Directors
Bio

Nikki Stevens

JOINT MD.
UMM

Nikki Stevens

Alongside Joint Managing Director, Benoit Thorp, Nikki has assembled a progressive and effective integrated communications agency, that lives and breathes this approach every day, for Australian and international brands.

Through an exhaustive search canvassing the best and brightest in their field over months and years, Nikki and Benoit have formed a dynamic team that collaborates daily on innovative integrated communications campaigns. UMM works with a growing international market encompassing clients from Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and the UK.

“We report directly to international management so we know how to create a campaign for each market. Working on global campaigns is very exciting. It also allows local companies to benefit from this globally minded approach.

“In terms of ideation and strategy, other countries are using our ideas. We are an equal part of strategy and ideations on a global level, and enjoy the healthy competition of working alongside other international agencies.

Bio

Benoit Thorp

JOINT MD.
UMM

JOINT MD. UMM

Benoit Thorp

JOINT MD. UMM

In 2010, Benoit joined UMM to take on the challenge of bringing the long-standing, very respected 12-year-old PR Agency into a new era of integrated communications, setting up one of the first ever social media departments in Australia.

Since this time Benoit, alongside his business partner, has evolved UMM into a highly successful boutique integrated communications agency, housing a dynamic team of experts within 4 distinct departments, PR, Social Media, Influencer Branding and Creative, working together on unique communication campaigns for international brands, many of which have achieved record results.

He has been instrumental in creating an agency culture that encourages a freethinking exchange of ideas and creative energy that works seamlessly across every discipline.

Benoit has led exciting campaign strategy for global brands such as Logitech, Logitech G, UE Boom, ILVE, Tsingtao, Monteith’s, Tiger, Zonin, Cuisinart and Victorinox.

UMM is now enjoying the most creative and energetic period it has ever experienced, housing a team of distinctive and talented experts in their field.

Sales
Bio

Christian Sulit

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Christian Sulit

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

With 14 years’ experience in the areas of exhibitions, events and marketing sales, Christian brings with him a thorough knowledge of the industry, quickly identifying the marketing and communications needs of some of Australia’s biggest brands. Christian has previously worked with Canon, Woolworths, Bugaboo, SONY, Volvo Trucks, Inside Retail LIVE, the Better Homes & Gardens LIVE Events,

The Essential Baby & Toddler Shows and LEGO. Christian is a passionate and down to earth sales consultant, fitting right in with the UMM culture. “I want to go beyond just ticking boxes for clients,” he says. “I love working with an innovative team and UMM brings its clients outside the box thinking, always pushing boundaries, which I love. It’s rewarding on a cultural and business level.

Heads of Department
Bio

Rob Spiteri

HEAD OF
CREATIVE

HEAD OF CREATIVE

Rob Spiteri

HEAD OF CREATIVE

Head of Creative, Rob Spiteri, has spent 20 years perfecting his craft in major agencies.  As a highly respected Design Director he led projects for Woolworths, Lendlease, Auspoll, St George Bank and Caltex.

Rob joined UMM in 2014 and built a strong design team, who now work on major campaigns for international brands with great success.

Rob’s creative leadership over the seasonal campaigns for Chinese beer brand Tsingtao, has reinvigorated the in-store and online popularity, resulting in the brand experiencing the highest sales rise in 20 years.

Rob’s department is now leading the creative for the major Asia Pacific communication campaigns with Logitech G, and work on experimental campaigns for Ultimate Ears.

Other recent UMM successes has seen the rebrand of Pacific Assurance Group in PNG become the leading health insurer and the rebrand of Newcastle University student association Campus Central to ‘Yourimbah’, bringing a modern relevancy to the proud association.

Rob inspires innovation and takes important risks in the ever-evolving communications landscape.

Bio

Jessica White

HEAD OF PUBLIC RELATIONS

HEAD OF PUBLIC RELATIONS

Jessica White

HEAD OF PUBLIC RELATIONS

Prior to joining UMM in 2015, Jess worked in the UK on such major brands as BT (British Telecom), Sky TV and Channel 5. With her knowledge in the fields of Telco and the entertainment industry, she became a valuable and versatile addition to the UMM Team – and a team member who rose fast. With a natural instinct in creating the news, Jess has been instrumental in driving highly successful Public Relations campaigns for UMM, with results that have gone over and beyond KPI expectations.

Jess is playing a key role, alongside the Directors, in growing the Influencer Marketing offering further, developing an effective and distinct way of operating within this new and often hyped arena. “Public Relations has become more complex than ever before, but also more fluid,” said Jess. “We are able to collaborate with media and influencers far more, allowing us to shape our client’s messages to create a highly powerful Public Relations push.