Welcome to Mark. A Direct, Digital and Data Agency. These are some of the projects we've been working on, social events we've been to, things that have inspired us, and the kinds of people we're looking for to join our team.

April Fools.

It was all fun and games in Melbourne this morning as a couple of pranksters decided to send us on a wild goose chase to the building cafe. Muffin-filled dreams were dashed and hilarity ensued.

Watch the video

Tags : Culture

New Talent.

Some fresh talent has made its way into Mark recently.

Alick Hyde, Account Manager @ Mark Melbourne

After graduating Uni with a history degree Alick took a 180 turn, heading out of Northern England and into marketing in London. Three years of battling the tube and financial crashes wore him down and he caught a flight to Australia, eventually making his way to Mark via Clemenger and the beach.

On those odd evenings and weekends when he hasn’t been managing financial clients in both the UK and OZ, Alick has been known to occasionally pick up a camera and spin a few tunes on the wheels of steel.

We welcome Alick to a busy 2011!!

Tags : Culture

Mark go true blue for Flood Relief.

M&C Saatchi and Mark recently got their Aussie on for an Australia Day eve fundraiser for the Flood Relief on the company rooftop. 

Our staff rallied together to gather an impressive swag of prizes including music festival tickets, dinner vouchers, music, hotel stays, an Xbox 360, a Play Station 3, beauty therapy, magazine subscriptions, a signed Wallabies jersey and an Aussie cricket bat - all auctioned on the night.

Along with a gold coin donation Australian refreshment stand of ANZAC biscuits, green and gold drinks and the compulsery BBQ, we managed to raise $18,000 for flood relief; a solid effort!

A highlight of the soiree was senior account manager Andrew Henderson being auctioned off. M&C Saatchi Australia managing director David Whittle was the highest bidder, paying $350 for a week of Hendo at his beck and call.

Make executive producer Jacqui Ford was the top bidder with $220 for M&C Saatchi's resident people mover Tibor Misic to drive her to work every day for a week.

David Whittle:
"We've all watched the death and destruction caused by the floods in Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania and have all wanted to reach out and help. What better way to do this than to come together on the eve of our nation's birthday to lend that hand."

We thank many of our clients for sponsorship and generous prize donations and also our staff who really got involved and made us proud to be an Australian company.

 

Author: @sparkyweston

Tags : Culture, Charity

Twenty Eleven.

As we move firmly into a future that no doubt includes flying cars and jetpacks we thought we could spare the time to wish you a happy new year from all at Mark.

To commemorate this occasion our long dormant office orchid (pictured above) has finally burst into bloom.

This can only signify great things!

 

Tags : Culture, New Year

Yuletide Luncheon.

It's that time of the year for a few mince pies, tasteful decorations and polite conversation.

Failing that though, the Mark Accounts Staff Christmas lunch is a decent event. It included beer, pizza and one of our client-facing stars, Sam (second from the right) threatening to jump in the pool.

Sam actually got as far as taking his shirt, socks and even belt off...before deciding the water was too cold for his sensitive skin and wussing out.

Merry Christmas yall!

Tags : Culture, Xmas