GPY&R Melbourne promotes creative director Jake Barrow to executive creative director role

001.jpgGPY&R Melbourne has this week promoted Jake Barrow to the role of executive creative director.

Says Josh Moore, CCO, Y&R ANZ: "Jake has been responsible for much of GPY&R Melbourne's award winning work and new business success over the past few years. This promotion is recognition of his talent, passion and drive."

Says Julian Bell, managing partner, GPY&R Melbourne: "Quite simply Jake's one of the best in the business. He's a cultural pillar who sets and maintains the highest standard of work for our client partners, constantly championing world-class output across every brand and brief.
"In recent years he's developed strong relationships with our clientele, helped deliver organic growth and new business wins across Bel Group and the Victorian State Government. We couldn't be more thrilled to have him join the leadership team."

Barrow's industry recognition includes having won hundreds of local and international awards including 13 Cannes Lions with four gold. He has been ranked in the worlds' Top 20 Creatives: Gunn Report 2013, and top 10 Creatives: Cannes Lions 2012. Last year at Cannes he took home Australia's only Cyber Lion - Silver for Minus 18's 'You're Accepted'.

Says Barrow: "Long before I started at GPY&R I admired the culture of creativity the agency stood for, years later I am humbled to be asked to lead it. We have an incredibly talented bunch of people in the building; all with a one track mind to make great work for our clients. We are looking forward to an already busy and successful 2017 and beyond."

15 Comments

Woohoo said:

Huge news, well done Jake.

Watch out for the rhino said:

I didn't know you could get tram conductors to take press release photos.

Alex Wadelton said:

Well done Jakey. Very well deserved!

Ella said:

Congrats Jakey! Happy news, well-deserved.

-K said:

Top stuff, great to see you at the helm.

oli said:

Awesome news, congrats mate.

Craig Griffin said:

Congratulations Jake, great achievement!

smooth said:

Onya Jake!

Mills said:

Jackhammer. Good choice Patts. Well earned Jake.

Glorifiedreceptionist said:

Congrats Jake! Exciting to see someone so wonderful at the helm! Make Patts great again!

Dr. Chuckstable said:

Nice one. Hardest working and most punchy ad guy in the game.

Dr. Chuckstable said:

Nice one. Hardest working and most punchy ad guy in the game.

Dylan said:

Unbelievable. Nice work Jake.

Kate said:

Congrats, Jake. Proves genuinely nice guys don't finish last ;)

Psembi said:

Fucking ace. You finally punched them into submission.

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