The Shannon Company lures ex-Clems CD Emma Hill for managing partner/creative director role

Emma Hill (1).jpgFormer Clemenger BBDO Melbourne creative director and one of Australia's most awarded creative talents, Emma Hill has returned to the industry in the role of managing partner and CD at The Shannon Company.

Responsible for many of Australia's most iconic campaigns for brands including HBA/BUPA, Pure Blonde, Just Jeans, Libra, Sorbent, Ski Yoghurt, NAB and Dulux among others, Hill said she was excited to be back and for this next chapter in her career.

Says Hill: "I loved my time in agency world. I worked with some amazing people, learnt a lot and created some cool work. But after 17 years, and then some time away creating an awesome little family, I got to a point in my career where what mattered to me completely changed, and it became a question of what do I really want to be about, what legacy do I want to leave?
"As fun as it was, a traditional agency just didn't feel like the right fit anymore.

"The Shannon Company isn't an agency. It's very different. It's a chance to create ideas that appeal to people's sense of self, community and integrity that can ultimately change the way people are in the world, in all kinds of positive ways. And it feels like really important and meaningful work everyday."
 
Throughout her career, Hill has won awards internationally and nationally, and been a judge at Cannes, Clio, AWARD and locally.

Partner Ian Forsyth said the company was thrilled to welcome Hill: "Emma is an amazing talent with an outstanding track record of delivering effective creative campaigns. She brings to the team a new perspective and a boldness in approach. We're delighted to welcome her on board as a fellow managing partner."
 
Hill will join Bill Shannon, Michael Daddo and Ian Forsyth in the leadership team and lead projects that help protect Victorian health care workers against Occupational Violence with client Worksafe; help Australians save for retirement with clients CBUS, AustralianSuper and Industry SuperFunds and help to reduce gender-based violence within families and partner violence in the LGBTQI community with the Victorian State Government.

9 Comments

EC said:

Wonderful news. Welcome back Emma!!

LC said:

Great to have such an amazing talent back.

Looking forward to seeing what great things you do.

Wilf said:

Go Em! Great to see you back.

Morkel said:

Best news I've read in ages.
The best.

Speaking from experience said:

A brilliant and fearless creative leader.
Great move in investing in an awesome talent.

Also speaking from experience said:

Hmm. Great creative, there's no doubt. I hope she's taken the time to improve her leadership skills. I found her a very competitive CD.

simon b said:

Emma. One of the greats. Good to have you back.

Damning Evidence said:

She was rendered impotent (if that's possible for a female) by the arrival of a high profile person as Chairman during her tenure at Clemenger.

As that person was heard to say "Emma is Creative Director of the creative department. I am Creative Director of the agency."

Rubba said:

Brilliant Em. x

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