Luke Waldren joins as Managing Partner at Grey Melbourne

11 March, 2010


MELBOURNE — Luke Waldren will join Grey Melbourne as Managing Partner. He brings with him over 20 years of advertising experience and a strong sense of business acumen built through his experience running his own enterprise called Abundant Media.

He started his stellar career in 1989, with JWT Melbourne and since then has worked at a number of agencies including Lintas, FCB, and JWT Detroit before eventually joining Singleton Ogilvy & Mather in 2003, initially as Executive Director and after six months, Managing Director.

Four years after, Waldren left advertising to start a branded content business known as Abundant Media. In the three years that followed, he was involved in launching major projects such as Holdiays For Sale (www.holidaysforsale.com.au), The Platinum File and a successful program in National Newsprint and online called The Test (www.thetest.com.au). Abundant’s current brand funded projects include a radio and IPTV show for the Australian Football League and a National health initiative called Get It Off.

Talking of his appointment, Paul Gardner, Group Chairman of Grey Group Australia and New Zealand says, “Luke is a Melbourne boy, with a great deal of traditional and new media experience across many categories. We are incredibly fortunate to have Luke agree to leave his own successful business and rejoin the industry he really loves.”

Luke is married with three children.


About Grey Group
Grey Group ranks among the largest global marketing communications companies and its total offering includes Grey (advertising) and G2 (brand activation). Its parent company is WPP. “Famously Effective since 1917”, Grey Group serves a blue chip client roster of many of the world’s best known companies. Grey Group is represented in 96 countries, with 432 offices operating in 154 cities. In the Asia Pacific region, Grey Group covers 30 cities in 17 countries. More information about Grey Group Asia Pacific is available at www.greygroupasiapacific.com.

Media Contact
Deepika Francois
Associate Director, Corporate Communications
Grey Group Asia Pacific
Direct Line: +65 6511 7641
Email: deepika.francois@grey.com

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