BBDO Dublin today announced that it has appointed Paul Fisher as its new head of strategic planning. It follows on from the recent announcement of the expansion of the creative department with four significant additional hires.
Paul joins from Ringers Creative, preceded by client side experience as AIB’s head of consumer marketing, as well as agency leadership experience at Target McConnells, Bloom and JWT Manchester amongst others.
He steps into the role in March, which was vacated by Sarah Hughes, who remains very much involved in a freelance capacity at the agency.
Speaking of the announcement, Neal Davies, chief executive of BBDO Dublin said: “It is somewhat ironic that a Sunderland fan could be considered a Premier League signing, but Paul is exactly that: a star signing. His reputation, experience and track record speak for themselves, and we are delighted to have his talents, leadership and strategic skills contribute to our growing agency.”
Paul added: “Having watched BBDO’s recent successes from the side-lines, it’s a thrill to join this team. It’s an agency full of smart, sound and ambitious people with a client base to match. I’m excited to discover what we’ll create together”.
The Sandymount-based agency enjoyed a considerable period of growth in 2021, culminating with the Irish Agency of the Year accolade at the Kinsale Shark Awards.
Clients of BBDO Dublin include Tourism Northern Ireland, Lidl, Diageo, the GAA, RSA (Road Safety Authority), EBS, VW, Eirgrid, and IDA Ireland.