R/GA Singapore lures digital guru David Brown from Iris Singapore to fill regional ECD role

Screen shot 2012-10-01 at 3.21.56 PM.jpgDigital heavyweight David Brown has been lured from the regional digital gig at Iris Worldwide, Singapore - where he has been since October 2010 - to R/GA Singapore, taking up the role of regional executive creative director.

Brown will report to fellow Aussie expat Nick Law, R/GA's worldwide chief creative officer based in New York.

Prior to moving to Singapore to join XM Asia, Brown co-founded independent boutique digital agency Soap Creative, after a stint at Euro RSCG 4D in Sydney as deputy CD. Before that he was CD at Euro RSCG 4D in London.

His work has been recognized by organizations such as New York Festivals, Cannes and the NMA's and he has also been on judging panels for the Creative Circle Awards, AWWWARD and EPICA's and the 2010 Cannes Cyber Lions.


DeeBee said:

is a great hire. one of the few CDs out there that is very strategic AND has the man management skills to get the best out of his team.

StrategicWhat said:

Iris Nation is a creative wasteland. Hope he gets to spread his wings at the new joint. Congrats to you!

Steve said:

Simply the best creative leader i've ever worked with. Cool move David, all the best to you.

Yeah right said:

Iris can not be compared to other agencies. Their ATL is far below par. Judge them for what they are, activation and digital.

So How Now David Brown? said:

There are many ad guys in leadership roles out there who "don't know what they want, but know what they don't want", when it comes to being a leader.

DB is the exact opposite. Folks like him are few and far between.

Congrats on the new gig.

vox populi said:

Dollars and cents. Come back when you have actually delivered something tangible as opposed to big fish in small 'creative' pond that you are playing in.

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