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FleishmanHillard Expands London Creative + Planning Team with Significant Hires

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Depali O’Connell is also promoted to managing director, London Creative + Planning, with seat on senior leadership team

FleishmanHillard Expands London Creative + Planning Team with Significant Hires

Following a year of significant growth and transformation in its London Creative + Planning team, Creative Moment’s Creative Agency of the Year, FleishmanHillard UK, is investing significantly in external and internal talent to support the established team and meet client and agency demand. 

The recruitment of Dominic Payling, who has headed up planning and strategy at MSL for over a decade securing a Cannes Lion in the process, represents an inflection point for the UK planning team as it seeks to grow even further this year, whilst looking ahead to next generation planning support. 

Ahalya Moxon’s arrival as associate creative director upweights the team of concept creatives led by creative director Ellie Tuck, including Rachel O’Malley, Ellie Scott-Smith and TJ Jordan. 

Other new team members include internal appointments: Eleanor Clarke, junior planner, and Rianna Joseph, production co-ordinator. The team continues to invest in planning and creative apprentices across London whilst supporting industry apprenticeships; Jamal Johnson has joined the team as a junior creative from the Taylor Bennett Foundation. 

Kev O’Sullivan, who led the inception and creation of the team, is moving up through the agency to focus on his Global ECD role; leading creative for some of FleishmanHillard’s largest clients, such as AT&T, Krispy Kreme, and J&J to name a few. 

The promotion of Depali O’Connell to managing director, Creative + Planning will see her take over day-to-day leadership of the UK Creative + Planning team. 

FleishmanHillard has moved Creative and Planning to the centre of its business strategy, not only hiring some of the top talent in the business but launching extensive creative programming throughout the agency to inspire creativity and drive transformative impact for its clients.

Through the agency’s 'Bend the World' creative ambition and systematised scale, the agency has articulated a distinct creative point of view and lens through which it can define, develop, deliver and measure creativity.

FleishmanHillard’s quarterly and annual Bend the World Awards internal showcase evaluates the agency’s best creative to continuously raise the bar for great work that drives its clients’ businesses forward.

As a creative Centre of Excellence for FleishmanHillard, these moves support the London team’s commitment to the agency’s global creative ambition to put its strategy and creative process at the heart of the work across the agency. 

Ali Gee, deputy CEO, UK and global MD of client strategy said, ‘We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Depali and hugely excited to welcome Dominic and Ahalya. Our Creative + Planning team sits at the very heart of our offer for clients. Our commitment to seeking out and nurturing planning and creative talent is testament to how we care passionately and relentlessly about doing the best work, with the best people in our industry.’ 

In 2022, the agency is building out its global Creative studios network by bringing together studio, content and production teams and concept creatives to deliver fully integrated marketing communication campaigns at scale. 

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FleishmanHillard UK, Mon, 21 Mar 2022 13:51:36 GMT