from Brisbane, she joins the team with a wealth of knowledge, talent and highly finessed skills with over 10 years of Brand and Marketing Management experience. A keen connoisseur of fine coffee, wine and beachside walks – you might just find her on the weekend engrossed with uncontrollable excitement at the dog park saying hello to all the pups 🐶
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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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!
Bonwah has been a Merchant for
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.
Tin Tin has been a Merchant for
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.
Tutu has been a Merchant for
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.
Becca, Bec, Biscuit has been a Merchant for
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.
Jade has been a Merchant for
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!
Char has been a Merchant for
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.
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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!
Bek has been a Merchant for
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.
Kat has been a Merchant for
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.
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Hailing all the way from the UK, Ellen is an avid traveller, blogger and Netflix-binger. With a degree in English and Advertising, she is passionate about all things creative.
Speaking in a mixture of obscure movie references and noises, you’ll hear her before you see her – and don’t get us started on her laugh! With a love for terrible puns and anything Harry Potter, she’s a real keeper.
On the weekends you’ll either find her soaking up the sun or curled up with a good book, coffee in hand and a packet of custard creams.
Saz has been a Merchant for
After graduating with a Bachelor of Art History from The University of Sydney, Sarah decided to pack her bags and move to London. She has spent the last couple of years travelling around Europe enjoying all the art galleries, restaurants and bars on offer.
A big fan of live music, vintage clothing, and catching up with friends over wine, Sarah is enjoying rediscovering all her favourite spots in Sydney.
Linds has been a Merchant for
Lindsey joins the MM Sydney team recently moving from Brisbane. Completed her Bachelor of Business – Marketing at QUT and has since travelled around the world spending 7 months in UK & Europe before backpacking around South America.
On the weekends you will find her out with her friends for wines, dinners, concerts or at the beach. She is always keen for a laugh, will say yes to a margarita 100% of the time and make travel plans without thinking about any of the logistics.
Phoebs has been a Merchant for
When she’s not here at MM Sydney, Phoebe enjoys getting out to see live music or attempting to keep all of her plants alive. She loves a good true crime novel, Seinfeld binge or day at the park to pat everyone else’s dogs!
Tara Slocombe has been a Merchant for
Tara is joining the MM team fresh out of university, where she studied business majoring in marketing and arts majoring in art history and philosophy.
A self-confessed plant killer, she is an avid DIY-er, often getting stuck in the YouTube DIY vortex and will give any project a go, from making earrings to refurbishing an antique table. As an ex-tour guide for the Museum of Brisbane, she is also full of all sorts of random Brissie facts (did you know that the city hall clock face is the largest analogue clock in Australia??).
On the weekends you’ll find her somewhere outdoors, whether that’s training at her sailing club, relaxing at the beach or dam, or hiking somewhere (if it’s not too hot!).
EK has been a Merchant for
Born and raised in Sydney, Emily-Kate (nicknamed ‘EK’) unexpectedly found her feet in Adland just over five years ago and hasn’t looked back since, enjoying the manic work life of managing tight deadlines, executing challenging briefs with tiny budgets and wearing five hats at once. Tolerance for ambiguity and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with calm and ease, EK knows how to juggle multiple projects and campaigns with a keen attention to detail. EK’s focus is all about driving positive and lasting relationships with her colleagues, clients and stakeholders and believes a collaborative approach is best, whatever the task at hand may be.
A solar powered engine who gets the best out of life basking in the sunshine by the water (and a margarita in her hand), it wasn’t hard when the opportunity landed on EK’s lap to move from cold and windy Melbourne to Brisbane with her 6 year old French Bulldog for the carefree Queenslander life, enjoying the great weather and friendly relaxed lifestyle.
Ranz has been a Merchant for
Having recently completed her Business Marketing degree at QUT, Rani has joined the Brisbane MM team kick starting her career in the media industry.
When not in the office, Rani is typically out socialising with friends over a wine, coffee or cheeky cocktail. If the sun is out shining then a trip to Noosa is always on the cards, followed by a late afternoon gelato of course!
Dais has been a Merchant for
Daisy comes with a T-shaped marketing background. She has worked with some large companies as ‘SEM Specialist’ and ‘Digital Content Coordinator’ for News Corp and the Woolworths Group respectively. Daisy is very passionate about SEM and Analytics Data, and excited to Join Media Merchants to explore these areas further and help grow the accounts.
Daisy in her free time loves doing yoga, travelling around the world, reading books, and volunteering.
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For Nicole it’s all about adapting to change, new experiences, inspiring, creating and making it happen.
Her digital journey started eight years ago, during which she has been making an impact and solving challenges for startups and businesses across the globe.
She is always down to try new things. Like travelling and exploring new cultures, writing or singing a song, visiting different coffee shops (even if she doesn’t drink coffee), signing up for something she hasn’t done before, learning a new language, instrument or skills.
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.
Billie has been a Merchant for
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!?
Merv has been a Merchant for
Merv is a loveable pooch who loves nothing more than chasing sticks and playing hide & seek.
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.
Sadie has been a Merchant for
You will often see Sadie’s sweet face in the Brisbane office. She enjoys socialising with her friends at work, hanging out with her hens at home, and chasing a ball or anything that moves. She likes to spend her weekends at the Sunshine Coast visiting family, and is always down for a brewery or two.
Louie has been a Merchant for
He loves to chase the ball and go for long walks. His favourite treat is BBQ chicken with gravy. Louie makes us all happy when we come home he is just so full of energy and happiness to see us it puts a smile on our family and friends faces.