Star Aussie creatives Lisa Fedyszyn + Jonathan McMahon score ACD roles at Droga5 New York
CB Exclusive – Multi-awarded Aussie expat creative directors Lisa Fedyszyn and Jonathan McMahon – who departed Whybin\TBWA, Auckland in February – have scored plum associate creative director roles at Droga5, New York.
Says Fedyszyn: “It’s fantastic to be working in such an amazing agency, surrounded by so many talented people. They’re growing every day and to be a part of it is extremely exciting.”
Says Ted Royer, CCO, Droga5 New York: “Lisa and Jono could have gone anywhere; we are excited and honored to have them join Droga5 New York. And with so much to do at the agency, we’ll definitely keep them busy.”
In February 2013 then Whybin\TBWA Auckland’s chief creative officer Toby Talbot snared the pair out of his former agency DDB New Zealand, offering them joint CD roles.
In April 2010,Talbot, then ECD at DDB, hired the pair from Colenso BBDO, Auckland, where that had been a star team for three and a half years. The team, ranked #1 in the world on Bestads over the last decade, has been recognised extensively in NewZealand and overseas at D&AD, Cannes, Clio, LondonInternational Awards, The One Show and Young Guns.
They’re actually Aussies.
So a creative director in New Zealand is a Group Head / Associate Creative Director / Senior by any other name?
@confused – usually it’s the opposite. Group head in Aus/NZ = Senior Vice President Chief Creative Officer in the states.
Awesome! Super stoked for you guys.
Huge congrats you guys. Go make us proud. X