DDB Sydney creative director Simon Veksner departs to complete second ad industry book


simon_veksner.jpegDDB Sydney creative director Simon Veksner has departed the agency to take a short career break to complete his second book on the ad industry.

Veksner joined DDB from BBH London in December 2010, re-uniting him with former colleagues Dylan Harrison and Chris Brown, now ECD and group managing director respectively.

Screen shot 2012-04-11 at 4.44.12 PM.jpgVeksner’s first book, ‘How to make it as an advertising creative’, published in 2010, was a best-seller within the field of advertising books.

Veksner told CB: “My second book is called ‘100 Ideas That Changed Advertising’. It is part of a series that this publisher is doing, which also includes ‘100 Ideas That Changed Architecture’, ‘100 Ideas That Changed Fashion’ etc.”

Veksner spent seven years at DDB London, during which time he co-created the Cannes Grand Prix winning VW ‘Cops’ ad with Harrison followed by a four year stint at BBH in London, where he was responsible for the creative direction of the Vodafone and Gordon’s Gin accounts.

One of the most highly-awarded creatives in the UK, Veksner boasts a haul that includes a Cannes Grand Prix, two D&AD Yellow Pencils, six pencil nominations, over 40 D&AD in-book entries, plus several Cannes Gold Lions, One Shows and Clios for high profile brands such as the Guardian Newspaper, Volkswagen, Channel 4, Vodafone, Barnados and Levis.