GPY&R Brisbane has hired former Clemenger BBDO Brisbane creative director and DDB Melbourne group creative director Jim McKeown as senior creative.
McKeown joins the agency permanently after a period freelancing, and will work across Y&R Brands clients at GPY&R and Ideaworks.
Patts Brisbane’s ECD Piet Human said: “We’re delighted to welcome Jim to the group. Not only is he an internationally recognised creative leader, but also a great collaborator who believes in building true partnerships with clients.”
The agency says McKeown’s hire comes off the back of series of new business wins including Energex, Lenard’s Chicken and projects for APN Media, CCIQ, Robin’s Kitchen, Michael Hill and Savills.
GPY&R Brisbane’s group MD, Phil McDonald said: “We have had a great year, with some very good revenue and staff growth and our retail team under the banner of IdeaWorks has taken off very well. Jim coming on board will give us the extra creative leadership we need, to keep the growth going across our group”.