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AMV BBDO Bolsters Creative Department with Two New Creative Teams


Jack Smedley, George Hackforth-Jones, Ben Polkinghorne and Scott Kelly join the agency

AMV BBDO Bolsters Creative Department with Two New Creative Teams

AMV BBDO has hired two exciting new creative teams to boost their creative department - they will join this week.

First up are Jack Smedley and George Hackforth-Jones, who joined BBH six years ago on the back of the multi-award winning Lauren Luke campaign for domestic violence charity Refuge. In that time they've produced award winning work for Lynx/Axe (Global Peace campaign), Samsung (School of Rugby and Rio) and the Guardian (Own your weekend or someone else will). They've also worked on clients including Adidas, Google and Tesco, as well as leading ongoing campaigns for Refuge. 

Jack and George comment: "We loved our time at BBH but after six years the time is right to move on. We're really excited to join the AMV BBDO fold under Adrian and Alex. We just want to keep writing and are hungry for exciting new briefs. As any producer we've worked with will tell you, we've got quite an appetite."

Next up are Ben Polkinghorne and Scott Kelly who join from W+K London where they have worked for the last two years, mainly on Finish and Lurpak. Before that, they spent three and a half years at Colenso BBDO in New Zealand. They worked across many clients whilst there, including Pedigree and Samsung. Key awards won 11 Cannes Lions, D&AD Pencils and being listed on Business Insider's '30 most creative people in advertising under 30' list. 

Ben and Scott  comment: “We’re excited to be asked for a quote. We’re even more excited to actually begin working at AMV BBDO. They have such a solid history of producing great work, we’ve always admired them from afar. We can’t wait to join Alex, Adrian and the rest of the team.”

Alex and Adrian, Executive Creative Directors at AMV BBDO, add: “To make a great department even better, you need to hire the best. Job done.”

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AMV BBDO, Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:19:29 GMT