Former Leo Burnett creative director joins indie Keep Left

Paige Murphy
By Paige Murphy | 30 September 2020

Marketing communications agency Keep Left has strengthened its creative department with the appointment of Blair Kimber as creative director.

Previously creative director at Leo Burnett Melbourne, Kimber brings over 20 years’ experience working in creative industries across Melbourne, London and Sydney.

In 2015 and 2016, he ranked in the top 50 art directors in the world, and has been awarded at Cannes, D&AD, One Show, Webby’s, Clios, and AWARD.

In his role at Keep Left, Kimber will lead the Melbourne and Sydney creative client portfolios, utilising his previous experience with local and global brands such as Honda, SPC Ardmona, Nestle, Nintendo and Samsung to evolve the agency’s commercial creative offering.

“Keep Left has both the talent and the clients to make great ideas come to life. I’m excited to help take the agency’s creative output to new heights," says Kimber.

Keep Left CEO Caroline Catterall says Kimber's appointment would elevate the agency’s creative offering to the next level.

“Blair’s success with big, integrated campaigns across all channels is unmistakable, and that’s exactly the level we want the agency’s creative department operating at," says Catterall.

“Telling a cohesive story that leads the audience to what you want them to do is something Blair specialises in, and we are excited to be able to offer this expertise to our clients.” 

Since joining the agency in July, Kimber has been busy helming projects for clients including ANZ, Openpay, Riverina Fresh and NEFF.

Keep Left’s client portfolio across its multi-disciplinary business includes Kathmandu, Greening Australia, University of Melbourne, Charter Hall and Guide Dogs Australia.

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