GS&P Hires Australian Creative Duo Away from AKQA San Francisco

By Patrick Coffee Comment

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Goodby, Silverstein & Partners continued the expansion of its creative department by hiring Daniel Grech and Eamonn Dixon, formerly of AKQA San Francisco, as associate creative directors. (Shared portfolio here.)

The native Australian duo, who apparently come as a package deal, began working together five years ago at DDB Sydney before moving to AKQA’s Bay Area office in 2013 to serve as senior art director and copywriter.

During their tenure, they were best-known for “The Last Shot,” a Jordan brand project consisting of an interactive half court that doubled as a museum to all things Mike.

They also worked on “Bud for Buds,” an app that enabled Facebook users to send beer to their friends via voucher, and “The Bud Light Button,” which functions pretty much exactly how it sounds.

“Dan and Eamonn put creativity and innovation at the center of everything they do,” said partner and CCO Margaret Johnson on Goodby’s newest hires. “They have produced some of the most inventive work in the industry, consistently finding new and meaningful ways to connect brands with people. We can’t wait to see what they’ll do for GS&P.”

The news marks the latest in a string of creative hires at GS&P including copywriter Theo Bayani, art director Miguel Gonzalez and creative technologist Troy Lumpkin (who joined from Grey London and Google earlier this month), Mike Costello of “Van Gogh Bnb” fame, and Jo Cresswell and Sian Coole, the adam&eveDDB duo behind John Lewis’s 2015 “Tiny Dancer” spot.

(The newest ACDs were also part of Adweek’s “Creative 100” list last year, as you all definitely did not know.)