Clemenger BBDO, Sydney has announced that it has
nabbed Darren Wright (right) and Michael Pollard (centre) to join the
creative team, reporting into chief creative officer Ben Coulson.
The new appointments round out Clemenger's expansion of the creative team following
the recent hire of Tom Knighton (far left) and Sophie Horne (bottom,
left). The hires are the first for Coulson who has been at the creative
helm since February this year.
Wright joins as creative director.
Wright cut his teeth at Wieden+Kennedy London where he worked on Nokia,
Honda, The Guardian, VisitWales and Nike including the D&AD yellow
pencil-winning Run London campaign. Most recently Wright was part of the
creative leadership team at Grey London working on Orangina, McVities,
Vodafone and most notably a series of Cannes Lions-winning campaigns for
Pollard, ex The Monkeys, joins as an art director. Pollard
worked across the agency's major brands including MLA, Bingle, UBank,
IKEA, Telstra, HCF, The University of Sydney and Guide Dogs. Prior to
moving across the globe from hometown London, Pollard worked at RAPP
London on Virgin Media, Google, Dulux, and Barclays. Pollard will now be
teaming up with talented copywriter Salah Ben-Brahim.
ex DDB Sydney, also joins as an art director, teaming up with copywriter
Adam Smith. Knighton was responsible for the award-winning
print work for Minds for Minds, the not for profit research body for
And finally, Horne, formerly Grey, joins as art director working with copywriter, Celia Mortlock. The young duo is
already earning a reputation for themselves within the agency for their
fresh approach to work. The team will work across the agency's major
clients including Visa, Smiths, MasterFoods, Dry July and Tourism
Says Coulson: "Building up a diverse creative team
with new talent is a thrill. The guys all bring fresh perspective and a
tonne of energy to the agency. We are all looking forward to rolling up
our sleeves with the guys."