LaVolta - Recruitment for the Digital Age

AIMIA are looking for a Senior Digital Events Producer

AIMIA the Digital Industry Association are looking for a Digital Events Producer -- you could be an Events Manager that is exceptionally digitally savvy, a Producer or Account Manager/Marketer from the Digital Industry or a Journalist that's in the tech/digital space - so they're pretty open with regards to background and may be open to sponsorship for the right person. 
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A question of age.

Something that has come up a number of times so thought I would pose the question -- As our working lives change - ie more virtual, working more flexible hours etc - do you think that age will matter or will the focus be purely on outcome and not who or how old the person is that undertakes the task?

Go To Market UK accelerator for technology companies entering the UK

If you're looking to the UK market and need advice prior to setting up, then you may be interested in connecting with one of our partners, a UK Specialist Consultancy that delivers UK market readiness advice. They have a number of online modules and coaching sessions that Executives can tap into whilst in your home country.

They are offering a full service; localisation, strategy, marketing through to finding the right solicitors, accountants, even offices.  They are also able to help with finding investors, if funding is needed.  The process includes coaching and mentoring and an Incubation programme.  It's open to online and technology companies throughout the world, from early stage to well established and is ideally suited to those with proven value propositions and serious growth ambition. Unlike other accelerators, they are not seeking equity stakes in the companies they work with.

Please get in touch with Sally Mills for an introduction 02 8585 9100

Not long now - entries close 8th November

The countdown begins…

AIMIA have had 3 TIMES as many entries for this year’s Digital Awards compared to this time last year, so that means if you haven’t submitted anything, your competition DEFINITELY has!

Click here to submit your entry and if you're not sure what category you fall into or you have multiple projects to submit then contact Julia Condon for more information and group discounts or email

Entries close at 5pm AEDT Friday 8th November 2013. Winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony in March 2014.

We hear there are limited sponsorship opportunities available so please contact Corinne Franks for more information.

IGN and AskMen continue their growth in Australia and are now building their dedicated sales operation. We’re searching for a Sales Manager, Ad Ops Manager, 2 Account Managers and Sales Support

We’re delighted to be working with the market-leading games and men’s lifestyle media brands as IGN and AskMen  transfer control of local business operations to the newly formed Ziff Davis Australia Pty Ltd.   The move follows the sale of IGN Entertainment by News Corp earlier this year to the fast-growing digital media business, Ziff Davis, Inc.  The newly formed local company will take over commercial representation for both brands from News Australia on 1st July 2013 – a move that may eventually see other Ziff Davis brands launch in the country.

More about the jobs we’re currently searching for here:

Digital Innovating for good

We all talk about how our ideas can change the world for the better, but one Sydney based firm is really making a difference. Australian digital design and development company Vivant recently launched a global first in London:, a game for good that challenges the world to raise US$1 billion within the year. Players will decide how to split it between charitable causes and one lucky winner.

The AIMIA Outstanding Contribution Award goes to …

I know we’re weeks late with this but we wanted to congratulate Jennifer Wilson for winning the AIMIA Outstanding Industry Contribution Award - great lady who totally deserves it.  For those of you who don’t know Jen, she is currently a Director at The Project Factory, and has a zeal for storytelling across multiple platforms, a passion for all things mobile and device-independent consumer relationships.  

Jen is also the author of many papers on digital screen content issues including ‘Getting in the digital frame: A screen producer’s guide to the digital landscape’, ‘The Digital Deadlock: How clearance and copyright issues are keeping Australian content offline’, ‘ Pocket Power: getting your content mobile’ and co-author of ‘The Writer’s Guide to Making a Digital Living’.  Jen sits on the Council of the Screen Producers Association of Australia representing the Interactive Media Division.

Technology at LaVolta is growing

LaVolta isn't known for recruiting in the technical space, however we have been successfully growing our practice in senior technology recruitment since Greg Dwyer joined us as our Digital Director in July 2012.   Greg brings over fifteen years of recruitment experience in digital and technology and a large established network of senior experts across web technologies.  

We have filled key technical roles such as Technical Director and Head of Technology in both agencies and clients direct and are building out teams beneath these individuals to support the growth of new development divisions.  We are interested in partnering with more clients for similar projects.  Predominantly our clients are using Microsoft Technologies with enterprise class CMS and have a focus on utilising the latest in front end technologies (strong JavaScript skills are in high demand).  Many established properties are undergoing significant development leveraging the best of their legacy systems in conjunction with newer technologies. PHP is still in demand but seeing less use on new projects except for prototyping.  Edge and innovation projects are commonly using Ruby on Rails and more clients are open to exploring the use of new technologies in their businesses.