Cam Blackley to depart M&C Saatchi

M&C Saatchi AUNZ’s Cam Blackley has announced he will depart the business after nearly six years in the chief creative officer role.

Blackley led the team through the Covid pandemic, and was involved with clients including Tourism Australia, Minderoo Foundation, Big W and Steggles, among others.

Blackley said his time at M&C Saatchi has “been incredibly fulfilling”.

“I am proud of the work, the client partnerships, and most of all the people. I have built and managed a formidable team across four offices capable of winning global pitches, as well as creating category shifting and peer-recognised campaigns.

“For several months now I have had robust and respectful discussions with Justin on the shape of things to come. M&C Saatchi globally is going through a period of transition and that has accelerated the decision to part company,” he continued.

“The ad industry feels beautifully disrupted at the moment, I’ve never been one to lean into the status quo and I’m keen to build something new after a break. I will be leaving the agency in great shape and will cheer on its success from the sidelines.”

Justin Graham, CEO APAC of M&C Saatchi Group, thanked Blackley for his contribution and commitment during his time.

“He has been a valued member of the executive team and is admired for his commitment to the industry as evidenced by his impactful contribution as AWARD’s Chair, and his inclusion in the
Cannes Lions jury this year,” Graham said.

“His work, and his unique humour, will have a lasting impact on the agency.”

It is unknown what Blackley’s next move will be. Mumbrella has contacted Blackley for further comment.


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