McCann Sydney has appointed Simon Gawn as client services director, further strengthening the agency’s leadership line-up.
A global account service professional, Gawn’s work has spanned across iconic brands including IBM, Philips, Amex, Citibank, Samsung and Qantas- combining creativity and technology to generate successful campaigns.
Says Ben Lilley, creative chairman of McCann Australia: “Simon’s wealth of creative and technology experience makes him an incredibly valuable addition to the team. He’s just the right person to arrive at McCann at just the right time.
“Simon’s true passion is creative effectiveness and we’re delighted to have him now leading McCann’s creative and media services across our full suite of local and global Sydney clients including Coca Cola, CPW, eBay, MasterCard, LinkedIn, Menulog, Microsoft and Nestlé.”
Gawn’s creative agency knowledge is built on senior leadership roles in digital and data, social, performance marketing, B2B, strategy and marketing technology. This experience includes a decade spent working around the globe with Ogilvy & Social Lab in London, New York, Amsterdam and Sydney.
Says Gawn: “I’m excited and proud to be part of the next iteration of McCann. We need to genuinely listen to our clients, evolve around them and behave like a humble hungry independent whilst leveraging McCann Worldgroup’s integrated creative and strategic capabilities.”