DDB NZ makes three new hires

DDB New Zealand has made three new key hires in Toby Morris, Cath Bosson and Rupert Price.

The announcement:

DDB New Zealand today announced that Art Director Toby Morris, Group Account Director Cath Bosson and renowned Planning Director Rupert Price have joined the team at DDB.

Justin Mowday, Managing Director, DDB, says it’s brilliant to see such talented and experienced people joining our ranks. “This superb trio has chosen DDB and we know they will bring a significant contribution to our continued success.”

Rupert joins DDB as Planning Director in July following 18 months as Head of Planning at Ogilvy New Zealand. Previous stints include Media Planner at Young and Rubicam London, Brand Planner at JWT and joint Head of Planning at Ogilvy London. He’s picked up a prestigious Media Week campaign of the year award and worked on many high-profile brands including Persil Dirt is Good, Dove Campaign for Real Beauty and BP Beyond Petroleum.

Price says he has admired immensely the work that comes out of DDB NZ. “I am thrilled to be joining a great planning team and such a strong agency, one that holds planning as a discipline so close to its heart.”

“It is a real coup to get Rupert on our team. He is one of the most respected planners in the business and we’re all really excited about the perspective he can bring to the table,” says Lucinda Sherborne, Head of Planning, DDB.

Another new addition is former Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam creative and highly-regarded illustrator Toby Morris joining DDB as Art Director.

“Toby is an amazing visual talent, whether that be illustrator or Art Director and we’re thrilled to add that to DDB’s mix,” says DDB ECD Andy Fackrell. “His sense of storytelling is second-to-none.”

Morris has just returned to New Zealand after seven years abroad working on many high-profile campaigns including Nike’s Write the Future.

Since drawing, publishing and distributing his first comic at the age of 13, Morris has published several superbly illustrated books and worked extensively within the New Zealand music industry, drawing posters and covers for the likes of Connan Mockasin, Liam Finn and Flying Nun records.

“It’s great being back home and to be working at such an internationally highly-regarded agency with so many amazing clients.”

On the client service side, experienced suit Cath Bosson joins DDB as Group Account Director on McDonald’s. Her experience includes seven years in Sydney working across supermarket, telecommunications and airline brands and four years at Colenso BBDO Auckland. Most recently she has been contracting at Saatchi and Saatchi’s on the Telecom account.

“DDB and McDonald’s are both outstanding brands and I’m pretty damn excited to get to work for both of them with a group of really nice people.”

Source: DDB press release

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