Bear Meets Eagle on Fire appoints managing director Toby Hussey

Bear Meets Eagle on Fire, the creative shop founded by Josh Mullens and Micah Walker, has named Toby Hussey as its managing director.

Hussey joins after two years at The Monkeys as business director and has previously spend time at Leo Burnett Sydney and BMF as its business lead on the Aldi account.

Toby Hussey joins Bear Meets Eagle on Fire

Hussey spent eight-and-a-half years at Wieden + Kennedy in Portland and New York. After working with the agency for five years in Portland, Walker said this shared experience has brought Hussey into the business seamlessly.

“Toby and I didn’t crossover in Portland, but we’ve both worked with and grown close to a lot of the same folks. It’s so important to find people with shared ambitions and values if you want to build something worth caring about,” Walker said.

“And you need that alignment for the inevitable two steps forward – one step back, nature of trying to build something different. We believe we’ve found that with Toby and we’re excited for him to jump right in.”

Hussey said: “When a company with ‘bear, eagle and fire’ in their name reach out, you have to listen.

“The work Micah and Josh have made over their careers speaks for itself, and I’ve been quietly envious of what they’ve been doing at Bear. The opportunity to join that journey and help shape and grow the business is something I just couldn’t look past.

“I genuinely believe that at a time when successful and ambitious brands are rethinking the way they work, the unique vision and shape of Bear makes for an exciting future, rather than a scary one.”

Notably, Bear Meets Eagle on Fire works on creative projects for Optus, including its animated ‘Donate your data’ campaign that came out earlier this year.

Walker was the ECD at 72 and Sunny Sydney when it was the lead creative agency on Optus’ roster.

The Bear Meets Eagle on Fire team also includes creative director Ian Williamson and group assistant Rebecca Wilson.


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