Wilson Everard co-founder Jim Everard passes away

Jim Everard the co-founder of Melbourne based advertising agency Wilson Everard passed away over the weekend.

Everard started the firm with partner Andrew Wilson in 1990 after an extensive career working as an art director with multinational agencies including JWT, Saatchi, Ogilvy and finally as creative directors of McCann Erickson.

A spokeswoman for the agency told Mumbrella:”I can confirm very sadly that Jim Everard passed away very suddenly Saturday (May 24).”

The agency has been responsible for a number of high profile campaigns for major clients including a revisit to the classic Pro Hart Stain Masters’ advertisement using Pro Hart’s grandson.

He held the post of director and art director at the time of his death according to the agency’s website.

The agency began as a boutique agency before evolving into a full service outfit covering strategic planning, research, PR, media planning and buying, brand identity, digital strategy and digital marketing

Clients have included The Pharmacy Alliance, ANZ, Drummond Golf, Harness Racing Australia, Ford and many others.

Robert Burton-Bradley


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