Movers & Shakers: 303, DDB Sydney, Stratosphere and Noisy Beast

By AdNews | 25 May 2018

MD of Noisy Beast joins Stratosphere as CEO

Noisy Beast managing director and co-founder Adam Hilton has joined independent, Melbourne-based agency Stratosphere as CEO. Hilton founded Noisy Beast six years ago after spending most of his career at Channel Ten. He enters back into business with Radek Sali, who was also a cofounder of Noisy Beast, before forming Stratosphere last year alongside Andrew Shostak to service Chemist Warehouse. Shostak, who was initially CEO of Stratosphere, will now assume the managing director position. Read more.

303 MullenLowe confirms Gary McCreadie as ECD

303 MullenLowe has appointed creative executive Gary McCreadie as its ECD. McCreadie, the former Ugly creative partner, departed the M&C Saatchi-backed agency after less than a year earlier this month and was tipped to join 303 MullenLowe. Formed in April 2017, McCreadie started the agency alongside Hazelle Klønhammer and Ross Berthinussen. Prior to Ugly, McCreadie worked at TBWA for three years. 303 MullenLowe CEO Nick Cleaver said McCreadie's remit is to ensure the agency maximises its creative opportunities and delivers outstanding work for its clients. Read more.

IAB Australia appoints News Corp's Cameron King as chair

IAB Australia has appointed News Corp's MD of digital revenue Cameron King as chair of its board, replacing outgoing chair Nicole Sheffield. King will serve as chair until News Corp’s board chair tenure ends in September 2018. Since joining News Corp Australia in 2008, King has worked in senior commercial positions, most recently being appointed MD, digital revenue in September 2017. REA Group executive GM of media and content Libby Minogue has also been appointed to the newly created role of deputy chair. Read more.

Nick Russo joins DDB Sydney as managing partner

Nick Russo has joined DDB Sydney as managing partner on Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. Russo was most recently at M&C Saatchi for 10 years and formerly group head leading the Lexus business. He has a range of other high-level experience across telcos, FMCG and retail. Russo said he’s passionate about building relationships in the role, while developing new and creative concepts.

Noisy Beast makes two senior creative hires

Noisy Beast has appointed two new senior creatives to its team. Murray Bransgrove will be joining the integrated creative and media agency as creative director and will team up with senior creative James Blow. The pair will work with Noisy Beast’s ECD Stewart Byfield. Bransgrove has over 20 years industry experience with agencies such as M&C Saatchi and DDB, working with clients such as Tourism NZ, Tourism Australia, Volkswagen, AAMI, Apia, ANZ, Save the Children and RSPCA. Blow has spent the past 10 years at agencies Ogilvy, JWT and most recently, Grey/WhiteGrey in Sydney, where he worked on creating the world’s first bionic tooth and translating the elephant language.

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