Colenso BBDO confirms Levi Slavin as chief creative officer and hires Dan Wright as ECD

Levi Slavin (1).jpgDan Wright.jpgIt can now be confirmed that the formidable creative pairing of Aussie expat Levi Slavin (left) and Dan Wright (right) will be returning to 100 College Hill from BBDO New York on May 1. Their return signals a clear desire from the agency to build on Colenso's well established creative chops.

Slavin will be returning as the chief creative officer, as reported by CB back in March this year, and Wright will return as a newly promoted ECD. They'll both be joining Nick Worthington, Steve Cochran and Wayne Pick as the leaders of the agency's creative function.
Says Scott Coldham, managing director: "The guys coming home is so exciting. They'll take us to the next level. We don't ever want to stand still as a business and these two bring a level of brilliance and experience that will certainly ensure we're continuing to do our best work in an ever-changing landscape. We're blessed in this part of the world with our ability to make amazing work with more ease than the larger markets, but in many ways the US is light-years ahead of us - so their exposure and experience up there will definitely benefit our approach to the work."

Andre Sallowicz & SImon Vicars - Colenso BBDO-web-thumb-400x311-229858.jpgAs two amazing individuals return to Colenso, two revered contributors to the agency's sustained success story are heading off. Simon Vicars (left) and Andre Sallowicz (right) will be packing their bags and heading for London where they will takes up roles at adam&eveDDB.

Says Nick Worthington, creative chairman (who's just signed on with the agency for another three years): "When great people leave it's hard to watch them go. But when great people leave to work with some of the best companies in the world, to gain invaluable experience, garner knowledge, grow in confidence and produce great work, and we know that one day they may bring those new-found skills back to us here at 100 College Hill, it's worth it; it makes us a better agency. That's what's happened with Levi and Dan, and we hope it will happen in a couple of years with Simon and Andre."


Ex Colenso said:

What the actual what? When I worked at Colenso many (many) moons ago, there were two creative directors, and a bunch of creatives. Now there's a Creative Chairman, a Chief Creative Officer, and an Executive Creative Director (in that order of seniority?). So what are Nick, Steve and Wayne's titles? Creative Group Heads? Perhaps they're merely Creative Directors? I wonder what the new kid's title is... Head of Art?

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