Our Story


iknowho was established in 2008 by experienced marketing recruiter Dene Gambotto

Over 10 years on we not only have a renowned reputation for the talent we place but we also offer knowledge, guidance and insight into the marketing industry. Our relationships with our candidates and clients give us insight into what’s really going on behind the scenes in agencies and marketing departments.

We aim to create career relationships with our candidates and clients – we are proud that the first candidate we placed in 2008 is a client today. We invest in our community via knowledge events such as our Speaker SeriesInterview Training and our Award Sponsorships. Our community is strong and the first to hear about new opportunities -  of the marketers we placed in 2018, 88% were sourced through our network rather than job boards – so we know it pays to be “in the know”.

We care about our industry and are passionate about doing our bit to improve diversity of all kinds. We’re proud to say that last year we placed marketers from 13 nationalities and of the senior marketing appointments more than 50% were female (78% actually). We also work closely with agencies and corporates who are focused on providing opportunities for mums returning to work. We like statistics and keep an eye on these to keep us on course!

We’re proud to be an RCSA Member and to have been named Finalists in 2016, 2017 and 2018 for our Candidate Care.  We have also been finalists at the SEEK Annual Recruitment Awards (SARA) for Excellence in Candidate Care and Small Recruitment Agency of the Year, and have been accredited by Recruiter Insider as Candidate Experience Experts in 2020.

As an experienced team of marketing recruiters, we have both the “know who” and “know how” to successfully recruit the best marketing talent in Sydney. We are specialist marketing recruiters, not generalists, who cover both agency and in-house marketing roles. 

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Who We Are

iknowho is a specialist marketing recruitment agency, established by experienced marketing recruiter Dene Gambotto with the objective to deliver a more personal and pro-active approach to marketing recruitment.

At every touchpoint, we aim to guide, advise and share knowledge. We have a dedicated team of experienced marketing recruiters, we are not an agency of generalists - we are marketing recruitment specialists. Being a specialist marketing recruitment agency, iknowho are able to ensure depth of knowledge and scope in candidate reach, within the marketing field.

We cover both client-side/corporate and agency roles, which puts us in a unique position to identify the ideal mix of skills from a broad spectrum of marketing candidates. We cover temporary, fixed term and permanent placements, and have both the “know who” and “know how” to successfully recruit the best marketing talent in Sydney. 

We think we do things the way they should be done, how we would like them done if the shoe were on the other foot; it is this approach that ensures that we not only care for our existing candidates but we attract others, our high standards of care get talked about.

Our Core Values

As a values-based business, we are always striving to live our company values and encourage our clients

and candidates to hold us to them. We believe every interaction with us should be:

Positive     Professional     Mindful     Smart     Straightforward

Roles We Recruit For 

Agency Client Side

Account Management /

Client Service

Marketing Managers / Directors

Project Management Brand  Managers & Assistant Brand Managers
Strategists / Planners Campaign Managers
Traffic / Operations / ProductionDirect & Digital Marketing
Digital Producers 

Email Marketing, E-Commerce, Social Media, Mobile Marketing Specialists

 Experiential / Event ProducersTrade and Channel Marketing

Direct PR / Corporate Comms / Internal Comms


Dene is a breath of fresh air. Her passion and style sets her worlds apart. She is honest and genuine about finding the perfect match between talent and potential employers. Dene is someone who I have the up-most trust and respect for and I can't recommend her or her team...

Candice Seymour - Senior Marketing Manager

When I first met Dene it felt like we'd been friends for years. She took the time to truly understand where I wanted to take my career and the type of organisation I wanted to join. I know she has my best interests at heart when new opportunities come knocking.


Nadine Cran - Brand Comms Specialist

Dene is without a doubt one of the best recruiters/directors in Sydney. She is a true consultant and advisor. Not only that but she genuinely cares about both her clients and candidates. Extremely rare to find in this industry and I can't recommend working with Dene enough.

Johnny Wood - Engagement & Recognition Specialis

Dene has always been a pleasure to work with. She is beyond trustworth, has a wealth of knowledge in the industry and always has your best interests at heart. Highly recommend her to anyone looking for a recruitment consultant!

Rebecca - Marketing Specialist

It was such a pleasure working with Brianna to land an amazing role that I love. Brianna kept me updated at all points of progression, made sure I was well prepped for the interview, and helped things move at lightning speed. I couldn't have done it without her.

Ninna - Account Manager

Brianna was great and on hand to help every step of the way, she was reactive throughout the whole process and has touched base multiple times since being placed to check in with me in my new position.

Rosie Carter - Senior Account Manager

It was lovely meeting you. Thank you for your feedback also, the strongest and most productive I have had, appreciate it.

Louise - Marketing Director

Dene has been absolutely invaluable in the development of my career, both as a friend and as someone who finds me great jobs! She is one of the few recruiters who takes the time to really understand the people she represents and has always placed me in jobs that not...

Matt Robinson - Founder & Managing Director at AnalogFolk Australia