It has emerged that Dentsu added to its Australian presence with the signing of advertising veteran Mike Thomas as creative director.
The appointment, which was quietly made last year, is the first major creative signing since the Japanese advertising network officially opened for business in 2011.
Dentsu Australia now has five staff servicing key client Toyota.
The ex-McCann and Singleton Ogilvy & Mather ECD joined Dentsu last year after two years running his own creative consultancy.
His career has included stints at Clemenger BBDO as creative director and deputy chairman and as a partner at his own agency, Collins Thomas Cullen.