Keep Left appoints Leo Burnett alum Blair Kimber as creative director

Marketing communications agency, Keep Left, has hired former Leo Burnett Melbourne creative director, Blair Kimber.

Kimber’s appointment as creative director comes as a year after the agency reinforced its creative capabilities, hiring Helen Neville to lead the creative arm of the business as senior art director.

Kimber has joined Keep Left from Leo Burnett Melbourne

Keep Left CEO, Caroline Catterall, said Kimber will take the agency’s creative offering to the next level.

“Blair’s success with big, integrated campaigns across all channels is unmistakable, and that’s exactly the level we want the agency’s creative department operating at,” she said.

“Telling a cohesive story that leads the audience to what you want them to do is something Blair specialises in, and we are excited to be able to offer this expertise to our clients.”

Kimber spent six years at Leo Burnett, working on accounts with Honda, Nintendo and SPC Ardmona. He started there in 2014 as head of art, and has also worked at Joy (previously known as Us Sydney) and JWT (now known as Wunderman Thompson).

In recent months, Leo Burnett Melbourne has lost the creative accounts for Bonds and 7-Eleven.

Kimber joined Keep Left in a contracting role in July and has now been appointed in a permanent position. Since he started he has worked on Keep Left’s projects with ANZ, Openpay, Riverina Fresh and NEFF. Mumbrella understands he is not replacing anyone in the role.

Kimber said: “Keep Left has both the talent and the clients to make great ideas come to life. I’m excited to help take the agency’s creative output to new heights.”

Keep Left’s client portfolio includes Kathmandu, Greening Australia, University of Melbourne, Charter Hall and Guide Dogs Australia.

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