Former Ogilvy Sydney ECD Derek Green takes executive creative director role at We Are Unlimited, Chicago

Former Ogilvy Sydney ECD Derek Green takes executive creative director role at We Are Unlimited, Chicago

We Are Unlimited, Chicago, part of Omnicom, has hired former Ogilvy Sydney ECD Derek Green to the Executive Creative Director role, reporting directly to Toygar Bazarkaya, CCO of Unlimited.

Green joins the Unlimited team to expand the agency’s creative ambitions for the McDonald’s client. In this role, Green will help oversee Unlimited’s creative output and build momentum for the agency’s future. He brings with him a passion for building teams that deliver successful, customer-driven creative campaigns for iconic global brands, as well as a keen knowledge of the McDonald’s QSR industry landscape.

“Over the years, Derek has proven that he can create award-winning work. He is also able to build and lead large teams. That combination of skills is rare in our business. Then add his experience and enthusiasm and you’ve got the perfect fit for Unlimited. I couldn’t be more excited!” said Bazarkaya.

Green has over 25 years of international experience, including a wealth of expertise in the QSR space, with extensive 360 work for brands like KFC. Most recently, Green served as Executive Creative Director at Ogilvy Sydney, departing in July last year, where he led creative across accounts such as Amex, IBM, Lion Breweries, Nestle, Coca-Cola, Kimberly-Clark, Optus and Transport for NSW.

Prior to his role at Ogilvy, Green served as SVP, Executive Creative Director at Cramer-Krasselt in Chicago, joining in March 2012, which was named Most Effective Independent Agency at the 2014 North American EFFIEs. His work has won Gold EFFIEs in both Australia and the wider APAC region, as well as Gold and Silver Cannes Lions across three continents.

“I conducted a worldwide search for my next challenge and it brought me back to Chicago—the unique offer of Unlimited was, without doubt, the most exciting creative opportunity [for me],” said Green. “Meeting the client and agency teams and discussing their aspirations, together with the unique connected creativity offering at Unlimited, was a no-brainer for me; I had to be part of it.”