Goodby hires DDB Sydney creatives, Dias named creative head for Draftfcb Europe and more.
& Partners New York has named Steve
Wakelam and Nick Pringle from DDB Sydney as
creative directors. The duo previously led creative on the Volkswagen account at DDB Sydney. Last
year their work won a Cannes Gold Press Lion for the Volkswagen
"Nightmare Parks" campaign. Also during their time at DDB, the pair
produced the TrackMyMacca's mobile app for McDonald's. Prior to
DDB, Wakelam was a creative director at Publicis Mojo Sydney.
He has also worked at BBH and Leo Burnett in London on
clients including Levi's, AEG and Umbro. Before DDB, Pringle was a
creative director at CHI London. He also spent time at Leo Burnett
in London, working on Heinz, John West, McDonald's and P&G. In
the last five years, Wakelam and Pringle have won a combined ten
Cannes Lions (including four Golds), four D&AD Pencils, two One
Show golds, as well as Grand Prix honors at the Spikes and