Saatchi & Saatchi names new creative head
Dylan Harrison has been appointed executive creative director (ECD) of Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand. His appointment completes the new leadership team for Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand following last month's announcement of New Zealand-born Nico
Fri, 15 Jan 2010
Dylan Harrison has been appointed executive creative director (ECD) of Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand.
His appointment completes the new leadership team for Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand following last month’s announcement of New Zealand-born Nicola Bell’s selection as chief executive.
Harrison joins from a 10-year stint with DDB London, where he picked up numerous awards for clients including Volkswagen, Marmite, Budweiser and the Guardian newspaper.
In addition to three nominations and a Silver pencil at D&AD, he has won at major awards shows including gold at Cannes, One Show, Clio, ANDY, Creative Circle, Campaign Press and Eurobest.
His print ad ‘Cops’ for Volkswagen won both the Grand Prix in Cannes and Eurobest, making it the most awarded print ad in history. He repeated the double Grand Prix honours again last year, scooping both the Eurobest and Epica top award for the TV ad, “Singing Dog”, for Volkswagen.
Melbourne-born Harrison, who succeeds outgoing ECD Mike O’Sullivan, says "there’s never been a more exciting time to be in advertising – the liberation of media through technology, the global financial crisis, and creativity earning its rightful place in the boardroom solving fundamental business issues.”
Harrison and Bell start on February 22. Harrison and his family will relocate from London to Auckland in February.
Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand clients include Telecom New Zealand, Toyota, Westpac, New Zealand Post, DB, New Zealand Defence Force, Contact Energy, Sanyo, and House of Travel.
Fri, 15 Jan 2010
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