Following a period of sustained new business and organic client growth, J. Walter Thompson Sydney has appointed Kyle Abshoff (pin main photo) as group account director.
Abshoff’s immediate remit will be to lead several of JWT Sydney’s major accounts. He will report directly to the creative agency’s client service director, Ana Lynch (pictured above, right).
Most recently with Saatchi & Saatchi, Abshoff’s career has led to responsibility for overseeing strategic and creative direction across clients in the banking and finance, health and government, and FMCG sectors.
His clients have included iconic global and local brands such as Cadbury, St George Bank, Tip Top, NAB, Origin Energy and Royal Bank of Canada.
Lynch said JWT prides itself on attracting and retaining best-in class talent.
“We are thrilled Kyle decided to join our Sydney team,” she said.
“He has impressive experience spanning Sydney, Melbourne, and Toronto, and is the perfect fit for our culture and driving the ambitions of our clients and the agency team.”
Commenting on his appointment, Abshoff said: “I’m really excited to join the team at JWT. Their enthusiasm, creative ambition, and humble nature feel like the perfect fit, and I look forward to getting started.”
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