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Former AFL Player Fergus Watts' Bastion Group Adds Senior Executives, New Divisions

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 05 / 15

The Bastion group, founded by former Australian Football League player Fergus Watts, "has appointed a number of senior executives and launched two new divisions as it builds out what it claims is a new, more entrepreneurial style of marketing communications group," according to Lara Sinclair of THE ...

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