Starcom Melbourne boss departs following a number of client losses

Following a number of recent account losses, head of Melbourne and group integration at Starcom, David Campbell has resigned from the agency, Mumbrella can reveal.

Campbell joined the agency in 2019 from his own management consultancy firm 37 Degrees South and has been leading the Melbourne office since December last year, following managing director, Stuart Jaffray’s departure.


Starcom CEO, Nick Keenan: “I’d like to thank David for the past three and a half years he has been a part of the Starcom team. We wish him all the best for the future.”

In the interim, Keenan and national MD Nancy Lan will support the Melbourne leadership team.

The agency has seen SEEK out the door within the last month, while Ego Pharmaceuticals also crossed town to Half Dome in April.

It’s understood bed and bedroom furniture retailer Snooze has also recently departed the Melbourne office, an account that was held for 14 years and last retained in 2018, making it the third account loss in the past six months. The agency declined to comment, while the client had not responded at the time of publishing.

Aware Super also moved to Atomic 212 this month from Starcom’s Sydney office.

Campbell has also previously held strategy and investment roles at Vizeum, Emitch, and OMD.


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