Simone Drewry - Managing Director
Simone Drewry, Managing Director of Mango Sydney, has an international career which spans 14 years in PR and experiential in the UK, USA and Australia. An expert in brand strategy and consumer engagement, Simone has worked with major global consumer brands including Diageo, Emirates, Volkswagen, Hilton, MasterCard, Coca-Cola, Wrigley’s, Unilever and Arnott’s. Joining Mango at the beginning of 2008, Simone became the youngest female board member for DDB Group Sydney and in this role, she has been instrumental in reengineering processes within DDB Group and rolling out a change management program that encourages integrated thinking.
Erica Valenti - Senior Account Director/Creative Planner
Erica Valenti, Creative Planner and Senior Account Director at Mango, has been in communications industry for over eight years, specialising in brand management, PR, social media and experiential communications. As the Mango Creative Planner, Erica works to ensure all activity is strategic, on message and delivered with best practice creative output. Erica has worked with major global consumer brands such as Microsoft, Volkswagen and Alberto Culver and on leading international and local youth brands including Telstra, Playstation, Xbox, Ministry of Sound and Coopers Brewery.
Brooke Alldis - Experiential Production Director
Brooke Alldis, Experiential Production Director, has worked in production for over ten years. Brooke's breadth of experience in the experiential space includes, running large scale outdoor events such as the Malibu Sunset Social, bringing to life sponsorships such as Toyota's sponsorship of the AFL, and touring national sufing competitions for Red Bull Australia. Rolling out events across Australia, Brooke also worked on Bigpond's highly successful Band on Demand. The campaign was a world-first music concert based in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, where crowds were asked to choose who played at the gig by texting in their favourite band's name.
Vicki Cook - Account Director
Vicki Cook has more than eight years experience in the industry, working at Mango for the past three years. Focusing on corporate communications and consumer technology, Vicki’s client portfolio includes DDB, Interbrand, Pokerstars.net, SANYO and CPM. Across the client portfolio, Vicki provides counsel on media relations, CEO positioning, thought leadership, reputation management, and crisis and issues management. Vicki began her career in London at Pleon (formerly Brodeur Worldwide) where her areas of specialty focused primarily on telecoms, mobile, enterprise software and security.
James Woollard - Account Director
James Woollard has had seven years of agency experience managing major global accounts across a wide range of consumer lifestyle brands. James' portfolio of work includes; working strategically alongside Coca-Cola to launch Vitaminwater in the UK, helping Cadbury announce their commitment to Fairtrade Certification in Australia and leading global marketing campaigns for Heineken and Pilsner Urquell. In the UK, James ran a brand reappraisal campaign for Volvo and managed consumer communications and crisis management for major retailer, B&Q. During his time in Australia, James has also worked with Optus, FIJI Water and Green & Black's.
Larissa Best - Account Director
Larissa Best joined Mango in late 2009 bringing with her more than eight years local and international experience in the communications industry. Specialising in brand management, consumer PR, sponsorship activation, social media and experiential communications, Larissa has had experience working on major global consumer brands Telstra, McDonalds, Volkswagen, Toyota, BMW, Diaego and Bacardi. Larissa also spent two years in Toronto, Canada with Cossette Communications managing the agency's largest Procter & Gamble accounts, Pampers and Iams.