Sydney - Top Kiwi creative duo Plankton (Iain Nealie and Tara McKenty), formerly of Whybin/TBWA in Auckland, have swum the ditch to become the latest in a series of new creatives to join Damon Stapleton and Michael Rebelo's expanding Sydney team.
Plankton ("we're tiny, but our ambitions are huge") established an international following in 2010 after they issued an IPO (‘Initial Plankton Offer'), floating shares in their future to fund a trip to Cannes.
At Whybin/TBWA they worked on campaigns for Adidas, Absolut, Nissan, Serrato, Playstation and Visa, and travelled around the network contributing to several major global pitches.
They were recently named in Campaign's Top 50 emerging talent portfolio.
Plankton joined the Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney team in late March, and according to ECD Damon Stapleton, they're already making their mark.
"They have a complete disregard for discipline and convention. Their imagination is huge - nothing is impossible - and they have the courage and chutzpah to pull things off with clients who want to do things differently."
"They're the perfect fit for our new team," he said.