Sydney, Australia – Agnes Media, the measurement-first media agency, has recently launched in Australia, with global payment and shopping service Klarna as a foundation client. The new agency is founded by Charlotte Ward, former marketing consultant at marketing analytics company Insighten.

Agnes Media specializes in working with clients that have aggressive growth and measurement goals, helping them optimize their digital marketing campaigns and improve return on investment and advertising spend. The new media agency offers performance media strategy, planning, buying, and campaign management, as well as analytics, SEO, and creative design services.

Fintech giant Klarna has been working closely with Agnes Media on performance media management since 2020, with a specific focus on co-branded retail activity and shopper insights. Besides Klarna, the new media agency is also working with various brands both locally and globally.

Its founder Ward has previously worked in media across Australia, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. She previously held roles at advertising platform Amobee, airline company Qantas, and media agency DWA Sydney, as well as marketing company OMD, among others. Ward decided to launch Agnes Media after a period of freelancing and building her own client base.

Commenting on the newly launched media agency, Ward said that having consulted across a number of businesses, it was clear to her that there was a real opportunity to zero in on performance media and maximize digital media campaigns’ effectiveness. 

Ward further shared that her goal is to help clients realize their digital marketing objectives, and she said the agency is a fully transparent one where clients own their data. Where Agnes Media comes in is providing them real-time reporting dashboards that pull in platform data from a range of sources for reports that align campaign performance and actionable insights that can be shared across the business.

“We’re delighted to have been working with Klarna to provide performance media and analytics. They’re such a dynamic brand; and being able to create truly flexible, scalable, easily-optimizable campaigns has been a massive benefit to their business. The best part, we’ve been able to provide our clients with meaningful, actionable insights that they’re now using to iterate and define future campaigns,” added Ward.