Claxon promotes chief strategy officer Danny Molyneux to general manager

Claxon - Danny Molyneux and Daniel Willis

Danny Molyneux: “I can’t wait to help guide the agency through its next phase of growth”

Claxon has promoted its chief strategy officer, Danny Molyneaux, to the newly created role of general manager, effective immediately.

The promotion marks the commencement of the independent agency’s leadership succession plan, which will see Molyneux continue to work alongside CEO Daniel Willis, with the aim to transition into the CEO role by the end of 2024, with Willis moving onto an executive chairman role at that time, allowing him to focus on global expansion and M&As.

Willis said: “I’m delighted Danny has taken this step, which was always part of his career path from day one at Claxon. I’m looking forward to watching him make his mark even more broadly across the agency and continue to inspire the team to create industry-leading work.

“Danny has been an invaluable asset since his appointment to the CSO role earlier this year.  His contributions to the business, despite his short tenure to date, have played a pivotal role in shaping Claxon’s strategic and product offerings, fostering innovation and driving profitability.

Molyneux’s new role will see him responsible for the day-to-day outcomes of the agency, allowing Willis to focus on strategic growth and planning. Claxon acquired offline media agency Growe Media in January 2023 and is already in deep discussions about expanding its footprint into the UK through further acquisition.

See also: Claxon announces acquisition of Growe Media

Willis continued: “Danny’s wealth of experience in the media landscape, combined with his innate commercial thinking and pragmatic approach during periods of transformation and change is unlike any other I’ve seen and I could not be prouder that he has taken this role.”
Molyneux said: “I’m exceptionally proud of what we have built at Claxon and I can’t wait to help guide the agency through its next phase of growth. With the depth of talent, client roster and momentum we have in market we are well placed to continue to push boundaries as a leading agency and continue to win against the ‘big guns.’ Claxon is testament to the strength and agility of the indies.
“I am excited about the journey ahead,” he concluded.
Molyneux’s promotion wraps up a stellar year for the agency in which they have won Chempro, ASPS and Polaris in the past 12 months, plus the agency has retained 100% of clients as the incumbent in client reviews.
Molyneux will be based at Claxon headquarters on the Gold Coast. An announcement about a new CSO will be made in due course.

Top image: Danny Molyneux and Daniel Willis

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