Special Group appoints two new creative directors

By Paige Murphy | 14 August 2019

Special Group Australia has added Jade Manning and Vince Osmond to the agency's creative director team.

Manning and Osmond first teamed up in South Africa at DDB Johannesburg, then moved to TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris before moving to Australia and working at DDB Sydney.

Special Group CEO Lindsey Evans says the duo are the "perfect addition" to the team.

"They aren’t just highly lauded creative leaders but wherever they’ve worked they become cultural cornerstones as well. And that’s a quality we can’t value highly enough," Evans says.

While working at DDB, they led the Volkswagen business as well as working on the Skoda and McDonalds accounts.

During their tenure at the agency they produced award winning work including the Naked Ute campaign, the ‘Too Powerful For TV’ campaign for Volkswagen Amarok and most recently the Polo ‘Unfail’ campaign which just won a Bronze Lion at Cannes this year.

Manning says joining Special Group was an opportunity which he and Osmond "couldn't pass on".

"We couldn't be more thrilled to join Special. A great set of clients with incredible opportunity, but more importantly, a really great group of people who we can't wait to work with," Manning says.

Osmond says it was the right time to join Special Group.

‘The opportunity to join such hungry, talented team is something we’re very excited about," Osmond says.

"We can’t wait to get stuck in with legends like Tom, Jules and the guys at Special Group."

Manning and Osmond join Special Group following the agency's success at Cannes where it won the most Lions for Australia for its Uber Eats Australian Open Ambush campaign.

The agency was also awarded Independent Agency of the Year at the AdNews Agency of the Year awards.

Manning and Osmond start at Special Group next week.

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