off the New Year with vigour, DDB New Zealand has appointed two more world-class
creative directors to join the team. Mike Felix (right) and Brett
Colliver (left) both worked at DDB early in their careers before
individually moving overseas to travel and work at other top-agencies.
began his career at DDB from 2005-2009 where he won Emerging Talent and
a Grand Prix Axis before heading overseas. He has worked in four
countries, collected over a hundred awards and worked at Droga5 New York
where he created global work for Motorola.
Colliver also returns to DDB where he worked as an art director for five
years from 2007, before moving to Melbourne and then most recently
working at Colenso. In that time he's won awards at all of the major
global shows including Cannes, Webbys, Mashies and Facebook awards for
clients including DB Export, Samsung and Burger King. Outside of the DDB
offices, Colliver keeps busy as the head of AWARD School in Auckland.
Bradnick, ECD, DDB: "I'm really pleased to welcome back Brett and
Mike as a Creative Director team. Both started here early in their
careers and have gone on to achieve great things at agencies around the
Says Damon Stapleton, CCO, DDB: "These guys have a wealth
of experience and have earned their stripes around the world. We're
excited to have them starting the next phase of their careers and
helping us achieve our ambitions. We're lucky to have them back."
Says Felix: "I'm excited to be back at DDB. There's a killer team, great
clients and that extra DDB New Zealand thing you can't put your finger
on. And Michelle still works on reception."
Says Colliver: "It's an
amazing and scary time to work in advertising, because, as we all know,
everything is changing. But Damon, Shane and Justin are leading the
agency in an exciting direction, which I can't wait to be a part of.
Until I get replaced by a bot."
Colliver and Felix joined DDB on the
12th January and the duo will work across the DDB client portfolio,
helping build strong brand values and ultimately drive client business