SAATCHI NZ STOCKS UP ON AUSSIE CREATIVES

Luke Chess Nov07.JPGSaatchi & Saatchi NZ executive creative director Mike O’Sullivan has announced four new creatives hires for the agency, including Luke Chess (pictured), who joins as a Group Creative Head working with fellow Aussie expat Stephen de Wolf. Chess spent 2007 as creative director at BWM Sydney and the eight years prior were spent at Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney. His awards successes include One Show, ADMA, D&AD, Caxtons, AWARD and Australia’s first ever Cannes Direct Lion and Cannes Radio Lion. In 2006 he added a Cannes Gold in Outdoor to the list.
Chess told CB: "Saatchi's NZ is the hottest shop in the region right now, and in fact has been for the last couple of years. And Mike O has built a team of folk who are both shit hot creatively and also really good people to work with. Who wouldn't want to be a part of that?"
Another Aussie pair, Robbie Brammall and Ant Hatton, also join the agency, hired from George Patterson Y&R Melbourne, where they have been working for the last 5 months. Prior to that they had four years at Clemenger BBDO Sydney. Their award haul so far includes metal at Cannes, Clios, Caxtons, New York festival and AWARD.
Aaron Dustin joins as creative director - digital. Dustin leaves his own successful Wellington digital agency, Timebased, to lead Saatchi Digital and Direct. His digital creative skills have been recognised both locally and internationally – not least of which by his impressive client list that includes many of the country’s most innovative and successful digital marketers. Dustin replaces Adam Oliveira who is returning to his native Canada next year.
All four will start at the agency on 14 Jan.

15 Comments

Anonymous said:

get your balls out !

Anonymous said:

Ant's from England and Aaron is a kiwi, so headline is 50% correct.

Anonymous said:

Nice Chessticle. That's a bit more like it.

Anonymous said:

Now that is interesting news!

Anonymous said:

Dragons 2008 Premiers!!

Anonymous said:

Good on you Luke. BWM didn't deserve you in the first place. You belong back at Saatchi's!

Anonymous said:

Yes, but does Luke really ride a motorcycle?

Anonymous said:

It's only fitting that the Hobbits return to the shire.

Anonymous said:

Is dat choo Vinnie?

Anonymous said:

9:11 – what a negative fuckwit comment. Go and do something positive instead of being the bitter cocksmoker you come across as.

Or get a better job.

Good on you luke, well done.

Anonymous said:

1.18 pm You fucking homo, I was referring to the very talent albiet very short Robbie and Ant aka the hobbits, now hurry back to Despatch you twat.

Anonymous said:

It's all a big name-drop, once you work at a large agency in a high position, you can rely on that for your next position.

Anonymous said:

Go Ant and Robbie! You guys were fun to work with, and even more fun to drink with.
xx
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Anonymous said:

Wow 1.18, you really came off as not having a clue didn't you.

Hobbits, yeershhh, precioussssss.

Anonymous said:

Now listen you girls: stop pulling each other's hair IMMEDIATELY or you'll be off to the principal's office - QUICK SMART.

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