M&C Saatchi Melbourne hires The Shannon Company’s Emma Hill as ECD

M&C Saatchi Melbourne has appointed The Shannon Company’s managing partner and creative director, Emma Hill, to the role of executive creative director.

Hill is departing The Shannon Company after joining last year from her previous role as a creative director at Clemenger BBDO.

Hill joins M&C Saatchi from The Shannon Company

“Why this role? It’s Cam [Blackley]. Who’s creatively brilliant, an amazing leader and just an awesome bloke. And it’s Andy [Cairns]. Who is one of the best suits I’ve worked with, is passionate about great work and who just makes me laugh.

“The Group is hugely ambitious and passionate about creativity. So, am I. Besides, the three of us have the same haircut. I think it’s a sign,” Hill said in a statement.

Hill’s appointment comes six months after Cam Blackley departed BMF to join M&C Saatchi as its chief creative officer for both Sydney and Melbourne.

“Emma was the only name on the list when I was looking at the future creative leadership of M&C Saatchi. She’s an audacious hire and signals our intention to build our creative offering around world-class talent who are as focused on culture as they are the work,” Blackley added.

Throughout her career, Hill has worked with brands including Carlton and United Breweries, Pure Blonde,  Strongbow, Dulux, Bupa Health Insurance, Just Jeans, Libra, NAB and AustralianSuper.

Andy Cairns, managing director at M&C Saatchi, said: “It’s a testament to the kind of agency we are building in Melbourne. She’s a creative powerhouse, a delight to work with and a very smart business person.”


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