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DDB promotes Damon Stapleton to chief creative officer for AUNZ

DDB has promoted Damon Stapleton to AUNZ chief creative officer.

Stapleton has been the chief creative officer of DBB New Zealand for five years. Previously, he was the executive creative director of Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney.

Stapleton has been promoted to DDB AUNZ chief creative officer

According to DDB, the promotion will not affect the existing creative leadership team in both agency locations. In Australia, chief creative officer Ben Welsh, Sydney executive creative director Tara Ford, and Melbourne executive creative director Anthony Moss will continue to lead DDB’s creative direction.

DDB AUNZ chairman and CEO Marty O’Halloran said that Stapleton’s leadership of the New Zealand creative team with its executive creative director Gary Steele will continue.

“This new role is really about leveraging Damon’s ability and reputation as a globally respected creative thinker and using that to take our regional creative proposition to new heights.”

In Stapleton’s new role, he will also represent Australia and New Zealand on DDB’s Global Creative Council.

Stapleton said of his appointment: “It’s a really exciting time to be at DDB. It’s clear that what we’re offering creatively is resonating with clients and driving results for their businesses. I’m looking forward to working on improving that offering even further.”

Stapleton will remain based in Auckland, New Zealand.

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