CumminsRoss Melbourne snares star Clemenger BBDO team Jim Ingram and Ben Couzens

Jim&Ben-web.jpgAustralia - CumminsRoss, Melbourne has snared star Clemenger BBDO, Melbourne creative director team Jim Ingram and Ben Couzens for joint ECD roles.

Couzens (far left) and Ingram (near left) have been responsible for a number of major award-winning campaigns, including Schweppes 'Burst' (recognised by the Gunn Report as the second most awarded commercial in the world that year), VB 'Symphony', the Cadbury 'It's no Picnic' work and Defence Force Recruiting campaigns.
The news comes just over two weeks after CB reported that Johannes Leonardo, New York had poached star Clemenger BBDO, Melbourne creative director team Tom Martin and Julian Schreiber to executive creative director roles.

To fill the gap Clemenger BBDO has promoted Ant Phillips and Richard Williams to creative directors, working directly with executive creative director Ant Keogh and creative chairman James McGrath.

The duo (pictured far left with McGrath - standing - and Keogh) are one of the most awarded teams in the country, having won awards at every major global show, including numerous Gold Lions at Cannes, the inaugural Grand Prix at the Spikes, The One Show, D&AD and AWARD.

Creative chairman James McGrath said that the appointment of Phillips and Williams demonstrates the depth of talent at Clemenger BBDO Melbourne. 

"We are extremely fortunate in that, as well as being constantly approached by the best talent in the world, we have a wealth of talent within the agency. Rich and Ant also happen to fulfil one of our other key criteria - in addition to their creative brilliance, they're extraordinarily nice guys and deeply believe in the Clemenger values," he said.

"And we wish Jim and Couz well."

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