Kieran Antill Jumps Onboard With J. Walter Thompson Melbourne As New Creative Exec

Kieran Antill Jumps Onboard With J. Walter Thompson Melbourne As New Creative Exec
SHARE
THIS



J. Walter Thompson Melbourne has announced the appointment of internationally acclaimed creative, Kieran Antill as executive creative director.

Antill, who will join the management team responsible for leading J. Walter Thompson Melbourne’s 115-strong office, recently returned from a stint in the US where he was ECD of Leo Burnett New York.

Prior to this, he was at Leo’s Sydney, where he and partner Michael Canning became the most awarded creative team in Australia, and where Antill was ranked the #1 Art Director Worldwide at Cannes.

Managing director Michael Godwin said the appointment of Antill is a clear expression of the agency’s creative ambition.

“Kieran joins us at an exciting time of positive change with new business wins, new hires across all departments and a range of new capabilities,” Godwin said. “To have someone with Kieran’s boundless energy, his passion for creativity in all its forms and his belief in its ability to solve business problems is a real coup for us.”

Antill brings a truly unique mix of skills to the agency; he’s an artist, filmmaker, photographer, multi-award winning Creative and a supportive, collaborative leader.

J. Walter Thompson’s CEO for ANZ, John Gutteridge said, “Our vision is built around offering clients a diverse set of capabilities, managed via a single, cohesive project team, delivering ideas that make a real difference. We’re in no doubt that Kieran is the ideal Creative leader to help us realise this vision in Melbourne.”

Antill added, “I look forward to a rewarding 2016 where it will be my role to add fuel to the already blazing fire of momentum at J Walter Thompson Melbourne.”

“At a time when brands need to find more ways to express themselves and involve people than ever before, I applaud J Walter Thompson for recognising this, as evidenced by the development of ‘The Cannery’ – a fully functioning in-house content studio, which allows our ideas to exist even closer to production, bringing greater speed, agility and creativity to all our clients.”

J. Walter Thompson is part of STW, Australasia’s leading marketing content and communications group.

Please login with linkedin to comment

Latest News

Bauer’s Cosmo Named Official Mardi Gras Media Partner
  • Marketing
  • Media

Bauer’s Cosmo Named Official Mardi Gras Media Partner

Bauer Media has announced Cosmopolitan magazine as an official media partner of the 2018 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. COSMO’s Mardi Gras sponsorship will deliver a month-long celebration of activities in the Parade’s 40th anniversary year. In addition to the event sponsorship, COSMO is producing its second Pride Issue for March, on sale 5th […]

A Guide To Understanding Your Digital Marketer
  • Opinion

A Guide To Understanding Your Digital Marketer

In this guest column, Logie-nominated journalist, Leisa Goddard (main photo), who is also the managing director of media, PR and digital agency, Adoni Media, offers her personal guide to making your way through digital marketing buzzwords and gobbledygook… Do you feel as though your digital marketer speaks to you in a language you don’t understand? In today’s highly-competitive world […]

Opinion

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
SpotX Appoints Gavin Buxton As Asia MD
  • Advertising

SpotX Appoints Gavin Buxton As Asia MD

Video advertising platform SpotX has announced it has appointed Gavin Buxton as managing director of Asia to lead the company’s expansion in the region. Buxton has over 17 years’ global experience in the digital advertising space, having worked in leadership roles at tech and publishing companies, including Microsoft, Turner Broadcasting, and LinkedIn, with the last […]

Big Mobile Doubles Down On Ad Tech & Rebrands
  • Advertising
  • Technology

Big Mobile Doubles Down On Ad Tech & Rebrands

B&T Awards 2017 finalist Big Mobile has unveiled a fresh look to reflect its new ad tech credentials. The company successfully pivoted its business from ad network to mobile ad tech vendor when it announced a joint venture (JV) with Widespace in October last year. As a result of the business changes, Big Mobile wanted […]

March One Appoints New Senior Account Manager
  • Advertising

March One Appoints New Senior Account Manager

Independent ad agency March One has appointed a fresh face to the team, with Melanie Tozer to reinforce its mission to put humans first as a senior account manager. Tozer (pictured above), an up-and-coming talent from New Zealand, will align her extensive experience in FMCG marketing with March One, having worked on accounts for Bunnings […]

What To Expect From The App Economy In 2018
  • Opinion
  • Technology

What To Expect From The App Economy In 2018

Here's an insightful, authoritative synopsis of the app economy. So, you're right, it wasn't written by a B&T journo.

Opinion

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Farm Foods Rebrands To Target Modern Aussie Families Via Tiny Hunter
  • Marketing

Farm Foods Rebrands To Target Modern Aussie Families Via Tiny Hunter

Seasoned meat supplier Farm Foods Butchers has rebranded its selection of sausages, burgers, meatballs and ready-to-cook meat products to appeal to the modern Aussie family. The 100 per cent family-owned and operated business based in Breakwater, Victoria worked with Sydney-based branding and packaging design company Tiny Hunter. Together, they created a brand which connects with […]

Animal Logic Shows Off New Website In Collaboration With Protein One
  • Marketing
  • Media

Animal Logic Shows Off New Website In Collaboration With Protein One

Aussie visual FX and feature animation studio Animal Logic has unveiled its new web experience – a reimagined website – in collaboration with Sydney digital agency Protein One. Animal Logic felt it was important to engage a local digital agency to represent its brand online. The company’s online personality was one that required a team […]

Raunchy Marathon Ad Causes Utter Confusion
  • Campaigns

Raunchy Marathon Ad Causes Utter Confusion

B&T likes to award the "dumbest ad of the day" with a 15-inch devon knob. And this would be a processed meats shoe-in.

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Red Agency Wins Bio-Oil PR Account
  • Marketing

Red Agency Wins Bio-Oil PR Account

Red Agency staff set to challenge for the record for most people to squeeze into a lift after winning Bio-Oil business.