Publicis London has appointed Ogilvy&Mather Creative Director Andy Bird as its new Executive Creative Director. Bird will take charge of the Creative Department at Publicis London and will be tasked with further strengthening its creative reputation.
As Creative Director at Ogilvy, Bird has won creative awards on the global stage for clients such as American Express, Mattel, Comfort and MTV, whilst also being behind the highly acclaimed and much awarded Kick Homophobia out of Football campaign.
In 2000, Bird was one of four executives who formed BBH’s only breakaway agency, Soul Advertising, quickly winning clients such as Coca-Cola and Nike as well as awards for the GLA ‘One London’ campaign.
Bird has spent the majority of his career at Bartle Bogle Hegarty, where he became one of the company’s youngest ever board members and Head of Art and Design by the age of 27. Winning awards at D&AD, Cannes and Campaign Press and Poster awards for brands including Levi’s, Dockers, Boddingtons, Lynx and Audi.
Publicis London Chief Executive Karen Buchanan said: “Andy is a real talent and has an eye for creating and inspiring great work, and inspiring those around him. His entrepreneurial background combined with big agency experience make him ideal for ensuring that we deliver world-class creativity for all our clients.”
At Ogilvy, he oversees accounts including Europcar, Expedia, The Spectator, Castrol, World Wildlife Foundation and Kraft.