Clemenger BBDO Melbourne Snares Senior Creative Duo Jacob Gjelstrup Björdal and Jim Nilsson

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The pair join from McCann London
Clemenger BBDO Melbourne Snares Senior Creative Duo Jacob Gjelstrup Björdal and Jim NilssonClemenger BBDO Melbourne has announced the arrival of senior creative duo, Jacob Gjelstrup Björdal (right) and Jim Nilsson (left).

The team joins from McCann London, where they were created famous global campaigns for Xbox including Survival Billboard, The Fanchise Model, and Visit Xbox. Ranked among the top-ten creatives in the world in both 2016 and 2018, Jacob and Jim have picked up over 200 awards, including McCann London’s first-ever Cannes Grand Prix and nine gold lions in categories ranging from outdoor to effectiveness.

Their work has been exhibited in art galleries and featured in advertising text books. Most recently, the team were featured in the 2019 Clio Creators list of creatives making the most interesting work in the world.

Says Stephen de Wolf, CCO, Clemenger BBDO: “Every time I’d look at Jacob and Jim’s work it made me wish I’d had some of those ideas, and that’s exactly why we’re thrilled to have them join the team here at Clemenger BBDO Melbourne. They understand culture and importantly, they understand how to help brands leverage it creating unique ideas engaging audiences in new and unexpected ways.

“They’ve not just created world-class work, they also want to inspire the next generation of creatives by lecturing at ad schools and running internship programs. I’m looking forward to working with Jacob and Jim as they bring their creative leadership, global knowledge and unique thinking to Australia.”

Says Björdal and Nilsson: “We’ve been admiring Clemenger BBDO’s work ever since we got into advertising. We couldn’t be more excited about joining the agency and working together with the super talented people here.”
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