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Campaign Brief Magazine : Nov Dec 2010
2 CAMPAIGNBRIEF NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2010 Wardlaw - departed CD gig at Saatchi’s Auckland Grieve (left) and Kim - join Lowe Sydney McDonald and Sharon Edmonston. McAloon, who joined DDB from Mojo in October last year, comes in as a creative director, reporting to ECD Andy DiLallo. Prior to that McAloon was at Leo Burnett, where he was one of the two origi- nal creatives on Earth Hour. He is partnering with Cameron Harris who joined the agency just under a year ago from Clemenger BBDO Melbourne. Together with current partner Steve Wakelam - who remains at DDB - McAloon created the multi-awarded Boag’s ‘Pure Waters’ spot which just missed out on the Cannes Film Grand Prix last year. Art director Sharp will be joining as creative group head, part- nering with recently promoted deputy creative director Gary Dawson. They previously worked together at Clemenger BBDO, Sydney. Another new team is Mike Felix and Matt Swinburne. New Zealander Felix joins from Crosette, Vancouver to partner with former Campaign Palace Sydney creative Matt Swinburne, who has only been in the job six months after moving across from DDB New Zealand. They’d previ- ously worked together at DDB Auckland. Donnelly and Futcher reunite with DiLallo, who first hired the team when he was co- ECD of JWT Sydney. They were responsible for the highly awarded 2009 AWARD Call for Entries. And the other new team joining the agency is Misha McDonald and Sharon Edmonston. McDonald joins from Junior in Brisbane after 10 years working at Whybin\TBWA Sydney and DDB Sydney. In an unrelated move, DDB Sydney creatives Jakub Szymanski and Alex Stainton, who currently work separately, were lured to Ogilvy Sydney as a team. In yet another defection from Saatchi & Saatchi Auckland, Angus Wardlaw, who departed CHI, London to join as creative director in April this year, left the agency, and will be on gardening leave for the next two months. Wardlaw was originally brought in to partner Tim Huse, both reporting to ECD Dylan Harrison, but soon after Huse left to take up the CD gig at Sugar. Since then, CB hears the relationship between Harrison and Wardlaw has deteriorated, resulting Back is one of Australia’s most respected and awarded ECDs and was appointed as executive creative director of Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney in November 2007, replac- ing David Nobay when he departed to start up Droga5. Originally a star at Marketforce in Perth, Back first worked at George Patterson Sydney followed by a highly awarded stint at Leo Burnett Sydney. Back then spent several years in London before being enticed to New Zealand to join Colenso BBDO. Mike O’Sullivan then hired Back as Head of Art when he was appointed ECD of Saatchi & Saatchi NZ. He then joined DDB Sydney as cre- ative director where he dramatically re energized the agency, moving them to equal number one Australian agency in The Work 07 with Saatchi & Saatchi Australia. Top kiwi designer, typographer and art director Lorenz Perry has traded in his partnership at Splinter Group, which he co-founded two years ago, for the creative director in the latter’s departure, only a month before Harrison himself departs, just seven months into the job, to take the ECD gig at DDB Sydney in December. Richard Ralphsmith and Sally Coggle were elevated to creative directors at CHE, Melbourne fol- lowing the recent appointment of Mike O’Hare as executive creative director, after the departure of for- mer ECD Jason Ross in early September. Tim Buesing will join Publicis Mojo as digital creative director, effective January 2011. Buesing has gathered 15 years of digital design and adver- tising experience in five different countries, at shops such as R/GA, Razorfish, BBDO, and most recent- ly, Holler Sydney. He studied Communication Design in Berlin and at Helsinki’s Media Lab. In one of the biggest appoint- ments of the year Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney ECD Steve Back has been lured to Asia in the role of chief cre- ative officer of Ogilvy Singapore. gig at Interbrand NZ, part of the DDB Group. With experience at a number of international and home grown agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi Auckland and Sydney, Publicis Mojo Auckland and Ogilvy Auckland, Perry is no stranger to working in top tier agencies. Brisbane agency Mint restruc- tured its creative department, appointing Mike Rolfe to the new position of co-creative director, who will share the CD role with David Roberts. Rolfe returns to the agency after working in a senior creative role with Clemenger Brisbane for the last 10 months. Before Mint (the first time) he was at Clems after joining from the CD role at Euro, Brisbane in 2006. Aussie expat and Mother London alum Dave Tomkins crossed the Atlantic to join New York creative agency Johannes Leonardo as art director. He reports directly to Johannes Leonardo co-founders Jan Jacobs and Leo Premutico (also an Aussie expat). Tomkins launched his career at Clemenger BBDO Sydney, and then joined Happy Soldiers. Within a year at the latter, he had co-created six new cam- paigns, winning a Silver Clio, Bronze Lion, Gold Lion and Titanium shortlist for the Zuji ‘Beans’ campaign. He scored a gig at Mother London in June 2009. Lowe Sydney beefed up its cre- ative department, hiring Hamish Grieve and Derrick Kim to work across all its accounts. Between the two of them, they’ve won trophies at Cannes, D&AD, AWARD, NY Festivals, The One Show and ADMA. Writer Grieve started his advertising career in Auckland, under the guidance of Kiwi legends Roy Meares and Jeremy Taine. McAloon - from DDB to CD at Leo Burnett Sydney Felix - arrives at DDB Sydney from Crosette, Canada Swinburne - from Campaign Palace to DDB Sydney McDonald - joins DDB Sydney from Junior, Brisbane Rolfe - to joint CD at Mint, Brisbane Ralphsmith - promoted to CD role at CHE, Melbourne FOR THE RECORD v MELBOURNE ~ NEW YORK FOUNDED 2003
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