Marketing Manager, Australia

Marketing Sydney, Australia


About us

The company is an integrated communications agency that has gone from start-up to multi-national in a little over two decades. The company now ranks in the top 40 agencies worldwide and has 24 offices. Its success is due to a combination of factors: talented people delivering award winning campaigns; expanding client relationships into new markets or services; making strategic acquisitions. The agency, its people and client campaigns have won many prestigious awards, including Cannes Lions, Holmes Report, ICCO, PRCA and European Excellence.

Purpose of the role

The Marketing Manager, Australia leads on all major Australian marketing activity including: branding, positioning, corporate messaging, lead generation and external communications. The Marketing Manager, Australia must effectively deliver both short and long-term marketing campaigns, working with the regional marketing team to achieve commercial goals.

Key responsibilities and tasks

Local marketing activity

  • Leads the planning and execution of all marketing activities in Australia
  • Actively researches and suggests ideas and opportunities to promote the company and services
  • Builds and maintains external relationships with journalists, partners, suppliers and other stakeholders/audiences
  • Supports the Australia leadership team (and wider regional leadership team) with prospect outreach
  • Participates in brainstorms and training sessions 

Advertising, events and sponsorship

  • Actively seeks opportunities to promote and benefit the agency
  • Liaises with internal stakeholders on topics, speakers, content and promotion/follow-ups
  • Works in partnership with regional marketing team on associated creative and collateral
  • Event management from speaker liaison to venue management
  • Manages costs and activity to ensure delivery is on-time and to budget

Content and PR

  • Creates original content in formats appropriate to the topic and audience
  • Manages blog content and contributor calendar for Australia, and wider region where necessary
  • Manages executive team speaking engagements
  • Manages award programme including identifying opportunities and the creation and submission of entries
  • Ensures there is a regular pipeline of news and announcements from the region, including drafting and approval process
  • Identifies and creates a regular pipeline of case studies for publication on external channels 

Direct mail outreach

  • Manages the production/creation of regular online and offline mailers
  • Suggests ideas for creative outreach campaigns
  • Segments and targets distribution lists, liaising with the Australian leadership team and APAC marketing team

 Online and social marketing

  • Drives Australian's social media marketing activity and ensure the region is well-represented
  • Manages SEO and SEM campaign support
  • Website editor for the Asia site 

Promotional materials and collateral

  • Ensures ample marketing supplies are available based on requirements
  • Identifies new requirements and provide solution ideas and costs
  • Manages printing/production of marketing collateral, sourcing quotes and liaising with designers and printers/suppliers as necessary 

Business development

  • Demonstrates solid knowledge of audience personas and recommend channels/tactics to target
  • Works closely with the Australian leadership team to ensure marketing is central to driving brand awareness and qualified leads
  • Monitors marketing qualified leads and flag/refer new business opportunities to senior team members 

Reporting and analysis

  • Compiles and interprets insights and data for regional and global marketing reports
  • Monitors campaign performance data and contributes to the marketing dashboard, including data such as website performance, mailers, events, advertising and social media activity
  • Monitors and analyses engagements on social media and responds as appropriate
  • Compiles ad-hoc reports and/or analysis as and when required
  • Manages budgets across campaigns 

Systems and administration

  • Be a super-user of the team’s major marketing tools for social media management, content management systems and email [namely SharpSpring and Wordpress]
  • Be a curator for the Marketing portal on One Drive to ensure it is a destination for the team to access current and correct assets and guides
  • Updates and maintains documents on the Marcomms server and other workspaces used by the team
  • Proactively helps to drive actions to ensure projects stay on-track
  • Manages administrative tasks for the team as appropriate


  • Supports the Senior Marketing Manager, APAC and the wider APAC marketing team on projects and initiatives e.g. announcements; collateral; social media and content creation
  • Be a cultural ambassador for the region and marketing; promoting initiatives internally and externally; showcasing activities and achievements on emails, calls and social media
  • Attends agency and industry events as appropriate to represent the agency
  • Seeks ways to increase knowledge for self-improvement and to improve the team’s ability to deliver results
  • Proactive suggestions for new processes and tools to improve efficiency and performance of the team

About you

  • Background in B2B marketing with strategic, analytical and evaluation skills
  • Ability to create plans, manage budgets and report on results
  • Team player and people person, with the ability to influence and form strong relationships
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • A ‘can do’, results-driven attitude
  • Calmness under pressure and ability to deliver to tight deadlines
  • Qualified within Marketing and or Communications (relevant degree/professional membership)

Key Stakeholders

  • Head of Regional Strategic Accounts, APAC 
  • Managing Director, Australia (dotted line)
  • Senior Marketing Manager, APAC (line manager)
  • Other APAC office heads (SG, HK, KL, BJ)
  • VP, Transformation, APAC
  • VP, APAC Talent & Operations
  • Global marketing team – based in UK and US

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of the responsibilities for this role. Other responsibilities may be added

LEWIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating and fostering an environment focused on equality, empowerment and respect. We strive to create an inclusive workplace that supports and celebrates our diversity. We continue to invest in our efforts to ensure that LEWIS is a place where everyone can thrive.