Richard Parker

Executive Planning Director / Partner

Richard parker

With a strong grounding in planning across digital, social, mobile, CRM and custom publishing, Rich is responsible for content strategy across all Edge clients, as well as the strategic direction of the business.

Rich built up his expertise in London, where he worked with Seven, Large Design and Story Worldwide before setting up boutique creative agency Better Things, sharing his nous for strategic planning with a large number of brands, including ASOS.com, Aviva, Estée Lauder and Johnson & Johnson.

Now a fully fledged Sydneysider, Rich has built a reputation for himself in the industry, regularly contributing to bandt.com.au, mumbrella.com.au and SmartCompany.com.au and speaking at events such as Mumbrella360, B&T MAD Week and the Mumbrella Festival of Branded Content and Entertainment.

Who would play you in a film? There is only one ginger actor worth his salt, so it'll have to be Damian Lewis. Like him, I am English, and therefore charming, bumbling and a bit of a drunk. Unlike him, I am not muscular and chiselled but defiantly skinny and bespectacled. These are, of course, requirements for any decent wonk. Which is what I am.

If you were planning a music festival, who – dead or alive – would be your headliner? I have to turn to the raw data for this one. My Last.fm profile tells me that, since 23 April 2008, the artists I have listened to the most, in descending order, are: The National, Belle and Sebastian, Laura Marling, Bob Dylan and James Yorkston and The Athletes. God, I'm boring.

You're given an airplane ticket to anywhere in the world – where do you choose to go? Copenhagen, Denmark: Cool, cold, creative and stuffed full of beautiful people.

What's your favourite memory? Standing in a shed outside a static caravan in Somerset, UK, with my pyjama-and-singlet-wearing grandad using the back of a comb to scrape shaving foam off my nine-year-old face while he shaved his for real.

Who is your inspiration? George Orwell, who was wittier and funnier than people give him credit for. George the tailor, who has a little shop on Walworth Road in South East London and makes amazing bespoke suits. David Graeber, an anthropologist author who made me understand more about economics than any economist ever has. Rory Sutherland, who I have never met but whose blogs and books change the way I think. And my father, who is one of the biggest-hearted people I have ever known, and has overcome more adversity in his life than I will ever experience in mine.

You're on a desert island – what album have you brought with you? Paul Simon, Graceland. I come back to it time after time.

What would be your death-row dinner? Steak-frites, bearnaise sauce and, to (mis)quote Anthony Bourdain, a staggeringly expensive bottle of Burgundy drunk out of a paper cup. Bliss. 

Why Edge? Because we think differently, we do differently and we have a damn good time while we're at it.

5 good reasons
to join the crew.

\ Think different
We're out to shake up the media and marketing world.
\ Opportunity
We get to do some crazy awesome stuff for some of Australia’s biggest brands.
\ Youth
We're committed to giving young people great opportunities in advertising.
\ Size matters
We're not too big, so everyone’s voice is heard.
\ Cool kids
We're one of the top 100 cool companies to work for in Australia. Boom.

Whatup Kristy

Art Director Kristy’s dog has the coolest name in the galaxy.

Howdy Joel

Melbourne Digital Director Joel has a secret talent not to be missed.

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Senior Account Director - Melbourne

Edge Melbourne is looking for a Senior Account Director.

We’re looking for someone who is restless and curious. Someone who is ambitious and yet affable. Someone who can deal with the complex and make it simple.

We’re looking for a safe pair of hands. Someone to nurture an important accounts as a key leader for the agency and client. Someone who sweats the day-to-day detail, without taking their eye off the future plan.

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Associate Editor -Weight Watchers

Edge is seeking a qualified, experienced, highly-driven Associate Editor to join the Weight Watchers team. 

As Associate Editor you will act as 2iC to the Editor, supporting them in the overall production, execution and management of Weight Watcher’s print and digital products.

Akin to that of a red-hot Chief Sub, this role requires someone with impeccable editing, fitting and writing skills, who can produce quality copy quickly...

Art Director/Designer - Magazines and Books

We’re looking for a print designer with experience in magazines and books to be part of our team. Working across a variety of titles the subjects will vary from health, food, travel, B2B and more. You will need excellent communication skills, a passion for creativity, expert competency in Adobe CS, and proven aesthetic design skills.

Candidates with experience in other aspects of design will be at an advantage – such as photography,...

Mid-weight creative team - Sydney

We’re looking for a shit-hot midweight creative duo to develop great ideas across a wide range of amazing client brands in every channel – film, social, experiential, integrated, new media.

 

You must have:

  • solid experience in an ad agency
  • a portfolio that shows great ideas in different channels
  • a history working together as a duo
  • great crafting skills in your respective...

Motion Graphics Designer/Video Editor – Sydney

We’re looking for a talented all-rounder in video post-production, skilled in film editing, motion graphics, and 2D animation, as well as a skilled photographer and videographer. Ideally you would also be capable of 3D animation, and know your way around audio gear and lighting equipment. Basically, be a one-man or one-woman film crew.

You must have:

  • proven expertise in film editing, motion graphics and...

Intern (Creative, Strategy and Marketing) - Sydney

Edge is a leading content and creative agency. We are on the lookout for dynamic and motivated students to work with us as a (1)Creative, (2) Strategy ,(3) Marketing and Communications Interns for three months. 

Working closely alongside one of the Managing Partners and the whole agency you will no doubt gain hands-on experience, turning the principles you have learnt at university into skills that can be used in a professional...

Work hard. Play hard. Some of the team off to No Lights No Lycra.

Thanks so much @sitbacksolutions for coming and presenting some great insights about UX! #EdgeAgency #UX

Throwback Thursday! Some behind-the-scenes action from our latest AAMI campaign. If you havent seen the final, hit the link in the bio! #EdgeAgency #ContentMarketing

RT : Fascinating work by for . Insurance can be fun!