Clemenger BBDO Melbourne appoints Daniel Pizzato as creative director

Clemenger BBDO Melbourne has hired Daniel Pizzato as creative director.

He joins from Leo Burnett, where he was a creative director working on its clients 7-Eleven, Spirit of Tasmania and Bonds.

Pizzato spent three-and-a-half years at Leo Burnett

Previously, Pizzato was at TBWA where he led the first GAYTM work for ANZ. He also has experience in the fashion and design industries. Pizzato was the show manager of London Fashion Week and the first African Fashion Week.

Pizzato will be working across the Clemenger BBDO’s key retail and lifestyle accounts.

Pizzato said of his appointment: “I’m thrilled to be joining an agency and team I have so much respect for at a time when brands truly need bold and innovative creative.”

Joint ECDs Jim Curtis and Ryan Fitzgerald said: “We’re tremendously excited to have a world-class talent like Daniel join the Clemenger BBDO Melbourne team. He has consistently shown the ability to transform iconic Australian brands with insightful and culturally potent ideas. This is the type of thinking we can’t wait to unleash on our clients.”

Over the past 12 months, here has been a number of changes in Clemenger BBDO Melbourne’s creative department. In March, chief creative officer Stephen de Wolf left the agency to take up the CCO role at BBH London. Joint executive creative directors, Curtis and Fitzgerald, were hired from Droga 5 in New York in de Wolf’s place.

Last year, the agency added two other creative duos from overseas to its ranks: Jacob Gjelstrup Björdal and Jim Nilsson from McCann London, and Dal Evans de Almeida and Michael Hughes from AMV BBDO London.

In March, the agency also welcomed new CEO Jim Gall, as former CEO Gayle While returned to the UK.


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