DDB Sydney promotes Matt Chandler to ECD

DDB Sydney has promoted Matt Chandler to executive creative director.

Chandler has been with the agency since 2013, starting as senior copywriter and moving up the ranks to creative director and deputy ECD in 2019.

Chandler has been with the agency since 2013

Chandler will work with national chief creative officer Ben Welsh and Sydney chief creative officer Tara Ford, and support the wider creative team in driving innovative solutions for clients.

Chandler said: “I love the DDB Sydney creative department. To an unprofessional degree. The years I’ve spent with all these passionate, talented and hilarious people has made me a far better creative, and person, frankly. Making brilliant work for our equally brilliant clients has taken us a long way together, so I couldn’t be more excited to help lead the next chapter alongside Ben and Tara.”

DDB Sydney has not had an executive creative director since Ford’s promotion in September 2019.

In Chandler’s tenure at the agency, he has worked on some of the agency’s award-winning work for McDonald’s, Volkswagen and Westpac and helped claim some of its new business in 2020.

“Matt is a great creative, a tireless craftsman and a compassionate human being. These attributes have taken him far and will continue to do so,” Welsh said.

Ford added: “Matt cares about the agency and its people beyond his remit. He cares about the people and the work. And importantly he also thinks about the bigger picture. He has helped shape what DDB is today and continues to question and push us to be better. I am thrilled for him.”


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