Vaughan O'Connor

Managing Director

Vaughan started the agency with Katrina in 2001 (previously named Functional Business Innovations FBI) and changed the name of the business to Rapid Media in 2009. With a marketing and human resources background, Vaughan takes a hands on approach with the majority of our clients and works across the strategy and key media negotiation functions as well as developing and fostering Rapid Media’s internal staff development and capabilities. Prior to starting the agency Vaughan had extensive media and creative production experience in various media formats including Television, Radio, Cinema and OOH which has given our agency a great understanding of and connection to media owners in regards to how they view and manage agencies and client relationships from within.

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Katrina O'Connor

Director

Katrina has worked with Rapid Media since the doors opened, initially as General Manager, Katrina is now a Director of the Rapid Media group of companies. Prior to founding the business with Vaughan she worked in various roles with Southern Cross Austereo and also spent a number of years in business development roles with the Hilton Hotels Group.

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Benson Smith

Director of Operations

Benson joined Rapid Media in 2012 bringing with him extensive agency and account experience as a result of his 17+ years in the industry. Client work includes Golden Casket, Fisher & Paykel, Herron Pharmaceuticals, Queensland Government, Subway, Air Asia, Scoot Airlines and much more. Benson excels at the analytical side of his role and is our in-house spread-sheet wizard.

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Paula O'Toole

Senior Account Director

Joining Rapid Media in 2017, Paula brings in her extensive media and sales experience with her years at MCN, Mitchell & Partners and Channel 9.

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Ben Mullens

Senior Account Director

Ben joined Rapid Media in 2015, having built a career across various roles with News Corp Australia, Frontier Media Factory and Mitchells Brisbane. During his time, Ben has developed exceptional customer service skills and worked across a variety of blue chip clients including STIHL, Ignite Travel Group, Coral Homes and Careers Australia.

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Danielle Hitchcock

Account Director

Danielle joins Rapid Media in 2017, bringing with her years of experience in marketing working with Village Roadshow Theme Parks, Roadshow Films, Tate, Weight Watchers, Pepsico, Hasbro, Haval and Great Wall Motors.

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Gemma Moore

Account Director

Gemma Joined Rapid Media in 2017. With expertise in – marketing, media and communication strategies, media planning & buying, data, analytics and reporting, digital and mobile solutions, project management, agency management and creative and client services. During her career she has worked with many brands, both internally and at agency level. Her most recent role was with the large jewellery retailer, Michael Hill. Where Gemma helped develop their next 5 years business strategy and create tighter media efficiencies and a greater understanding of their consumer. During her career Gemma has also worked closely with the following brands; McDonald’s, HBF, Westfarmers, The star Group and Bank of Queensland.

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Tony Giacca

Creative Director

Over his 17 years in the creative industry, Tony has developed an in depth understanding of client creative requirements across all mediums. His ability to rapidly innovate and deliver strong concepts and creative solutions has been demonstrated with clients including Scoot Airlines, AIPT, SaBrands and Natvia.

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Erin Rolla

Account Manager

Erin joins the team as Account Manager, bringing 12 years media advertising experience in TV, Radio and Digital media outlets She has worked with clients such as Mater Foundation, Jeld-Wen, Isuzu, Terry White Chemists, Lorna Jane, Virgin Australia and Goodlife Health Clubs.

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Cameron Brands

Digital Account Manager

Cameron has a passion for digital media and excels at creating opportunities to grow a brand’s online presence. Drawing from experience on both the client and agency side, he works across a diverse range of clients and industries.

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Laury Suopys

Digital Coordinator

Laury joined Rapid Media in 2017. He has certifications for Facebook Blueprint for Mindshare – Digital Planner Training. Laury has worked across a variety of well-known clients like Unilever, Jaguar and Land Rover at MindShare/Group M in Europe.

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Charlotte Jackson

Account Executive

Charlotte joined the Rapid Media team in 2017 as Marketing Manager after returning from 2 years within the UK. During her time in London she worked client-side across several subsidiary companies within one commercial parent group. She has a diverse range of experience across a number of industries including; technology, trade, sales, education and finance.

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Brianna Gianis

Account Executive

Brianna joins the team as an Account Executive. She is passionate about digital marketing, media strategy and communications. She has experience working both publisher and agency side and with well-known clients such as Federation Square, Royal Automotive Club (RACV) and Porsche Cars Australia.

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