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Fallon Minneapolis has named Aussie Darren Spiller as the agency's new chief creative officer. Spiller, who begins his post in late spring, most recently served as regional executive creative director at Publicis Mojo in Melbourne, Australia and was also a member of the Publicis Global Creative Board.
The much decorated Spiller has produced work for clients like Nestle, Nike, Toyota, McDonalds, and Hertz. Recent awards include two Cannes Gold Promo Lions for Speight's Great Beer Delivery, in which the brewer sent a pub across the ocean from New Zealand to London, in the name of friendship.
Spiller's arrival comes after an international search spearheaded by Fallon North America CEO Chris Foster, who had looked to fertile creative arenas around the globe in search of agency leaders.Spiller will be replacing Fallon ECD Al Kelly, who will be leaving the agency on April 15 to pursue other creative opportunities. Under Kelly's tenure, the agency produced works like the innovative Fallon Skimmer social aggregator desktop app, as well as memorable spots for Travelers, The Ladders.com and Holiday Inn Express.