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AMV BBDO Hires Creative Directors

AMV BBDO is bolstering its creative department by hiring Neil Clarke and Jay Phillips as Creative Directors from CHI. Neil and Jay are Alex and Adrian’s first hires in their roles as ECDs. Neil and Jay will work across a broad range of clients, including Heinz and Mars.

Neil and Jay started their careers at McCann London where they produced work for American Airlines that made it into the D&AD annual. The following year, their Mastercard work won at Campaign Posters and they won the Cannes Young Lions competition. Whilst at McCann they worked on various award-winning account, including Heinz, Premier Foods, and the London Olympics. In 2011, the duo moved to CHI&Partners, where after 18 months they were made Creative Directors. Whilst there, they worked on Samsung, Lexus, British Gas and TalkTalk. Adrian Rossi and Alex Grieve, Executive Creative Directors at AMV BBDO, comment: “As soon as we saw Neil & Jay’s work we wanted to hire them. As an added bonus they are also humble, hard-working and nice. We expect great things from them” Neil Clarke and Jay Phillips, Creative Directors at AMV BBDO, add: “We're really excited to be joining AMV. It's an agency we've greatly admired for a long time. Now feels like the perfect time to join a fantastic agency with an ambition to do something really special.