Awards and Events

RCSA Industry Awards 2017

We were honoured to be nominated as finalists for the Excellence in Candidate Care Award. The RCSA Industry Awards celebrated four awards across the recruitment sector in Australia, and we still feel like winners for being nominated. Find out more about the award, have a read here. iknowho did however win the best social media post of the night! Check out our InstagramFacebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

iknowho at The RCSA Industry Awards

SARA Awards

For the SEEK Annual Recruitment Awards (SARA) the iknowho team were one out of four finalists in two categories: Small Recruitment Agency of the Year and Excellence in Candidate Care.  The SEEK Annual Recruitment Awards celebrated seven awards across the recruitment sector.  It's great that the iknowho team were nominated for such a prestigious award across two categories. Check out here for more photos of the night. 

Team iknowho at the SEEK SARA Awards​​

Recruitment International Awards

I am proud to announce that the iknowho team was one out of four finalists for the Recruitment International: Recruitment Brand of the Year.  Recruitment International celebrated 19 awards, this brought in recruiters from a wide range of sectors. Check out our Instagram and Facebook for more photos from the night.

Team iknowho at the Recruitment International Awards

AdNews' Agency Awards

For AdNews' 30th Anniversay Agency Awards, iknowho were proud of the introduction of the People & Culture Award which we founded in collaboration with AdNews. The night celebrated all the incredible work achieved from the marketing, media and advertising industry. Find more out about the night and the award here.

iknowho, founding sponsor of the AdNews People and Culture Award

For the second year running iknowho sponsored the People & Culture award at the AdNews' 31st Anniversary Agency Awards. The night brought in an excellent display of campaigns, emotional speeches and a 'tongue and cheek' host, a night not to forget. Congratulations to the finalists and this year's winners the REA Group. To find out more about the night and award click here. 

iknowho with the winners of the AdNews People and Culture Award

Guest Speaker

We were delighted to host Dr Adam Fraser at our interactive knowledge share workshop.

Dr Adam Fraser is a peak performance researcher who helps people strive to achieve better performance in everything they do.

As an inspirational and motivational speaker, Dr Fraser taught us tools and practices that we can implement within our professional and personal life. 

Click here to find out about the iknowho teams key takeaways from the event. 

Team iknowho with Dr Adam Fraser

Speaker Series

In November, we hosted our first Speaker Series Event. The topic was Agency or Client-side? What's your next career move? We were joined by:

Boo Mitchell, Manager Performance - Marketing Data & Analytics, CBA

Tim Rozea, Partner, The Conversion group

Silvia Arrigoni, Head of Brand & Marketing, SocietyOne

Jacob Baldock, Brand Manager, Meat & Livestock Australia

Our first Speaker Series was a great success, it was brilliant to hear from some of the industry's leaders and their transition from Agency to Client-side (and vice versa). To read more about the night's discussion click here.  

In February, we ran the second of our Speaker Series Events. The topic was Career Strategy to Head of Marketing, and our expert panel for the evening was:

Aaron Fuller, Head of Marketing, Qantas Assure at Qantas
Hayley Goodman, Marketing Director, MTV & Comedy Central ANZ
Jayne Andrews, Marketing Director, Carnival Cruise Line
Sally Byrne, Marketing Director, Coca-Cola Amatil Alcohol & Coffee

The night was a huge success with a fantastic turnout and a great opportunity for us to catch up with clients and candidates alike. For the summary of the night head here.

In August, we ran the third of our Speaker Series Events. The topic was Network or Indie Agency - What's right for you? and our expert panel for the evening was:

Victoria Curro, Managing Director at LIDA (M&C Saatchi Group)
Cade Heyde, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of the Special Group  
Brooke Chilcott, Head of Account Manager at Host

The evening was extremely informative and insightful, each guest speaker brought a different perspective and offered useful top tips for our candidates to use within the workplace.

To read more about the discussion click here. 

In March, we hosted our fourth iknowho Speaker Series Event. Our topic for the night was Designing to disrupt in today's ever-changing environment? Our expert design panelists were:

Craig Hutchinson, Strategy Designer, Deloitte Consulting

Tarra van Amerongen, Group Director, Fjord

Dan Pankraz, Head of Strategy and Innovation, Leo Burnett

The panelists gave us insightful knowledge and explained how they overcame a lot of their boundaries.
The evening brought a mix of agency and client-side designers from the likes of Commonwealth Bank, Telstra, Tricky Jigsaw and many more. 


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