FCB Canada Hires Group Creative Directors Matt Antonello and Noel Fenn

By Erik Oster 

FCB Canada expanded its creative team with the arrival of group creative directors Matt Antonello and Noel Fenn to its Toronto office. 

Antonello and Fenn’s arrival follows the promotion of Nancy Crimi-Lamanna and Jeff Hilts to roles as co-CCOs last summer and Jeremiah McNama and Andrew MacPhee being named group creative directors last month.

“With our move into the CCO role, we wanted to put into place a creative structure that keeps us focused on elevating our creative product on a day-to-day basis,” Crimi-Lamanna explained in a statement. “In January, we promoted Jeremiah McNama and Andrew MacPhee to Group Creative Directors and with the addition of Matt and Noel, we’ve rounded out a senior creative leadership team that will help us continue to build on our momentum.”


Antonello joins FCB Canada after spending several months as a freelance creative director and copywriter with agencies including Anomaly, Leo Burnett and Grey Canada. Before that he spent over three and a half years with Saatchi & Saatchi Canada, where he worked on “The Gay Sweater” for Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity (CCGSD). Prior to that he spent over six and a half years at DDB Canada, working his way up to associate creative director before leaving for Saatchi & Saatchi. At DDB he worked with brands including Subaru and Cialis.

Fenn joins the agency from Zulu Alpha Kilo, where he has served as associate creative director since June of 2015, working with brands including Harley Davidson and Cineplex, for which he was part of the team behind “Lily & the Snowman.” Before that he spent over four years as a senior art director for Leo Burnett Toronto, working with brands including IKEA, Mr. Clean, Kelloggs and Folgers. Prior to that he spent time as an art director with Innocean Worldwide Canada and TBWA\Toronto.