DDB Melbourne’s new ECD brings in Rob Beamish and Jim Ritchie from JWT

Rob Beamish and Jim Ritchie

The new ECD of DDB Melbourne has made two more senior creative hires.

Darren Spiller, who recently replaced Grant Rutherford as DDB Melbourne’s ECD, and who brought in Simon Bagnasco as creative director last week, has hired creative directors Rob Beamish and Jim Ritchie from local rival JWT.

Beamish joined JWT from Publicis Mojo in September last year, and Ritchie was promoted to partner him.

“Rob and Jim are the perfect addition to the DDB creative department. They’re very mature, seasoned creatives, but have retained that rare ability of continually giving their ideas an edge,” said Spiller.

Beamish noted: ““When the opportunity arose to go to an agency like DDB and work with a talent like Darren we didn’t think twice. We’re really looking forward to testing our creative mettle and being part of shaping the future of DDB.”

The new duo start on 17 September.


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