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    M&C Saatchi’s Justin Graham welcomes global CCOs, Rob Doubal and Laurence Thomson

    M&C Saatchi Group has appointed Rob Doubal and Laurence Thomson as global joint chief creative officers, set to assume their newly-created roles later this year. The duo, known in the industry as Rob and Lolly, move from their previous roles as joint CCOs and co-presidents at McCann London.

    M&C Saatchi group CEO for Australia and New Zealand, Justin Graham, said the appointment was “a powerful announcement,” especially following the recent appointment of Steve Coll as AUNZ CCO late last year.  

    “I’m thrilled to welcome Rob and Lolly to our creative ranks,” said Graham. “The incredible credentials and renowned creativity the duo will bring are testament to the direction the global M&C Saatchi Group business is going.”

    Graham said the creative agency’s underlying commitment is to drive innovation through its people.

    “Together, with Steve’s powerhouse creative team that has recently welcomed Scott Dettrick who joins Emma Robbins as joint national ECD, we firmly believe in the strength of our team’s ambition. As we roll as one, it is our collective priority to elevate our agency group offer as the leading creative solutions partner for our valued clients.”

    See also: M&C Saatchi welcomes Steve Coll as group chief creative officer AUNZ

    Doubal and Thomson have worked together for over two decades, during which they have worked with brands such as Xbox, Just Eat, Microsoft, Aldi, and SKY. Their portfolio includes over 100 Cannes Lions and 800 awards from major international shows.

    Initially joining forces in 2006 at Mother London and Wieden+Kennedy, the duo later moved to McCann London in 2012, where they were elevated to the positions of regional CCOs for the UK in 2019.

    In a joint statement, the pair said: “We couldn’t be more delighted to be joining M&C Saatchi as global CCOs. It’s an agency with one of the most famous names in advertising history and a legacy of creative brilliance. A truly iconic brand with some fantastic offices around the world.

    “Driving fame and commerce by leveraging art and creativity is what we love to do and joining the new team with a shared ambition to make M&C Saatchi a global powerhouse with creativity at its core got us very excited.

    “Given the speed of change in our industry, harnessing M&C Saatchi’s ‘brutal simplicity of thought’ philosophy with Zaid [Al Qassab, global CEO] and the teams was an  opportunity we simply couldn’t turn down. We can’t wait to get started.” 

    See also: M&C Saatchi Performance announces key leadership changes to global team

    Top Image: Rob Doubal and Laurence Thomson

    The post M&C Saatchi’s Justin Graham welcomes global CCOs, Rob Doubal and Laurence Thomson appeared first on Mediaweek.

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