One of Australia’s most famous advertising exports, Nick Law, has joined Accenture Interactive as global lead, design and creative tech. He will be based in New York.
Law was formerly chief creative officer for Publicis before taking up a role at Apple in 2019 where he was VP, marcom integration. He quit his Apple post before Christmas.
Law will now lead Accenture’s experience design capabilities, helping clients “further modernise their approach and meet their customers’ ever-evolving needs,” while also tapping into his “future-facing design” experience at the likes of Apple.
Accenture – which owns Droga5 – has also announced Sarah Thompson as global lead, communications and content. Thompson was previously Droga5’s global chief executive.
Commenting in the appointments, fellow Aussie David Droga, chief executive and creative chairman of Accenture Interactive, said: “Two of the very first calls I made when I accepted my new role in September, were to Nick Law and Sarah Thompson respectively. Nick is someone I have admired for well over a decade.
“From R/GA to Apple, he is truly one of the most future-facing, design, technology and communications leaders. His work has inspired millions, grown revenue by the billions and set new benchmarks for how design and tech need one another to thrive.”
Droga described Thompson as “one of my most trusted and influential Droga5 partners, and certainly one of the smartest and most authentic people I have ever met”.
He added: “We are spoiled and excited to have such exceptional leaders join this already incredible leadership team.”
Commenting on his appointment, Law said: “When David became the CEO of Accenture Interactive, it was a clear statement of the company’s oversized creative ambitions. I didn’t need much convincing to have a conversation with him; and once I did, to get excited by the company’s astonishing breadth and depth of capabilities.”
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