Arrivals & Departures: DAN expands strategy team 

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Dentsu Aegis Network has promoted strategy director Jacquie Bennett to the newly created role of group head of strategy. Her original strategy director role in the strategic team will now be taken up Ryan Jordan, who joined DAN in August.

Jacquie Bennett, whose 15-year advertising career includes 10 within strategy roles, joined Carat (part of the DAN network) as strategy director in 2014.

Dentsu Aegis Network NZ ceo Robert Harvey said: “As our group continues to grow and evolve, it is a well-deserved and natural next step for Jacquie to be promoted into this role. I love having Jacquie in our business. She is super smart, and highly collaborative, and I know she will continue to add great value to our group and clients in the years to come.”

Ryan Jordan DAN joins from Contagion Auckland where he was strategic planning director, and prior to that, Ikon Sydney, where he was communications strategist.

“I love having Jacquie in our business. She is super smart, and highly collaborative.”

Jacquie Bennett said, “I’m thrilled to have Ryan as a new addition to our strategy team. He has a unique skill set in his ability to work across both media and creative strategy, and will add a huge amount of value across the group.

“The Dentsu Aegis Network has experienced great momentum in the past 12 months, and it has been exciting and a privilege to shape a strategy product around that growth.”

Ryan Jordan said, “I’m extremely excited to join the Dentsu Aegis Network. With its vision for expansion, coupled with the opportunity to have a clearly defined role in the new integrated strategy department, it’s something I’m chomping at the bit to be a part of.”

About DAN
As part of Dentsu Inc., Dentsu Aegis Network claims to be “the first truly global communications network for the digital age”. DAN ANZ is headquartered in Melbourne with offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth and Auckland. Globally, Dentsu Aegis Network operates in 110 countries worldwide with over 23,000 dedicated specialists.,

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