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Prince Marketing Group and American Idol Finalist Nutsa Buzaladze:

Prince Marketing Group has signed Georgian native Nutsa Buzaladze to manage all her branding endorsements and assist on all aspects of her music career.

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Darren Prince has been a marketing agent for some of the most Iconic athletes and celebrities in the world for close to 30 years including: Earvin “Magic” Johnson , Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Jerry West, Chevy Chase, Charlie Sheen, Carmen Electra, Denise Richards and many others as well as the estates of Smokin’ Joe Frazier and Evel Knievel.

Prince Marketing Group

Prince Marketing Group

“Nutsa is an incredible talent and even more beautiful person PMG/ CEO Darren Prince said. “It’s about as much who you know in life and not as much what you know. My contacts and relationships are as deep as it gets and when you have the talent with someone like Nutsa it makes my job that much easier to leverage her in all aspects of her career. She’s already a star overseas and now we will make it happen in the USA” Prince added.

Fresh off her powerful rendition of the National Anthem at the Los Angeles Dodgers Nutsa crushed the performance and was featured on TMZ and other outlets.

Prince said “We have a fragrance deal in the works, a few strategic endorsements based on her personality and several meetings set up with well known producers to start on her album and create that hit single”

Nutsa stated “I couldn’t be happier finding someone like Darren Prince as we connected with our love for God. I’m so proud he recently celebrated 15 years sober and has used his gift to help so many. (Prince is an international best selling author of his memoir Aiming High)

Nutsa added “I’ve always been

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Ex-Mandala Group head of marketing and comms launches creative agency

Former head of marketing communications at Mandala Masters, Germaine Woon (pictured), has launched The Foundry Asia, a marketing and communications agency. The agency aims to provide innovative solutions tailored to the hospitality industry, according to Woon when MARKETING-INTERACTIVE reached out.

The agency is structured by its events and creative, commercial marketing, communications and digital marketing departments that will serve the APAC region with a focus on Hong Kong and Singapore markets.

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“I’ve worked in hospitality since I was 16 and I have been very privileged to have the opportunity to work across a wide sector of hospitality- from nightlife, luxury hotels, global spirits, Asia’s 50 Best bars and bar owners to Michelin and World 50 Best calibre chefs and restaurants,” said Woon.

When asked about the inspiration behind the name of the agency Woon explained that the competitive world of F&B needs to break down and analyse components like a foundry that melts complex blocks to produce objects.

“This starts from people with a hospitable vision which then leads to creative storytelling, compelling branding, beautiful interiors, stunning use of craft and ingredients and much more,” Woon explained.

Woon currently helms the company as its co-founder and managing director along with Jocelyn Tse as the manager of marketing and communications of The Foundry Asia and Olivia Zhang as the agency’s social media strategist.

Prior to launching The Foundry Asia, Woon was the head of marketing and communications at Mandala Masters Singapore from June 2022 where she developed a curated network of creators and brands for the group.

Woon also held the role of group marketing manager of JIA Group Hong Kong in August 2018 before being promoted to head of marketing and communications in September 2020, a

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Northern Ireland motor retailer Agnew Group to shut two Belfast sites

Both sites are SEAT dealerships.

In a statement to customers today, the company said: “The Agnew Group board have been in discussions with the SEAT manufacturer and have agreed a closure date for both the Ladas Drive and Boucher Road sites on September 30 2023.

“The SEAT franchise will no longer form part of the Agnew Group portfolio as we have adapted our business model to a changing marketplace.

“As a business we continue to grow and will look at opportunities with additional franchises in the future.”

The company told the Belfast Telegraph it had briefed staff about the closure of the SEAT franchises.

“The SEAT franchise in the longer term will no longer form part of the strategic Agnew Group portfolio and growth strategy.

“The Agnew Group business model has adapted to a changing market while continuing to grow and they are still looking at opportunities with additional franchises in the future.

“As part of this process, the Agnew Group board endeavours to redeploy all affected staff to other roles within the Agnew Group, there will be no compulsory redundancies.

“The 46 affected staff will be able to avail of voluntary redundancy, however, if they wish, subject to individual eligibility.”

Agnew Group was set up in 1931 by the Agnew family. In January 2012, the Agnew Group became part of the Sytner Group of companies, the UK’s largest motor retailer. Its parent company is Penske Automotive Group Inc, listed on NYSE.

Following SEAT’s exit, the business will represent eight manufacturer brands. It also has a used car outlet, contract leasing, trade parts, body shop and trade auction.

Its remaining franchises include Audi, BMW, MINI, Porsche and Volvo.

SEAT cars are sold by other motor dealerships around Northern Ireland, such as Donnelly Group, SERE, Roadside Motors and Wilsons of Rathkenny.

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DDB Launches Omnicom’s Precision Marketing Agency RAPP In Australia

DDB Group Australia has announced the launch of global individualisation powerhouse RAPP in the Australian market, embedding precision within the creative agency to supercharge its data and marketing sciences capabilities. 

RAPP is an Omnicom Precision Marketing Group (OPMG) agency with 18 offices around the world and a reputation for putting people at the heart of everything it does. It uses data to find out what makes people tick, technology to talk to them, and creativity to make them feel, engage and emotionally connect. OPMG is one of the fastest-growing divisions within Omnicom.  

Paul Blockey and Sheryl Marjoram

RAPP Australia will add individualisation, data science, advanced analytics, omni-channel CRM and more to DDB Group Australia’s offering, which also includes strategy, creative, PR and experience. 

With more than 20 years of experience working in creative and research agencies across the UK, US, Australia, and Singapore, Dr Paul Blockey has been promoted to Managing Director and will lead RAPP Australia. Previously, he spent eight years leading Experience Strategy and Design for RAPP in the US. With a doctorate in psychology, he spent his earlier career as a practising psychologist, applying behavioural science in healthcare and community environments. Blockey will be based in Sydney. 

DDB Group Sydney CEO Sheryl Marjoram said: “I am thrilled to welcome both RAPP and Paul Blockey to DDB Group.  

DDB has a long legacy and deep understanding of both ‘the long and the short of it’. Everyone now knows we need both, particularly as we face today’s volatile economic climate and changing consumer behaviours. To have DDB and RAPP in the same group, working to the same end, leaves me confident that we can keep our clients in front when it comes to working out how to have it all.” 

RAPP Australia managing director Paul Blockey

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