BMF Nabs Former DDB Creative Duo

BMF Nabs Former DDB Creative Duo

BMF has hired a new creative team, Dantie van der Merwe and David Fraser, who were formerly at DDB Sydney.

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During their careers, art director van der Merwe and copywriter Fraser have worked across a range of clients including Volkswagen, Eclipse Chewy Mints, McDonald’s, History Channel, Sprite, SAB Miller, BBC Food, Audi and Discovery Channel.

The South African expats’ print campaign for McDonald’s ‘Loose Change’ recently won Silver at Spikes Asia and the AWARD Awards. Between them, they’ve picked up Gold at South Africa’s Loerie Awards, a One Show In-book Nomination, Bronze at Clio, and multiple Cannes Lions shortlists. A short film they recently co-wrote, ‘Status Update: A Facebook Fairytale’, won the Special Jury Prize at the Friars Club Comedy Festival and was a finalist at the San Jose Short Film Festival.

“Dantie and David have already slotted a couple of goals. The fact that they are thoroughly nice guys is just a bonus,” said Cam Blackley, BMF executive creative director.