Clemenger BBDO Melbourne has expanded its creative power, appointing Jim Curtis and Ryan Fitzgerald as executive creative directors.
The creative duo joins from Droga5 New York, whether they have spent the last five years. In their portfolio of awarded work are several mini-series for Mailchimp, a documentary with Gotham Chopra for Under Armour, and Tourism Australia’s very famous trailer for Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home.
In their impressive haul of awards are a Titanium at Cannes, Yellow pencils at D&AD and Gold at the Effies, One Show, Sirens, AWARD and Webby awards. They are also the recipients of the first-ever Logie for Most Popular Television Commercial.
“We couldn’t be more thankful to the whole team at Droga5 for an extremely rewarding few years. Having both grown up in Melbourne, we’re absolutely thrilled to be offered the chance to return home to such an exciting creative opportunity. Clemenger BBDO Melbourne has been a leader in the international creative community for many years and we can’t wait to join James, Evan, Richard and the team and get started,” Curtis and Fitzgerald stated.
“We are a nation that continues to export some of the best and brightest creative talent the world has to offer, so when the opportunity arises to bring home some of that exceptional talent, we have to jump at it as we’ve done with Jim and Ryan. Their work speaks for itself and they truly share our belief that creativity is always the answer. It’s with exceptional talent and creativity that we’ll push the industry forward, and we truly have an unfair share of talent under our roof,” added Clemenger BBDO creative chairman, James McGrath.
Curtis and Fitzgerald begin work at Clemenger later this month.