Accenture’s Rothco Welcomes DDB, TBWA Vet as Executive Creative Director

By Erik Oster 

Accenture Interactive-owned Rothco, the agency behind such campaigns as a breast cancer awareness effort for Marie Keating Foundation placing a lump on the breast of Dublin’s iconic Molly Malone statue and “JFK Unsilenced” hired Jen Speirs as executive creative director.

Speirs reports to Rothco CCO Alan Kelly in the role.

“I am chuffed we have poached someone as incredibly talented as Jen Speirs. I think it’s a testament to the work we are doing in Rothco that we are attracting world-class talent like Jen to these shores,” Kelly said. “Jen is a super addition to the team as she is both gifted and decent, two qualities we always look for when we hire.”


“When I look at a lot of Rothco’s work, like JFK Unsilenced, the #takenotice breast cancer campaign on the Molly Malone Statue, Sleeping Flags – it all has that perfect combination of creativity, innovation and craft,” Speirs added. “So the opportunity to go and be a part of that, and work with the awesome people I’ve met so far, was far too good to say no to.”

Speirs arrives at Rothco from BMF Australia, where she spent over three years as deputy executive creative director, working with brands including UN Women, TAL insurance, Full Stop Foundation and Department of Social Services.

She previously spent over five years as a creative director with DDB Sydney, working with clients such as McDonald,s’ Johnson Johnson, Wrigley’s, Lipton and Arnott’s.

Speirs began her career as a copywriter for TBWA\Whybin, working with brands such as PlayStation, Absolut, Nissan and Nivea. Her work has been awarded from the likes of Clio, Effies, and Cannes Lions.