This morning McCann Worldwide announced that John Mescall will be its newest Global Executive Creative Director.
Mescall, who currently serves as ECD at McCann Australia (but did not appear in this brilliant piece of satire), will relocate to New York “in the coming months” to join fellow GECDs James Dawson-Hollis and Bill Wright; the move is part of McCann Global Creative Chairman Rob Reilly’s efforts to consolidate and strengthen the larger agency’s creative leadership.
Reilly had this to say about Mescall, who led independent Australian shop SMART before its 2011 acquisition by McCann:
“John’s all talent and no ego and he has helped lead McCann Australia to become one of the best agencies in the world.”
The new GECD himself writes:
“It’s a seriously exciting time at McCann. The opportunity to work closely with Rob was just too big not to take, and we’re very aligned on the kind of work we seek to do.”
Mescall has earned a plethora of awards throughout his career, most recently scoring 5 Grand Prix for Metro Trains’ 2014 “Dumb Ways to Die” PSA campaign (which is now being used to sell life insurance).