Ex Ogilvy Sydney team Kevin Phillips and Steve Street land CD roles at The Via Agency in the U.S.

Screen shot 2011-08-23 at 12.26.43 AM.jpgScreen shot 2011-08-23 at 12.26.52 AM.jpgFormer Ogilvy, Sydney creatives Kevin Phillips and Steve Street have been hired by The VIA Agency, based in Portland, Maine. The pair report to Teddy Stoecklein, VIA's group creative director.

Phillips (above right) previously was senior art director at Ogilvy, Sydney and art director at Clemenger BBDO, Sydney and Ogilvy Interactive, London. Street (above left), a senior creative/copywriter at Ogilvy, Sydney also worked at Ogilvy, Japan and BatesAsia/141 Worldwide.
At VIA, which last month won an Advertising Age Small Agency of the Year category, they'll help expand the agency's digital offering and work on Friendly's, Samsung, NAB, DuPont and Unilever. The pair will report to Teddy Stoecklein, VIA's group creative director.

With the addition of global clients Samsung and Unilever, VIA is recruiting globally to attract top-tier talent, said VIA's chief creative officer Greg Smith: "We're thrilled to expand VIA Agency's creative offering by attracting global talent to Portland, Maine," Smith said. "Kevin and Steve are passionate creatives that solve marketing problems with a global perspective. At VIA, we value energetic and interesting people that love what they do."
 
Thumbnail image for Screen shot 2010-11-04 at 9.24.04 AM.pngPhillips earned a Cannes Bronze Lion in 2009 for his designer and developer role in Clemenger BBDO Sydney's digital integrated campaign for SEGA.

The pair also worked on the digital campaign "55 days of Christmas" for Telstra via Ogilvy Sydney. The campaign featured print, POS, outdoor and TV and the creation of an online advent calendar that gifted an item each day linked to a special Telstra offer.
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Phillips and Street have also been honored by the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA) awards and the John Caples International Awards.

20 Comments

leah said:

Congrats on the new role Kev x

Anonymous Dave said:

Bloody legends!

C Mc said:

Nice one fellas.

Secret Life Of Helvetica said:

I think Steve has to be the nicest, most humble bloke in the business, and an absolute pleasure to work with. He's a damn good creative as well. No doubt those two will kick ass in the States. Great work!

pseudonymous said:

The boys were completely wasted and unappreciated at ogilvys. they're ideas people.
onya boys.

Mark said:


Two of the best. Well done fellas.

Paul said:

Fantastic work guys, congrats.

Mate of steve's said:

Nice work Steve, hope you kill it over there. \m/

Harley said:

Congratulations Kev, no congratulations for Steve

Gibbs said:

Interactives' dead Savage, hopefully some of your global insights will make up for that....?

Jono said:

Congrats boys... Well deserved and well overdue.

hw said:

Australian creatives? Kev - you forgotten your roots already?

Chris said:

Well done boys!

(.)(.)

draystein said:

Congrats to both. Legends. Glad to see you have settled in so well over there

Rebecca said:

Yay! Go Steve!

Jason said:

Well done Steve.

Carl said:

I miss Kev. Steve not so much. Well done fellas!

Charlie said:

Genuinely, two of the best guys I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Miss ya fellas.

Pete said:

It's a long way to the shop if you wanna Sausage Roll.

Siobhan said:

Nice one boys! Guess we won't be seeing you back here for a while then.

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