Clemenger BBDO's Russel Fox and The Monkeys' Siobhan Fitzgerald joins M&C Saatchi, Melbourne

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M&C Saatchi Melbourne has boosted its creative department luring Russel Fox from Clemenger BBDO, Melbourne and Siobhan Fitzgerald from The Monkeys, Melbourne. 

Fitzgerald has been at The Monkeys since 2014. Prior to that, she worked at Holler Sydney, Ogilvy and Jack Watts Currie for clients including Heineken, Audi, Coke, Air Wick, St George Bank, Huggies and Blackmores. Fitzgerald is also the founder of the blog The Gabberish, an online outlet for frustrated creatives.

Fox joins from Clemenger BBDO Melbourne. He was previously at BBDO New York and has worked on clients including Mars, NAB, Starbucks, New York Tourism, Corona, BCF, CUB, City of Melbourne and TAC. 
Says Emma Robbins, Executive Creative Director for M&C Saatchi Melbourne: "Russel and Siobhan are exceptional humans and exceptional creatives. As new creative leaders, we're really looking forward to watching how they think, nurture ideas and creative talent.

"Siobhan is an authentic, insightful and engaging writer, both in the biz and on her brilliant online blog, The Gabberish. Russ is a skilled, sharp and clever art director with awesome campaigns under his belt. Their appointment is a symbol of a great new beginning for us, we can't wait for them to get started."

Says Fitzgerald: "Working with Emma has been an aspiration of mine for years. Anyone who's ever worked with her will tell you how awesome she is both creatively and personally. I'm also thrilled that M&C Saatchi has shown their commitment to creating a diverse workforce by hiring me when I am 24 weeks pregnant, a move that sets an example for agencies wanting to even out the gender gap in senior creative positions."

Adds Fox: "I'm delighted to be joining M&C Saatchi. The people you work with are everything in this business, so the hires M&C Saatchi has made recently are incredibly exciting. I'm especially looking forward to working with Emma again. She's one of those rare individuals who's not only an extraordinary creative talent and leader but a genuinely lovely human. I can't wait to get stuck in and help the team here build something special."

20 Comments

Jess said:

Go Siobhan! Bloody Legend.

Pat Langton said:

Awesome. Well done legends.

Game changers said:

M&C Saatchi swiped a Monkeys star (and only) Melb office female creative in Siobhan and presumably is covering her maternity entitlements. And Russel Fox is a gun. Emma Hill you are a genius. Brilliant hires.

Diversity hire said:

Well done

Andy said:

Great creatives and great people. Nice one.

lady bird said:

This is awesome. And hiring a pregnant woman to a senior creative position? Never thought I'd see the day - thank you Emma.

Sarah said:

Fantastic Siobhan, well done x

This is what happens when there are women ECDs said:

Progress. Well done.

PhilipTaffs said:

Something worth Gabbering about

Yasmin said:

Awesome! Can't wait to see some Siobhan magic at M&C
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Joe said:

Well done, Siobhan and Russ. Legends.

It comes from the top said:

Great leadership shows and is certainly reflected here. Cam Blackley made a brilliant move in hiring Emma Hill, and the positives are showing. Congratulations Siobhan and Russell.

ES said:

Two great hires. Well done Emma Hill and Andy Cairns ... and Congrats Russ and Siobhan.

@It comes from the top said:

Cam absolutely had nothing to do with this... and if he did, he certainly wouldn't want to steal a lady's thunder in an anonymous comment on a blog, right?

@Diversity hire said:

A diversity hire would be a pregnant woman and a gay male. But congrats to both.

Phew said:

Melbourne needed this.

Hermes said:

This is very very good. Congrats legends!

dan said:

This is great. On so many levels. Nice one Russ and Bawnie.

@@Diversity hire said:

A diversity hire would be a talentless pregnant woman and a gay male. Otherwise it's just a hire.

LC said:

I am loving where M&C Melbourne is going.

Keep it up all! I think you're going to be great.

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