After two year stint Damon Stapleton set to depart ECD role at Saatchi & Saatchi, Sydney for OS role

damon stapleton-web.jpgSaatchi & Saatchi, Sydney ECD Damon Stapleton, who joined the agency from TBWA\Hunt\ Lascaris, Johannesburg in January 2012, has resigned and will be leaving the agency in June to pursue new opportunities overseas.

Saatchi's CEO Michael Rebelo paid tribute to Stapleton, describing him as a great creative leader, one of the funniest and nicest guys in the business who will be missed by all: "On behalf of the whole George Street team, we wish Damon and his family all the very best as they embark on a new adventure.
"Damon has been a key part of the team that have taken Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney to where it is today. There is still lots more to play for creatively, but we're grateful for the impact Damon has made on our business and our culture," Rebelo says.
 
Says Stapleton: "Saatchi Sydney has been my crazy Aussie family. It's a special agency. When you walk through the front door you feel like special things can happen. I'm very proud of what we've achieved and I know the agency is going to be enormously successful in the future."
 
Zimbabwean-trillion.jpgRebelo says Stapleton's departure presents a new opportunity for Saatchi Sydney to further push the agency's creative product.
 
"Damon has built a strong and genuine culture of creativity. We have great foundations in place, ambitious clients and some awesome talent. I'm excited about the potential to take our creative product to a new level with a new creative leader at the wheel," he says.
 
Rebelo says that a national and global search for a new ECD is well underway and an announcement about Stapleton's successor will be made in the near future.

In South Africa Australian born Stapleton led the team which created The Trillion Dollar campaign for The Zimbabwean, recognized in 2010 as one of the most awarded advertising campaigns in the world, ever.

3 Comments

James said:

One of the best ECDs out there. His staff love him. His work is great.

LEN said:

Will be great to have you in NZ. Looking forward to seeing what you achieve with DDB's list of clients

Just saying said:

Apparently this guy didn't exactly set the world on fire at Saatchi Sydney.

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