Former Fallon USA CCO Darren Spiller takes ECD role at DDB Group, Melbourne

Darren Spiller 2.jpgAustralia - Darren Spiller, who departed the chief creative officer role at Fallon USA back in March, has taken the ECD role at DDB Group Melbourne - effective next week - replacing Grant Rutherford, who left the agency on Friday.

Before Fallon Spiller was the regional creative director of Publicis Mojo Australia and New Zealand before moving to Minneapolis in June 2009.

At Mojo Spiller had been ECD on award winning campaigns for clients including Tourism Victoria's 'Labyrinth' and 'Run Rabbit Run', Nestle Peters Drumstick campaign and 'Nike's 'Stuff History'.

Says DDB Melbourne CEO Andrew Little: "I am delighted to have Darren start at DDB Melbourne. I have admired his work both at Publicis Mojo and Fallon and he has created some of my favourite campaigns. I have known Darren for many years and believe he will make an enormous contribution to the agency, our people and our clients."
Marty O'Hallloran, DDB Australia + NZ chairman and CEO said that he knew Siller was right for the DDB Group when he first met him: "Darren is one of the most highly regarded creative people in this region. I have no doubt he will be successful in his new role."

Says Spiller: "It is amazing that an opportunity like this comes up in your own backyard. I am looking forward to developing great work with the Melbourne team and our clients."


JT said:

Name one great... sorry name one good campaign he helped make at Fallon.

Hey Dick said:

H&R Block. Tough client. Really nice work.

There's more too, but you just wanted one.

Hey Darren said:

H&R Block is magic-
Bet JT wished he did it.

WMF Boning Knife said:

What's going on in there? Why are there so many stories of backstabbing dramas? Who has got a bone to pick with who?

Poor guy... said:

...gets interviewed for the job, gets the job, then has to show his folio all over again to JT on CB Asia.

Cut the dude some slack, man, I'm sure DDB know what they are doing. Jeez.

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