BWM STOCKS UP ON CREATIVE
With $32m in new business added so far in 2007, BWM Sydney continues to attract fresh creative talent, with Clive Blackstone and Michael Dole taking up senior creative roles at the agency this month, and creative team Annika Johansson and Jessie Jordan joining from Clemenger BBDO Sydney.
Rob Belgiovane, BWM Executive Creative Director said: “We have been searching out
exceptional creative talent from around Australia, who are challenging thinkers with a breadth of experience and a commitment to creating challenging communication.
“Over the last few years we have reengineered our creative process to a more
contemporary model, rather than teams of writers and art directors, working with larger groups of people with a broad range of skills to create multi-platform, multi-channel communications for our clients.”
Clive Blackstone joins as Creative Group Head at BWM, bringing a wealth of integrated
experience across DM, digital and above the line in the UK, Asia and in Australia. He will work across all BWM clients.
A former Wieden & Kennedy creative, Michael Dole brings an excellent eye for design
across both static and moving media in his new role as Design Director. Michael will work closely with all BWM creative teams to further enhance the creative output, and will manage design-specific projects across a range of clients.
Luke Chess, BWM Creative Director, said BWM’s unique hub model that brings together a
broad range of strategic and creative skills and people, is attractive to a new generation of creative talent.
“We are always on the lookout for the next creative leaders and the freshest creative
thinkers. Clive and Michael are exciting senior additions to our creative department, and we are also expecting great things from new team Annika and Jessie.”
Belgiovane added: “Luke’s appointment late last year signalled a new style of working at BWM, which the growth of our creative department is also reflecting, and that is the agency’s recruitment of creative people skilled across all contemporary media including content and digital.”
These new hires take the BWM creative team to 22 people, as the agency continues to
grow with $32m in new business added so far in 2007.