Marlene has over a decade of experience at top global ad agencies and at iconic brands in senior marketing positions, managing digital communications and customer experiences. She is one of the only women running an independent consulting company in advertising and marketing technologies in Australia.
Award-winning strategist, she helped drive performance for brands such as Telstra, Westpac, Volkswagen, Tourism NZ, P&O Cruises, Sportsgirl, Microsoft, and Samsung. Stepping out of her role of Marketing Director APAC at RadiumOne in October 2015, she realised the need for individuals who have been in the marketers’ shoes and understands how it feels to deal with the challenges that the MarTech and AdTech industries pose to a marketer who wants to create fantastic customer experiences.
Now, Marlene shares her knowledge and expertise with her clients to transform their business successfully and preserve their position in a more crowded online marketplace. She is actively involved in the startup community and creates opportunities to connect entrepreneurs, investors and CEOs across the globe through her business network.
Passionate about empowering the next generation, she’s also a lecturer in Digital Marketing Strategy at Macleay College. She was previously an Instructor at General Assembly and a mentor for SheSays, an organisation running free mentorship and events to women in the creative and marketing businesses.
Born and bred in Morocco, Marlene holds an Australian Certificate IV in Workplace and Business Coaching and graduated a Master’s of Science in Business Management, major Entrepreneurship from Toulouse Business School, in France. She speaks multiple languages (French, English, Spanish, Italian and Moroccan Arabic) and owns a dual citizenship (French and Australian).