CumminsRoss in hiring spree

CumminsRoss, which opened its doors in January 2011, has recruited nine new staff following a series of new business wins in recent weeks.

Among the new additions to the seven month-old agency is believed to be a creative director – to be unveiled next week – who will report into ECD Jason Ross.

Since launch, the agency has won the $16m Chrysler business from Leo Burnett, a brand overhaul assignment for Strategic Airlines and a place on the Fonterra roster.

CumminsRoss now has 22 staff.

The new signings include group account director Magda Triantafyllidis from Clemenger BBDO Melbourne, creative team Toby Cummings and Ed Howley from AJF Partnership, and digital account director Kristi Kennedy from Sputnik.

Also joining are senior designer Rowan Hammerton, head of broadcast Suse George – both ex-SapientNitro – integration manager Lucy Scriven and writer Jack Emergy – both ex-Ogilvy – and senior editor Ash Koek.

Ross said: “We are excited about the calibre of people wanting to be part of this new model agency. We are bringing collaboration back to the industry across disciplines that have stood alone. And people are wanting to work this way.”

He added that there was “no ceiling” on the size the agency wanted to grow to.

“Our view is size has no impact on culture if you have the right culture in place. We will grow with our client demands and provide a one-stop service.”


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