Now We Collide bolsters team with new promotions and hires

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• The hires follow a steady year of growth

Independent creative agency Now We Collide has announced a string of new promotions and hires after a steady year of growth following new business wins and expanding remits with existing clients.

Current Senior Creative Producer & Strategist Naomi Young (pictured) has been promoted to Client Services Director and will work alongside CEO and Managing Partner Keir Maher in managing client relationships and steering positive business outcomes for Now We Collide clients.

Of her promotion, Young said: “What has continued to excite me about Now We Collide is that we are an agency with a clear and unique proposition, combining the smarts and clever thinking of a digitally-minded creative agency with production mastery. I am excited to be taking on this newly created role which enables us to maintain the forward-thinking and strategy-led approach that serves our clients in the best way possible.”

Young is a multi-disciplined advertising account director and producer with over 10 years experience in strategy, coordinating integrated campaigns and achieving outstanding business outcomes for clients such as Facebook and Goodman Group.  

Young will be supported by a new producer and account management team featuring new hires Sally Muul and Amy Watson. Muul joins from DDB where she was account manager and Watson joins from Chello where she was leading production as a producer and account manager. 

The agency has also invested in new creative roles with current Senior Art Director Kurt Toohey being promoted to Creative Director with ongoing support from Chief Creative Officer and Managing Partner Ryan Bodger. Over the last 18 months, Kurt has successfully led design, art and creative direction on a number of campaigns and projects including above the line campaigns for ESPN, Facebook, Universal Pictures, and Obela.

The creative team also expands with the addition of Art Director Kate O’Donnell who previously worked as art director and designer at Archibald Williams.

CEO Keir Maher commented on the new hires and promotions: “While 2020 threw up unexpected challenges for everyone in the industry, we achieved solid growth because we were able to adapt quickly, transform strategies and deepen client relationships. Diversifying and strengthening our creative and client management teams gives us the perfect platform to continue achieving the best outcomes for our clients in 2021.  

“I believe we’ve truly rounded out our incredibly talented leadership team with the promotions of both Naomi and Kurt, and the addition of Kate, and look forward to working with this great group of creatives on many exciting projects to come.”

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