Creative Wizard Oz joins We Are Social

Creative Wizard Oz joins We Are Social
SHARE
THIS



Global communications agency We Are Social has hired award winning creative director Oz Dean to join its Sydney office.

With 17 years experience working for digital, design and advertising agencies in London, Manchester, Sydney and Singapore, Oz Dean’s international resume includes work for clients including Singapore Airlines, Timberland, Heineken and Google.

Passionate about social, digital and creative technology, always with the big idea in mind, Oz strives to build collaborative relationships with people, departments, partner agencies and clients, making him a perfect fit for We Are Social. His worldview and creative talents will bring a unique perspective to the Sydney agency and benefit We Are Social’s growing client roster.

He is a multiple award winner, including a Gold and Bronze Lion, several Effies, an AME and most recently three Bronze trophies at the New York Festivals 2014. He led the TBWA DAN team that won Silver at New York Festivals 2012 and the Digital Agency of the Year at the Campaign Asia Pacific Awards in 2012 (Gold) and 2013 (Bronze). He has also offered his expertise to numerous judging panels including the 2013 Digital Grand Jury for New York Festivals.

Prior to joining DAN, Oz began his career in Manchester (UK) and moved to Sydney in 2000 to join global digital powerhouse OVEN Digital. He then spent time at Singleton Ogilvy & Mather before freelancing for several years. During this time he worked at some of Sydney’s best agencies, including Happy Soldiers, The Furnace, Pollen, Droga5, Deepend, Host and TBWA\ TEQUILA\ Sydney. In 2011 he joined TBWA\ TEQUILA\ Singapore from the Sydney office, where he was involved in driving campaigns for the agency’s major clients.

His creativity extends beyond the world of marketing. His successful career in art, where he works under the moniker of ‘forcefeed:swede’ has been celebrated in many publications and he has exhibited several projects at group shows in Tokyo, New York, London and Paris. He held his first solo exhibition in 2008 at MTV’s Sydney headquarters.

Julian Ward, Managing Director, We Are Social: “We are dedicated to putting social thinking at the heart of marketing. Oz has a genuine and proven ability to do just that – fusing digital, social and technology in creative ways that capture the imagination and motivate behaviour. Ultimately, We Are Social is about delivering innovative work for clients that taps into social and cultural value points, so people choose to engage with it. They want to tell our clients’ stories. We are excited about Oz’s addition to the team and the impact he will have for our clients going forward.”

Please login with linkedin to comment

Latest News

THIS
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Media

Meet Your Judges For The 2018 B&T Awards!

B&T is calling this year's awards judges probably the finest ever assembled. As a chamber choir, arguably less so.

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
CBS Snares Format Rights For Quiz Show ‘Have You Been Paying Attention?’
  • Media

CBS Snares Format Rights For Quiz Show ‘Have You Been Paying Attention?’

CBS Studios International has announced an agreement with Working Dog Productions for the exclusive, worldwide format rights to comedy quiz show Have You Been Paying Attention? Now in its sixth season, HYBPA? is broadcast on the CBS-owned Network Ten in Australia, and is the number one quiz show and the third-highest-rated overall show on the […]

Delacon Appoints Kenshoo Sales Chief As Director Of Operations
  • Marketing
  • Technology

Delacon Appoints Kenshoo Sales Chief As Director Of Operations

Call analytics provider Delacon has appointed Ezri Lerba to the newly created position of director of operations to manage partnerships and business development. Lerba joins Delacon after more than eight years with marketing technology company Kenshoo where he most recently held the role of director of sales across Australia and New Zealand. As first boots […]

Abstract spherical technology network background.
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Opinion
  • Technology

Why Tech Is The Best Thing That Happened To Agencies

In this opinion piece, Schedugram CEO Hugh Stephens (pictured) tackles the complexity of agency business models. Agency models are high touch, human resource heavy and require the constant balancing and correcting of clients to account managers. With too many clients, staff will struggle under the workload (a big part of high agency attrition rates) or […]

Opinion

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Weet-Bix Celebrates 90 Years Of Aussie Kids Being Weet-Bix Kids
  • Advertising
  • Campaigns
  • Media

Weet-Bix Celebrates 90 Years Of Aussie Kids Being Weet-Bix Kids

This year Sanitarium Weet-Bix via The Mix Agency, Shopitize and The Kanga Group, is celebrating 90 years of Australian breakfasts. Sanitarium is celebrating by inviting Aussie kids (young and young-at-heart) to help them celebrate with the release of limited edition birthday packs and personalised Weet-Bix bowls. From Kalgoorlie to Kiama, Bowen to Broome and Darwin […]

Admation Agency Management Software Integrates With Mediaocean Finance Software
  • Media
  • Technology

Admation Agency Management Software Integrates With Mediaocean Finance Software

Automaton integrates finance software with admation – its agency management and workflow solution to enhance productivity for ad agencies. Automaton is always evolving admation, its agency project management and approval workflow software, to enable ad agencies to better manage their creative projects and resources. The business recently completed phase one of its integration with Mediaocean’s […]

Indie Agency KWP! Snares Tourism NT’s Creative Account
  • Advertising

Indie Agency KWP! Snares Tourism NT’s Creative Account

Tourism NT has appointed KWP! as its lead strategic and creative agency. The independent agency, with offices in Darwin and Adelaide, has won the two-year contract following a competitive pitch in September this year. As the lead agency, KWP! is required to formulate sound strategic insights based on ongoing analysis of market research, consumer insights and […]

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
McCann’s Action-Packed Army Ad Plays Out Like A War Flick Or Video Game
  • Campaigns

McCann’s Action-Packed Army Ad Plays Out Like A War Flick Or Video Game

Most army recruitment ads tend to steer clear of the blindingly obvious of military life – you get a gun to shoot the enemy or you get shot yourself. More so, agencies aren’t overly keen on promoting recruitment ads that are heavy on the guns or violence, preferring lifestyle or technical aspects of military life. Not so McCann’s new action-packed spot for the US […]

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Are You Dragging The Wrong People Into Pointless Meetings?
  • Opinion

Are You Dragging The Wrong People Into Pointless Meetings?

Donna McGeorge (pictured below) is a speaker and  mentor who helps people make their work work. McGeorge is also author of The 25-Minute Meeting: Half the Time, Double the Impact. In her latest guest post for B&T, McGeorge offers her tips on avoiding every workers’ hell- the pointless meeting… We all complain about having to attend too […]

Opinion

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Francis Leach Joins The New Daily As Sports Editor
  • Media

Francis Leach Joins The New Daily As Sports Editor

Famed sports reporter Francis Leach has joined online publisher The New Daily as sports editor. A prolific broadcaster, journalist and program host, Leach brings his encyclopedic knowledge of sport and no-holds-barred critical analysis to the role. “Let’s face it, sport these days is big business. I’m interested in connecting and contextualising sport with the big […]

AIME Appoints Eleven To Champion 2019 Vision
  • Advertising
  • Media

AIME Appoints Eleven To Champion 2019 Vision

Eleven has been appointed to manage all PR for the Asia Pacific Incentives Meetings & Event (AIME) 2019, the leading show for the business events industry. Selected by Talk2 Media & Events, Eleven will drive a global PR campaign, working with sister agency FleishmanHillard, to leverage international media networks across Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East […]