Ogilvy Melbourne snags Special’s Chris Andrews as group CD

Multi-award-winning creative Chris Andrews joins Ogilvy

The appointment follows the news of Fran Clayton joining Ogilvy as CSO, as Mediaweek recently revealed.

Ogilvy Melbourne has tapped Chris Andrews as group creative director. Moving from his role as creative director at Special, Andrew also brings extensive experience from agencies including CHE Proximity, DDB, BMF, and the agency formerly known as JWT.

This appointment follows closely on the heels of another key hire, with Fran Clayton, former chief strategy officer at DDB Sydney, joining the advertising and PR agency as chief strategy officer for Australia and New Zealand, as Mediaweek revealed last week.  Ogilvy confirmed Clayton’s appointment, and said it will make further comment this week.

See also: Fran Clayton leaves DDB Sydney for Ogilvy AUNZ CSO role

Hilary Badger, Ogilvy Melbourne’s executive creative director, said: “Chris comes with an impeccable track record of great ideas across many categories in Melbourne’s best agencies.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to welcome him to Ogilvy, as we continue to build a very strong, globally competitive creative offering here in Melbourne.

“His approach is a great match for the super high ambition of our clients for impact and creativity on the world stage.”

Andrews added: “Meeting Hilary for the first time, I was won over by her vision and ambition for Ogilvy Melbourne. I’ve now seen first-hand that the creative goals of the agency and its clients are very much aligned.”

The addition of Andrews to Ogilvy Melbourne’s creative team complements the agency’s recent expansion efforts, which have included strategic hires such as Ant Simmons as group creative director in October.

Ogilvy’s creative capabilities have seen further growth over the past year, with key appointments and promotions across various divisions, including the joint appointment of Clark Edwards and Bridget Jung as executive creative directors for Sydney, and the promotions of Miriam Wells and Nina East to key creative roles within the agency.

See also:
Ogilvy Sydney welcomes Clark Edwards and Bridget Jung as joint executive creative directors
Ogilvy PR and Ogilvy Health welcomes two new creative leaders to the network

Top Image: Chris Andrews

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