Y&R’s David Fanning joins Next Thursday as head of studio

Independent Brisbane-based agency Next Thursday has appointed David Fanning as head of studio.

In the new role, Fanning will assume responsibility for the agency’s integrated production offering.

Fanning will ‘play in multiple sandboxes’

Prior to joining Next Thursday, Fanning was a member of Y&R’s studio working across clients including Tatts Lotteries, Suncorp and the Queensland government. As a freelancer, Fanning has also produced creative for Coffee Club, Australia Post, Australian Rugby and the AFL.

Dan Adler, managing director of Next Thursday, welcomed Fanning’s appointment amidst a raft of new business wins.

“I am excited that David has come on board,” he said. “David brings a culture of creative work that we look for, with the skill to play in multiple sandboxes. His appointment at Next Thursday will be very practical for the direction of our agency.”

Fanning said he was looking forward to working with a more independent agency.

“I love the creative disruption of nimbler, independent agencies,” he said. “And at Next Thursday, it’s never business as usual, so I think I’ll fit right in.”


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