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Slew of Creative Hires Announced at Boys and Girls

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Patrick Meade also re-appointed as managing director

Slew of Creative Hires Announced at Boys and Girls
“We’re acknowledged leaders in our industry for providing Ireland and international clients with imaginative, creative solutions across advertising, digital, design and experiential so these important new hires will allow us to further build on that reputation as the business grows and expands further and we deliver the type of eye-catching work that engages consumers with brands across all platforms.”  

That’s according to Rory Hamilton, partner and executive creative director of award-winning Dublin-based creative agency, Boys and Girls commenting on a series of new hires including an award-winning Creative Director, a Cannes Lion winner and one of Ireland’s leading digital talents in addition to internal promotions.  

This comes at the same time as the announcement that Patrick Meade has been re-appointed by his fellow founding partners as Managing Director for the next four years. He will be responsible for the strategic development in the business both in Ireland and continental markets including the Caribbean and EMEA. Furthermore, the agency has hired an additional eight creative, account handling and operations professionals and made two internal promotions.

Founded in 2009 with the philosophy of “Daring Simplicity”, Boys and Girls believe that “Great Work, Works”.  That’s a positioning that resonates with clients.  2017 has been a busy year so far for the agency with new business wins from Ulster Bank, Jose Cuervo, Barnardos, Three Experiential and the Office of Government Procurement.

Get to know the new hires below.

Mark Tuthill, Creative Director 
Mark Tuthill is one of Ireland’s most renowned and consistently awarded advertising creatives – a copywriter, published writer, and the rare recipient of multiple ICAD Golds. From iconic work for Heineken to recent work for the Irish Cancer Society, Mark brings 15+ years of industry expertise and bold creativity to his new role as Creative Director with Boys and Girls. A former digital creative director, Mark has previously worked with leading agencies including McCann Erickson, Publicis and Chemistry. Mark joins Laurence O’Byrne as fellow creative director, and Rory Hamilton as Executive Creative Director and will be working across a range of clients and heading up the Ulster Bank account. 

Barry Smith, Head of Design 
Barry will head up the design function of Boys and Girls, overseeing all of the visual output from the company across all clients with the goal of building the design department’s reputation as one of the best in the country. 

He joins from Guns or Knives to take on the role of Head of Design. With a background across both Graphic Design and Art Direction—for agencies like Language and Publicis Dublin—he was worked on major brands including AIB, Cadbury, Meteor, TG4, Heineken, Tesco, Murphys, Tayto, and Renault. He has picked up numerous awards for his work most notably a Bronze Cannes Lion for ‘When It Rains It Pours’, an app poking fun at a Budweiser campaign developed for Murphys Stout.
Tom O’Reilly, Senior Digital Producer 
Tom has been working with DDFH&B as a Digital Producer, having worked on a number of Ireland’s major brands including The National Lottery, Supervalu, Brennans Bread, Glanbia, Denny and eir. He has worked on projects such as the rebrand of eircom to eir and Setanta Sports to eir Sport. Tom will be based in the Production department, working closely with creative teams and client service across a broad range of clients, specifically in relation to digital production. 

Additional new hires include:
Udi Ovadia, Senior Art Director 
Eimear O’Sullivan, Account Executive
Jelena Stancevic, Account Executive
Alice McLoughlin, PA 
Cian Booth, Designer 
Miren Somers, Junior Planner

New internal promotions:
Keeva Bolger, Producer 
Alicia Coyle, Senior Account Manager 
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Boys+Girls, Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:36:24 GMT