You will always work with our top people. You will always have access to the best brains. That's an article of faith for us: it's who we are.
Calling himself a 'refugee from big agencies', Mike is the Executive Creative Director of Magnum Opus Partners. Over 30 years he has guided its development to become one of Australia’s most consistently successful independent agencies. Before starting Magnum he previously 'enjoyed' senior executive roles with major agencies like Mojo MDA, McCann Erickson and Grey. His desire to deliver better outcomes for clients that were not predicated on size of budget was the catalyst for him starting Magnum Opus. All clients, all budgets deserve great results. Today he combines strong strategic analysis skills with notable creative flair, Mike takes a hands-on role in all MOP strategy and creative outputs, and is in charge of all creative production.
The agency’s Director of Creative Strategy & lead copywriter, ‘Yolly’ has been an entrepreneur and ad man for over 25 years. His long agency experience includes Moffatt Sharp, Ross and Partners and his own agency You, Me & Him as well as Magnum Opus Partners, and he is the recipient of many national and international copywriting and advertising effectiveness awards. He also offers exceptional skills in client liaison, interpreting research, strategic analysis and campaign planning, and in his spare time he is a widely respected commercial writer and author, blogger, and occasional voiceover artist.
‘Jas' is a highly skilled and experienced Account Director with a fine eye for detail, a friendly, no-nonsense manner, and a strong sense of what makes strategic communications really work. In her fourteenth year of a stellar account service career, this is actually her second stint at Magnum Opus, and she has a huge range of client experience across both blue chip companies and Government. She also proudly has a bronze “Effie” to her name - Australian advertising’s highest award for results-focused advertising excellence.
Alicia graduated from RMIT with a Master of Communication, interned at JWT in Malaysia, and have acquired over 6+ years account management experience. Alicia is a glass half full kind of person and enjoys staying on top of things. While she relishes the details, she never loses sight of the big picture and always strives to go the extra mile. She believes in the power of curiosity and creative collaboration across disciplines, where everyone has a voice and brings a unique perspective.
The agency's MD, Erin is a highly-credentialed businesswoman, and marketing and advertising executive, who combines a winning, empathetic manner with in-depth management skills, backed by thorough preparation and project management control. Erin’s key strengths lie in her capacity to make things happen, think strategically and stay ahead of the game. She is highly respected for the work she has done in leading teams and her ability to partner closely with both private and public sectors clients and businesses to drive results, change, and growth, and especially in the tourism, events and leisure sectors. She has high-level contacts across many levels of industry domestically and internationally.
Pat is the Agency’s Creative Director and a senior art professional. After spending 2 years abroad in London, Pat returned with a wealth of experience working across major international brands including Nestle, GSK and the NHS. He also enjoyed working across some local brands and won major international awards including a Silver Cannes Lion and 3 Clio awards. His time in London focused on wellness and consumer health products to produce communications to trigger positive decision-making by the public. Pat calls his work “art that sells”, and that’s a great description. He uses advanced art skills to maximise the visual impact of a client’s proposition.
First in, last to leave - The youngest member of the team, Jono is the Junior Art Director and top FIFA player at Magnum Opus Partners. After graduating from the Academy of Design (now LCI Melbourne), Jono had his mind set on landing his dream job as a creative in an advertising agency. With interests in Football, Art, and all things creative, he was no doubt a perfect fit for the agency. Jono now works towards his new goal to win a Cannes Lion/Clio award, and to produce great work.