CB Exclusive: former Fallon USA CCO Darren Spiller takes ECD role at DDB Group, Melbourne


Darren Spiller 2.jpgCB Exclusive – Darren Spiller, who departed the chief creative officer role at Fallon USA back in March, has taken the ECD role at DDB Group Melbourne – effective next week – replacing Grant Rutherford, who left the agency on Friday.

Before Fallon Spiller was the regional creative director of Publicis Mojo Australia and New Zealand before moving to Minneapolis in June 2009.

At Mojo Spiller had been ECD on award winning campaigns for clients includingTourism Victoria’s ‘Labyrinth’ and ‘Run Rabbit Run’, Nestle PetersDrumstick campaign and ‘Nike’s ‘Stuff History’.

Says DDB Melbourne CEO Andrew Little: “I am delighted to have Darren start at DDB Melbourne. I have admired his work both at Publicis Mojo and Fallon and he has created some of my favourite campaigns. I have known Darren for many years and believe he will make an enormous contribution to the agency, our people and our clients.”

Marty O’Hallloran, DDB Australia + NZ chairman and CEO said that he knew Siller was right for the DDB Group when he first met him: “Darren is one of the most highly regarded creative people in this region. I have no doubt he will be successful in his new role.”

Says Spiller: “It is amazing that an opportunity like this comes up in your own backyard. I am looking forward to developing great work with the Melbourne team and our clients.”