DDB Sydney lures David Jackson from M&C Saatchi Sydney to creative partner role

Screen Shot 2018-04-17 at 7.48.31 am.jpgAward winning creative David Jackson has joined DDB Sydney as a creative partner.

Jackson (known as Jacko) is a passionate creative who has won over 150 creative awards for a number of globally acclaimed campaigns.

Previously, Jackson spent four years as creative director at M&C Saatchi, where he helmed some of the agency's most awarded work including the acclaimed Game of Balls campaign for testicular cancer awareness and the innovative "NRMA Fire Blanket". Prior to that, he spent three and half years at Y&R/VML.
Says Jackson: "DDB is one of the best creative networks on this planet. The chance to work with Ben (Welsh) again and be part of the talented team he is leading with Tara (Ford) was an invitation I couldn't say no to.

"Change is what challenges our creative souls and I am looking forward to the opportunity to collaborate with new creative people across DDB Sydney's diverse set of brands."

Over his career, Jackson has worked with a range of brands including NRMA Insurance, CommBank, Optus, Heineken, Jagermeister, DC Shoes, Quiksilver, Colgate, Revlon, The Australian, LG and Kelloggs.

In his spare time, Jackson is passionate about creating work that betters the community, from his much-awarded Missing Person Pre-Roll to Colgate's Mouth-guard sponsorship of the Rabbitohs that continues to educate kids on the importance of dental care. He's most proud of the "Signed Finds by Vinnies" campaign, which earned millions for the local charity. Despite being a self confessed 'digital-first' creative, he once had a scholarship to NSW College of Fine Arts for painting and hopes to one day have a portrait hung in the Archibald.

DDB Sydney chief creative officer Ben Welsh said Jackson is a great fit for the agency.

Says Welsh: "He's famous for fame-generating ideas. His understanding of social and digital means he gets fluency. And he's passionate about work that works. Perfect DDB credentials."

12 Comments

DDB Creative Department. said:

Thank God it's this Jacko!

Neighbour Joseph said:

Big ups mate - congratulations.

pearly whites said:

first time that I've seen that dude smile.

The other Jacko said:

I already had this idea. Just keep pushing it around.

Greidy said:

Well done and good luck Jacko.

Hmmm said:

Why's everyone leaving M&C?

Errrhhh said:

@Hmmm why is everyone leaving Leo Burnett's, DDB, M&C, the industry?

ScenesByDean said:

Congrats Jacko.

Matt said:

Where's my Jacko? At DDB now evidently. Congrats mate

Stop counting your finalists said:

;-) Well done!

@Hmmm said:

If you'd recently worked at M&C you'd know the answer to that

in other words said:

so he's basically there to do scam

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