Jen Speirs is leaving her roles as deputy executive creative director at BMF and moving to Accenture Interactive agency, Rothco, in Ireland, where she will be executive creative director. Rothco’s current ECD, Alan Kelly, will become chief creative officer.
Speirs’ creative skills have developed at four of Australia’s top creative agencies – including The Campaign Palace from 2006-2009. She has also worked at Whybin TBWA and DDB Sydney on brands such as McDonald’s, Carefree, Arnott’s, Berlei, TAL, Bonds, BWS, UN Women and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. Her work has won awards at NY Festivals, Clio, AWARD, Cannes, Effies, Media Federation, Caples, and Spikes Asia.
She has been a member of several award juries, both in Australia and overseas, including Cannes, Spikes Asia, AdFest and NY Festivals and has been invited to speak at various events, including the Inaugural Australian 3% Conference and Cannes See It Be It.
Speirs commented “When I look at a lot of ROTHCO’s work, like JFK Unsilenced, the #takenotice breast cancer campaign on the Molly Malone Statue, Sleeping Flags – it all has that perfect combination of creativity, innovation and craft. So the opportunity to go and be a part of that, and work with the awesome people I’ve met so far, was far too good to say no to. I can’t wait to get over there and get stuck in.”
Alan Kelly added, “I am chuffed we have poached someone as incredibly talented as Jen Speirs. I think it’s a testament to the work we are doing in Rothco that we are attracting world-class talent like Jen to these shores. Jen is a super addition to the team as she is both gifted and decent, two qualities we always look for when we hire. I also may have told her that Dublin’s weather is pretty much the same as Sydney’s – hopefully, she hasn’t fact-checked this yet. Welcome, Jen.”