From humble beginnings, Bastion EBA has grown to become the leading Sponsorship and Experiential business in Australia, pioneering the field of Emotional Marketing. Bastion EBA is part of Bastion Collective which is a collection of specialist agencies and marketing advisory businesses. We are on a journey to create the great Australian Experiential Agency, working with some of Australia’s biggest brands at Australia’s biggest events.
WHAT SETS US APART
We are here to grow businesses, build brand equity and deliver exceptional customer experiences. We always set objectives and strive to smash them.
It is imperative that we focus on your customers first and foremost when strategising and activating. We get to the heart of what is going to drive them to act.
We aim to be an extension of our client's team and really partner with you to ensure that we completely understand your business from the inside.
DATA & INSIGHTS
Our strategies are always backed by research, data and analytics. We work with our research partners to ensure that our insights will give you the edge in delivering impact.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Originally starting off in the mail room at McCann Erickson as a youngster, Matt went on to be one of the youngest B&T 30-Under-30 winners. Before joining EBA, Matt had a four year stint as Global Chief Operating Officer at influencer agency, The Projects. And before that he held the role of General Manager – Media and Sponsorship at Telstra from 2012 to 2015 managing a massive portfolio across 325 markets nationally.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
With over 10 years experience working in agencies across the UK, the Middle East, Hong Kong and now Australia, Steph has an in-depth understanding on how agencies need to run to deliver the best work for our clients, as well as creating the right environment for our people to thrive. Steph's passion and commitment to our operating systems and processes, as well as driving efficiencies across the teams, means we know more about our business than ever before, and ensures we keep improving the quality of our output for our clients everyday.
HEAD OF CLIENT SERVICE
Born and bred in country New South Wales, Tara’s small-town upbringing transitioned to big-town thinking. This Sydney sider puts her clients first, thrives in a fast paced environment and isn’t afraid to roll up her sleeves and get stuck into a challenge. Responsible for sponsorship strategy, seamless project management and client engagement, Tara has 7+ years experience working in advertising, brand communications and sponsorship strategy. Since joining Bastion, Tara has worked with leading brands including Blackmores, Rebel Sport, Fitness First, Macquarie Group and QBE. Her high energy approach coupled with an obsession for quality makes her a hugely valuable member of our team - and yours.
HEAD OF COMMERCIAL
Growing up in the 'City of Good Sports' (or Wagga Wagga as it is commonly known), Brett was always destined to make a mark in sport, albeit off the field. With over 10 years experience in sports marketing, fan engagement, commercial strategy and consumer growth, Brett has had the opportunity to work for and with some of the biggest rights holders (AFL, Etihad Stadium, Western Bulldogs) and brands (Aon, Carsales, Deakin University) in the country.
WE ARE PART OF BASTION COLLECTIVE
Bastion Collective is the largest independent communications agency in Australia. We exist to be the Bastion of Australian Ingenuity. Our integrated agency network allows us to deliver simple, original and resourceful communications solutions to our clients' complex problems. Bastion Collective clients can use us for one specialist service or our entire integrated offering, delivered through one central point of contact. We do this all to help our clients create, grow, measure and protect their businesses.