Richard Shaw (right in main photo) and Jeremy Hogg (left) have joined Howatson+Company as executive creative directors.
Levi Slavin, chief creative ffficer, “If you’ve come across Rich and Jez in their previous roles at CHEP, DDB, Clems Melbourne, Marcel or The Monkeys you’ll know they’re super smart, very talented, quite tall, and truly lovely.”
Shaw and Hogg join Gavin Chimes as ECDs at the agency.
Slavin added: “At Howatson+Company we have a commitment to very senior talent, on the tools. It means our clients benefit from creatives with deep experience, and the confidence to apply creativity to its most powerful effect. We’re delighted that Rich and Jez have joined with Gav, to maintain our philosophy and standard to our growing client list”.
Prior to joining, Shaw and Hogg were creative directors at CHE Proximity leading the creative output across multiple accounts including Samsung, Australia’s largest account consolidated within one agency. Their creative oversight spanned every aspect of their business including CX, Media, Data, Tech, Social, Retail, Brand and beyond. They also turned IVF client Genea into one of the most awarded and effective accounts in Australia through the integrated platform ‘Where babies come from’.
Shaw and Hogg commented, “We’ve had the good fortune to work with a whole bunch of people at Howatson+Company before. We couldn’t be more excited to be reunited with such remarkably clever and lovely humans. Add to that getting to work with all new faces like Levi and it feels like the sky is the limit.”
Throughout their careers, their work has consistently been recognised for its effectiveness, creativity, and craft. Winning at every major award show including D&AD, Cannes, AWARD, One Show, Clio and the Effies.
Gavin Chimes said: “There are no better creative partners than Rich and Jez. They care fiercely, which makes them perfect for Howatson+Co.”
The announcement of Hogg and Shaw follows a number of recent senior appointments including managing director Renee Hyde, chief data and technology officer Hoang Nguyen, head of production Holly Alexander, and managing partner, Rebecca Robertson.