Davis to co-chair + CCO of Publicis Mojo

DAVIS-CRAIGsmall.jpgEXCLUSIVE: Craig Davis has joined Publicis Mojo as co-chairman and chief creative officer across Australia and New Zealand. He steps into the creative role vacated by Darren Spiller who moved stateside this month as chief creative officer of Fallon US.

Davis, one of the highest profile Australian creatives working on the world stage, resigned as global creative director of JWT six months ago. After a decade working overseas he wanted to return to Australia for lifestyle reasons and a desire to raise his young family in his hometown.
He will share the chairman role with Graeme Wills, regional chairman of Publicis Mojo and will be based in the Sydney office.

After graduating from AWARD School in 1988 Davis started his own agency, Davis & Chapman, later morphing into Doorley Abram Davis & Chapman. His first overseas gig was as ECD of Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore in 1999 - within a year he was promoted to regional ECD Asia/Africa and moved to Hong Kong. He then joined JWT, moving to London as chief creative officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa, stepping up to the global role in 2005.

Davis is credited with improving the creative reputation of the multinational agency and attracting high profile talent to the network as well as establishing the worldwide creative council. In 2008, JWT won 39 Cannes Lions.


Anonymous said:

jwt's loss is publicis' gain!

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