Mark Harricks and Angus Hennah
SYDNEY, JANUARY 18, 2011- In a creative coup, JWT Sydney has hired Mark Harricks as Joint Executive Creative Director from DDB Sydney to work alongside current ECD Angus Hennah.
JWT Executive Creative Director, Angus Hennah, said, “Mark and I have always wanted to work as a team since our days in Wellington. I have tremendous respect for his skills as an art director and his unique ability to uncover unconventional ideas. He’s also one of the best blokes in advertising and has a real passion for the industry.”
Harricks said, “When Gus approached me about the possibility of leading JWT creatively with him, I couldn’t resist. I have huge respect for Angus and share his goal of creating a culture where good work thrives. We both know it takes a lot of work to get this balance right and he’s already well on his way to achieving it. I also look forward to working closely with John and Penny, both have reputations for being dynamic business leaders, and that can only be good for the creative product.”
JWT CEO John Gutteridge says: “It’s unique to have a creative partnership come together for the first time in the top role. But when I met Mark and saw the rapport he and Angus have, I knew this could only lead to great things for JWT.”
Harricks is one of the most awarded creatives in Australasia – with Titanium Integrated, Gold, Silver and Bronze Cannes Lions under his belt. He’s also one of the most respected, representing Australia on the One Show Jury and twice invited to be Chairman of the AWARD TV and Cinema Jury.
About JWT APAC JWT opened their first offices in Asia Pacific in 1929. JWT APAC, now headquartered in Singapore, has 3,000 employees spread across 18 countries.
Not only are we recognized as one of the largest and most experienced agencies in APAC, but also one of the most creative. In 2009, we captured the most prestigious award—“Network of the Year”—at both of the regional creative awards shows, Spikes and AdFest.
In addition to working with JWT’s prestigious multinational clients, JWT APAC works with some of the Asia’s largest brands including Thai Airways, Singapore’s Economic Development Board and COFCO.
About JWT JWT is the world’s best-known marketing communications brand. Headquartered in New York, JWT is a true global network with more than 200 offices in over 90 countries employing nearly 10,000 marketing professionals. JWT consistently ranks among the top agency networks in the world and continues its dominant presence in the industry by staying on the leading edge—from producing the first-ever TV commercial in 1939 to developing award-winning branded content for brands such as Freixenet, Ford and HSBC.
JWT’s pioneering spirit enables the agency to forge deep relationships with clients including Bayer, Cadbury, Diageo, DTC, Ford, HSBC, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg’s, Kimberly-Clark, Kraft, Microsoft, Nestlé, Nokia, Rolex, Royal Caribbean, Schick, Shell, Unilever, Vodafone and many others. JWT’s parent company is WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY).
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