AFTER 10 YEARS HORNER RESIGNS AS DDB NATIONAL CD
After serving 10 successful years at DDB Sydney as National Creative Director, Garry Horner has decided to take a well deserved break. Garry is one of the most awarded creatives in Australia, having won numerous gongs at all the world's major advertising festivals, including D&AD, Cannes, Clio, The One Show, Campaign Press & Poster, British Television Awards, ATV and AWARD.
He was responsible for a raft of successful campaigns for McDonald’s including the iconic ‘Jessica’ and ‘Anzac’ spots, ‘Dare’ for Dairy Farmers, the launch of Hutchinson 3, Napcan ‘Talking Baby’ and more recently the Konica Minolta ‘Mud’ campaign which picked up Best in Show at the inaugural Gongs last year.
Horner will stay at the agency to complete a number of high profile campaigns for Clean Up Australia and Wrigley’s Extra, which go into production over the next few weeks. The hunt for Horner's replacement is currently underway.
Says Horner: “It’s difficult to leave an agency that has been such a large part of both my professional and personal life. However, there is a wind of change blowing through our industry and I want to be part of it. DDB is a great agency, but after 10 years,I believe that I have achieved everything that I set out to do. Our creative product has never been better, our creative department has never been stronger and the agency itself has never been in better shape.....from my point of view it’s a good time to leave. First back to ‘Blighty’ to see my dear old Mum,then back home to meet whatever exciting challenges lie ahead with a renewed sense of passion, energy and commitment.”