DDB Melbourne CCO Darren Spiller Departs Agency to Pursue International Creative Opportunites
Departs after four years with DDB.
DDB Group Melbourne's Darren Spiller has decided
to step down as chief creative officer, effective November 15, to
Spiller joined DDB Melbourne in 2012 as ECD replacing Grant Rutherford and was promoted to CCO in February last year, a move which saw a major creative restructure for the agency.
to joining DDB Melbourne, Spiller held the role of CCO at Fallon USA
and before Fallon, was regional creative director role of Publicis Mojo
Australia and New Zealand before moving to
Minneapolis in June 2009.
Says Andrew Little, CEO, DDB Group
Australia: "Darren has done an outstanding job for DDB Melbourne over
the past four years and we wish him the very best for this next stage -
he is a truly amazing creative talent achieving over 100 awards in this
first three years for clients including Devondale, Radiant Returns and
RSL to name but a few.
"We are conducting the search for
Melbourne's new CCO and in the interim, Melbourne Creative Directors
Glen Dickson and Jim Ritchie will be closely supported by the senior
Sydney team led by Ben Welsh."
Says Dave Brown, managing director, DDB Group Melbourne: "Darren has
been my partner in crime and one of the most talented creative leaders I
have worked with. We will remember his legacy for many reasons but the
highlight will always be the highly entertaining and multi-award winning
Devondale campaign that broke category rules and challenged
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"DDB Melbourne has a very strong senior creative
line-up with outstanding creative and innovative work already in the
process for 2017."
Says Spiller on his departure: "I have been
talking to Andrew and Dave for the past six months about my personal
ambition to work overseas again. I am looking at a number of
opportunities including within the DDB network. The past four years have
been amazing, working with an outstanding team of creative heroes as
well as brave and ambitions clients. This was not an easy decision but
the timing is right."