J. Walter Thompson, Sydney lures Kyle Abshoff from Saatchis for group account director role

ANA&KYLE med res (1).jpgFollowing a period of sustained new business and organic client growth, J. Walter Thompson, Sydney has appointed Kyle Abshoff as group account director, bolstering the agency's account service team.

Abshoff's immediate remit will be to lead several of J.Walter Thompson Sydney's major accounts.  He will report directly to client service director, Ana Lynch.

Lynch said the agency prides itself on attracting and retaining best-in class talent: "We are thrilled Kyle decided to join our Sydney team. He has impressive experience spanning Sydney, Melbourne, and Toronto, and is the perfect fit for our culture and driving the ambitions of our clients and the agency team."
Most recently with Saatchi & Saatchi, Abshoff's career has led to responsibility for overseeing strategic and creative direction across clients in the banking and finance, health and government, and FMCG sectors.  Previous clients have included iconic global and local brands such as Cadbury, St George Bank, Tip Top, NAB, Origin Energy and Royal Bank of Canada.

Highly awarded throughout his career, Abshoff has seen work recognised with wins spanning the AMEs, Clios, Cannes Lions, AC&E's, APAC Effies, APG Creative Strategy, and Award Awards.

Says Abshoff: "I'm really excited to join the team at JWT. Their enthusiasm, creative ambition, and humble nature feel like the perfect fit, and I look forward to getting started."

Abshoff commences his new role effective immediately.

9 Comments

Paul Den said:

Well done Kyle!

To JWT, you’ve landed one of the sharpest and genuinely nicest people in ad land.

annonymous said:

Such a strong account handler - Lucky JWT!

Jac said:

Congrats Kyle! Well deserved.

Puzzled said:

Not sure why anyone would want to leave Saatchis for JWT - but good luck to the bloke.

The Gooch said:

I've been trying to lure Kyle for years.

Fan said:

Well done mate!

The Creative Department said:

Any chance on hiring a few bodies to help us out?

Thanks in advance.

Littlefinger said:

Congratulations

Rice said:

Strong lad, strong canadian, strong vibes

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