AMV BBDO Promotes Half a Dozen CDs to Creative Partner Status

By Erik Oster 

AMV BBDO promoted six creative directors to creative partner roles, Campaign reports.

The promotions regarded three pairs of creative teams: Nadja Lossgott and Nicholas HulleyToby Allen and Jim Hilson, and Phil Martin and Colin Jones.

Martin and Jones joined AMV BBDO over eight years ago and have worked on campaigns for clients including Sainsbury’s, Walker’s and Nicorette, for which the creative duo crafted 2015’s “Do Something Incredible.”


Lossgott and Hulley joined the agency from Johannesburg’s TBWA/Hunt/Lascaris in late 2010. Since then they’ve worked with brands including Pepsi, Adidas and Guinness, crafting the latter’s “Irrepressible Spirit” campaign in 2014.

Allen and Hilson joined the agency in October of 2012, following two years at W+K London, where they worked on Nike’s 2012 Olympics campaign and the agency’s Honda account. Before that they spent over six years as a senior copywriter/art director team at BBH London, where they worked with brands including Audi, Lynx, Levi’s, British Airways and Persil.

The newly-promoted creative directors join the agency’s existing creative partners: Rob Messeter and Mike Crowe, who joined the agency in the roles when they arrived from adam&eveDDB in 2014, executive creative directors Alex Grieve and Adrian Rossi, deputy executive creative directors Martin Loraine and Steve Martin, head of copy Tim Riley and head of art Rosie Arnold.

“David Abbott used to say it was vital to surround yourself with people who are smarter than you. Job done,” Grieve and Rossie told Campaign.

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