Sydney - Saatchi &
Saatchi Australia has secured highly award winning James Theophane (Theo), current
Creative Director of Holler, to join its ever-growing creative department as
Group Creative Director.
Spirkovski (ECD): “This is a significant hire and I couldn’t
think of a smarter, more inspirational creative leader than Theo.”
Theo’s appointment comes
after a string of senior creative hires
as Spirkovski brings in new talent for the future growth of
Saatchi & Saatchi.
James is renowned for his innovative, media agnostic ideas. He’s worked
in London, New York and Amsterdam, creating groundbreaking campaigns for the
likes of Skittles, Nike, D&AD, TED Talks, Audi, Pepsi, Sony PlayStation,
Heineken, Hungry Jacks and Wired Magazine.
In the three years since arriving in Sydney his work
for Skittles “Telekinize the Rainbow”, which allowed people to move actual
Skittles with their mind, was ranked “7th most awarded campaign in the world”
by Big Won. TEDx “Mimeisthai” which involved creating the “world’s first
spoken-word trending engine” picked up numerous international awards. And his
Hungry Jack’s Shake & Win app featured in the WARC100’s “The 100 smartest
marketing campaigns in the world”.
Recently his work for Neon Nomads, an installation
of giant storytelling teepees, was featured as the centerpiece for the City of
Sydney’s 2014 Art & About festival.
Spirkovski (ECD): “Theo is a rare talent who simply gets great work
and always goes beyond to deliver something special and genuinely fresh that no
else has ever thought of. Plus he has incredible hair and a mean ginger
James Theopane: "I’m thrilled to be joining the family at Saatchi & Saatchi, and look forward to not only contributing to the burgeoning creativity of the business, but helping to fulfil its compelling vision of the future.”