Ogilvy Melbourne boosts creative team with eight promotions and appointments

Ogilvy Melbourne has promoted Sharon Condy and Josh Murrell to the roles of creative directors as part of a number of internal promotions and external hires after a year of growth for the agency.

Condy joined Ogilvy Melbourne in 2015, as a senior copywriter and prior to the role, worked as a senior copywriter at AJF Partnership and Grey Group.

Condy and Murrell: Ogilvy Melbourne’s new creative directors

Murrell, who worked with Condy at AJF Partnership and Grey Group, joined Ogilvy Melbourne in 2015 as senior art director.

The pair will report directly to David Ponce de Leon, Ogilvy Melbourne’s executive creative director.

Commenting on the promotions, Ponce de Leon said: “Sharon and Josh have been part of every successful new business pitch we had in the last 18 months.

“They are humble, hard-working, down-to-earth and collaborative. They are the embodiment of Ogilvy’s quiet achiever. They are seasoned professionals and their promotion is very much deserved.”

The agency has also promoted Karsten Jurkschat and Alex Little to senior art director and senior copywriter respectively, replacing Murrell and Condy.

Ponce de Leon said the duo’s “attention to detail, craftsmanship and passion for the work” was outstanding.

Promotions: Alex Little (L) as senior copywriter and Karsten Jurkschat (R) as senior art director

“The boys have been quite busy making waves since their start as a creative team here at Ogilvy with some of our biggest brands, including the AAMI SmartPlates innovation project,” he said.

“They’ve also been regular new business contributors, so it was only fair they were provided with a bigger canvas in which to leave their mark.”

Gavin MacMillan, managing partner of Ogilvy Melbourne said he was proud to be able to promote internal candidates.

“As we prepare for another year of growth, it was evident to all of us in the Melbourne leadership team that we needed additional depth to our creative offering. They were all obvious choices.”

The agency has also added four new creatives to its team, Carly Dallwitz, Sue Lorenz, Zac Blakemore and Grga Calic.

Ponce de Leon added: “I am thrilled to welcome an exceptional group of young creatives to our team and to promote some of our outstanding talent to help lead the creative department. I’m certain they will all help us continue our upward trajectory in new business, effectiveness and creativity.”

Ogilvy Melbourne has won Priceline, Lion, BP, Fletcher Building Group, Mondelez and The Melbourne Convention Bureau over the past year.


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