M&C Saatchi Sydney has made another big bolster to its digital stocks with the appointment of award-winning creatives Glenn Christensen (right) and Chris Cheeseman (left) as senior art directors.
Cheeseman is fresh from four years at Nomads Agency, the Amsterdam-based shop formerly known as StrawberryFrog, where he rose to creative director.
There he led the Emirates Airlines global account into a new era where it shed its elitist perception to become a truly global lifestyle brand.
Christensen was last at the White Agency where he was associate creative director specialising on a number of beer brands.
That followed five years as digital art director at Whybin\TBWA where he worked on a brands in a variety of sectors such as Nissan, Playstation, Red Bull, VISA and NRMA.
A memorable highlight was the time he drove a tank through a house for a Nissan shoot.
Says Ben Welsh, executive creative director M&C Saatchi: “Both Glenn and Chris bring special creative smarts, perspective and experience to the table.
“Their work is second to none. We couldn’t be more excited about having them on board.”
Says Cheeseman: “I was excited about M&C Saatchi’s commitment to innovation and ideas that stretch beyond traditional media plans.
“With some of the largest, most prolific brands on their books, I see real opportunity to do break-through work.”
Says Christensen: “After 18 months at a purely digital shop it’s great to be back in an integrated agency, especially one with a huge innovation skew to accommodate new ideas for our clients.”