CB Exclusive: Former Publicis Mojo national CCO Grant Rutherford takes CD role at The Monkeys

Grant-Rutherford-Monkeys.jpgCB Exclusive - Campaign Brief can reveal that Grant Rutherford, the former Publicis Mojo national chief creative officer, who left in November last year, has been lured to the creative director role at The Monkeys.

Rutherford's 20+ year career has seen him work across many creative Australian agencies including Y&R, George Patterson Y&R and Clemenger BBDO. More recently from 2008-2012, Grant was executive creative director of DDB Group Melbourne but left in July of 2012 to pursue other personal endeavors. In June, 2013 he joined Publicis Mojo as national chief creative officer.

Rutherford's personal work has been acknowledged with over 150 international and national awards, including seven Cannes Lions, Gold's at One Show, New York Festivals, Clio, London Internationals, Mobius, AdFest, Spikes, AWARD and Silver nominations at the prestigious D&AD awards. His work as ECD has a similar record.
His work includes Carlton Draught's 'Made from Beer' campaign including 'The Big Ad', which has been one of the most awarded campaigns in Australian advertising history. He has also been included in the top 10 art directors in the world in the Gunn Report.

Closer to home, Rutherford has been acknowledged with the prestigious 'Creative Leader of the Year' title at the Melbourne Advertising and Design Club for creative contribution to the industry. His work has been included in the permanent collection at the MoMA in New York and the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.

Rutherford has served on a number of marketing peak bodies: The Communications Council, the Australasian Writers and Art Directors Club (AWARD) and the Melbourne Advertising and Design Club (MADC). In 2010 he co-founded the Snowdome Foundation in memory of his daughter who died of Leukaemia, which has so far raised over $17 million for charity.


NG said:

Congrats Grant and wishing you the best. You and The Monkey's will be a great partnership.


Garry Horner said:

Nice one Grant.

Andy Ward said:

Congratulations Rubba

JM. said:

You're a legend Rubba, Congrats.

Simo said:

Congrats Monkeys, fantastic hire.....but I'm guessing you know that! Well deserved Rub, can't wait to see the work that comes out with your involvement.

Paul Hastings said:

Good one Rubba, all the best.

Small Woodland Creatures said:

Congrats Rubba!

Robbie B said:

Congrats Monkeys. Congrats Rubba. Great cultural fit.

PJK said:

Congrats Grant. Great news for you and the Monkeys!

BJ said:

Go Rubba!

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