Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney has promoted Rebecca Carrasco to executive creative director, effective immediately.
Carrasco joined Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney, part of the Publicis Groupe, as deputy ECD back in March 2018, working alongside chief creative officer Mike Spirkovski.
In 2015, Carrasco moved on from her role as creative director at Clemenger BBDO Sydney to become head of creative shop for Facebook & Instagram, Australia and New Zealand. Prior to Clemenger, Carrasco was co-founder and ECD at Colman Rasic Carrasco.
Carrasco’s work has won an enviable number of Best In Show and Campaign of the Year awards. She has won Creative of the Year, an Asia Pacific Child Rights Award for her MTV Exit Foundation campaign and a United Nations Award. Her work has been awarded globally at Cannes, One Show, Clios Awards, New York Festivals and AWARD.
Carrasco has been a director on the Australasian Writers & Art Directors (AWARD) Committee and served as the National AWARD School Head.
“Rebecca continues to prove what an inspiring creative leader can be and I’m thrilled to see her career progress with us as ECD of our Sydney office,” said Mike Spirkovski, chief creative officer of Saatchi & Saatchi Australia.
“Her work is outstanding and her energy and enthusiasm to help nurture the next breed of creative leaders is admirable. Above all, her passion for making work that matters is evident in all she does.”
Adds Carrasco: “Since joining Saatchi & Saatchi, I’ve received amazing support and have had the chance to work on a host of really nice campaigns for Arnott’s, Campbell’s, Toyota and Thrifty.
“Helping to lead an inspiring creative team and being given the opportunity to work with some of the country’s finest clients is a wonderful opportunity. I’m very excited about the next chapter of my career with Saatchis.”
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