Howatson+Company CCO Levi Slavin announces he is leaving the agency


Slavin will be joining his family’s start-up, Ironclad Co.

Howatson+Company CCO Levi Slavin announced he is leaving after a year with the agency.

After more than two decades in the advertising industry, Slavin revealed he will be joining his family’s start-up.

Slavin took to LinkedIn to share the news, writing: “I’ve worked with incredible people, made lifelong friends, and lots of ads.

“Over the last few years, I was fortunate enough to bounce from Colenso to Australia’s greatest start-up Howatson+Co. While the job was incredible, and our success inarguable, living away from family became too hard,” he said.

“So, starting this year, I’m going to be joining our family start-up Ironclad Co. full-time. Please have a look at what we do. We’re very proud of what we’re making.

“To make sure I don’t go mad, I might take the odd freelance project. But only for nice people. Thank you for having me,” Slavin added.

Slavin’s departure comes after Guardian Australia extended its brand campaign with Howatson+Company last year.
Together they launched two films that underscored the important role that journalism plays in documenting these events, including the Guardian’s own reporting since it launched in Australia in 2013.
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Each film was developed in collaboration with Guardian Australia’s editorial team and academic experts, and in consultation with community members and organisations, including Parks Australia, Aboriginal Heritage Action Alliance, Mervyn Bishop, Mabo family, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park,NFSA, NIAA, PKKP and PKKP Aboriginal Corporation and the Victorian Indigenous Research Centre.
Howatson+Company also welcomed the appointment of Jamie Francis as head of people and culture, a newly created role as the agency reaches 112 people across its ‘one agency, two campuses’ model.
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Francis joined the independent agency from AKQA where she was most recently talent acquisition lead. She’s held senior talent positions at WPP and Clemenger Group in Australia, and across several agencies in London and Auckland.

Top image: Levi Slavin

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