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New COO and strategic planning director for 1000heads

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By The Drum Team | Editorial

February 6, 2012 | 2 min read

1000heads has announced two new additions to its team, with Joanne Jacobs joining as chief operating officer at its Australia office and Phil Borge taking up the newly created role of strategic planning director at the agency's London office.

Joanne Jacobs

Jacobs, whose role is set to start in March, will work with 1000heads’ clients in developing their understanding of the changes in the way people are communicating, and the trust networks that are emerging from those new communication techniques.

She said: “I’ve been impressed with the work of 1000heads for a long time now, and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to add to their fabulous track record. I’m joining an enthusiastic and accomplished team in the Sydney office, and hoping to be able to create opportunities for young designers, developers and communications professionals to help bridge the gap between old and new ways of communication.”

Borge meanwhile joins 1000heads after 10 years at Eulogy! where he rose to senior account director and strategic lead within its marketing services division.

Borge will be responsible for developing the agency’s approach to client strategy, working with the insights, project management and creative teams across multiple projects and campaigns.

1000heads CEO Mike Rowe said of Borge's appointment: “Phil’s decade of PR experience, and his broad understanding of the marketing mix acquired through the wide range of brands, agencies and suppliers he was worked with, bring another fresh perspective to our senior team, and will enable us to make even greater advances in the way we develop campaigns for our clients. His approach to our own PR requirements, and his obvious passion for the principles of Word of Mouth, make for exciting times ahead.”

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