DDB Sydney creative duo Jade Manning and Vince Osmond move to Special Group

Special Group has hired creative director team Jade Manning and Vince Osmond.

The pair are moving across after five years at DDB Sydney, where they led work on the Volkswagen account, including the Polo ‘Unfail’ campaign.

Osmond (L) and Manning (R) have worked together since 2009

The pair first began working together at DDB Johannesburg, which Osmond joined in 2008 as senior copywriter and Manning joined in 2009 as senior art director. The pair then moved to TBWA Hunt Lascaris in 2011.

Manning moved to Australia in 2013 and spent over a year at Saatchi & Saatchi as senior art director, before Osmond joined him at DDB Sydney.

Special Group CEO, Lindsay Evans, said in a statement: “Jade and Vince are the perfect addition to our team. They aren’t just highly lauded creative leaders but wherever they’ve worked they become cultural cornerstones as well. And that’s a quality we can’t value highly enough.”

Manning said: “We couldn’t be more thrilled to join Special. A great set of clients with incredible opportunity, but more importantly, a really great group of people who we can’t wait to work with. We couldn’t pass on the opportunity of being part of the awesome agency Special are building.”

Osmond added: “The opportunity to join such hungry, talented team is something we’re very excited about. We can’t wait to get stuck in with legends like Tom, Jules and the guys at Special Group. It’s feels like a great time to be coming onboard.”


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