Rebecca Stambanis & Paige Prettyman
Creative agency Special Group Australia has appointed Paige Prettyman to the newly-created role of GM in Melbourne where she joins Founding Partner Rebecca Stambanis to expand the agency’s presence in Melbourne.
Prior to working with Special Group, Stambanis was global group strategy director at Wieden+Kennedy in Portland Oregon, global chief strategy officer at TBWA/Media Arts Lab in LA and the group strategy director at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco – having worked with global brands including Nike, Apple, Uber Eats, Nintendo and more.
Prior to joining Special Group Prettyman was a group business director at Clemenger BBDO Melbourne and previously has held positions at Y&R and Marketforce.
“I am thrilled to be joining such an incredible and talented team at Special Group,” said Prettyman. “While there are many things to be excited about, I really look forward to working with Bec to help expand the rapidly growing Melbourne offering.”
Stambanis added: “Working with the team at Special Group has felt like coming home. I am over the moon to be working with Lindsey again and feel incredibly fortunate to have been part of the brilliant team at Special Group Australia.”
Special Group launched in Australia in 2014 led by Lindsey Evans as CEO. Along with Bonds and CUB, its clients include Uber Eats and Tourism New Zealand.
“In just six years Special Group has built a strong business attracting world-class talent from across the globe and Bec and Paige are no exception; their rare skills and knowledge are second to none,” said Evans. Bec and Paige make a phenomenal team and it gives me every pleasure to be on this adventure with them.”
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