Nick Garrett, Agency Leaders Symposium

Nick Garrett

Nick joined Clemenger BBDO Melbourne as CEO in October 2015, from sister agency Colenso BBDO.

Since joining the agency, Nick’s partnership with, James McGrath, Creative Chairman, has seen the agency go from strength to strength, by building on its foundation of a strong creative & strategic reputation while adding capability and significantly evolving the agency model.

Clemenger BBDO Melbourne are currently ranked the #1 Creative Agency in the World by the Cannes Lions and D&AD; and domestically they are Australian Agency of the Year for Campaign Brief, AdNews and Mumbrella, and are the most effective agency in the Asia Pacific according to the APAC Effies.

Prior to joining Clemenger, Nick spent five years at Colenso BBDO, where the agency jumped from being the 33rd ranked creative agency globally to being the only agency in the world to be ranked in the top five, four years in a row, and the number one creative agency in the world in 2013 & 2016.  In 2014 WARC ranked Colenso as the Smartest Agency in the World for coming top in the global effectiveness index.

Before joining the BBDO network Nick had a mixture of local and regional roles based in London, Sydney, Los Angeles and New York, working across some of the world’s largest and most effective businesses – Mars, Apple, Sony PlayStation, Adidas, Absolut Vodka and Anheuser-Busch.

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