DDB Group Australia CEO Chris Brown to run DDB New York as Andrew Little steps into the top Australian job
Sydney 2014: DDB Group Australia CEO, Chris Brown, has accepted one of the leading jobs within the Network as CEO and President, DDB New York while DDB Australia Managing Director, Andrew Little steps into the top Australian job as CEO, DDB Australia.
Chairman DDB Group Australia and New Zealand, Marty O’Halloran, said, “Since the launch of DDB Australia in November 2012, Chris and Andrew have spearheaded a highly successful national structure and as we wish Chris the very best in his new role, we welcome Andrew Little into the role of CEO. This has been a well planned succession and as it has been in the pipeline for some time, we expect a seamless transition.”
Little has been with the Group for 15 years becoming Managing Director DDB Group Melbourne in 2002. His leadership has been credited with the exponential transformation of the Melbourne office into the multi-award winning agency it is today. Andrew re-located to Sydney in late 2012 when he moved into his current role as Managing Director, DDB Australia.
Incoming DDB Australia, CEO, Andrew Little comments, “This is a really exciting time for the Australian industry and DDB’s place within it. With Toby Talbot and Darren Spiller as our Creative heads, I believe we have one of the strongest teams in Australia and I am really excited about the future direction of the business,” Little concluded.
O’Halloran further commented, “It goes without saying that we will miss Chris Brown. He has been a trusted colleague, friend and outstanding modernbusiness leader. Chris will be stepping into one of the leading jobs within the DDB Network and this promotion is not only a reflection of Chris’ leadership but is testament to the strength of the business in this region and how it is viewed globally.”
Brown has been with the DDB network for over 17 years becoming DDB Group Sydney Managing Director in 2007 and CEO, DDB Group Australia in 2012. Under his leadership the agency has won Agency of the Year, PR Agency of the Year, Experiential Agency of the Year, Ad of the Year, Campaign of the Year and Best In Show at the IAB awards. In 2012, the agency won the prestigious Spikes Agency of the Year for Asia Pacific and Chris was named as one of APAC’s most influential 40 under 40 last year by Campaign Asia.
Chris Brown comments, “I have been extremely lucky to work with some amazing people over the past 12 years and be part of a great team. We have achieved many things, won lots of awards both locally and globally, grown the business significantly and importantly, created a culture of which I am proud.
“I love Australia but the opportunity to run the New York office and help transform it to one of the best agencies in the world is an opportunity I couldn’t refuse. I now pass the mantle to Andrew Little who I have had the honour to call my friend and colleague for the past 10 years. AL will do an amazing job so I know the business is in great hands,” Brown concluded.
Leading independent media agency, Avenue C, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Paula Lopes as Digital Director. Paula, a seasoned professional with over 17 years experience in the media industry, joins Avenue C from her role as Chief Operations Manager of KINESSO (merger of Reprise, Matterkind, and Kinesso specialities).
oOh!media brought together more than 260 of its sales, operations, commercial, marketing, finance and leadership teams last week for its national annual revenue and growth conference. Held over two days at the picturesque Rydges Resort in Hunter Valley, the event ‘Fusing people and performance’ focussed on how to build a high-performance mindset and how it […]
Free TV has welcomed the federal government’s ongoing commitment to ensuring that all Australians can access their local free television services on connected TVs through the introduction of legislation to implement a prominence framework in coming days. Free TV CEO Bridget Fair (lead image) said: “Right now, Australian viewers are being steered in the direction […]
New-generation media agency 27 Degrees Media has been appointed to manage digital media for national tyre retailer Tyreright in one of its first Australian client signings. Lead Image: Loan Morris – 27 Degrees Media CEO Under the partnership, 27 Degrees Media will be responsible for all digital media strategy, planning and buying, along with influencer […]
Brisbane performance agency farsiight has announced the launch of its new market positioning, Growth for Good, in response to a changing business landscape, marking a departure from a “growth at all costs” mentality that has defined the industry in recent years. Agency founders and brother duo, Josh and Ben Somerville, envision Growth for Good as […]
Australia’s largest privately owned transit media supplier, GoTransit Media Group, now offers unprecedented options for transit advertising in Newcastle – on both land and sea following their successful tender to supply interior advertising inside the popular Stockton Ferries. The national transit media company is already well acquainted with the thriving NSW market, having successfully operated […]
Heritage and People’s Choice have launched People First Bank, the new name for positive change in banking Australia’s largest customer-owned bank has unveiled its new brand, announcing that Heritage and People’s Choice will be unified under the new name of People First Bank. Chairman Michael Cameron said the highly anticipated new brand offered a compelling […]
L’Oréal Groupe Australia and New Zealand have announced one of the largest investments to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation to pioneer new coral restoration efforts in the region. L’Oréal Groupe Australia and New Zealand have announced today a new partnership with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation (GBRF), to help coral reefs withstand the devastating impacts […]
Effective immediately, S4Capital’s operating brand Media.Monks, a digital-first marketing and advertising services company, has appointed Matthew Godfrey to lead its APAC Content practice. With over 15 years of experience leading innovative businesses in the Asia-Pacific region, Godfrey will support a best-in-class senior leadership team across the region as EVP, head of content, APAC. He joins […]