Whybin\TBWA\ TEQUILA Sydney announced today that Dave Brady is to join the agency as Creative Group Head.
Brady has over 15 years in the industry under his belt. After 10 years in London, he spent the last few years in New Zealand at DRAFTFCB and most recently, at DDB, where he was Creative Director on Cadbury and Head of Art.
Brady has been awarded internationally at Cannes Lions, One Show, London International and Spikes Asia. He was also behind all four of DDB’s Gold awards at Axis this year and has work featured in the Musée de la Publicité National Poster Collections in Paris.
Commenting on the move, Brady said, “I’ve had a fantastic time in New Zealand. I was lucky enough to be surrounded by some seriously humbling talent. The willingness to make things happen, the passion for craft and drive for innovation I’ve experienced in New Zealand has been totally inspiring.”
Brady added, “I’m incredibly excited about the move to Whybins. Matty and Dave have a really refreshing approach to the business. They’re driven and very smart. They also have at their disposal an agency full of formidable talent. It’s going to be fun.”
Toby Talbot, Group DDB New Zealand’s Group Executive Creative Director commented, “Dave Brady is one of those rare things: a thoroughly nice chap paired with real talent. Dave is the consummate art director and also an accomplished illustrator, although I’m not sure he’ll like that put about for fear of Matty and Dave getting him to do their storyboards for them. Dave has been a big part of DDB these last few years and I’m really happy to see that he’s not going backwards by joining an agency with the potential of TBWA. I wish him all the best.”
Whybin\TBWA’s joint-ECD, Dave Bowman, commented “He's only been here a few days and already I’m feeling both threatened and overwhelmed by his talent, which means he's certainly going to fit in.”