“23-year-old Nathan Perdriau has always had a drive to succeed and an insatiable curiosity. After building his first website at eight, his tech explorations throughout school became increasingly sophisticated. Nathan began monetising his websites while studying at university, building up to a 7-figure business in one year.
Despite the success of his e-commerce companies, Nathan was most excited by the marketing and paid media aspect. He focused his considerable energy and thirst for knowledge on learning how best to drive traffic and increase conversion. Nathan is almost entirely self-taught, and his time spent testing and refining helped him build exceptional skills in media buying, advertising and marketing.
He quickly saw a business opportunity helping other e-commerce brands experience similar growth and decided to launch an agency. Melbourne-based Blue Sense Digital is a rapidly growing Australian performance marketing agency specialising in managing Google and social media advertising for SME eCommerce brands.”
“Sam Stuchbury is synonymous with Motion Sickness, as both Executive Creative Director and unofficial Agency Head, he’s the driving force behind this small, full-service Kiwi agency he founded in a student dorm, currently ranked #1 by Campaign Brief, with Sam ranked #1 ECD, and earning a global reputation for delivering interesting, unconventional work that effects behavioural change.
In the past 12 months Sam has led important new business wins driving growth with increased revenue and profitability. The sheer volume of work Sam and his tight team of ten have produced is truly remarkable – picking up 43 award trophies at local and international awards – and more Effie’s finalists than agencies 10 times its size.
There is literally no part of the creative process that Sam can’t do – his ability to collaborate, mentor, and inspire knows no bounds – a next generation leader of advertising.”
“Atomic 212° is in relentless pursuit of growth, by offering our clients smarter, faster, accountable media solutions. We believe the industry deserves a better way of planning and buying media, with our success measured against total billings, new business growth and client satisfaction. That pursuit has seen the business achieve a year of record growth and assume a position of industry leadership as Australia’s largest independent media agency.
Following multiple years of evolution, our winning combination of people, leadership and proprietary technology has seen record-breaking success.
2023 saw the strongest revenue growth in the history of Atomic 212º
Independent verification by COMvergence as #1 for Media Agency Net New Business in 2022, outperforming all media agencies (independent or holding group) for new business wins.
RECMA top agency by billings growth (3 year average), 2022
A record number of clients retained
Staff retention 80% (+31% on MFA average)”
“Macroeconomic factors. Geopolitical issues. A climate emergency. In a world of increased uncertainty, one thing was unwavering – Lee Simpson’s philosophy of Tension Creates Extraordinary.
Our DNA of creativity and technology, and the collision of the most diverse perspectives, created the right type of tension to produce extraordinary outcomes.
A culture recognised by Diversity Council Australia for inclusivity; recognition for audacious ideas (Fast Company World Changing Ideas 2023) and market-leading innovation (Most Innovative Media & Marketing Company and the Most Innovative Small Company in Australia & New Zealand) led to new business wins and incremental growth on our most successful year.”