BMF appoints ex-DDB Sydney creative team Dantie van der Merwe and David Fraser

DantieAndDavid_001.jpgBMF has hired a new creative team, Dantie van der Merwe (left) and David Fraser (right), who were formerly at DDB Sydney.
During their careers, art director van der Merwe and copywriter Fraser have worked across a range of clients including Volkswagen, Eclipse Chewy Mints, McDonald's, History Channel, Sprite, SAB Miller, BBC Food, Audi and Discovery Channel.
The South African expats' print campaign for McDonald's 'Loose Change' recently won Silver at Spikes Asia and the AWARD Awards. Between them, they've picked up Gold at South Africa's Loerie Awards, a One Show In-book Nomination, Bronze at Clio, and multiple Cannes Lions shortlists. A short film they recently co-wrote, 'Status Update: A Facebook Fairytale', won the Special Jury Prize at the Friars Club Comedy Festival and was a finalist at the San Jose Short Film Festival.
Says Cam Blackley, executive creative director, BMF: "Dantie and David have already slotted a couple of goals. The fact that they are thoroughly nice guys is just a bonus."


Greidy said:

Good buggers.

Well done guys.

Ash said:

Great team and genuinely nice chaps! Reckon they'll do very well at BMF.

Joe M said:

I had the pleasure of cutting with these guys. Good creative blokes and a lot of fun to work with. Congratulations!

Brent said:

Great guys. Great hire.

DavidJ said:

Nice one boys. Massive talent. Massive win for BMF. Good luck.

Captain Jerry said:

Ja Ja...

Adrian said:

Talented team. Very hard working. Very good.

Ben said:

Loved working with these boys! Cant wait to see what they come up with at their new home.

Gina said:

Excellent team, loved working with these guys. Nice hire.

Nick S said:

Best of luck guys, enjoy the new surrounds. Sure to see some great work soon.

JK said:

Go you good things. Great hire!

Emile said:

Congratulations guys! Go for gold!

Jimmy said:

Where is this graffiti alley that all creative teams seem to get photographed in front of? It seems credible.

PR Police said:

Quite a contrast from that other PR pic 5 articles down. Good to see some down to earth lads.

Paul Carpenter said:

Great writer, great art director, great thinkers. Great guys.

I hate them.


Ellie said:

Congratulations boys, BMF are lucky to have you!

Jono said:

Miss you guys. Congrats.

p.s. Dantie, when are we going bush?

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Alex said:

I like how soft their hands are.

Luke Simkins said:

Best of luck fellas! Talk soon.

Richo said:

Two of the most talented Yarpies this side of the pond. Nice work boys!

RW said:

lekker lekker fire cracker

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