Creative duo Dal Evans de Almeida and Michael Hughes move from London to join Clemenger BBDO Melbourne

Creative duo Dal Evans de Almeida and Michael Hughes have joined Clemenger BBDO Melbourne.

The pair have joined from AMV BBDO London, where they worked on the 2019 Cannes Grand Prix winning Trash Isles campaign, which saw floating bodies of pollution in the ocean established as its own country.

Michael Hughes and Dal Evans de Almeida have joined Clemenger BBDO

Hughes and de Almeida both started at AMV BBDO in February 2012. Hughes worked as a copy writer and de Almeida was an art director.

Clemenger BBDO CCO, Stephen de Wolf, said: “We’re thrilled to have Dal and Mike in the agency. Their work speaks for itself, but more importantly, the way they think and the shape of their ideas is what’s required to help us take creativity to places it’s never been before. When your ideas make it into The British Design Museum you go from making communications to making culture. We’re looking forward to seeing them achieve great things here and I’m proud that as an agency we’re able to not only nurture and retain brilliant local talent, but are seen as an attractive proposition for world-class talent from across the globe.”

Hughes and de Almeida wrote in a statement: “We wanted to write a funny quote. Realised we aren’t funny, so have gone with the honest approach. We love the shape of ideas that
come out of Clemenger BBDO, whether it be a sculpture for road safety, an internet algorithm for an established platform or creating Never Before Barbie’s, the solutions are always innovative.

“After eight happy years in London, we were ready for new challenges and to learn from new people and Clemenger has some of the best in the business to learn from.”

In August, Clemenger BBDO Sydney and Melbourne CEO, Nick Garrett, left the agency.  Deputy CEO of Clemenger Melbourne, Gayle While, stepped up to become CEO of Clemenger Melbourne, and  former VMLY&R co-CEO Pete Bosilkovski was installed as CEO of Clemenger Sydney.


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